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#Argentina

# argentina - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Argentina sack manager Sampaoli following chaotic World Cup campaign

Jorge Sampaoli has paid the price for a poor World Cup, with Argentina announcing his departure on Sunday.

# argentina - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Maradona offers to manage Argentina for free after World Cup 2018 flop

The Albiceleste suffered a second-round elimination in Russia with a thrilling 4-3 defeat to France.

'I played while my father was in the hands of bandits': Mikel reveals kidnap ordeal overshadowed Argentina clash

The Nigerian captain was told to call kidnappers hours before last Tuesday’s World Cup group D meeting kicked off.

# argentina - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Mascherano announces international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit

The versatile 34-year-old has called time on his career with the Aliceleste.

Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup

After suffering yet more international disappointment, Argentina captain Lionel Messi did not speak to the media.

Mbappe stars with a brilliant double as France dump Argentina out of the World Cup

France booked their place in the last eight of the World Cup as they overcame Argentina in a seven-goal thriller in Kazan.

Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina

He’s back in the saddle.

Iniesta plays like he is wearing a suit - Maradona

Andres Iniesta’s performances at the World Cup have caught the eye of Diego Maradona, who also says Sergio Ramos is “not a star player.”

As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16

We went minute-by-minute as France and Argentina met in the opening game of the knockout stages.

# argentina - Friday 29 June, 2018

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash

The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.

# argentina - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Messi stuns reporter by revealing he wore good-luck charm passed on by reporter's mother Magic This post contains videos

Messi stuns reporter by revealing he wore good-luck charm passed on by reporter's mother

Reporter Rama Pantorotto was left in utter disbelief at the gesture from Argentina’s captain.

Maradona receives treatment after Argentina's dramatic win

The Argentina icon required treatment after his nation reached the last 16 at the World Cup.

# argentina - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

As it happened: Nigeria v Argentina, World Cup

Nigeria take on Argentina, with both sides’ World Cup hopes in the balance.

Argentina fined for 'homophobic and insulting chants' during defeat to Croatia

Fifa said there were a range of incidents during the Group D clash.

# argentina - Monday 25 June, 2018

Maradona says Messi 'not guilty of anything' as Argentina face potential World Cup exit

Diego Maradona has jumped to the defence of his country’s star player, who has come under increasing criticism.

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Leo Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli’s troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.

# argentina - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Scotland run riot in Argentina to end tour with record-breaking win

Daniel Hourcade’s final game in charge of Argentina ended in heavy defeat.

# argentina - Friday 22 June, 2018

Argentina concerns grow as Dalic vows to rest players against Iceland

The Albiceleste need a favour from Croatia against Iceland, but their manager plans to rest some key players for their final group game.

# argentina - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Argentina on the brink of premature World Cup exit as Croatia cruise to incredible victory

A heavy defeat leaves Argentina on just one point after two games and on the cusp of an early exit.

As it happened: Argentina vs Croatia, World Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Argentina faced Croatia in a crucial Group D encounter.

Scotland make 8 changes for Pumas Test after defeat to USA

Captain Stuart McInally heads up the tourists as they meet an Argentina side sore after losing to Wales.

'Maradona is light years behind Messi' - Sergio Ramos hits back at Argentina legend

The Spain defender considers a domestic rival at Barcelona to be a better player than an illustrious World Cup winner.

# argentina - Monday 18 June, 2018

# argentina - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'He can't come back to Argentina' - Maradona blasts boss Sampaoli after Iceland draw

Diego Maradona said Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday was “a disgrace”.

'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi

The ex-Barcelona midfielder believes Messi has already written a legacy as the best ever, regardless of events in Russia.

# argentina - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Rhys Patchell stars with 20 points as Wales rout Argentina to win rugby Test series

It was an easy triumph for Warren Gatland’s side to complete a perfect Americas tour.

# argentina - Friday 15 June, 2018

Argentina boss denies underestimating Iceland despite naming XI a day early

Marcos Rojo and Maxi Meza will start for Argentina against Iceland at Spartak Stadium on Saturday.

'This is Messi's World Cup' - Tevez backing Barcelona star to lead Argentina charge

A man who missed out on a place in the Albiceleste squad believes global glory can be secured in Russia, with only Germany and Brazil posing a threat.

# argentina - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem Political Football

Argentina cancels its Israel World Cup friendly in Jerusalem

A Palestinian football boss had urged fans to burn shirts bearing Messi’s name if he played the match in Jerusalem.

# argentina - Monday 4 June, 2018

An expedition to Leo Messi's hometown teaching Argentine children the traditions of gaelic games GAA Abroad This post contains videos

An expedition to Leo Messi's hometown teaching Argentine children the traditions of gaelic games

A small group of coaches from Ennis spent two weeks in Buenos Aires and Rosario teaching children the skills and traditions of GAA.

# argentina - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera All Too Easy This post contains videos

Messi warms up for Argentina's World Cup challenge with hat-trick at La Bombonera

Jorge Sampaoli’s side hammered Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires, with their talisman scoring three.

# argentina - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Mauro Icardi misses out as Argentina name World Cup squad

The Inter striker was the joint-top scorer in Serie A this season.

# argentina - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Irish man has charges dropped in exchange for 'reparation' after allegedly groping Argentinian street vendor Mendoza

Irish man has charges dropped in exchange for 'reparation' after allegedly groping Argentinian street vendor

The alleged incident involving the 20-year-old Irish man happened last Monday, 30 April, in the city of Mendoza.

# argentina - Friday 20 April, 2018

Aguero ruled out for rest of season after undergoing knee operation

Argentina’s team doctor is concerned about the striker’s fitness ahead of the World Cup.

# argentina - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'If I smack Messi, I can't go back to Argentina!'

Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado, who will face his compatriot in the Copa del Rey final this weekend, says fouling him won’t work.

# argentina - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Isco nets hat-trick as Spain hit woeful Argentina for six

Without star man Lionel Messi due to injury, Argentina slipped to a 6-1 thrashing against Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano.

# argentina - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found inside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires Diplomatic Incident

Nearly 400kg of cocaine was found inside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires

The drugs had a street value of around $50 million.

# argentina - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Lionel Messi pays €100,000 to bail brother out of house arrest in Argentina

Matias Messi was sentenced to house arrest last week for possession of a gun.

# argentina - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'Years ago my body didn't feel it but now it starts to feel the strain'

Lionel Messi believes that rest is vital at this stage of his career.

# argentina - Friday 1 December, 2017

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

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