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#Javier Mascherano

# javier-mascherano - 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.

# javier-mascherano - Monday 25 June, 2018

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.

# javier-mascherano - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'The relationship with the coach is completely normal'

Jorge Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his game plan following a 3-0 loss to Croatia.

# javier-mascherano - Monday 30 April, 2018

Barcelona called out by Deulofeu over title-celebrating jersey snub

The winger was left irritated after his name was left off of their commemorative t-shirts after sealing the championship

# javier-mascherano - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Mascherano leaves Barcelona to link up with former Man City boss in China

The Argentina midfielder is joining Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune.

# javier-mascherano - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons to head to China

The Catalan giants have announced the Argentine international is departing in this window.

# javier-mascherano - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Barcelona star closes in on China move - reports

Javier Mascherano has made just 10 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga club this season.

# javier-mascherano - Friday 17 November, 2017

'Griezmann? We'll see' - Valverde hints that Barcelona could move for Atletico ace

The France international has been linked with a move to Camp Nou and the Catalans’ coach has admitted he thinks he is a “great player”

# javier-mascherano - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Mascherano scores first goal in 7 years as Barcelona crush Osasuna Easy This post contains videos

Mascherano scores first goal in 7 years as Barcelona crush Osasuna

Meanwhile, Real Madrid again made light of the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo as they crushed Deportivo la Coruna 6-2.

# javier-mascherano - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Neymar gives Lionel Messi lift on private jet

Argentina were due to train later for the first time in Belo Horizonte, where the team was based during their 2014 World Cup campaign.

# javier-mascherano - Monday 23 May, 2016

Tearful Luis Suarez limps out of Cup final

The former Liverpool striker scored 59 goals for Barca this season.

# javier-mascherano - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Barcelona star would have no issue playing for Liverpool's rivals

Javier Mascherano is open to offers from other Premier League clubs.

# javier-mascherano - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Fans plead with Messi to let Mascherano take next penalty so he can end six-year goal drought

A petition has been started to help get the former Liverpool and West Ham player off the mark for Barcelona.

# javier-mascherano - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Mascherano escapes prison sentence for tax fraud

The defender has reached an agreement with authorities and will not have to spend time behind bars.

# javier-mascherano - Monday 26 October, 2015

Enrique defends Mascherano's 'c*** of his mother' rant

The Argentine anchorman was given his marching orders at Nou Camp on Sunday for foul language.

# javier-mascherano - Monday 1 June, 2015

9 years on from West Ham, Tevez and Mascherano meet in the Champions League final

A lot has changed since their surprising move in 2006.

# javier-mascherano - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

# javier-mascherano - Friday 29 August, 2014

We haven't seen the best of Messi yet, says Mascherano

The versatile defender has nothing but praise for his compatriot and feels he’s destined to become an even better player.

# javier-mascherano - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

A tactical breakdown of where the 2014 World Cup final was won and lost

A patient game from Germany eventually yielded its rewards, as they beat Argentina 1-0.

Power ranking the 17 best moments of the 2014 World Cup

Featuring Christ the Redeemer, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and more.

# javier-mascherano - Monday 14 July, 2014

From Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions Playing On

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions

FIFPro say the decision needs to be taken out of the hands of team doctors.

# javier-mascherano - Sunday 13 July, 2014

5 talking points ahead of today's Germany-Argentina World Cup final

Can Messi deliver, will the respective stubborn defences be breached and more.

# javier-mascherano - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Schweinsteiger pays tribute to 'leader of the pack' Mascherano

The midfielder has recognised the qualities of his opponent tomorrow.

# javier-mascherano - Friday 11 July, 2014

Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight

La Albiceleste have a day less to rest but they will have to show even more discipline against the Germans on Sunday.

# javier-mascherano - Monday 24 March, 2014

5 things we learned from last night's El Clásico

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-3 in one of the most memorable games between the two in recent times.

# javier-mascherano - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Mascherano gets sent off for kicking the dude who drives the stretcher Crazy This post contains videos

# javier-mascherano - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Rafa Benitez answers your questions on Liverpool, his ambitions and Ireland

The full transcript from our sitdown chat with the former Liverpool manager in Dublin this week where he answered your questions.

# javier-mascherano - Monday 19 September, 2011

Vamos! Barca win, Real show relegation form La Liga This post contains videos

Vamos! Barca win, Real show relegation form

Barcelona return to their winning ways and Real get savaged by minnows: it’s all in our weekly round-up of the action from La Liga.

# javier-mascherano - Friday 27 August, 2010

LIVERPOOL and Barcelona have announced that they have agreed a transfer fee to see Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano leave Anfield after an unhappy three-year stint.

The Argentinian national captain had point-blank refused to play for Liverpool in Monday night’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City, essentially forcing manager Roy Hodgson to entertain bids that the club had previously dismissed as being too low.

Reports have put the price of the four-year deal at between £22m and £25m (€26.7m and €30.3m).

A statement from Liverpool said the clubs had “agreed terms” for the transfer and that “the Spanish club had now been given permission to speak to the Argentina midfielder.”

Barcelona, meanwhile, said the agreement “was reached after considerable effort from the club over the last few hours and the willingness and desire of the player to make the move.”

FC Barcelona will give more details of the operation once the player has gone through his medical and the transfer is definitive. Javier Mascherano is expected to arrive in Barcelona this weekend.

Inter Milan had also been linked to the midfielder, with boss Rafael Benitez keen to be reunited with the midfielder he signed in 2007. The value of Inter’s bid had not found favour with Hodgson, however.

“I saw a fax the other day but I think it was sent tongue-in-cheek, to be honest,” he told Sky Sports at the time. “The offer was so unbelievably far from a valuation it seemed to me the sporting director was putting the fax in to maybe satisfy people at the club.

“We didn’t even bother to answer it – that is how ridiculously far from a serious offer it was.”