Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 20
Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick to fire Argentina to the World Cup courtesy of a crucial 3-1 win over Ecuador.
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Ernesto Valverde: 'Lionel Messi starting to look tired'
Ernesto Valverde admits that Lionel Messi "is tired after games" following a busy start to the season, but believes that he is still capable of hitting his top levels.
Oct 15, 14:04
Javier Mascherano of Argentina reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Argentina and Belgium at Estadio Nacional on July 5, 2014
Javier Mascherano to quit Argentina duty next year
Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano targets World Cup success next summer with Argentina before retiring from international football.
Oct 12, 16:41
Paulo Dybala in action for Juventus in the Coppa Italia final against Lazio on May 17, 2017
Paulo Dybala: 'I'm lucky to see Lionel Messi up close'
Argentine forward Paulo Dybala describes himself as "lucky" to be able to see Lionel Messi up close.
Oct 11, 17:31
Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (front-R) holds up the World Cup trophy as he celebrates on with his teammates after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on July 13, 2014
World Cup 2018: Who has qualified for Russia?
Sports Mole rounds up who has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia so far, and how they got there.
Oct 11, 12:25
Lionel Messi during an Argentina training session on March 22, 2016
Argentina star Lionel Messi: 'Everything went perfectly for us'
Argentina hat-trick hero Lionel Messi says that "everything went perfectly" in a dramatic win over Ecuador, which resulted in qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Oct 11, 11:46
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 20
Result: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick to drag Argentina into World Cup finals
Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick to fire Argentina to the World Cup courtesy of a crucial 3-1 win over Ecuador.
Oct 11, 02:24
Jorge Sampaoli of Chile looks on during the international friendly match between Chile and Iraq at the Brondby Stadium on August 14, 2013
Jorge Sampaoli: 'Argentina deserve to reach World Cup'
Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli believes that his nation "deserves" to be at the World Cup ahead of their pivotal final qualifier in Ecuador on Tuesday night.
Oct 10, 20:36
Sergio Aguero in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Everton on August 21, 2017
Sergio Aguero back in light training at Manchester City
Sergio Aguero is back in light training with Manchester City less than two weeks after breaking a rib in a car crash in Amsterdam.
Oct 10, 20:14
Head coach Jorge Sampaoli of Chile reacts after his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014
Jorge Sampaoli "still confident" of qualifying for World Cup
Jorge Sampaoli remains defiant following Argentina's goalless draw with Peru, claiming that he is "still confident" of booking a place in next year's World Cup.
Oct 6, 20:58
Diego Maradona of Argentina lifts the trophy and celebrates winning the FIFA World Cup final in Mexico City on June 29, 1986
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay plan joint bid for 2030 World Cup
The presidents of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay announce their intention to make a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.
Oct 4, 21:49
Sergio Aguero in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Everton on August 21, 2017
Sergio Aguero 'to miss six weeks with rib injury'
Argentina's team doctor Donato Villani believes that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be sidelined for at least six weeks with his broken rib.
Oct 3, 17:01
Sergio Aguero in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Everton on August 21, 2017
Report: Sergio Aguero sidelined for two to four weeks with rib injury
Sergio Aguero will reportedly be back from injury within two to four weeks after suffering a broken rib in a car crash in Amsterdam.
Sep 29, 20:58
Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona clear Luis Suarez to play for Uruguay after injury return
Uruguay are handed a major boost ahead of their meeting with Argentina as Barcelona have given Luis Suarez the green light to feature after recovering from injury.
Aug 31, 21:16
Manchester City's Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez celebrates scoring his third goal with a golf swing celebration during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Manchester City at Carrow Road stadium in Norwich, England on Apri
Hackers 'Fancy Bears' name footballers given TUEs for 2010 World Cup
Carlos Tevez, Dirk Kuyt and Gabriel Heinze are reportedly named by hackers 'Fancy Bears' as players who were allowed to use banned drugs during the 2010 World Cup.
Aug 22, 12:21
Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela complains during his side's Premier League clash with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on October 22, 2016
Report: Erik Lamela to miss start of next season
A report claims that Erik Lamela could potentially be out of action until the winter, taking his time on the sidelines with a hip injury to a full calendar year.
Jun 20, 16:08
Diego Maradona at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Diego Maradona hits back at "idiot" Dani Alves
Argentina legend Diego Maradona brands Juventus full-back Dani Alves an "idiot" after he criticised the infamous 'Hand of God' goal at the 1986 World Cup.
Jun 20, 14:59
Gabriel Mercado celebrates after scoring for Argentina on March 29, 2016
Result: Gabriel Mercado nets as Argentina beat Brazil in Melbourne
Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado scores the only goal as Argentina record a 1-0 win over Brazil in Friday's showpiece international friendly in Melbourne.
Jun 9, 13:07
Lionel Messi during an Argentina training session on March 22, 2016
Team News: Lionel Messi starts for Argentina against Brazil
Lionel Messi is named in Argentina's starting lineup for their friendly international with Brazil in Melbourne.
Jun 9, 10:11
Gabriel Mercado celebrates after scoring for Argentina on March 29, 2016
Live Commentary: Brazil 0-1 Argentina - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the international friendly between Brazil and Argentina in Melbourne, which ended in a 1-0 win for Argentina.
Jun 9, 10:05
Jorge Sampaoli of Chile looks on during the international friendly match between Chile and Iraq at the Brondby Stadium on August 14, 2013
Jorge Sampaoli confirmed as Argentina boss
Argentina confirm Jorge Sampaoli as their new head coach, with the 57-year-old leaving Sevilla to take control of the international team.
Jun 1, 19:26



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