Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick to fire Argentina to the World Cup courtesy of a crucial 3-1 win over Ecuador.
Next Game: Argentina vs. Iceland - Saturday, June 16 at 2pm in World Cup
AFA president Claudio Tapia calls for Lionel Messi to play less for BarcelonaArgentina's national football association president Claudio Tapia calls for Lionel Messi to spend less time on the pitch for Barcelona ahead of the World Cup.
Feb 13, 12:42
Gabriel Batistuta: 'Argentina have not adapted to Lionel Messi'Former Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta believes that Barcelona have adapted to Lionel Messi better than his country, and so have yielded more reward.
Dec 13, 17:52
Jorge Sampaoli optimistic about Argentina hopes after Diego Maradona jibeJorge Sampaoli defends Argentina's chances of success at next summer's World Cup, despite heavy criticism from Diego Maradona.
Dec 1, 20:27
Mauricio Pochettino hopes for England, Argentina clash at World CupTottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino says he hopes that England and Argentina are drawn against each other in Friday's World Cup draw.
Nov 30, 17:18
England fall below Italy in FIFA world rankingsEngland fall one place below Italy in FIFA's latest world rankings despite the Azzurri having failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Nov 23, 20:11
Pep Guardiola: Sergio Aguero in "perfect" healthManchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists that Sergio Aguero is in "perfect" condition and is fit enough to face Leicester City on Saturday.
Nov 17, 14:21
Sergio Aguero cleared by doctors to return to Manchester CitySergio Aguero will be assessed by Manchester City's medical team ahead of next weekend's trip to Leicester City after being taken to hospital for checks on Tuesday night.
Nov 15, 09:10
Sergio Aguero hospitalised after fainting during Argentina friendlySergio Aguero is taken to hospital after falling ill during Argentina's friendly against Nigeria.
Nov 14, 20:14
Lionel Messi explains early exit from Argentina campLionel Messi hopes that his week-long break will help him enter next year's World Cup finals in peak fitness for Argentina.
Nov 12, 20:10
Jorge Sampaoli talks up Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero partnershipArgentina boss Jorge Sampaoli says that he is happy with the link-up play on show from his players in the 1-0 win over Russia.
Nov 11, 21:11
Argentina forward Lionel Messi returns to BarcelonaBarcelona superstar Lionel Messi returns from international duty with Argentina early, but it is not thought to be injury related.
Nov 11, 20:09
Sergio Aguero: 'Excessively tight seat belt reason for rib injury'Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero believes that an excessively tight seat belt was to blame for a broken rib in September's car crash in Amsterdam.
Nov 9, 20:30
Lionel Messi: 'We want to avoid Spain'Lionel Messi reveals that Argentina are desperate to avoid Spain in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 9, 14:03
Lionel Messi angered by claims he holds big influence in Argentina set-upArgentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi hits out at accusations that he chooses the coaches and players for the national team.
Nov 8, 21:50
Argentina forward Lionel Messi: 'Spain team to avoid at World Cup'Argentina's Lionel Messi tips Brazil, Germany and Spain as the favourites to win next summer's World Cup, admitting that he would like to avoid the latter in particular.
Nov 8, 16:30
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 to quit Argentina duty next yearBarcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano targets World Cup success next summer with Argentina before retiring from international football.
Oct 12, 16:41
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
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
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