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Argentina's Javier Mascherano.(REUTERS)

Argentine great Javier Mascherano retires aged 36

BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:39 AM IST
Mascherano, a combative midfielder at River Plate, Corinthians, Liverpool, and Barcelona amongst other clubs, made his surprise announcement after his side Estudiantes lost 1-0 to Argentinos Juniors in a league match on Sunday.
Argentina's Javier Mascherano looks dejected after their loss against France in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Argentina's Javier Mascherano looks dejected after their loss against France in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Saturday.(REUTERS)

Javier Mascherano retires from international football after Argentina’s FIFA World Cup 2018 exit

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Javier Mascherano decided to retire from international football after Argentina were defeated by France in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 encounter on Saturday.
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates their second goal against Nigeria with coach Jorge Sampaoli at the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates their second goal against Nigeria with coach Jorge Sampaoli at the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)

Jorge Sampaoli gets it right in Argentina’s biggest test at FIFA World Cup 2018

Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg | By Bhragab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 08:46 PM IST
Argentina profited against Nigeria from a line-up on Tuesday that was set up to propel Jorge Sampaoli’s high-press game. He had been criticised heavily for fielding the ‘wrong’ elevens in the first two games of FIFA World Cup 2018
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli and players during training at the Bronnitsy Training Centre in Moscow Region on Monday.(Reuters)
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli and players during training at the Bronnitsy Training Centre in Moscow Region on Monday.(Reuters)

FIFA World Cup: Argentina’s struggle stem from midfield muddle

Hindustan Times, Nizhny Novgorod | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 02:28 AM IST
Along with Angel di Maria, Ever Banega can add solidity to the middle and make Javier Mascherano feel less lonely in the Argentina team playing at the FIFA World Cup.
Lionel Messi failed to perform as Argentina were beaten by Croatia in their FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter.(AP)
Lionel Messi failed to perform as Argentina were beaten by Croatia in their FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Blame the Argentina midfield not Lionel Messi, writes Bhaichung Bhutia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhaichung Bhutia
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Lionel Messi may not have had the best FIFA World Cup 2018 but Argentina’s woes lie in their dreadful midfield, according to former India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia.
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