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Sergio Aguero recalled to Argentina squad for Copa America

Scaloni also retained Paulo Dybala in his 23-man squad named on Tuesday, despite the Juventus forward’s lean season with the Italian giants.
File image of Argentine footballer Sergio Aguero.(REUTERS)
File image of Argentine footballer Sergio Aguero.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 22, 2019 02:15 PM IST
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Lionel Messi to return for Argentina next year - General manager Burruchaga

Argentina general manager Jorge Burruchaga is confident captain Lionel Messi will return to international action in 2019.
Lionel Messi-led Argentina were knocked out of the World Cup by eventual winners France.(AFP)
Lionel Messi-led Argentina were knocked out of the World Cup by eventual winners France.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 05:56 PM IST
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Argentina share lacklustre 0-0 draw with Colombia

Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina made a fine diving save to tip an Exequiel Palacios shot over the bar after six minutes while his Argentine counterpart Franco Armani was the busier of the two in the second half but neither side looked like breaking the deadlock.
Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani is congratulated by teamamte Ramiro Funes Mori after Armani made a stop in the first half against Colombia.(AFP)
Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani is congratulated by teamamte Ramiro Funes Mori after Armani made a stop in the first half against Colombia.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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Argentina name under-17 boss Lionel Scaloni as interim coach

Lionel Scaloni, a former right back who also helped as assistant coach with the national side, replaces Jorge Sampaoli, who stood down last month after a disappointing World Cup.
Lionel Scaloni (R) will be in charge of Argentina in their upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.(Reuters)
Lionel Scaloni (R) will be in charge of Argentina in their upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 01:38 PM IST
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‘Argentina need him’ – Carlos Tevez urges Lionel Messi not to retire

Carlos Tevez urged Argentina to do more to ensure the country’s all-time leading goalscorer -Lionel Messi - can succeed on the world stage.
Carlos Tevez wants Lionel Messi to continue playing for Argentina despite the World Cup poor show.(AFP)
Carlos Tevez wants Lionel Messi to continue playing for Argentina despite the World Cup poor show.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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Omnisport | By HT Correspondent

Jorge Sampaoli stands down as Argentina coach after FIFA World Cup 2018 failure

The decision to part ways with Jorge Sampaoli means that Argentina, FIFA World Cup winners in 1978 and 1986, are looking for their fourth coach in four years.
Jorge Sampaoli agreed the exit terms to leave the Argentinian national football team on July 15, 2018.(AFP)
Jorge Sampaoli agreed the exit terms to leave the Argentinian national football team on July 15, 2018.(AFP)
Published on Jul 16, 2018 01:59 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | By Reuters

Mario Kempes joins Diego Maradona in offering to coach Argentina after FIFA World Cup 2018 exit

Jorge Sampaoli may still be resisting pressure to resign after Argentina’s World Cup debacle and last 16 elimination against France in Russia, but now Mario Kempes has said he wants to take over.
Mario Kempes, Argentina’s star striker during their 1978 World Cup triumph, wants to coach the national team.(Getty Images)
Mario Kempes, Argentina’s star striker during their 1978 World Cup triumph, wants to coach the national team.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup: Diego Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free

Diego Maradona, who watched Argentina getting eliminated 3-4 by France last weekend in FIFA World Cup, was asked if he fancied another shot at the job.
Diego Maradona during the France vs Argentina match of the FIFA World Cup.(Reuters)
Diego Maradona during the France vs Argentina match of the FIFA World Cup.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup: Shambolic campaign proof of Argentina’s systemic rot

Failure at youth tournaments, ageing squad indicate why present is tense and future imperfect for Argentina.
Argentina players after losing their Round of 16 match to France in the FIFA World Cup on Saturday.(Reuters)
Argentina players after losing their Round of 16 match to France in the FIFA World Cup on Saturday.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 06:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kazan | By Bhargab Sarmah

Not a failure but frustrating, says Jorge Sampaoli after Argentina’s FIFA World Cup 2018 exit

Jorge Sampaoli said he was unable to bring out the best in talisman Lionel Messi after Argentina were defeated by France in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 encounter on Saturday.
Argentina were defeated by France in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 encounter on Saturday.(AP)
Argentina were defeated by France in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 encounter on Saturday.(AP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli promises ‘aggression’ against France

Argentina take on France in the first round of 16 encounter in the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Kazan on Saturday.
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli (L) talks to goalkeepers Nahuel Guzman (2L) Franco Armani and Wilfredo Caballero (R) during a training session at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy, on June 29, 2018 on the eve of the team's round of sixteen match vs France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(AFP)
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli (L) talks to goalkeepers Nahuel Guzman (2L) Franco Armani and Wilfredo Caballero (R) during a training session at the team's base camp in Bronnitsy, on June 29, 2018 on the eve of the team's round of sixteen match vs France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 10:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kazan | By Bhargab Sarmah

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina look like an assortment of players, not a team

Argentina looked delightful in the first half of their final FIFA World Cup 2018 group game but were back to being disjointed in the second half, writes Bhaichung Bhutia.
Lionel Messi (C) competes for the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018.(AFP)
Lionel Messi (C) competes for the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 09:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Bhaichung Bhutia

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

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'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)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 08:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg | By Bhragab Sarmah

Create passes to Lionel Messi, he’ll create opportunities for us in FIFA World Cup 2018: Jorge Sampaoli

Lionel Messi’s efforts in Argentina’s Group D win against Nigeria was appreciated by coach Jorge Sampaoli. Messi scored Argentina’s opening goal
Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates after the group D match against Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the St. Petersburg.(AP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates after the group D match against Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the St. Petersburg.(AP)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 08:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, St Petersburg | By Bhargab Sarmah

FIFA World Cup 2018: Relieved Lionel Messi grateful at surviving Nigeria ordeal

Marcos Rojo was the unlikely hero for Argentina, with Lionel Messi insisting he was confident his team would qualify for the pre-quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2018.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina will face France in the Round of 16 of FIFA World Cup 2018 on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Lionel Messi’s Argentina will face France in the Round of 16 of FIFA World Cup 2018 on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 03:32 PM IST
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St Petersburg | By HT Correspondent

FIFA World Cup 2018: ‘Argentina must make Lionel Messi feel secure’

Lionel Messi helped Argentina into FIFA World Cup’s last 16 and coach Jorge Sampaoli wants the team to support its star player.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 12:26 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: ‘Lionel Messi will star for the good of Argentina’

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has endured an underwhelming FIFA World Cup so far but Jorge Sampaoli is backing him to salvage their hopes.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina will take on Nigeria in their final group game of FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday.(AFP)
Lionel Messi’s Argentina will take on Nigeria in their final group game of FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 05:40 PM IST
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Omnisport, Saint Petersburg | By By Dom Farrell

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 02:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nizhny Novgorod | By Bhargab Sarmah

FIFA World Cup 2018, Argentina deny reports players want coach Jorge Sampaoli out

Following Thursday’s match against Croatia, there were reports in both local and international media of a rift between Argentina players and the coaching staff.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has been criticised for his tactics at the FIFA World Cup 2018(REUTERS)
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has been criticised for his tactics at the FIFA World Cup 2018(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 11:56 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Shock and anger over Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli’s tactics

Having set the team up in his preferred three-man backline, as opposed to the four defenders used in their opener, Sampaoli played some players out of position in defence
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli reacts during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the FIFA World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0.(AP)
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli reacts during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the FIFA World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0.(AP)
Published on Jun 22, 2018 11:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nizhny Novgorod | By Bhargab Sarmah

Argentina kabaddi team slams Jorge Sampaoli after FIFA World Cup 2018 loss

The Argentine kabaddi team members hit out against the Argentina national football team manager Jorge Sampaoli for his flawed tactics of not “pressing high or attack relentlessly” in the 3-0 FIFA World Cup 2018 loss against Croatia.
Argentina national football team coach Jorge Sampaoli was criticised from many quarters for his tactics.(REUTERS)
Argentina national football team coach Jorge Sampaoli was criticised from many quarters for his tactics.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 22, 2018 04:52 PM IST
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Let Jorge Sampaoli say what he wants: Sergio Aguero angry at Argentina FIFA World Cup loss

The Jorge Sampaoli-coached Argentina football team have a single point from two rounds of Group D games after Croatia ran riot following Willy Caballero’s horrific error that handed Ante Rebic a spectacular 53rd-minute opener at the FIFA World Cup 2018
Jorge Sampaoli-coached Argentina are on brink of exit from FIFA World Cup 2018.(Reuters)
Jorge Sampaoli-coached Argentina are on brink of exit from FIFA World Cup 2018.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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How Croatia plan to stop Argentina from entering Round 2 of 2018 World Cup

Argentina need a favour from Croatia against Iceland but Zlatko Dalic plans to rest some key players for their final 2018 World Cup group game
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (L) vies with Croatia's midfielder Marcelo Brozovic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0.(AFP)
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (L) vies with Croatia's midfielder Marcelo Brozovic during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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Omnisport, Nizhny Novgorod | By Joe Wright

Jorge Sampaoli ‘begs for forgiveness’ as FIFA World Cup 2018 hopes fade

Jorge Sampaoli said that Argentina’s loss against Croatia was his fault entirely and apologised to supporters left in tears in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium on the banks of the River Volga.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli talks with referee during his team’s FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli talks with referee during his team’s FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 10:45 AM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina squad ‘clouds’ Lionel Messi’s brilliance, claims Jorge Sampaoli

It was a dark day for Lionel Messi and Argentina as the South American powerhouse slumped to a 3-0 defeat against Croatia in their FIFA World Cup 2018 group stage encounter on Thursday.
Lionel Messi reacts after Argentina’s 3-0 loss against Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Lionel Messi reacts after Argentina’s 3-0 loss against Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 08:08 AM IST
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Omnisport | By HT Correspondent

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina rally behind Lionel Messi ahead of key Croatia clash

Lionel Messi endured a tough start to the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, having a penalty saved as Jorge Sampaoli’s men were held to a shock 1-1 draw by Iceland in their opening game.
Lionel Messi will be key to Argentina’s plan when they take on Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)
Lionel Messi will be key to Argentina’s plan when they take on Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 10:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nizhniy Novgorod | By Bhargab Sarmah

FIFA World Cup 2018: Jorge Sampaoli should not be welcomed home - Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona has issued a scathing assessment of Argentina’s World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli has been criticised by Diego Maradona for his tactics which resulted in Argentina managing only a draw against FIFA World Cup debutants Iceland.(AFP)
Argentina's coach Jorge Sampaoli has been criticised by Diego Maradona for his tactics which resulted in Argentina managing only a draw against FIFA World Cup debutants Iceland.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 11:37 AM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Don’t think this is Lionel Messi’s last tournament - Jorge Sampaoli

Lionel Messi will be determined to give Argentina a great start ahead of their clash against Iceland as the country aims to end their 32-year wait for the title.
Lionel Messi could play in the FIFA World Cup for the last time in Russia but coach Jorge Sampaoli has downplayed those fears ahead of Argentina’s clash against Iceland.(AP)
Lionel Messi could play in the FIFA World Cup for the last time in Russia but coach Jorge Sampaoli has downplayed those fears ahead of Argentina’s clash against Iceland.(AP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Moscow | By Bhargab Sarmah

Lionel Messi considering Argentina retirement after World Cup

The World Cup in Russia will be Lionel Messi’s latest tilt at elusive international glory and could mark his final appearance for Argentina.
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi walks at the Zhukovsky airport, near Moscow, on June 9, 2018, as Argentina's national football team arrives ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.(AFP)
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi walks at the Zhukovsky airport, near Moscow, on June 9, 2018, as Argentina's national football team arrives ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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Omnisport | By Omnisport

Enzo Perez replaces Manuel Lanzini in Argentina’s FIFA World Cup 2018 squad

Argentina have called up River Plate midfielder Enzo Perez as a last-minute replacement for injured Manuel Lanzini, the Argentine Football Association said on Saturday.
River Plate's Enzo Perez (L) will replace the injured Manuel Lanzini in the Argentina national football team’s FIFA World Cup 2018 squad.(AP)
River Plate's Enzo Perez (L) will replace the injured Manuel Lanzini in the Argentina national football team’s FIFA World Cup 2018 squad.(AP)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 11:30 PM IST
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