Italian-based strikers Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are among the 20 new faces in Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) have announced. Martinez, who joined Inter Milan from Racing earlier this summer, and Simeone, the Spain-born striker who plays for Fiorentina, are included up front alongside Paolo [...]
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The Argentina Football Association has finally done what its fans have been clamoring for and fired head coach Jorge Sampaoli following La Albiceleste’s dreadful World Cup campaign. “Today, the Argentine Football Association and the former national team coach, Jorge Sampaoli, have mutually agreed to the termination of their contract,” the AFA stated via their official [...]
Stunning revelations from Angel Di Maria, that his then club Real Madrid forced him not to play for his country against Germany in the 2014 World Cup Final. The winger was injured in the quarter-finals of the competition but had been having injections in his leg in order to play through the pain. Real Madrid [...]
Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Mendoza last night, with Leo Messi scoring the winner. It was Messi’s first game back with Argentina after he infamously announced he was retiring from international football in the wake of Argentina’s Copa America final defeat to Chile this summer. Having lost three finals with [...]
Good news for USA soccer fans as the date for Lionel Messi’s tax fraud trial has been reset to allow him to play in this summer’s Copa America tournament. The trial had been scheduled to begin on June 7 would have seen Messi at least miss Argentina’s opening group game against reigning champions Chile in [...]
The Copa America Centenario will bring South American superstars to U.S. soil to play real, meaningful games for the first time since the 1994 World Cup. After the drawing on Sunday, matchups are now set for the tournament, which many are looking to as the sporting event of the summer. The group stage features huge, [...]
The Argentina v Brazil game at MetLife Stadium yesterday had been billed as a battle between Lionel Messi and Neymar. But it turned into the Messi show as the Barcelona star dazzled the 81,994 in attendance with an incredible halt-trick as Argentina beat their bitter rivals 4-3. This was Messi’s last game of the season, [...]
The stage is set for what will be an amazing showdown between two of the most talked about players in the game today. In the next couple of hours, Neymar’s Santos and Messi’s Barcelona will fight it out for the honour of being called the best club in the world. What i am going to [...]
As focus shifted to major international matches taking place this weekend, it was a different scenario in South America as the continent began the tedious qualification process for the Brazil 2014 World Cup finals. Both Argentina and Uruguay won convincingly with La Albiceleste beating Chile 4-1 at home while Uruguay settled for a 4-2 win [...]
Argentina is out of the 2011 Copa America after losing 5-4 on penalties to Uruguay following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes. Diego Perez’s early goal was cancelled out by Gonzalo Higuain in an action-packed first half, but despite chances from both ends, neither side could break the deadlock, ensuring a nerve-wracking shootout to end [...]