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Copa America 2019: Lionel Messi still loves playing for Argentina despite series of losses in finals, says Sergio Aguero
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Copa America 2019: Lionel Messi still loves playing for Argentina despite series of losses in finals, says Sergio Aguero

Lionel Messi still 'loves' the Argentine national team despite more than a decade of disappointments, international teammate Sergio Aguero said.

International friendlies: Lionel Messi back in Argentina squad after eight-month absence; in-form Sergio Aguero absent
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International friendlies: Lionel Messi back in Argentina squad after eight-month absence; in-form Sergio Aguero absent

Lionel Messi has been named in the Argentina squad for the first time since the World Cup, ending a self-imposed eight-month exile.

Copa America 2019: Hosts Brazil handed favourable group; Argentina drawn in tough group with Colombia
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Copa America 2019: Hosts Brazil handed favourable group; Argentina drawn in tough group with Colombia

Hosts Brazil were handed a favourable group at the 2019 Copa America draw but arch-rivals Argentina landed a tough appointment with Colombia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe justifies comparisons with Ronaldo after single-handedly leading France to quarters
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe justifies comparisons with Ronaldo after single-handedly leading France to quarters

In his fledgling career, Mbappe has played second fiddle to more illustrious strikers — Radamel Falcao at Monaco and Neymar and Edinson Cavani at PSG — while in his 19-match international career, Griezmann has hogged the spotlight. On Saturday, Mbappe undoubtedly was the star of the show.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France's Kylian Mbappe strikes twice to send Lionel Messi's Argentina crashing out
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FIFA World Cup 2018: France's Kylian Mbappe strikes twice to send Lionel Messi's Argentina crashing out

Teenage star Kylian Mbappe struck twice and earned another goal as France finally found their attacking edge to beat Lionel Messi's Argentina and move into the quarter-finals.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Argentina, Uruguay vs Portugal and other matches to watch out for in Round of 16
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FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Argentina, Uruguay vs Portugal and other matches to watch out for in Round of 16

After the end of the group stages at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, here's a look at what's next, starting with the Round of 16.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Luka Modric stars to help Croatia beat hapless Argentina and cruise into Round of 16
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Luka Modric stars to help Croatia beat hapless Argentina and cruise into Round of 16

The defeat means Argentina have just one point from two games, meaning they will have to beat Nigeria in their last game and hope other results go their way.

FIFA World Cup moments: Diego Maradona's 'Goal of the Century' against England at Mexico 1986
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FIFA World Cup moments: Diego Maradona's 'Goal of the Century' against England at Mexico 1986

As the countdown for the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins, we go down memory lane to take a look at Diego Maradona's goal of the century against England in 1986.

International friendlies: Jorge Sampaoli, Julen Lopetegui look to address striker issues when Argentina face Spain
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International friendlies: Jorge Sampaoli, Julen Lopetegui look to address striker issues when Argentina face Spain

For Argentina and Jorge Sampaoli, the question is who best to stir Lionel Messi, with the two-time winners again boasting an embarrassment of riches up front.

International friendlies: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero watch from sidelines as Argentina brush aside Italy
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International friendlies: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero watch from sidelines as Argentina brush aside Italy

Messi reportedly suffered a groin strain in training, so the Barcelona forward was an unused substitute as Argentina kicked off their preparations for the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi's influence far more important than mine, says Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi's influence far more important than mine, says Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli

"This is going to be Lionel Messi's team," said Sampaoli, ahead of Friday's friendly against Italy at Manchester City's Etihad stadium.

International friendlies: Argentina take on Italy to prepare for World Cup as Lionel Messi aims for redemption in Russia
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International friendlies: Argentina take on Italy to prepare for World Cup as Lionel Messi aims for redemption in Russia

FIFA World Cup 2014 was devastating to Lionel Messi as he missed a golden opportunity to put Argentina ahead in the final against Germany, who went on to win 1-0 in extra-time.

Gonzalo Higuain says severely ill mother convinced him not to retire despite turbulent time with Argentina
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Gonzalo Higuain says severely ill mother convinced him not to retire despite turbulent time with Argentina

Higuain was coming under fire from media and fans alike after Argentina lost three successive major finals and his mother's ill health was a huge concern.

International friendlies: Lionel Messi says Argentina would prefer to avoid Spain in group stages of World Cup
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International friendlies: Lionel Messi says Argentina would prefer to avoid Spain in group stages of World Cup

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says the worst possible draw for his Argentina side at the 2018 World Cup would be Spain in the first round.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers 2018: Argentina to attack from start in crucial Peru match, says coach Jorge Sampaoli
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FIFA World Cup qualifiers 2018: Argentina to attack from start in crucial Peru match, says coach Jorge Sampaoli

Argentina will start Thursday’s crunch World Cup qualifier against Peru with a mind on an all-out attack in the hope of gaining the three points that would ease the pressure on them for a place in Russia next year, coach Jorge Sampaoli has said.

Messi magic mesmerises fans, Argentina beat Venezuela 1-0
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Messi magic mesmerises fans, Argentina beat Venezuela 1-0

A 67th minute goal by Nicolas Otamendi from a Messi corner that sealed the issue for Argentina.