1. Leo Messi Reportedly Covers Unpaid Wages of Argentina's Security Staff

    Turns out Leo Messi is not just a class act on the pitch. According to journalist Juan Palo Varsky , Messi acted generously, and fast, when he heard that Argentina's security staff had not been paid for "several months...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 1 month ago 7,005 reads 18 comments

  2. Lionel Messi, Argentina Boycott Media After Ezequiel Lavezzi Marijuana Report

    Lionel Messi and the entire Argentina team boycotted media members by walking out of a press conference following the team's 3-0 victory over Colombia on Tuesday night, according to BBC Sport ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 2 months ago 2,894 reads 4 comments

  3. Looking Beyond Reputation to Aid Lionel Messi May Be Argentina's Salvation

    The overriding reaction in Argentina on Tuesday was one of relief. After four World Cup 2018 qualifiers without a win, the national team's 3-0 victory over Colombia didn ’t ...

    Jonathan Wilson Written by Jonathan Wilson about 2 months ago 8,173 reads 32 comments

  4. Peru vs. Argentina: Time, Live Stream and Preview for World Cup 2018 Qualifying

    A struggling Argentina team needs to rebound in style against Peru in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Nacional in Lima on Friday, with the away side coming off a 2-2 draw in Venezuela last time out...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 3 months ago 11,293 reads 9 comments

  5. Lionel Messi Injury: Argentina Star to Miss World Cup Qualifier vs. Venezuela

    Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Tuesday after picking up a groin injury. "He won't be able to play," Argentina manager Edgardo Bauza said, per BBC Sport ...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 5 months ago 4,716 reads 28 comments

  6. Lionel Messi Talks International Retirement, Injury After Argentina vs. Uruguay

    Lionel Messi has said he "did not deceive anybody" by returning from his international retirement with Argentina on Thursday to face Uruguay in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 5 months ago 9,850 reads 53 comments

  7. Lionel Messi Officially Will Return to Argentina National Team

    Lionel Messi will return to international football after previously announcing his retirement, according to the Argentina FA. The governing body issued a statement regarding the icon's availability (h/t Eurosport )...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 5 months ago 15,175 reads 146 comments

  8. Lionel Messi Will Decline Argentina National Team Return, Says Diego Maradona

    Diego Maradona does not believe that Lionel Messi will come out of international retirement and make himself available again for the Argentina national team...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 5 months ago 14,679 reads 71 comments

  9. Olympic Games Failure Highlights Argentina's Disastrous Grassroots Game

    The Argentinian Olympic football dream is no more. A 1-1 draw against Honduras sealed the nation's fate, leaving them marooned in third place in Group D and heading for an early trip home...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 5 months ago 6,146 reads 12 comments

  10. Angel Correa Takes Up Messi's Mantle as Argentina Get Olympic Bid Back on Track

    After enduring a disappointing start to their men's football campaign, the Argentina team needed a big result in their second match...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 5 months ago 4,232 reads 2 comments

  11. Lionel Messi Reportedly Set to Rejoin Argentinian National Team After Retirement

    Lionel Messi is reportedly set to return to Argentina's national side after announcing his retirement from international football in June...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 5 months ago 18,193 reads 94 comments

  12. Edgardo Bauza Appointed Argentina Manager: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    The Argentina national team has reportedly hired Sao Paulo FC manager Edgardo Bauza to succeed Gerardo Martino as its coach...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 6 months ago 1,715 reads 10 comments

  13. Lionel Messi's Potential Argentina Return Discussed by President Mauricio Macri

    Argentina President Mauricio Macri doesn’t expect Lionel Messi to follow through with his international retirement, having insisted he is “sure” the Barcelona man will play for his country again...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 6 months ago 4,527 reads 45 comments

  14. Lionel Messi's Penalty Ball from 2016 Copa America May Be Sold, Fan Fears Theft

    The last ball Lionel Messi kicked in international football could be sold for €27,000 (£ 23,024), as its owner fears it being stolen if he keeps it...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 6 months ago 9,790 reads 30 comments

  15. Gerardo Martino Resigns as Argentina Manager: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Gerardo Martino has stood down as the manager of the Argentina national team, it was confirmed on Tuesday...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 7 months ago 5,625 reads 42 comments

  16. Luis Suarez Is 'Sure' Lionel Messi Will Reconsider Retirement from Argentina

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is "sure" club team-mate Lionel Messi will reconsider his retirement from the Argentina national team after he stepped down after their Copa America Centenario final defeat...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 7 months ago 7,102 reads 44 comments

  17. Argentina's Crown Prince: Can Paulo Dybala Step Up in Leo Messi's Absence?

    Juventus star Paulo Dybala has been pushing insistently for a place in the Argentina side for the last 18 months at least...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 7 months ago 8,556 reads 45 comments

  18. Lionel Messi Fans to Hold Mass Demonstration After Star's Argentina Retirement

    Lionel Messi 's retirement from international football has prompted quite a response from his fans in Argentina, with o ver 100,000 people reportedly set to march in the centre ...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 7 months ago 21,264 reads 195 comments

  19. Deflated Argentina Must Rebuild Without Lionel Messi for World Cup Qualifiers

    After the painful interlude of the Copa America Centenario , the long slog to the Russia World Cup resumes for Argentina...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 7 months ago 12,847 reads 85 comments

  20. Lionel Messi Urged to Return to Argentina National-Team Duty by Diego Maradona

    Argentina legend Diego Maradona has urged Lionel Messi to reconsider his retirement from the national team. Per La Nacion (h/t Goal's Sacha Pisani ), Maradona said: Messi has to stay in the national team...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 7 months ago 15,142 reads 137 comments

  21. I Quit: Lionel Messi's Retirement Turns Argentina Copa Dream into Nightmare

    Lionel Messi pushed himself to the limits of his physical and mental endurance to deliver the Copa America for Argentina...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 7 months ago 21,170 reads 179 comments

  22. Lionel Messi Quits Argentina: Twitter Reacts to Star's International Retirement

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi shockingly decided to retire from international football in the wake of Argentina's loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario on Sunday, per ESPN FC ...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 7 months ago 17,640 reads 3 comments

  23. Lionel Messi 'Broken' After Copa America Final Penalty Miss, Says Sergio Aguero

    Argentina striker Sergio Aguero said captain Lionel Messi was "broken" after missing from the spot in his country's Copa America Centenario final penalty-shootout defeat to Chile on Sunday evening...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 7 months ago 20,696 reads 136 comments

  24. Lionel Messi Announces Retirement from Argentina National Team

    A fourth loss in a major international tournament final was too much to bear for Lionel Messi . Following Argentina's 4-2 defeat on penalty kicks to Chile in the Copa America ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 7 months ago 165,214 reads 648 comments

  25. Lionel Messi's Penalty Disaster Sums Up an Argentina That Wilted Under Pressure

    Argentina's Copa America hopes went flying out of MetLife Stadium at roughly the same height and velocity as Lionel Messi 's skied penalty...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 7 months ago 23,280 reads 98 comments