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Lionel Messi

Why Barcelona's early elimination from the Champions League is good news for Argentina

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli badly needed a boost. He received a huge one on Tuesday, and Saturday was not bad either.


Defensive troubles mean a change of approach could be necessary for Argentina

Perhaps the only surprise of Spain’s 6-1 thrashing of Argentina was that so many people were surprised. A heavy defeat for the visitors in Madri...

Gonzalo Higuain

After Champions League heroics, is World Cup redemption on the horizon for Gonzalo Higuain?

I had a grandstand view of it. Sitting high in the stands in the Maracana stadium at the last World Cup Final. Lionel Messi opened up the German defen...


End-of-season burnout a concern for Messi and Argentina ahead of the World Cup

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli came back from his recent trip to Europe, where he sat down and spoke with 28 of his players. The most important, of co...


Why have Argentina fallen behind Brazil when it comes to producing quality goalkeepers?

The phrase ‘Brazilian goalkeeper’ does not, historically speaking, inspire a great deal of confidence. This is a little harsh. True, Feli...

Funes Mori

Why Ramiro Funes Mori has something to offer Argentina’s World Cup challenge

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is on a tour of Europe, meeting his players, judging their form and fitness, and explaining to them what he intends to ...


Not quite a group of death, but Argentina have cause for concern after World Cup draw

The very concept of a World Cup ‘group of death’ is probably antiquated. Recent trends have widened gaps between club sides – and c...

Lionel Messi

Despite qualification struggles, there are signs of encouragement for Argentina

Qualification for the World Cup is one thing. The tournament is another. Brazil in 2002 give the best example. Their qualification campaign was a pro...

#5 Sixes and Sevens podcast: South American World Cup qualifiers with Tim Vickery

Oliver Wilson is joined by Tim Vickery to review the final round of World Cup qualifiers in South America. You can listen to the ...

Betting preview: Argentina - Peru

Argentina and Peru, level on points in World Cup qualification in South America, will go head-to-head in a crunch fixture on Thursday.