Icardi missing as Argentina release 23-man World Cup list
The Argentina Football Association has released the 23-man list for the World Cup. Led by Lionel Messi, the list includes PSG's Angel Di Maria, Juventus duo of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, and Sergio Aguero but Inter Milan striker, Mauro Icardi was missing from the list. Icardi was on the initial 35-man list released last…
Super Eagles ranked 18th likeliest team to win World Cup
According to UBS, an investment bank and financial services company, Nigeria are the 18th likeliest team to win the World Cup in Russia with a 0.3% chance. The Super Eagles, according to the report, stand the best chance of African team to win the World Cup with Senegal (21st, 0.2%), Morocco (26th, 0.1), Egypt (28th,…
Messi, Suarez to support South American World Cup host bid
Stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are set to offer their backing to a joint bid from Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to host the 2030 centenary World Cup, bid organisers told AFP.
Argentina plans farewell game with Nicaragua
Argentina plans to meet Nicaragua in its farewell match before flying out to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
Argentina have a 'debt' to settle at World Cup - Messi
Argentina captain Lionel Messi admitted Monday that his generation has a score to settle at the World Cup in Russia after a series of agonising near misses in major tournaments. "The debt we owe is to ourselves, not to the people. We always give our all, we reached three finals. We haven't been far off,"…
Messi isn't missed as Argentina down Italy
Ever Banega ensured Argentina weren't derailed by Lionel Messi's absence as the World Cup contenders clinched a 2-0 win over Italy in Friday's friendly at the Etihad Stadium.
Argentina hints at Icardi’s absence as Albiceleste lines up Israel friendly
Reports in Argentina indicate that the Albiceleste boss, Jorge Sampaoli has already decided not to take Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi to the World Cup as he has enough firepower upfront in the build up to the World Cup. Argentina is in the same group with Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland in the Russia 2018 World Cup.…
D’Tigress to battle Turkey, Argentina, Australia
Nigeria’s women national basketball team, D’Tigress, has been grouped alongside Turkey, Argentina and Australia in the 2018 FIBA Women World Cup billed to hold in Tenerife, Spain from September 22 to 30. At a brief ceremony held yesterday at the Teatro Leal, San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain, Nigeria was drawn in Group B for…
‘Super Eagles is Argentina’s major threat at World Cup’
Argentine midfielder Emiliano Rigoni has singled out the Super Eagles of Nigeria as their toughest opponent at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Argentina begins players’ monitoring ahead of World Cup
Argentina ’s coach, Jorge Sampaoli may have commenced his preparation for the World Cup in Russia, as he began a tour of the various European leagues to monitor prospective players who will make his final squad. Like in four of the last six World Cup tournaments, Argentina will again be facing the Super Eagles of…