Former hot-shot Kempes joins Maradona in offering to coach Argentina
Hot on the heels of Diego Maradona, another Argentine World Cup winner has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next national team coach.
On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation
Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nigeria on Tuesday.
Argentina stars pass vote of no confidence in Sampaoli, to pick players against Nigeria
Reports from the Argentina camp say the Albiceleste have passed a vote of no confidence in their Manager, Jorge Sampaoli and have elected the big players, Lionel Messi, Javier Mescharano and Angel di Maria to pick the team that will play against Nigeria tomorrow.
Argentina deny reports players want Sampaoli out
Argentina denied reports Friday that players want coach Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final World Cup group game against Nigeria after a humbling 3-0 defeat by Croatia.
Maradona unhappy with Sampaoli over stalemate with Iceland
Argentina legend Diego Maradona issued a scathing assessment yesterday of his country’s World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics. “Playing like that, he can’t come back to Argentina,” the 1986 World Cup winner told Venezuelan television after Lionel Messi missed…
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.…
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…
Rohr praises Uzoho, Idowu for ‘fantastic’ debuts
Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr has singled out the duo of goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho and Brian Idowu for special praise in Nigeria’s 4-2 win over Argentina in a pre-World Cup friendly.
Sampaoli banking on Messi for World Cup revival
New manager Jorge Sampaoli says he is looking to superstar Lionel Messi to revive Argentina's World Cup fortunes starting with Friday's friendly with Brazil in Melbourne.
Sampaoli unhappy at Sevilla's Argentina rebuke
Jorge Sampaoli reacted angrily on Friday to Sevilla's decision to threaten the Argentine Football Association (AFA) with legal action over AFA's interest in hiring the Sevilla coach to rescue their floundering World Cup qualifying campaign.