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Oscar Tabarez

Uruguay’s Oscar Tabarez agrees new four-year contract

Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez will remain in charge of Uruguay until the next World Cup after signing a four-year contract extension.
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi sobbed uncontrollably after Argentina Copa America Centenario loss – coach

One of Lionel Messi's most difficult moments with the Argentina national team was following the loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario in 2016, according to Elvio Paolorosso, who was the team's strength coach under Gerardo Martino.
Jose Pekerman

Jose Pekerman quits as Colombia coach

Argentine Jose Pekerman stepped down as Colombia coach on Tuesday, less than two months after leading the side into the knock-out stages of the World Cup in Russia.
Jose Maria Marin

Corruption: First convicted FIFA bigwig awaits US sentencing

The first bigwig convicted in the United States in the FIFA corruption scandal that disgraced world football awaited sentencing on Wednesday.
Neymar - Tite

Tite brings in young blood for Brazil squad

Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira and FC Barcelona’s Artur are among the new names in a much-changed Brazil squad for upcoming friendlies against the US and El Salvador.
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018. Croatia won 0-3. | AFP PHOTO | Martin BERNETTI

Lionel Messi skips Argentina friendlies, future in doubt

Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches and his future in the team is uncertain, according to local press reports.
Pablo AIMAR and Lionel SCALONI

Argentina name Lionel Scaloni as interim coach

Argentina have named current under-17 coach Lionel Scaloni as interim boss for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.
Lionel Messi of Argentina

Lionel Messi’s disappointments with Argentina

Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi suffered more World Cup heartbreak with Argentina on Saturday, unable to match France’s firepower in a thrilling 4-3 World Cup last-16 tie.

Signs bad for Lionel Messi’s last chance to emulate Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi seeks redemption against dangerous Croatia

Stung by his failure to avert a disappointing draw against Iceland, Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi would love to make amends in their World Cup Group D match against Croatia on Thursday.

Ronaldo 1 Messi 0 in World Cup duel

Cristiano Ronaldo has emphatically won the first round of his World Cup duel with eternal rival Lionel Messi — revelling in the adulation after his dramatic hat-trick while the Argentine flopped against Iceland.

World Cup: Nervy Argentina seek Messi magic against Iceland

Lionel Messi’s Argentina aim to put a shambolic World Cup build-up behind them and make a statement in their opening match against tournament debutants Iceland on Saturday.

Neymar lands in Russia, Lionel Messi casts doubt over World Cup future

Brazil arrived in Russia on Monday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel Messi cast doubt over his international future.

Lionel Messi says Argentina future depends on World Cup

Argentina captain Lionel Messi said his international future will be determined by his country’s performance at the World Cup in Russia.

World Cup: Argentina preparations rocked by controversy, injury

Lionel Messi’s Argentina must quickly refocus after finding themselves at the centre of an Israel-Palestinian spat over the cancellation of a World Cup warm-up match following an unconvincing qualifying campaign.

Javier Mascherano: I hope Argentina can live up to Lionel Messi’s standards

Javier Mascherano believes that Lionel Messi is the key to Argentina's World Cup campaign - but warned he and his team-mates must do everything to help him succeed in Russia.

Mexico World Cup squad holds farewell party with 30 prostitutes

According to the TVNotas gossip magazine, nine members of Mexico’s World Cup squad partied with dozens of escorts at a private compound in Mexico City last Saturday following the team’s 1-0 win over Scotland at the Aztec Stadium.

Ivan Rakitic: Lionel Messi would have won 50 Grand Slams if he played tennis

Lionel Messi is such a dominant sportsman he would have claimed 50 Grand Slam titles if he was a tennis player, says Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic.

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Nasarawa governor signs death penalty bill for kidnappers

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Alexandre Lacazette: Bukayo Saka is Premier League’s best young player

Alexandre Lacazette believes Arsenal prospect, Bukayo Saka, has a claim to being the Premier League’s best young player after breaking into the Gunners’ first-team.
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Moses Simon in contention for player of the month prize

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