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World Cup: Lionel Messi has penalty saved as Iceland hold Argentina

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in their World Cup opener.

Lionel Messi to put heat on Iceland as France target Australia

Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against tiny Iceland, as fancied France make their bow in Russia targeting a repeat of their 1998 glory.

Lionel Messi: Argentina’s results will decide if this is my last World Cup

Lionel Messi says he's unsure if this will be his last World Cup, but Argentina's fortunes in Russia could help him make a decision.

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.

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.

World Cup: Argentina are not the favourites – Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi views Argentina's impressive collection of star talents as a reason for optimism ahead of a "very even" World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Gareth Bale to Champions League goal of the season

Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick against Juventus in this season's Champions League quarterfinals was better than Gareth Bale's against Liverpool in the final, according to UEFA's Technical Observers.

Argentina names Lionel Messi, 22 others for World Cup

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has named his 23-man World Cup squad as he gets to face Iceland, Croatia and then Nigeria in the group phase of the Mundial in Russia. Predictably, the coach has included...

Mauro Icardi missing as Argentina release 23-man World Cup list

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.

World Cup: Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa in as Gernot Rohr names Super Eagles’ provisional...

Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa, who has a knack to score at least a goal in every two matches, is among the 30 players listed by Super Eagles’ manager Gernot Rohr in Nigeria’s provisional list for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

World Cup: Argentina name Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala, Sergio Aguero in 35-man...

Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli has included five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi in his 35-man preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Hernan Crespo: Messi Behind Icardi’s Argentina World Cup Ordeal

Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo has claimed that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is behind Jorge Sampaoli’s likely decision not to call Mauro Icardi up for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Juventus on brink of Serie A title after win over Bologna

Douglas Costa sparked an emphatic comeback as Juventus closed in on a seventh successive Serie A title on Saturday by recovering from a goal down to beat Bologna 3-1.

Max Allegri: Juventus need to win every match to claim Serie A

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes Napoli will keep the pressure on his team in the Serie A title race by winning all of their remaining games.

Giuseppe Marotta: Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morata out of Juventus’ price range

Juventus would find it difficult to afford to re-sign Paul Pogba or Alvaro Morata if either became available this summer, admits general manager Giuseppe Marotta.

Late Cristiano Ronaldo penalty puts Real Madrid into Champions League semis

Real Madrid's dream of winning a third straight Champions League title is still alive -- barely -- after narrowly seeing off Juventus 4-3 on aggregate despite a 3-1 second-leg quarterfinal loss on Wednesday.

Zinedine Zidane: Cristiano Ronaldo one of the most beautiful players in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg.

Hernan Crespo: Football needs Lionel Messi to lift the World Cup

Football needs a Lionel Messi World Cup win more than the Barcelona and Argentina requires global glory, claims Hernan Crespo.

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