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Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi let down by Javier Mascherano, Argentina traitors

Diego Maradona has reiterated his call for Lionel Messi to turn his back on the Argentina national team after being let down by team-mates such as Javier Mascherano and “traitors” within the FA.
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Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi will play for Argentina again

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said Lionel Messi will play for Argentina again despite not having appeared for them since the World Cup defeat to France.

Nicolas Otamendi returns but Argentina leave out Lionel Messi again

Manchester City center-back Nicolas Otamendi was recalled to the Argentina squad on Friday but as expected, Lionel Messi was left out of the group due to play arch-rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.
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Paulo Dybala: Cristiano Ronaldo and I working ‘brilliantly’ together

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says things are going "brilliantly" with Cristiano Ronaldo, even if neither have scored a goal yet this season.
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Colombia holds Lionel Messi-less Argentina in friendly

Argentina maintained their long unbeaten run against Colombia after a 0-0 friendly draw between the nations in New Jersey.
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Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain not in first Argentina squad post-Jorge Sampaoli

Italian-based strikers Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are among the 20 new faces in Argentina's squad for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia, while Lionel Messi was not included as expected.
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.

Pep Guardiola annoyed by links to Argentina job

Pep Guardiola has rejected stories linking him to the vacant job as Argentina coach following the country's disappointing performance at the World Cup.
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Diego Maradona upset at not being considered for Argentina job

Diego Maradona has expressed his disappointment over not being considered by the media as a candidate for the Argentina job.
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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.

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