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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.
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.
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.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says things are going "brilliantly" with Cristiano Ronaldo, even if neither have scored a goal yet this season.
Argentina maintained their long unbeaten run against Colombia after a 0-0 friendly draw between the nations in New Jersey.
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.
Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches and his future in the team is uncertain, according to local press reports.
Diego Maradona has expressed his disappointment over not being considered by the media as a candidate for the Argentina job.
A 15-year-old boy, who hacked his 22-year-old brother to death with a machete has been arrested.