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Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni stated that he felt his side’s 2-2 draw with Germany on Wednesday was arguably the best performance of his tenure in charge.

Argentina coach hails ‘best performance’ in Germany draw

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni stated that he felt his side’s 2-2 draw with Germany on Wednesday was arguably the best performance of his tenure in charge.
Lionel Messi will remain the best player in the world for as long as he wants to be, according to Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni.

Lionel Scaloni: Leo Messi will be the best as long as he wants

Lionel Messi will remain the best player in the world for as long as he wants to be, according to Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni.
Ronaldo missed out as Lionel Messi was named FIFA Best Player of the Year for the sixth time on Monday.

FIFA Best award: Lionel Messi votes for Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi put Cristiano Ronaldo second in the Best FIFA Men's Player award voting, but the Portugal star did not return the favour to the eventual winner.
Marcos Rojo is ready to push for a January move away from Manchester United if required, with a mooted summer switch to Everton having failed to materialise.

Marcos Rojo ready to push for January move away from Manchester United

Marcos Rojo is ready to push for a January move away from Manchester United if required, with a mooted summer switch to Everton having failed to materialise.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni did not want to be drawn on Lionel Messi’s poor display in their 2-0 win over Venezuela.

Copa America: Argentina coach speaks on Lionel Messi’s ‘poor’ performance

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni did not want to be drawn on Lionel Messi’s poor display in their 2-0 win over Venezuela.
Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.

Lionel Messi pours out his concern about Argentina poor run of form

Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.
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Giovani Lo Celso: Lionel Messi presence a privilege not a nuisance

Lionel Messi's presence for Argentina is a privilege not a nuisance, team-mate Giovani Lo Celso insisted ahead of the nation's decisive Copa America clash against Qatar.
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Lionel Messi: Argentina won’t suffer early exit from Copa America

Lionel Messi is convinced Argentina will beat Qatar in their final group game at the Copa America, with the Barcelona superstar admitting an early exit from the competition would be “crazy”.
Lionel Messi is convinced Argentina will beat Qatar in their final group game at the Copa America, with the Barcelona superstar admitting an early exit from the competition would be crazy.

Lionel Messi: Crazy if Argentina suffer early exit at Copa America

Lionel Messi is "convinced" Argentina will beat Qatar in their final group game at the Copa America, with the Barcelona superstar admitting an early exit from the competition would be "crazy".
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni insists the Copa America will only truly begin for the nation against Paraguay on Wednesday.

Lionel Scaloni: Argentina’s Copa America campaign hasn’t started yet

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni insists the Copa America will only truly begin for the nation against Paraguay on Wednesday.
Brazil’s Neymar gestures during a friendly football match against Qatar at the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia on June 5, 2019, ahead of Brazil 2019 Copa America. (Photo by EVARISTO SA - AFP)

Neymar rape accusations overshadow Copa America kick-off

Brazil should have been gearing up for another major home sporting spectacle with renewed optimism that star forward Neymar would help bring to an end a 12-year trophy drought.
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, in action against Nicaragua in San Juan, Argentina, on Friday. Agustin Marcarian - Reuters

Copa America: Lionel Messi scores twice as Argentina routs Nicaragua 5-1

Lionel Messi scored a first-half double as Argentina warmed up for the Copa America with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Nicaragua on Friday in San Juan.
Lionel Messi has been told that he will “never reach Diego Maradona’s level” by Hector Enrique, a member of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning squad.

Lionel Scaloni wants Lionel Messi to do ‘what he does every Sunday’

Lionel Scaloni hopes Lionel Messi can just produce "what he does every Sunday" as Argentina target success at the Copa America.
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Lionel Messi reveals plan with Argentina team before he retires

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has revealed that he wants to win a trophy with Argentina before he retires from football.
Sergio Aguero says Manchester City’s victory over Liverpool in January proved to be the turning point in this season’s Premier League title race.

Sergio Aguero still planning Independiente return after Argentina recall

Sergio Aguero has confirmed he still plans to return to boyhood club Independiente before retiring as he prepares to make his Argentina comeback at the Copa America.

Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Sergio Aguero in Argentine squad for Copa America

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala of Juventus and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City headed the 23-man Copa America squad announced by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi is not a leader, according to Diego Maradona, with the Barcelona and Argentina talisman accused of “going to the bathroom 20 times before a game”.

Jorge Sampaoli: Lionel Messi suffering as Argentina enjoys destroying things

Lionel Messi “suffers a lot” with Argentina because society in the Barcelona star’s homeland “enjoys destroying things more than it enjoys success”, says Jorge Sampaoli.

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