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Brazil forward Neymar said he hopes Lionel Messi will return to play for Argentina as it is a pity he is missing international football at the moment.

Neymar: Lionel Messi’s Argentina absence a ‘pity for football’

Brazil forward Neymar said he hopes Lionel Messi will return to play for Argentina as it is a "pity" he is missing international football at the moment.

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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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 coach Jorge Sampaoli reacts during 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

World Cup: Argentina coach plots Nigeria downfall without Lionel Messi

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli is reportedly planning changes for his team’s crucial match against Nigeria in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

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...

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.

Sergio Aguero named in Argentina squad despite injury

Sergio Aguero has been included in Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendly matches against Italy and Spain even though the Manchester City striker is currently injured.

WCQ: Argentina struggle to Venezuela draw

Argentina struggled to a 1-1 draw with Venezuela here Tuesday which left the South American giants’ 2018 World Cup qualification hopes hanging in the balance.

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World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

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