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France’s Kylian Mbappe scores brace as Lionel Messi, Argentina crash out

Argentina had come from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 in a match illuminated by outstanding goals from Angel Di Maria and Benjamin Pavard but a quickfire second-half double from Mbappe put France firmly in the driving seat.
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Marcos Rojo: I told Ever Banega, Nicolas Otamendi I would score against Nigeria

Argentina hero Marcos Rojo has stated that he had the premonition he would score against Nigeria in Tuesday’s crucial Group D Russia 2018 World Cup clash in Saint Petersburg.
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Lionel Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope

Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
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Ante Rebic: Argentina were so bad I didn’t want Lionel Messi’s jersey

Ante Rebic was so disappointed in Argentina's performance and conduct in Croatia's 3-0 win over them that he decided not to ask Lionel Messi to swap jerseys.

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 set to open final World Cup run against Iceland

The smallest nation ever to play at a World Cup has a big start against Lionel Messi in Moscow tonight.

Raheem Sterling fails to agree new Manchester City contract

Raheem Sterling’s future at the Etihad looks less certain after he and Manchester City failed to reach an agreement over a new long-term deal.

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: 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.

Pep Guardiola: John Stones key player at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has insisted John Stones remains a key player at Manchester City and strongly denied speculation the England defender could leave at the end of the season.

Kevin De Bruyne in as Manchester City dominate Premier League team of the year

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.

Five things we learned from the Premier League

Manchester City are English champions for a fifth time after Manchester United’s shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom handed their local rivals an unexpected early title party.

Pep Guardiola blasts referee as Salah sends Liverpool into semi-finals

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola blasted Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz and lamented decisions that cost his side dear after a 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday sealed a 5-1 aggregate Champions League quarter-final win for the five-time European champions.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino see Liverpool past Manchester City

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored second-half goals as Liverpool won 2-1 at Manchester City to reach the Champions League semifinals 5-1 on aggregate.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling dropped on Anfield return

Raheem Sterling was the surprise omission from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side to face Liverpool in the first leg of their blockbuster Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

Manchester City, Raheem Sterling to open talks on new contract

Manchester City are to open talks with Raheem Sterling regarding a new contract before the end of the season, ESPN reports.

Isco takes swipe at Zinedine Zidane after his Spain hat-trick

Isco said he felt "alive" after his first career hat-trick helped Spain thrash Argentina 6-1 and took a swipe at his club coach Zinedine Zidane.

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