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Mauro Icardi left out of Argentina World Cup squad

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has included Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala to feature in attack alongside Lionel Messi in his 23-man World Cup squad, but has left Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi and Racing Club starlet Lautaro Martinez out. City's top scorer this season with 30 goals in all competitions, Aguero

Ernesto Valverde has played down Lionel Messi’s injury concerns

​Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has played down Lionel Messi's injury concerns after the 30-year-old missed both of Argentina's friendlies against Italy and Spain. The five time Ballon d'Or winner returned to training on Thursday but is set to be continually assessed by the club's medical staff ahead of La Blaugrana's trip to Sevilla

Argentina Launch 2018 W/Cup Away Kit 1

Argentina have unveiled their away kit for the tournament. According to, the kit which is all-black, was released on Tuesday and modelled by Barcelona star and national team captain, Lionel Messi. This will be the first time Argentina will go for an all black away kit as against dark blue. The kit

Giorgio Chiellini to miss Italy’s friendly with England

Defender Giorgio Chiellini has been forced to withdraw from Italy's squad to face Argentina and England. Chiellini had been expected to start in each of the Azzurri's friendlies in England, with Italy facing Argentina at the Etihad Stadium before meeting the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium next week. However, the 33-year-old will

Claudio Tapia: Lionel Messi should play less for Barcelona

AFA President Claudio Tapia has said he has spoken to captain Lionel Messi about playing fewer games for La Liga side Barcelona in order to stay fresh for his country ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Argentina’s national football association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has said he has spoken to captain


Sergio Aguero fainted in the dressing room as Argentina lost 4-2 to Nigeria in an international friendly in Russia on Tuesday, says reports. The Manchester City striker was substituted at half-time, triggering a staggering collapse from the South Americans at the Krasnodar Stadium. TyC Sports reported Aguero regained consciousness but was taken