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No Messi, no problem as Argentina beat Iraq

Argentina easily overcame Iraq 4-0 in a friendly in Saudi Arabia on Thursday with three players scoring their first international goals for the twice world champions while German Pezzella also found the net. Argentina were without Lionel Messi, who is taking a sabbatical from international football, and fielded a new-look side

France Knocks Argentina out of the World Cup

Kylian Mbappe has delivered a breakthrough performance on the World Cup stage as France recorded a 4-3 victory over Argentina in Saturday's last-16 clash in Kazan. A stunning burst of pace from the youngster earned a penalty for his side in the early stages before a quick-fire double after the break

Nigeria crashes out of 2018 World Cup

Argentina have booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup at Nigeria's expense with a late 2-1 win at the Krestovsky Stadium this evening. The two-time world champions were heading for a group-stage exit after Victor Moses scored a penalty early in the second half to cancel out

Jorge Sampaoli: ‘I cost Argentina victory’

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has taken responsibility for his side's 3-0 defeat to Croatia by saying that the result was down to his tactical decisions. Sampaoli's side conceded three goals in the second half - including a strike from outside the box by Croatia captain Luka Modric - as Argentina's hopes

Croatia crush Argentina to reach knockouts

Croatia have booked themselves a place in the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia courtesy of a remarkable 3-0 win over Argentina in Group D at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium this evening. Argentina stopper Willy Caballero produced a goalkeeping howler in the second half to leave Ante Rebic

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