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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

Lionel Messi drags his nation to World Cup finals

Lionel Messi’s heroic hat-trick dragged Argentina back from the brink of an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 3-1 win in Ecuador. Argentina's victory catapulted them from sixth into the automatic qualification places as they joined Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia in booking their spots in Russia. After the shock of falling behind

Argentina struggle to a draw with Venezuela

Argentina's 2018 World Cup qualifying struggles continued with a 1-1 home draw against bottom side Venezuela. Jhon Murillo gave the visitors the lead with a close-range finish but a second-half own goal earned Argentina a point. They are fifth in the South American standings with two games remaining and the top four