2017 Schedule

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2017 Schedule
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Sampaoli: World Cup is my obsession (1:06)
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2dESPN staff

Aguero back for Argentina, Higuain still out

Matías Kranevitter, Diego Perotti and Sergio Aguero were surprise choices by Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli's squad for two November friendlies.

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2dAdriana Garcia

Leader Messi inspired Argentina - Pezzella

Lionel Messi's leadership skills in his role as Argentina captain came as a surprise to his new international teammate, German Pezzella.

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9dSam Marsden

Valverde glad Messi won't play WC playoff

Ernesto Valverde is delighted Argentina's direct World Cup qualification ensures Lionel Messi won't be required to travel to New Zealand next month.

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9dAdriana Garcia

Mascherano will quit Argentina after WC

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has announced the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be his final tournament with Argentina.

9dChris Wright

Messi has name across new custom boots

On the back of dragging Argentina to a World Cup, the one and only Lionel Messi has been furnished with a brand new pair of custom football boots.

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Marcotti excited to see Argentina in World Cup (2:20)
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The Sweeper: World Cup qualifier madness (1:14)
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10dChris Wright

Poch fell asleep during Argentina win

Tottenham boss and former Argentina international Mauricio Pochettino has confessed he fell asleep during his country's decisive World Cup qualifier.

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10dSam Kelly

'Messi is Messiah': Argentina reacts to win

It was stressful, but ultimately Lionel Messi got Argentina a berth into the 2018 World Cup. So how does the country feel about their team now?

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Does Messi really need a World Cup to be the GOAT? (10:58)
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11dTim Vickery

How to fix Argentina ahead of World Cup

Argentina pulled out a dramatic World Cup qualification and even though there's still joy to be, there's a lot to be fixed, writes Tim Vickery.

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WATCH: U2's Bono salutes Lionel Messi (0:49)
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11dChris Wright

Messi leads Argentina celebrations

Argentina saviour Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to send them to the World Cup -- then led the raucous celebrations in the dressing room afterwards.

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Sampaoli: Football owes Messi a World Cup (2:02)
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Messi deserves sole credit for Argentina qualifying (2:25)
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12dESPN staff

Sampaoli: Game owed World Cup to Messi

Jorge Sampaoli said that football "owes the world" to Lionel Messi after Argentina's talisman scored three goals to lead his country to the World Cup.

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12dTim Vickery

Messi comes to Argentina's rescue

When Argentina needed him most, Lionel Messi came to their rescue and sent them on the way to next year's World Cup.

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Messi, Suarez set CONMEBOL goals record

Lionel Messi became the all-time leading scorer in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers with his second goal in Argentina's game in Ecuador on Tuesday night.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference7Tied-6th
Goals Scored7Tied-30th
Assists5Tied-6th
Goals Conceded0Tied-1st