2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
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11dDamian Didonato

Can Sampaoli build strong Argentina team?

Argentina's road to Russia 2018 was rocky but now that Jorge Sampaoli has some time to prepare, the challenge is making his stars work as a team.

13dTim Vickery

Uruguay, Argentina going in opposite directions

While Uruguay has gained momentum with their improved midfield play, Argentina's defense has shown that it needs drastic improvement -- immediately.

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13dSam Marsden

Lionel Messi scores 600th career goal

Lionel Messi brought up yet another landmark on Sunday when he scored his 600th career goal for club and country in Barcelona's game against Atletico.

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16dESPN staff

Higuain in Argentina squad, Icardi left out

Forward Gonzalo Higuain will return to the Argentina squad for friendlies this month, but his Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala and Inter's Mauro Icardi.

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18dAdriana Garcia

Messi meets with Argentina FA president

Lionel Messi hosted Argentina Football Federation (AFA) president Claudio Tapia at his Barcelona home as Argentina finalise their World Cup plans.

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31dAdriana Garcia

Argentina need Messi in WC - Biglia

Lucas Biglia admits Argentina must learn how to get the best out of Lionel Messi in the World Cup without wearing him out.

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32dAdriana Garcia

AFA hopes Messi plays less for Barcelona

Messi has made 23 league appearances for Barca, 22 of them starts, also starting five Copa del Rey games and playing in six Champions League matches.

40dChris Wright

Maradona blacks out Aguero's face

Maradona has inadvertently proved that his ongoing rift with Aguero, his former son-in-law, shows no signs of being healed in the near future.

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51dTim Vickery

World Cup intrigue at River Plate

The stage at River Plate could give newcomers Franco Armani (Argentina) and Juan Fernando Quintero (Colombia) a boost in making Russia-bound sides.

Valeri talks Timbers' changes, Messi with ESPN FC (5:48)
60dSam Marsden

Barca defend payments to Messi's charity

Tax officials found transfers worth millions of euros from Barca to Messi's father and his foundation during an audit, according to a report.

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66dAdriana Garcia

Tevez eyes World Cup after Boca return

Carlos Tevez says he is determined to make Argentina's World Cup squad after returning to play for Boca Juniors for the third time in his career.

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67dAdriana Garcia

Argentina confirm Spain friendly game

Argentina will play an international friendly against Spain in March in preparation for the World Cup, the AFA president Claudio Tapia has confirmed.

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86dAdriana Garcia

Argentina to play pre-WC Italy friendly

Argentina will play an international friendly against Italy in March in preparation for the World Cup, the Argentina Football Association confirmed.

Messi dreaming to reach another World Cup final (0:31)
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93dAdriana Garcia

Messi hopes football pays him World Cup

Lionel Messi hopes football "ends up paying" the debt the sport owes him at the 2018 World Cup after losing three straight finals with Argentina.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference6Tied-18th
Goals Scored10Tied-28th
Goals Conceded4Tied-67th