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4dAdriana 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.

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Dybala told to sort out his private life (2:26)
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10dChris Wright

Iceland star: We all want Messi's shirt

Rather than being intimidated it would appear that Iceland were positively thrilled at the prospect of making their World Cup debut against Argentina.

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EXCLUSIVE: Messi hits back at 'boss' claims (0:46)
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Which South American team has the most favourable group? (1:53)
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17dAdriana Garcia

Maradona not optimistic on Argentina odds

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli reassured fans his national team will be "very competitive" at the 2018 World Cup despite criticism from Diego Maradona

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17dNick Miller

Lionel Messi will need some help

Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria make up World Cup Group D. Here's what to look for -- and you can vote for your winner.

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ESPN FC panel's reaction to FIFA World Cup draw (3:56)
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Group D - Argentina in most competitive group? (3:44)
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27dBen Gladwell

Messi contrasts don't affect Dybala - Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says comparisons between Paulo Dybala and Lionel Messi will not affect his forward when the Catalans visit Turin.

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27dAssociated Press

Maradona, Lineker to meet at 2018 draw

Diego Maradona will be reunited on stage with World Cup rival Gary Lineker as one of several legendary players to attend the draw for the 2018 finals.

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31dAdriana Garcia

Rojo eyeing Argentina World Cup spot

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is targeting a return to the Argentina squad for the 2018 World Cup.

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32dJonathan Smith

City's Aguero cleared to face Leicester

Aguero underwent club tests after complaining of a dizzy spell at half-time in Argentina's friendly against Nigeria on Tuesday.

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33dESPN staff

Trending: Aguero faints in Argentina loss

Sergio Aguero fainted as Argentina lost to Nigeria in a friendly, while Diego Maradona has said he wants to coach the national side again.

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34dESPN staff

Maradona tells Argentina: 'I want to return!'

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat against Nigeria.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference6Tied-14th
Goals Scored10Tied-23rd
Assists6Tied-8th
Goals Conceded4Tied-68th