Matias Kranevitter, Diego Perotti and Sergio Aguero were the surprise choices by Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli for their upcoming November friendlies, but Sampaoli once again left Gonzalo Higuaín out of his team.
Argentina will first face World Cup hosts Russia on Nov. 10, before playing a second friendly four days later against a opponent yet to be revealed.
La Albiceleste booked their place in Russia next summer with a 3-1 win against Ecuador. However, going into the game they were...
Lionel Messi's leadership skills in his role as Argentina captain came as a surprise to his new international teammate, German Pezzella.
Messi has been criticised in the past by some, including Argentina great Diego Maradona for lacking the required "personality to be a leader."
Pezzella was called up for the first time to the Albiceleste for his national team's final World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador and although the Fiorentina defender did not feature in either game, he did get to...
The life of Lionel Messi continues to improve.
After a legendary performance that carried Argentina into the World Cup finals on Tuesday, the Barcelona superstar and his wife have announced they are expecting their third child.
Antonella Roccuzzo shared the wonderful news on Sunday with an Instagram picture of herself and the five-time Ballon d'Or winner with their children, Mateo and Thiago.
All four have a hand on her T-shirt, over her belly.
The post is tagged, "Familia de 5 #blessed," with a...
BARCELONA -- Ernesto Valverde was delighted Lionel Messi's midweek hat trick for Argentina ensured the Barcelona forward won't have to travel to New Zealand next month for a World Cup qualifying playoff.
Argentina booked their place in Russia next summer with a 3-1 win against Ecuador but going into the game they were in danger of either having to go through a playoff to secure their place at the finals or missing out altogether.
However, Messi's treble guaranteed direct qualification for the Albiceleste...