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Diego Maradona angry over Argentina defeat to Nigeria

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli’s side was without Lionel Messi for their second of two …

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Messi “permanently competitive” says Barca boss Valverde

BARCELONA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde paid tribute on Friday to Lionel Messi’s “permanent competitiveness”, after the five-times world player of the year dragged Argentina into next year’s World Cup with a hat-trick against Ecuador last Tuesday. Messi has been in free-scoring form for his club this …

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Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Quito Oct 11 (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador here Tuesday. Barcelona superstar Messi single-handedly rescued Argentina’s World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito. …

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Aguero out for 2-4 weeks after car crash

Sergio Aguero has confirmed he has a broken rib, but that his injuries could have been worse after he was involved in a road accident in Amsterdam on Thursday. Aguero was a passenger in a taxi en route to the airport in Amsterdam after attending a concert on Thursday night …

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Aguero can’t play against Chelsea tomorrow – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola on Friday said he had “no problem” with Sergio Aguero being in Amsterdam where he had an accident on Thursday. The 29-year-old Argentine was in a taxi going to the airport after watching singer Maluma perform when the accident happened. Guardiola, after confirming the striker …

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Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike

Iranian student Reza Parastesh looks so much like his sporting hero Lionel Messi that it almost landed him in jail for disrupting public order this week. So many people came out to take selfies with Parastesh in the western city of Hamedan over the weekend that police rushed him into …

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