Maradona urges Lionel Messi to quit Argentina and ‘send them to hell’

Diego Maradona has advised Lionel Messi to walk away from the Argentina national team and send everyone “to hell.” Messi has been omitted from the last two Argentina squads in the wake of a fraught World Cup campaign and doubt surrounds the Barcelona star’s international future. Argentina icon and former coach Maradona was asked what advice he would give Messi. “What would I tell Messi? To not come back any more. To retire,” Maradona told Clarin. “The Under-15s lose and it is Messi’s fault, the fixture list in Argentina puts…

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Argentina coach Scaloni unsure if Lionel Messi will play for his country again

Argentina interim manager Lionel Scaloni has stated he doesn’t know if Lionel Messi will play for the national team again. Messi had a difficult summer with Argentina at the World Cup where they crashed out at the hands of eventual winners France at the Round of 16, and indicated he would not be available for the September friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia or indeed for the rest of the year, according to a report in Clarin newspaper. #SelecciónMayor Lionel Scaloni dio a conocer la lista de convocados para enfrentar a…

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Man United handed HUGE double injury boost ahead of Man City clash

Manchester United have been handed a huge boost ahead of the upcoming derby with Manchester City as both Sergio Aguero and David Silva will likely be missing through injury, the Metro reports. The two sides meet after the international break on October 25th, but City may have to go into the game without their two best players as they picked up knocks while on international duty. Aguero suffered a hamstring injury whilst playing for Argentina against Ecuador, and is almost definitely certain to be ruled out. Speaking with reporters after…

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Ranking the kits of the FIFA top 20: Do Wales still rate above England?

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The latest round of FIFA world rankings caused another stir of controversy, with Wales rising above England for the first time ever and France dropping 17 places below Romania, it’s easy to see why it’s got people’s backs up. However, just because a country has better individual players, it by no means ensures them a higher ranking. Though FIFA’s system is flawed, and confusing, we’ve come up with a much better way of working out FIFA’s top 20, and that’s by judging them on their kits. See how we’ve ranked…

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(Video) Boca Juniors star Jonathan Calleri scores the world’s sexiest Rabonna

Carlos Tevez made his first appearance for Boca Juniors this weekend after signing from Juventus, only you might not know about that because Jonathan Calleri stole the show with the most sumptuous Rabonna you’re ever likely to see. In the 53rd minute of Boca’s game against Quilmes, the midfielder unleashed a terrific lobbed effort the took the goalkeeper out of the game, but interestingly, it looked, at first, as though he was trying to pass to the returning hero. The goal could be a potential Puskas Award nominee for 2015,…

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Lionel Messi needs to ignore retirement calls if he wishes to be considered the greatest

Lionel Messi may already be one of the most decorated players of all-time, and is rightly considered one of the greatest the game has ever seen, but he now faces a critical decision, and one that could prove to define his legacy. He needs to decide whether to call time upon his international career. READ MORE: Manchester City closing in on a £50m deal for Raheem Sterling Jose Mourinho turns down huge pay rise to stay at Chelsea until 2019 (Video) Neymar gets wasted at house party in Brazil The…

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(Video) Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez WON the Copa America with tense penalty finale

It’s been a good year for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. First he established himself as one of the most exciting talents in world football at last summer’s World Cup, then he lifted the FA Cup during his first season in English football and on Saturday night he rounded off the hat trick by firing in the penalty to win the Copa America on home soil. Taking on the favourites Argentina, the game ended goalless after 120 minutes of regular and extra time, sending the game to a tense finale in…

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International century makers: 100 cap XI as Lionel Messi reaches landmark

In an already incredible career, Lionel Messi notched up another landmark last week as he became the latest great of the game to earn over 100 international caps. READ MORE: Liverpool plan bid for striker duo Petr Cech’s Arsenal move edges closer Chelsea set to miss out on Belgian star Despite Pele and Diego Maradona being among the players not to have reached the landmark, the Argentinian wizard is in some pretty special company, so here is an all-time XI made of up of the best players that have brought…

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Copa America Group B – Uruguay begin title defence against rank outsiders

Uruguay have won the Copa America more than any other team, a fine achievement given the immense competition they face from neighbouring countries as well as the disparity in terms of population and resources, particularly that of rivals Argentina and Brazil. Their latest title defence begins on Saturday evening as they take on Jamaica, a side that is not expected to make it past the group stage. Winning the competition back in 2011 was just reward for Uruguay’s remarkable rise back to international football’s elite, and was an achievement that…

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