Lionel Scaloni names Argentina squad to face Guatemala and Colombia

Next month, Argentina will play two friendlies in the United States of America: against Guatemala in Los Angeles on the 7th September, and against Colombia in New Jersey on the 11th. On Friday, interim manager Lionel Scaloni named his squad for the friendlies. Lionel Messi is the most high-profile omission – he's taking a break... Continue Reading →

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Did we learn anything from Argentina v Haiti?

On Tuesday, Argentina continued their recent trend of bidding a pre-World Cup farewell to their fans with a friendly against opponents who, with no disrespect to Haiti, or to Canada in 2010 or Trinidad and Tobago in 2014, are not quite on the level of the opponents they'll face in the tournament. Did we learn... Continue Reading →

Argentina 2-0 Italy: highlights

On Friday, Argentina beat Italy 2-0 in a friendly in Manchester, thanks to goals from Éver Banega and Manuel Lanzini – the West Ham United playmaker's first goal for his country, in his third cap. It wasn't a perfect performance, but it left Jorge Sampaoli more satisfied than not, and several players – including Willy Caballero, Fabricio... Continue Reading →

Sampaoli adds five Argentina-based players to his March friendlies squad, including Lautaro Martínez

As expected, on Monday morning the Argentine Football Association published Jorge Sampaoli's final squad list for Argentina's upcoming friendlies against Italy in Manchester on the 23rd, and against Spain in Madrid on the 27th of this month. Having already called up twenty-two players who play their club football abroad, Sampaoli added five 'locals' to the... Continue Reading →

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