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Crespo says France are favorites against Argentina

Crespo says France are favorites against Argentina

France are the favorites to win their round of 16 match against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo said Wednesday. 28 Jun 2018
FIFA 'took note' of Maradona's antics

FIFA 'took note' of Maradona's antics

FIFA has taken note of Argentina legend Diego Maradona's behavior from the World Cup encounter between Argentina and Nigeria, UK media have reported. 27 Jun 2018
Sampaoli 'asked Messi' for advice on Aguero sub

Sampaoli 'asked Messi' for advice on Aguero sub

Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli asked Lionel Messi if he should bring on Sergio Aguero during their win over Nigeria this morning, according to their national media. 27 Jun 2018
Argentina star Maradona risks becoming 'laughing stock' - Lineker

Argentina star Maradona risks becoming 'laughing stock' - Lineker

Former England striker Gary Lineker, who hosted the World Cup draw in Moscow in December, said former World Cup champion Diego Maradona risked becoming "laughing stock" after his obscene gesture in the World Cup encounter between Argentina and Nigeria. 27 Jun 2018
Argentina Forward Meza 'Happy' to Qualify for FIFA World Cup Knockout Stage

Argentina Forward Meza 'Happy' to Qualify for FIFA World Cup Knockout Stage

ST. PETERSBURG, June 27 (Sputnik) - Argentina forward Maximiliano Meza said Wednesday that he was "happy" to qualify for the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 27 Jun 2018
Mikel: Referee failed to award 'clear penalty' against Argentina

Mikel: Referee failed to award 'clear penalty' against Argentina

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel said that the referee, who officiated his team's final Group D match against Argentina, did not award his side a "clear penalty" for a handball despite consulting the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system. 27 Jun 2018
Messi expects tough game against 'explosive' France

Messi expects tough game against 'explosive' France

Argentina captain Lionel Messi said his side's next round of 16 match against France is going to be very difficult. 27 Jun 2018
Rohr praises Idowu for dealing with Messi

Rohr praises Idowu for dealing with Messi

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr said on Tuesday night that he was happy with defender Brian Idowu's performance how he dealt with Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi, despite their 2-1 loss which knocked them out of the tournament. 27 Jun 2018
Iceland v Croatia player ratings

Iceland v Croatia player ratings

Croatia were looking to continue their dream World Cup start while Iceland needed a win to keep their campaign alive. 27 Jun 2018
Rohr proud of Nigeria players despite elimination

Rohr proud of Nigeria players despite elimination

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr said Tuesday night that he is very proud of his side's performance at the World Cup, despite Nigeria being eliminated from the competition following 2-1 defeat to Argentina in their final group stage match. 27 Jun 2018
Nigeria v Argentina player ratings

Nigeria v Argentina player ratings

Argentina were outrun and overpowered by a youthful Nigeria side for much of their decisive Group D encounter in St Petersburg. 27 Jun 2018
Argentina v Nigeria watched by sell-out crowd

Argentina v Nigeria watched by sell-out crowd

The Group D match between Argentina and Nigeria at the St. Petersburg Stadium was attended by a sell-out crowd of 64,468 supporters, FIFA said on Tuesday via the tournament's official Twitter account. 27 Jun 2018
Messi named man of the match against Nigeria

Messi named man of the match against Nigeria

Lionel Messi was named man of the match as his country beat Nigeria 2-1 in Saint Petersburg, which saw them qualify for the knockout stage, where they will play France. 27 Jun 2018
Argentina through to round of 16 after beating Nigeria 2-1

Argentina through to round of 16 after beating Nigeria 2-1

Argentina are through to the round of 16 after a late goal from Marcos Rojo gave them a 2-1 victory against Nigeria in St. Petersburg. 27 Jun 2018
Psychic cat predicts more misery for Argentina

Psychic cat predicts more misery for Argentina

Achilles the cat, the animal oracle for the 2018 World Cup, has predicted that Nigeria will beat Argentina in their final Group D match. 26 Jun 2018
It's hard to predict opponents like Nigeria says Sampaoli

It's hard to predict opponents like Nigeria says Sampaoli

Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Monday that it will be very hard to predict what Nigeria will do tactically in the teams' final World Cup Group D match in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. 26 Jun 2018