Argentina can win the 2018 World Cup in Russia if Lionel Messi is at his best, according to Juan Roman Riquelme.
The venues for the Springboks’ three home Rugby Championship matches in 2018 have been confirmed.
The Blitzboks claimed a consolation third-place finish at the Cape Town Sevens after battling to a 19-17 win over Canada on Sunday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
An Alex Iwobi inspired performance saw Nigeria come from 2-0 down to claim a 4-2 victory against 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina in an international friendly.
Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta has conceded he was annoyed that Lionel Messi broke his goal-scoring record, but was glad it was surpassed by an ‘extra-terrestrial’.
Argentina forward Sergio Aguero was happy to move past Diego Maradona in the nation’s goal-scoring charts as he called on his side to continue improving.
Argentina veteran Javier Mascherano confirmed he would retire from internationals after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Lionel Messi proved to be Argentina’s saviour as his stunning hat-trick secured a 3-1 victory over Ecuador, and World Cup qualification for Russia 2018.
Brazil will want to beat Chile even if it helps Argentina in World Cup qualifying, according to Tostao.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli praised the ‘incredible’ Lionel Messi, challenging his team to reach the star’s level when they face Ecuador.