Messi hopes to avoid Spain in World Cup group

Lionel Messi admits Argentina retirement U-turn last year left him 'embarrassed' but ace feels decision was beneficial

Messi joins Argentina side for training before friendly match against Russia

"Never in his history with the national team has Leo proposed to skip a match", Sampaoli told a press conference at Luzhniki.

One of the more intriguing worldwide friendlies on Saturday saw Argentina win 1-0 in Russian Federation.

"We played in a straightforward, courageous, bold manner".

"The things we've planned did work".

"We all played with intensity and took the match seriously".

Cherchesov added: "I think our defence played correctly from a tactical point of view but we were unable to start quality attacks, especially in the first half, when we had the ball".

He singled out Aguero for creating scoring opportunities despite a lack of space offered by Russia's defensive setup.

Novartis India Q2 net up 18% at Rs 26 crore
While announcing the result, SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar said gross slippages for the quarter stood at Rs 10,627 crore. The surge in bad loans has choked new lending in an economy which needs revival in investment to help spur growth.

The Ninja Turtles Are Coming to Injustice 2
By the looks of it, the four will play as one character, and I'm guessing you'll be able to switch between each turtle mid-game. Atom is set to launch this December 12, with the Enchantress set for release in January, and the Ninja crew in February.

Was Iowa State robbed of a touchdown late against Oklahoma State?
The win moved the Pokes to 8-2 overall and 5-2 in conference play and kept them in the mix for the Big 12 Championship Game. With Iowa State driving for a potential game-tying score against Oklahoma State, we had us a near-simultaneous catch.

The only goal of the game was scored by Manchester City's all-time top goal scorer Sergio Aguero.

Lionel Messi has issued an apology for an embarrassing gaffe which resulted in him confusing fellow Argentine footballer Sebastian Driussi for a supporter.

Messi nearly opened the scoring within three minutes of the restart but his chip over Akinfeev after a lovely throughball from Aguero was cleared by Konstantin Rausch with Salvio lurking behind.

It took until the 86th minute for Argentina to beat Russian Federation as Sergio Aguero struck his 35th global goal.

Aguero broke the deadlock when he headed in a rebound from his own blocked shot after a sharp break down the right wing and low cross from Cristian Pavon.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor further rubbished the claims that some players in the squad are selected because they are his friend and said that accusations are absolutely disrespectful.

"We passed well on the opponent's pitch, the opponent had practically no chances to score", Sampaoli said.

Latest News