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World Cup 2018: Messi takes Argentina to Top 16

Lionel Messi after scoring Argentina's first goal on Tuesday. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 and qualify for the round of 16 in FIFA World Cup 2018 Argentina has qualified for the round of 16 in the World Cup after a spectacular finish from Marcos Rojo five minutes from time gave Jorge Sampaoli’s men the three points they needed to qualify. Lionel Messi scored Argentina’s opener, but a second-half Nigeria penalty ... Read More »

Lionel Messi announces retirement from international football

Lionel Messi announces his retirement from international football

Messi missed a penalty in the shootout that decided the Copa América final and later said he would retire from international football Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years. The Copa America final was decided on penalties after Argentina and Chile failed to score ... Read More »

Afghan boy finally gets signed jersey from Messi

Afghan boy finally gets signed jersey from Messi

‘I love Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me,’ Murtaza Ahmadi said to UNICEF An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation for wearing an improvised soccer jersey made from a plastic bag has been sent the real thing by FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi. Murtaza Ahmadi travelled with his family from eastern Ghazni province to Kabul to receive ... Read More »

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