Lionel Messi extends Barcelona deal until 2021

Lionel Messi has officially put pen to paper on a new Barcelona deal, tying his future to the club until 2021. Barcelona announced a verbal agreement over a contract extension in July with reports suggesting a €300 million release clause. However, as explained by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the effects of Neymar’s mammoth move

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Full 32 team list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

All 32 participants have been decided for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The agony and the ecstasy of World Cup Qualifying was on full display; Panama and Iceland made history by qualifying for their first-ever World Cup Finals, while there were scenes of heartbreak in Milan when Italy failed to secure a World

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Argentina vs Nigeria – Highlights

ArgentinaÉ. Banega (27′)S. Agüero (36′)2FT4Click here to reveal spoilers.NigeriaK. Iheanacho (44′)A. Iwobi (52′)B. Idowu (54′)A. Iwobi (73′)Stadium: Stadion FK Krasnodar (Krasnodar)Attendance: Referee: V. Bezborodov65358251BallPossessionShotsoff targetShotson targetPossession6535Shots off target82Shots on target51Fouls912Corners103Offsides23Yellow Cards01Red Cards00ArgentinaManager: J. Sampaoli#Name23A. Marchesín14J. Mascherano17N. Otamendi4G. Pezzella6E. Insúa8E. Pérez11Á. Di María24E. Rigoni19É. Banega20G. Lo Celso22A. Gómez9S. Agüero7D. Benedetto21P. Dybala25F. Belluschi26C. Pavón16D. PerottiNigeriaManager: G. Rohr#Name1D.

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Liverpool return unlikely for Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano claims he ‘needs to give a chapter of his career to River Plate’ amidst rumours Jurgen Klopp was interested in bringing him back to Anfield, according to the Metro. The 33-year-old made over 100 appearances for The Reds in a three-and-a-half season spell, finishing as a runner up in the English

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Angel Di Maria admits Barcelona move was close

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel Di Maria recently revealed he was close to securing a move to Barcelona over the summer in an interview with ESPN. Barcelona were in a moment of panic following the shock loss of Neymar to the Ligue 1 giants and needed reinforcements, turning to the former Real Madrid man. While many

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Sergio Aguero open to Independiente return in 2019

All-time Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero has always been transparent with his intentions to return to boyhood club Independiente before retiring. But his latest revelation with Buenos Aires-based network TyC Sports has suggested he could be set for a return to Argentina as early as 2019. The 29-year-old scored 23 times in 56 appearances

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FIFA release October World Rankings

FIFA have released their final World Rankings update ahead of the 2018 World Cup play-off draw in Zurich at 14:00 CET on Tuesday. These rankings hold more significance than usual, as they will determine the pots for the December 1st draw for the 2018 World Cup Finals. With Pot 1 confirmed, Spain (ranked 8th), England

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Top seeded sides for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA will use its updated October World Rankings to seed all four pots for the 2018 World Cup draw, with the places of nations in Pot 1 confirmed. This is a new format for World Cup seeding; usually, only the top eight nations are seeded with the rest of the pots grouped by Confederation. Noticeable

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Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez on verge of Atletico Madrid move

Atletico Madrid are in the process of finalising a move for Argentina under-20 striker Lautaro Martinez from Racing Club. Buenos Aires based newspaper Ole claim that Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta has travelled to Argentina to wrap up the deal. The 20-year-old will be subject to a move to the Spanish capital for €12

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World Cup Qualifying Player Ratings: Argentina

Argentina have left their World Cup status in the balance following a 0-0 draw at home to Peru in the penultimate CONMEBOL qualifier before the 2018 finals in Russia. The two-time World Champions now sit outside the qualifying spots in 6th place with just one game to play – away to Ecuador – and cannot

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Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay planning joint bid for 2030 World Cup

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will put in a collaborative bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. The 2030 edition of the world’s most watched sporting event marks 100 years since its inception, when Uruguay hosted the 1930 World Cup. “The first meeting (to prepare the bid) will be organised in the first week of

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Argentina squad named for crucial World Cup qualifiers

Jorge Sampaoli has selected his Argentina squad for the final two matches of World Cup qualifying ahead of the 2018 finals in Russia. Argentina, 5th, battle it out with 4th-placed Peru in Buenos Aires on October 5 before travelling to the high-altitude country of Ecuador on October 11 in the final game of CONMEBOL qualifying.

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AC Milan sign Lazio captain Lucas Biglia

AC Milan have made their tenth summer signing by completing a deal for experienced Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia, who joins from Lazio for €20 million. Lucas Biglia has spent his last four seasons in Italy with Lazio, serving two of them as captain, and arrives at the San Siro on a three-year contract. The signing

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Brazil vs Argentina – Highlights

Brazil0FT1Click here to reveal spoilers.ArgentinaStadium: Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne)Attendance: Referee: C. Beath42585334BallPossessionShotsoff targetShotson targetPossession4258Shots off target53Shots on target34Fouls2016Corners36Offsides35Yellow Cards11Red Cards00BrazilTite (homeFormation)#Name1Weverton6Filipe Luis3Thiago Silva2Fágner18Rafinha4Gil19Willian8Renato Augusto7Douglas Costa5Fernandinho15Paulinho10Giuliano11Philippe Coutinho9Gabriel Jesus17TaisonArgentinaJ. Sampaoli (awayFormation)#Name1S. Romero4J. Maidana2G. Mercado15E. Mammana17N. Otamendi16J. Gómez25N. Tagliafico6L. Biglia11Á. Di María8M. Acuña19É. Banega20M. Lanzini10L. Messi9G. Higuaín24J. Correa21P. Dybala27G. RodríguezBrazil#Name7Douglas Costa18Rafinha10Giuliano17Taison23Diego Alves13Jemerson12Ederson Moraes20Rodrigo Caio21Diego Souza14David Luiz16Alex Sandro22RodriguinhoArgentina#Name24J. Correa25N.

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Juan Sebastian Veron and Maradona almost fight at a charity match! [Video]

A charity match was played under the slogan “Unity for Peace” and it was organized by Pope Francis himself! However, during the match things weren’t very peaceful. Unfortunately, Diego Maradona and Juan Sebastian Veron got themselves in a war of words just at the end of the first half. The two ex-footballers were caught on

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has requested a special release clause in his new contract with the Catalonians

Most of the Barcelona fans around the world would probably want Lionel Messi to retire with Barcelona, but it seems those aren’t the plans of the Argentine star. Despite the fact that it doesn’t look like Messi will leave Camp Nou anytime soon, according to the news outlet AS, he has requested a special release

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