Argentina Features

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Report: Messi hopes to 'peak at the right time'

ESPN staff | February, 7 2014

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi on Friday reflected on his current fitness, saying that he hopes to be in top shape for both the World Cup and the title race, according to a report. • Ledwith: Slack defending leads to shock...

Pele: Ronaldo now better than Messi

ESPN staff | January, 31 2014

Brazil legend Pele has told ESPN FC that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Lionel Messi to become the best player in the world. • Rigg: Real's jubilant January • Tomas: Messi deserves new deal Ronaldo has had a st...

Sunderland sign Argentina striker Scocco

Associated Press | January, 30 2014

SUNDERLAND, England -- Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco has completed his move to Sunderland from Brazilian club Internacional. The 28-year-old Scocco has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Sunderland, becoming Uruguayan manager Gus Poyet's f...

Argentina's Tevez won't watch WC if not picked

ESPN staff | December, 21 2013

Argentina striker Carlos Tevez claims he will not watch the World Cup if he is not part of Alejandro Sabella’s plans for the summer. Tevez, 29, has netted 10 Serie A goals for Juventus so far this season but has been overlooked for this ...

World Cup draw: Spain open vs. Netherlands Video

ESPN staff | December, 6 2013

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil -- World champions Spain will open their defence of the title at the 2014 World Cup play with a rematch of the 2010 final against Netherlands, while hosts Brazil kick off against Croatia and the United States was drawn ...

Group F: Preview and predictions

Andy Brassell | December, 6 2013

Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group G | Group H Overview This may not be one of the most eye-catching groups, but it does promise to be one of the most punishingly competitive. Argentina are the clear favourites for the g...

Sabella welcomes Argentina's group Video

ESPN staff | December, 6 2013

Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella said his side could have no complaints after being drawn alongside Nigeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran in Group F for the 2014 World Cup. • Brassell: Group F analysis Argentina, who were crowned world champi...

Argentina Kit: Through the years

Chris Atkins | December, 4 2013

Design: Argentina's home strip for the 2014 World Cup features their traditional sky blue and white stripes, but will this time be accompanied by white shorts and socks in a major step away from tradition. Adidas' logo and stripes stand out as part...

FIFA rankings: Portugal up 9 spots, England fall Video

ESPN staff | November, 28 2013

Portugal have moved up to fifth in the monthly FIFA rankings after Cristiano Ronaldo's goals helped the country beat Sweden in the World Cup playoffs. • World Cup draw simulator Portugal jumped nine places in the standings following their...

Messi 'very happy' to see Ronaldo at World Cup Video

Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent, and Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | November, 21 2013

Lionel Messi is dreaming of World Cup glory with Argentina next summer but said he was “very happy” to see Cristiano Ronaldo fire Portugal to Brazil. • Marcotti: Ballon d'Or mess • Hunter: Tarnished gold Barcelona forward...

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