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'Messi an alien, Dybala the best of the humans' - Nedved expecting big things from Juventus forward

The Argentina international has started the season in scintillating form to draw comparisons with an iconic countryman on the books at Barcelona

'Messi an alien, Dybala the best of the humans' - Nedved expecting big things from Juventus forward

The Argentina international has started the season in scintillating form to draw comparisons with an iconic countryman on the books at Barcelona

'Messi an alien, Dybala the best of the humans' - Nedved expecting big things from Juventus forward

The Argentina international has started the season in scintillating form to draw comparisons with an iconic countryman on the books at Barcelona

Ecuador suspends 5 players for leaving training base

Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi, left, fights for the ball against Ecuador's Roberto Ordonez during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Mascherano to retire from internationals after 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup will mark the midfielder's final tournament for Argentina if he is chosen, the veteran confirmed

Icardi seeks social media inspiration to name new puppy

Fresh from featuring in Argentina's World Cup qualifying win over Ecuador, the Inter star is asking fans for help naming his new dog

Argentina's midfielder Javier Mascherano is seen during national anthems ceremony before the 2018 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match against Paraguay at Mario Kempes stadium in Cordoba on October 11, 2016

Argentina's midfielder Javier Mascherano is seen during national anthems ceremony before the 2018 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match against Paraguay at Mario Kempes stadium in Cordoba on October 11, 2016 (AFP Photo/JUAN MABROMATA)

Argentina's midfielder Javier Mascherano is seen during national anthems ceremony before the 2018 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match against Paraguay at Mario Kempes stadium in Cordoba on October 11, 2016

After Argentina miracle, Messi leads Barcelona at Atletico

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Ecuador during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Aguero accepts prospect of Man City signing Messi is 'complicated'

The star's Barcelona contract expires in less than a year, but his Argentina team-mate cannot see him ending up at Manchester City

Aguero accepts prospect of Man City signing Messi is 'complicated'

The star's Barcelona contract expires in less than a year, but his Argentina team-mate cannot see him ending up at Manchester City

Aguero accepts prospect of Man City signing Messi is 'complicated'

The star's Barcelona contract expires in less than a year, but his Argentina team-mate cannot see him ending up at Manchester City

Aguero accepts prospect of Man City signing Messi is 'complicated'

The star's Barcelona contract expires in less than a year, but his Argentina team-mate cannot see him ending up at Manchester City

World Cup picture takes shape on global day of drama

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Ecuador during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers - Ecuador v Argentina

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers - Ecuador v Argentina - Olimpico Atahualpa stadium, Quito, Ecuador - October 10, 2017. Argentina's Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano (14) and other teammates celebrate at the end of the match. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Now Lionel Messi must perform greatest miracle yet after dragging Argentina to the World Cup

Now Lionel Messi must perform greatest miracle yet after dragging Argentina to the World Cup

Now Lionel Messi must perform greatest miracle yet after dragging Argentina to the World Cup

Argentina praises Messi after qualifying for Russia 2018

Fans of the Argentinian national football team lauded Lionel Messi's performance during the key match the team won over Ecuador, granting them a direct ticket to the 2008 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina praises Messi after qualifying for Russia 2018

Fans of the Argentinian national football team lauded Lionel Messi's performance during the key match the team won over Ecuador, granting them a direct ticket to the 2008 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina praises Messi after qualifying for Russia 2018

Fans of the Argentinian national football team lauded Lionel Messi's performance during the key match the team won over Ecuador, granting them a direct ticket to the 2008 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina praises Messi after qualifying for Russia 2018

Fans of the Argentinian national football team lauded Lionel Messi's performance during the key match the team won over Ecuador, granting them a direct ticket to the 2008 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina praises Messi after qualifying for Russia 2018

Fans of the Argentinian national football team lauded Lionel Messi's performance during the key match the team won over Ecuador, granting them a direct ticket to the 2008 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina praises Messi after qualifying for Russia 2018

Fans of the Argentinian national football team lauded Lionel Messi's performance during the key match the team won over Ecuador, granting them a direct ticket to the 2008 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina praises Messi after qualifying for Russia 2018

Fans of the Argentinian national football team lauded Lionel Messi's performance during the key match the team won over Ecuador, granting them a direct ticket to the 2008 World Cup in Russia.

Argentina praises Messi after qualifying for Russia 2018

Fans of the Argentinian national football team lauded Lionel Messi's performance during the key match the team won over Ecuador, granting them a direct ticket to the 2008 World Cup in Russia.

Lionel Messi on historic hat-trick: Fear of Argentina missing World Cup 2018 drove me on against Ecuador

Lionel Messi on historic hat-trick: Fear of Argentina missing World Cup 2018 drove me on against Ecuador

World Cup 2018 power rankings: Germany on top among qualified 23 | Nick Ames

Clockwise from top left: Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Argentina against Ecuador; Brazil’s Neymar in action; Kylian Mbappé after scoring for France against Holland; and Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi.

World Cup 2018 power rankings: Germany on top among qualified 23 | Nick Ames

Clockwise from top left: Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Argentina against Ecuador; Germany’s Toni Kroos; Kylian Mbappé after scoring for France against Holland; and Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi.

Brazil are favourites for World Cup, says head coach Tite

The Selecao head coach talked up his team's chances at the 2018 World Cup, while he also congratulated rivals Argentina

Brazil are favourites for World Cup, says head coach Tite

The Selecao head coach talked up his team's chances at the 2018 World Cup, while he also congratulated rivals Argentina

Brazil are favourites for World Cup, says head coach Tite

The Selecao head coach talked up his team's chances at the 2018 World Cup, while he also congratulated rivals Argentina

Football: Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador. The Barcelona star single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

Football: Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador. The Barcelona star single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

Football: Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador. The Barcelona star single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

Football: Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador. The Barcelona star single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

Football: Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador. The Barcelona star single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

Football: Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador. The Barcelona star single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

Football: Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador. The Barcelona star single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

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