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Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Lucas Biglia of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Lucas Biglia of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Lionel Messi of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Lionel Messi of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Lionel Messi of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Lionel Messi of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Jorge Sampaoli, head coach of Argentina arrives to a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Jorge Sampaoli, head coach of Argentina arrives to a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Sergio Aguero of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Sergio Aguero of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Lionel Messi of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 24, 2018 - Lionel Messi of Argentina during a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, Spain's Sergio Ramos listens to the national anthem before the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. The elegance and precise passes of Andres Iniesta, the personality and stout defense of Sergio Ramos and the intelligence and scoring touch of David Silva will all be on display again at the World Cup, but mostly likely for the last time. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
Spain's golden generation gets 1 last shot at glory
FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, Spain's Sergio Ramos listens to the national anthem before the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. The elegance and precise passes of Andres Iniesta, the personality and stout defense of Sergio Ramos and the intelligence and scoring touch of David Silva will all be on display again at the World Cup, but mostly likely for the last time. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Argentina's River Plate v Brazil's Flamengo - Antonio V. Liberti stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 23, 2018 - River Plate's Jonatan Maidana (L) and Flamengo's Lucas Paqueta in action. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Argentina's River Plate v Brazil's Flamengo
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Argentina's River Plate v Brazil's Flamengo - Antonio V. Liberti stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 23, 2018 - River Plate's Jonatan Maidana (L) and Flamengo's Lucas Paqueta in action. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Argentina's River Plate v Brazil's Flamengo - Antonio V. Liberti stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 23, 2018 - River Plate's Leonardo Ponzio (L) and Flamengo's Jean Lucas in action. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Argentina's River Plate v Brazil's Flamengo
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Argentina's River Plate v Brazil's Flamengo - Antonio V. Liberti stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 23, 2018 - River Plate's Leonardo Ponzio (L) and Flamengo's Jean Lucas in action. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
The New York Red Bulls star has opted to leave his native Argentina to join a South American rival at the international level
Kaku makes one-time switch to join Paraguay's national team
The New York Red Bulls star has opted to leave his native Argentina to join a South American rival at the international level
The Manchester United netminder will not feature in Russia after a knee problem forced him to withdraw from the squad
'We've lost a leader' - Mascherano gutted for injured Argentina keeper Romero
The Manchester United netminder will not feature in Russia after a knee problem forced him to withdraw from the squad
Javier Mascherano, right, and Marcos Rojo attend a training session with the Argentine national soccer squad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Argentina will face Haiti on May 29 in an international friendly soccer match ahead of the FIFA Russia World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Mascherano: Argentina has to regain confidence at World Cup
Javier Mascherano, right, and Marcos Rojo attend a training session with the Argentine national soccer squad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Argentina will face Haiti on May 29 in an international friendly soccer match ahead of the FIFA Russia World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Javier Mascherano, right, Cristian Ansaldi, center, and teammates train with the Argentine national soccer squad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Argentina will face Haiti on May 29 in an international friendly soccer match ahead of the FIFA Russia World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Mascherano: Argentina has to regain confidence at World Cup
Javier Mascherano, right, Cristian Ansaldi, center, and teammates train with the Argentine national soccer squad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Argentina will face Haiti on May 29 in an international friendly soccer match ahead of the FIFA Russia World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Javier Mascherano, right, talks with teammate Lucas Biglia during a training session with the Argentine national soccer squad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Argentina will face Haiti on May 29 in an international friendly soccer match ahead of the FIFA Russia World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Mascherano: Argentina has to regain confidence at World Cup
Javier Mascherano, right, talks with teammate Lucas Biglia during a training session with the Argentine national soccer squad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Argentina will face Haiti on May 29 in an international friendly soccer match ahead of the FIFA Russia World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
From left, Argentina soccer players Eduardo Salvio, Marcos Acuna, goalkeeper Sergio Romero and Nicolas Otamendi attend a training session of the Argentina national soccer team in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Argentine Football Association announced that goalkeeper Sergio Romero will not be able to play in the World Cup due to a knee injury. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of World Cup with injury
From left, Argentina soccer players Eduardo Salvio, Marcos Acuna, goalkeeper Sergio Romero and Nicolas Otamendi attend a training session of the Argentina national soccer team in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Argentine Football Association announced that goalkeeper Sergio Romero will not be able to play in the World Cup due to a knee injury. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero talks to teammate Wilfredo Caballero as they attend a training session of the Argentina national soccer team in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Argentine Football Association announced that goalkeeper Sergio Romero will not be able to play in the World Cup due to a knee injury. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of World Cup with injury
Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero talks to teammate Wilfredo Caballero as they attend a training session of the Argentina national soccer team in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Argentine Football Association announced that goalkeeper Sergio Romero will not be able to play in the World Cup due to a knee injury. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
The Portuguese deserves to be considered in the same league as the Argentina striker, who is remembered as Madrid's greatest player
Ronaldo already a Real Madrid legend like Di Stefano - Nacho
The Portuguese deserves to be considered in the same league as the Argentina striker, who is remembered as Madrid's greatest player
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 23, 2018 - Lionel Messi of Argentina kicks the ball during a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
World Cup 2018 - Argentina's national soccer team training
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 23, 2018 - Lionel Messi of Argentina kicks the ball during a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup causing sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup causing sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup causing sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup causing sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup causing sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup causing sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup causing sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup causing sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers
Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.
World Cup 2018: Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of Argentina squad with knee injury
World Cup 2018: Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of Argentina squad with knee injury
World Cup 2018: Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of Argentina squad with knee injury
World Cup 2018: Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of Argentina squad with knee injury
World Cup 2018: Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of Argentina squad with knee injury
World Cup 2018: Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of Argentina squad with knee injury
Argentina superstar Lionel Messi is Bangladesh's new favourite (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)
Argentina superstar Lionel Messi is Bangladesh's new favourite
Argentina superstar Lionel Messi is Bangladesh's new favourite (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)
Argentina and Brazil are the two most followed teams in Bangladesh, though Germany, Spain and Portugal are also popular (AFP Photo/Munir UZ ZAMAN)
Argentina and Brazil are the two most followed teams in Bangladesh, though Germany, Spain and Portugal are also popular
Argentina and Brazil are the two most followed teams in Bangladesh, though Germany, Spain and Portugal are also popular (AFP Photo/Munir UZ ZAMAN)
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lucas Silva (R) of Cruzeiro and Diego Gonzalez of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lucas Silva (R) of Cruzeiro and Diego Gonzalez of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lisandro Lopez of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lisandro Lopez of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lucas Silva (L) of Cruzeiro and Lisandro Lopez of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lucas Silva (L) of Cruzeiro and Lisandro Lopez of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Egidio (R) of Cruzeiro and Ivan Pillud of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Egidio (R) of Cruzeiro and Ivan Pillud of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Thiago Neves of Cruzeiro reacts after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Thiago Neves of Cruzeiro reacts after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lucas Silva (R) of Cruzeiro and Augusto Solari of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lucas Silva (R) of Cruzeiro and Augusto Solari of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Egidio (R) of Cruzeiro and Ivan Pillud of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Egidio (R) of Cruzeiro and Ivan Pillud of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Thiago Neves of Cruzeiro reacts after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Thiago Neves of Cruzeiro reacts after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lucas Silva (R) of Cruzeiro and Augusto Solari of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Cruzeiro v Argentina's Racing Club - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - May 22, 2018 - Lucas Silva (R) of Cruzeiro and Augusto Solari of Racing Club in action. REUTERS/Cristiane Mattos
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain vs Argentina - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - March 27, 2018 Argentina's Sergio Romero is substituted after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
FILE PHOTO: Argentina's goalie Sergio Romero stops a shot by Colombia's Juan Zuniga during penalty kicks following the end of regulation play in their Copa America 2015 quarter-finals soccer match at Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar, Chile, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
FILE PHOTO: Argentina's goalie Romero stops a shot by Colombia's Zuniga during penalty kicks following the end of regulation play in their Copa America 2015 quarter-finals soccer match at Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar
FILE PHOTO: Argentina's goalie Sergio Romero stops a shot by Colombia's Juan Zuniga during penalty kicks following the end of regulation play in their Copa America 2015 quarter-finals soccer match at Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar, Chile, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
FILE PHOTO: Argentina's goalie Sergio Romero stops a shot by Colombia's Juan Zuniga during penalty kicks following the end of regulation play in their Copa America 2015 quarter-finals soccer match at Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar, Chile, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
FILE PHOTO: Argentina's goalie Romero stops a shot by Colombia's Zuniga during penalty kicks following the end of regulation play in their Copa America 2015 quarter-finals soccer match at Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar
FILE PHOTO: Argentina's goalie Sergio Romero stops a shot by Colombia's Juan Zuniga during penalty kicks following the end of regulation play in their Copa America 2015 quarter-finals soccer match at Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar, Chile, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
The Red Devils shot-stopper doesn't get a great deal of playing time at Old Trafford, but would have been the Albiceleste's number one in Russia
Argentina announce Man Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero will miss World Cup through injury
The Red Devils shot-stopper doesn't get a great deal of playing time at Old Trafford, but would have been the Albiceleste's number one in Russia
Argentina have confirmed the Barcelona star has joined up with the squad ahead of the World Cup
Messi joins Argentina's World Cup training camp
Argentina have confirmed the Barcelona star has joined up with the squad ahead of the World Cup
FILE - In this July 13, 2014, file photo, Argentina's Lionel Messi scratches his head as he goes up to get his runners-up medal after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game's most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title
FILE - In this July 13, 2014, file photo, Argentina's Lionel Messi scratches his head as he goes up to get his runners-up medal after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game's most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini named in Argentina World Cup squad as Mauro Icardi left out
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini named in Argentina World Cup squad as Mauro Icardi left out
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini named in Argentina World Cup squad as Mauro Icardi left out
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini named in Argentina World Cup squad as Mauro Icardi left out
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini named in Argentina World Cup squad as Mauro Icardi left out
West Ham's Manuel Lanzini named in Argentina World Cup squad as Mauro Icardi left out
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2018 - Argentina's head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, attends a news conference on his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2018 - Argentina's head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, attends a news conference on his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2018 - Argentina's head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, attends a news conference on his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2018 - Argentina's head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, attends a news conference on his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2018 - Argentina's head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, attends a news conference on his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2018 - Argentina's head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, attends a news conference on his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Argentina World Cup squad: Paulo Dybala included but Mauro Icardi misses out on 23-man group for Russia
Argentina World Cup squad: Paulo Dybala included but Mauro Icardi misses out on 23-man group for Russia
Argentina World Cup squad: Paulo Dybala included but Mauro Icardi misses out on 23-man group for Russia
Argentina World Cup squad: Paulo Dybala included but Mauro Icardi misses out on 23-man group for Russia
Argentina World Cup squad: Paulo Dybala included but Mauro Icardi misses out on 23-man group for Russia
Argentina World Cup squad: Paulo Dybala included but Mauro Icardi misses out on 23-man group for Russia
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
Icardi cut from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
Icardi cut from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad
The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2018 - Argentina's players attend a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 21, 2018 - Argentina's players attend a training session. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Football Soccer - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Argentina v Uruguay - Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina - 01/09/16 - Uruguay's coach Oscar Tabarez sits on the bench. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci Picture Supplied by Action Images
Football Soccer - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Argentina v Uruguay - Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina
Football Soccer - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Argentina v Uruguay - Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina - 01/09/16 - Uruguay's coach Oscar Tabarez sits on the bench. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci Picture Supplied by Action Images
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 file photo, Spain's national soccer coach Julen Lopetegui listens to the national anthem during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. Lopetegui has surpassed expectations after stepping into a tricky situation when he took as coach over the Spanish national team two years ago but he has made Spain a top contender again heading into the World Cup in Russia by giving the team a fresh identity and successfully mixing talented youngsters and fading veterans. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
Alvaro Morata left out of Spain's World Cup squad
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 file photo, Spain's national soccer coach Julen Lopetegui listens to the national anthem during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. Lopetegui has surpassed expectations after stepping into a tricky situation when he took as coach over the Spanish national team two years ago but he has made Spain a top contender again heading into the World Cup in Russia by giving the team a fresh identity and successfully mixing talented youngsters and fading veterans. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, Spain's national soccer coach Julen Lopetegui reacts during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. Lopetegui has surpassed expectations after stepping into a tricky situation when he took as coach over the Spanish national team two years ago but he has made Spain a top contender again heading into the World Cup in Russia by giving the team a fresh identity and successfully mixing talented youngsters and fading veterans. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
Alvaro Morata left out of Spain's World Cup squad
FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, Spain's national soccer coach Julen Lopetegui reacts during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. Lopetegui has surpassed expectations after stepping into a tricky situation when he took as coach over the Spanish national team two years ago but he has made Spain a top contender again heading into the World Cup in Russia by giving the team a fresh identity and successfully mixing talented youngsters and fading veterans. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
ELX09. Atlanta (United States), 21/05/2018.- New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara (R) stops a shot by Atlanta United forward Hector Villalba (L) of Argentina during the second half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. The Red Bulls defeated Atlanta United. (Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX09. Atlanta (United States), 21/05/2018.- New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara (R) stops a shot by Atlanta United forward Hector Villalba (L) of Argentina during the second half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. The Red Bulls defeated Atlanta United. (Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX09. Atlanta (United States), 21/05/2018.- New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara (R) stops a shot by Atlanta United forward Hector Villalba (L) of Argentina during the second half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. The Red Bulls defeated Atlanta United. (Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX07. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- New York Red Bulls midfielder Alejandro Romero Gamarra (L) of Argentina in action against Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz (R) during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX07. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- New York Red Bulls midfielder Alejandro Romero Gamarra (L) of Argentina in action against Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz (R) during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX07. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- New York Red Bulls midfielder Alejandro Romero Gamarra (L) of Argentina in action against Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz (R) during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. (Roma, Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX01. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco (L) of Argentina in action against New York Red Bulls midfielder Florian Valot (R) of France during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. (Nueva York, Francia, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX01. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco (L) of Argentina in action against New York Red Bulls midfielder Florian Valot (R) of France during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. (Nueva York, Francia, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX01. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco (L) of Argentina in action against New York Red Bulls midfielder Florian Valot (R) of France during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. (Nueva York, Francia, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX03. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (L) of Argentina in action against New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara (R) during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. A goal was disallowed on the play. (Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX03. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (L) of Argentina in action against New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara (R) during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. A goal was disallowed on the play. (Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
ELX03. Atlanta (United States), 20/05/2018.- Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (L) of Argentina in action against New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara (R) during the first half of the MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 20 May 2018. A goal was disallowed on the play. (Nueva York, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB010. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, poses on the pull-out soccer field in front of Saint-Petersburg stadium during his visit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006 visits the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006 visits the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006 visits the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006 visits the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006 visits the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006 visits the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB09. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 20/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia official mascot, a wolf named Zabivaka, during an opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Official Shop in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB02. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose during his autograph session in the Fan's Football Park in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 19 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB02. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose during his autograph session in the Fan's Football Park in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 19 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
SPB02. St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 19/05/2018.- Hernan Crespo, the former striker of the Argentina national team, participant of the FIFA world Championships 1998, 2002 and 2006, pose during his autograph session in the Fan's Football Park in central St. Petersburg, Russia, 19 May 2018. The Saint-Petersburg Stadium will host seven FIFA World Cup 2018 matches, including a semi final and the third place match. The FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. (Mundial de Fútbol, San Petersburgo, Rusia) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores - Nicolas Leoz Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - May 17, 2018 - Fans of Atletico Tucuman cheer for their team. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores - Nicolas Leoz Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - May 17, 2018 - Fans of Atletico Tucuman cheer for their team. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Colombia's Millonarios v Argentina's Independente - Nemesio Camacho El Campin stadium, Bogota, Colombia - May 17, 2018. Wuilker Farinez of Millonarios and Emmanuel Gigliotti of Independiente in action. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Colombia's Millonarios v Argentina's Independente
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Colombia's Millonarios v Argentina's Independente - Nemesio Camacho El Campin stadium, Bogota, Colombia - May 17, 2018. Wuilker Farinez of Millonarios and Emmanuel Gigliotti of Independiente in action. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores - Nicolas Leoz Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - May 17, 2018 - Luis Rodriguez (R) of Atletico Tucuman's and Libertad's Cristian Riveros (top) in action. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores - Nicolas Leoz Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - May 17, 2018 - Luis Rodriguez (R) of Atletico Tucuman's and Libertad's Cristian Riveros (top) in action. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Colombia's Millonarios v Argentina's Independente - Nemesio Camacho El Campin stadium, Bogota, Colombia - May 17, 2018. Anier Figueroa of Millonarios and Braian Romero of Independiente in action. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Colombia's Millonarios v Argentina's Independente
Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Colombia's Millonarios v Argentina's Independente - Nemesio Camacho El Campin stadium, Bogota, Colombia - May 17, 2018. Anier Figueroa of Millonarios and Braian Romero of Independiente in action. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores - Nicolas Leoz Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - May 17, 2018 - Argentina's Atletico Tucuman players reacts after tie the game against Paraguay's Libertad. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores - Nicolas Leoz Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - May 17, 2018 - Argentina's Atletico Tucuman players reacts after tie the game against Paraguay's Libertad. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores - Nicolas Leoz Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - May 17, 2018 - Fans of Atletico Tucuman cheer for their team. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores
Soccer Football - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Atletico Tucuman - Copa Libertadores - Nicolas Leoz Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - May 17, 2018 - Fans of Atletico Tucuman cheer for their team. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
The 2018 Fifa World Cup Group D foes were motionless in the recent world ranking released by the world football ruling body on Thursday
Nigeria, Argentina, Croatia & Iceland stagnant in May Fifa ranking
The 2018 Fifa World Cup Group D foes were motionless in the recent world ranking released by the world football ruling body on Thursday
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers - Argentina v Venezuela - Monumental stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - September 5, 2017. President of AFA (Argentine Football Association) Claudio Tapia. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers - Argentina v Venezuela
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers - Argentina v Venezuela - Monumental stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - September 5, 2017. President of AFA (Argentine Football Association) Claudio Tapia. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers - Argentina v Venezuela - Monumental stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - September 5, 2017. President of AFA (Argentine Football Association) Claudio Tapia. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers - Argentina v Venezuela
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifiers - Argentina v Venezuela - Monumental stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - September 5, 2017. President of AFA (Argentine Football Association) Claudio Tapia. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Argentina's Football Association admitted the lesson in seduction was an "unintentional error", and even though it was included in the manual, "it was never part of the training"
Argentina's Football Association admitted the lesson in seduction was an "unintentional error", and even though it was included in the manual, "it was never part of the training"
Argentina's Football Association admitted the lesson in seduction was an "unintentional error", and even though it was included in the manual, "it was never part of the training"
Argentina's Football Association admitted the lesson in seduction was an "unintentional error", and even though it was included in the manual, "it was never part of the training" (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)
Argentina's Football Association admitted the lesson in seduction was an "unintentional error", and even though it was included in the manual, "it was never part of the training"
Argentina's Football Association admitted the lesson in seduction was an "unintentional error", and even though it was included in the manual, "it was never part of the training" (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)
Ahead of his side's World Cup matchup against Argentina, the 51-year-old manager sounded out a warning
'Best in the world' Messi cannot be stopped, says Croatia's Dalic
Ahead of his side's World Cup matchup against Argentina, the 51-year-old manager sounded out a warning
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 16, 2018 - Argentina's player Nicolas Tagliafico, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio and Manuel Lanzini attend a training session. REUTERS/Martin Acosta
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 16, 2018 - Argentina's player Nicolas Tagliafico, Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio and Manuel Lanzini attend a training session. REUTERS/Martin Acosta
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 16, 2018 - Argentina's player Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Manuel Lanzini and Nicolas Tagliafico attend a training session. REUTERS/Martin Acosta
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 16, 2018 - Argentina's player Javier Mascherano, Eduardo Salvio, Manuel Lanzini and Nicolas Tagliafico attend a training session. REUTERS/Martin Acosta
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 16, 2018 - Argentina's head coach Jorge Sampaoli attends a training session. REUTERS/Martin Acosta
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018
Football Soccer - Argentina's national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 16, 2018 - Argentina's head coach Jorge Sampaoli attends a training session. REUTERS/Martin Acosta
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 filer, Spain's Marco Asensio breaks away from Fabricio Bustos, rear, during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. At the World Cup four years ago, Colombia forward James Rodriguez became one of the stars of the tournament and shot to international fame with his trickery on the ball and eye for a spectacular goal. Here's a look at young players hoping to make a similar impact at this year's World Cup in Russia. Among them is France left back Benjamin Mendy, Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, Belgium winger Leroy Sane, and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
WORLD CUP: Emerging players hoping to make an impact
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 filer, Spain's Marco Asensio breaks away from Fabricio Bustos, rear, during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. At the World Cup four years ago, Colombia forward James Rodriguez became one of the stars of the tournament and shot to international fame with his trickery on the ball and eye for a spectacular goal. Here's a look at young players hoping to make a similar impact at this year's World Cup in Russia. Among them is France left back Benjamin Mendy, Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, Belgium winger Leroy Sane, and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
The Argentina star admitted that he does not want to see his friend join up with the Blancos next season
Messi: Neymar joining Real Madrid would be 'terrible'
The Argentina star admitted that he does not want to see his friend join up with the Blancos next season
The Barcelona superstar has vowed to remain part of the Albiceleste squad regardless of what happens in Russia, having regretted a past retirement
Messi won't quit Argentina if World Cup eludes him again
The Barcelona superstar has vowed to remain part of the Albiceleste squad regardless of what happens in Russia, having regretted a past retirement
FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo Germany's Mario Goetze kicks to score his side's first goal in extra time against Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. German coach Joachim Loew announced Tuesday, May 15, 2018 that Goetze won't be part of Germany squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)
Neuer makes Germany's initial World Cup squad; Petersen, too
FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo Germany's Mario Goetze kicks to score his side's first goal in extra time against Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. German coach Joachim Loew announced Tuesday, May 15, 2018 that Goetze won't be part of Germany squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)
Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, top, and Sassuolo's Claud Adjapong go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Sassuolo at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Injured Aguero and Biglia in Argentina World Cup squad
Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, top, and Sassuolo's Claud Adjapong go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Sassuolo at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Atalanta's Bryan Cristante, left, and AC Milan's Lucas Biglia go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and AC Milan, in Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)
Injured Aguero and Biglia in Argentina World Cup squad
Atalanta's Bryan Cristante, left, and AC Milan's Lucas Biglia go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and AC Milan, in Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)
Juventus Gonzalo Higuain celebrates at the end of the Serie A soccer match between Roma and Juventus, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Sunday, May 13, 2018. The match ended in a scoreless draw and Juventus won record-extending seventh straight Serie A title. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)
Injured Aguero and Biglia in Argentina World Cup squad
Juventus Gonzalo Higuain celebrates at the end of the Serie A soccer match between Roma and Juventus, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Sunday, May 13, 2018. The match ended in a scoreless draw and Juventus won record-extending seventh straight Serie A title. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)

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