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Cicero (L) of Brazil's Gremio celebrates with teammates after scoring against Argentina's Lanus, during their Copa Libertadores 2017 first leg final match, at Arena Gremio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on November 22

Cicero (L) of Brazil's Gremio celebrates with teammates after scoring against Argentina's Lanus, during their Copa Libertadores 2017 first leg final match, at Arena Gremio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on November 22

Cicero (L) of Brazil's Gremio celebrates with teammates after scoring against Argentina's Lanus, during their Copa Libertadores 2017 first leg final match, at Arena Gremio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on November 22 (AFP Photo/NELSON ALMEIDA)

Valverde explains decision to bench Messi

The Argentina star was benched for Barcelona's trip to Juventus but his manager says it was simply a coaching decision

Bauza sacked by Saudi Arabia to lose third national team job in six months

The coach has enjoyed rotten luck in 2017, first losing his Argentina post before ill-fated spells with two Gulf nations

Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente - Defensores del Chaco stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - November 21, 2017. Fans of Independiente and fans of Libertad during confrontations after the game. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente - Defensores del Chaco stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - November 21, 2017 Coach Fernando Jubero of Paraguay's Libertad reacts. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente - Defensores del Chaco stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - November 21, 2017 Nicolas Tagliafico (3) of Independiente and Santiago Salcedo of Paraguay's Libertad in action. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente - Defensores del Chaco stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - November 21, 2017. Oscar Cardozo of Libertad celebrates after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana - Paraguay's Libertad v Argentina's Independiente - Defensores del Chaco stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay - November 21, 2017. Oscar Cardozo of Libertad celebrates after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

'He still needs time to develop' - Juventus boss Allegri plays down Dybala-Messi comparisons

The duo, both left-footed Argentina internationals, are often compared but the Bianconeri manager has dismissed such talk

'He still needs time to develop' - Juventus boss Allegri plays down Dybala-Messi comparisons

The duo, both left-footed Argentina internationals, are often compared but the Bianconeri manager has dismissed such talk

'He still needs time to develop' - Juventus boss Allegri plays down Dybala-Messi comparisons

The duo, both left-footed Argentina internationals, are often compared but the Bianconeri manager has dismissed such talk

'He still needs time to develop' - Juventus boss Allegri plays down Dybala-Messi comparisons

The duo, both left-footed Argentina internationals, are often compared but the Bianconeri manager has dismissed such talk

'He still needs time to develop' - Juventus boss Allegri plays down Dybala-Messi comparisons

The duo, both left-footed Argentina internationals, are often compared but the Bianconeri manager has dismissed such talk

Maradona to reunite with Lineker on stage at World Cup draw

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 file photo, Argentina soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona and partner Rocio Olivia arrive for the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London. FIFA says Maradona will represent Argentina in the State Kremlin Palace, in Moscow, on Dec. 1, 2017, where all eight World Cup-winning nations will send a playing great to assist in the World Cup draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Maradona to reunite with Lineker on stage at World Cup draw

FILE - In this June 22, 1986 file photo Argentina's Diego Maradona, left, beats England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to a high ball and scores his first of two goals in a World Cup quarterfinal soccer match, in Mexico City. FIFA says Maradona will represent Argentina in the State Kremlin Palace, in Moscow, on Dec. 1, 2017, where all eight World Cup-winning nations will send a playing great to assist in the World Cup draw. (AP Photo/El Grafico, Buenos Aires, File)

Dortmund send scouts to watch Man Utd target Lautaro Martinez

The 20-year-old is one of the Primera's hottest prospects and an outside bet to make Argentina's World Cup squad - and BVB are his latest suitors

Dortmund send scouts to watch Man Utd target Lautaro Martinez

The 20-year-old is one of the Primera's hottest prospects and an outside bet to make Argentina's World Cup squad - and BVB are his latest suitors

Dortmund send scouts to watch Man Utd target Lautaro Martinez

The 20-year-old is one of the Primera's hottest prospects and an outside bet to make Argentina's World Cup squad - and BVB are his latest suitors

Benedetto facing Argentina World Cup KO with cruciate injury

The Boca Juniors forward has kept Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and others out of the national side but is now set to miss next summer's finals

Pastore not considering PSG exit to help World Cup chances

The Argentina international has fallen down the pecking order at Parc des Princes but is not looking to move on from Parc des Princes

Denis Glushakov (L) of Russia fights for the ball with Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina during their international friendly soccer match against Russia at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. EFE/EPA/Archivo

Nigeria's national team, pictured during an international friendly against Argentina on November 14, 2017, were placed in a group with Libya, the only former champions in the CHAN's 16-team field

Nigeria's national team, pictured during an international friendly against Argentina on November 14, 2017, were placed in a group with Libya, the only former champions in the CHAN's 16-team field (AFP Photo/Mladen ANTONOV)

Nigeria's national team, pictured during an international friendly against Argentina on November 14, 2017, were placed in a group with Libya, the only former champions in the CHAN's 16-team field

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero said he was ready for action after he was substituted at half-time during Argentina's friendly against Nigeria on November 14, 2017

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero said he was ready for action after he was substituted at half-time during Argentina's friendly against Nigeria on November 14, 2017 (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero said he was ready for action after he was substituted at half-time during Argentina's friendly against Nigeria on November 14, 2017

Aguero declares himself fit for Man City's weekend clash after collapse scare

The Argentina striker used Twitter to allay concerns after being taken to hospital during an international friendly against Nigeria

Sergio Aguero expected to be fit for Manchester City's trip to Leicester despite dizzy spell on Argentina duty

Sergio Aguero expected to be fit for Manchester City's trip to Leicester despite dizzy spell on Argentina duty

Sergio Aguero expected to be fit for Manchester City's trip to Leicester despite dizzy spell on Argentina duty

Sergio Aguero expected to be fit for Manchester City's trip to Leicester despite dizzy spell on Argentina duty

FILE PHOTO: Businessman Burzaco of Argentina leaves the Federal Court in Brooklyn

FILE PHOTO: Businessman Alejandro Burzaco of Argentina leaves the Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York, September 18, 2015. The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, returned to U.S. court on Friday (September 18). REUTERS/John Taggart

FILE PHOTO: Businessman Burzaco of Argentina leaves the Federal Court in Brooklyn

FILE PHOTO: Businessman Alejandro Burzaco of Argentina leaves the Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York, September 18, 2015. The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, returned to U.S. court on Friday (September 18). REUTERS/John Taggart

FILE PHOTO: Businessman Burzaco of Argentina leaves the Federal Court in Brooklyn

FILE PHOTO: Businessman Alejandro Burzaco of Argentina leaves the Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York, September 18, 2015. The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, returned to U.S. court on Friday (September 18). REUTERS/John Taggart

FILE PHOTO: Businessman Burzaco of Argentina leaves the Federal Court in Brooklyn

FILE PHOTO: Businessman Alejandro Burzaco of Argentina leaves the Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York, September 18, 2015. The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, returned to U.S. court on Friday (September 18). REUTERS/John Taggart

Bazuaye commends Super Eagles' determination against Argentina

The former Nigeria international has praised Gernot Rohr's men for their never-say-die attitude against La Albiceleste on Tuesday

Imenger thumbs up Gernot Rohr for Nigeria's win against Argentina

The former senior national team striker has hailed the Super Eagles head coach’s tactic in triumph over La Albiceleste

Argentina's Javier Mascherano played the full 90 minutes in his country's surprise 4-2 loss to the Nigerians in the Russian city of Krasnodar on November 11, 2017

Argentina's Javier Mascherano played the full 90 minutes in his country's surprise 4-2 loss to the Nigerians in the Russian city of Krasnodar on November 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)

Argentina's Javier Mascherano played the full 90 minutes in his country's surprise 4-2 loss to the Nigerians in the Russian city of Krasnodar on November 11, 2017

Argentina’s Nicolás Otamendi picks positive from Nigeria’s loss

The Albiceleste suffered a shock loss to the Super Eagles on Tuesday and the 29-year-old is certain that they will work on the weak areas noticed

Barcelona: Mascherano out for a month with hamstring injury

Argentina's Javier Mascherano, left, challenges Russia's Denis Glushakov during their international friendly soccer match between Russia and Argentina at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Barcelona: Mascherano out for a month with hamstring injury

Argentina's Javier Mascherano, center, discusses with referee Damir Skomina during their international friendly soccer match between Russia and Argentina at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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