Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero in Argentine squad for friendlies in China
Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero in Argentine squad for friendlies in China

Aires: Lionel Messi will captain the Argentina national football team, which also includes prolific striker Sergio Aguero, for friendlies in China against Brazil and Hong Kong.

What happened to Brazil may happen to Argentina: Zabaleta

Argentine defender Pablo Zabaleta believes that Brazil’s hard-fought 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup is an alert to his national team.

Manchester City`s Zabaleta wary of repeating final day drama

Manchester City have one hand on the Premier League trophy but defender Pablo Zabaleta remains wary of allowing any repeat of the heart-stopping manner in which they claimed the title two seasons ago.

City beat Baggies to close on Liverpool

Manchester City narrowed the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to six points with a comfortable 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Eastlands on Monday.

City sweat on Silva fitness

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he hoped the ankle injury sustained by midfielder David Silva was not serious after it overshadowed his side`s 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion.

No action against Fellaini over `spit` claims

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has "no case to answer" regarding allegations he spat at Manchester City full-back Pablo Zabaleta during last week`s derby at Old Trafford, the Football Association said Monday.

Fellaini denies spitting at Zabaleta

Marouane Fellaini has insisted he did not spit at Pablo Zabaleta during this week`s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

Man City survive scar against Watford

For a team, which is scoring four goals per game at home, playing a visiting from a tier below their league means plenty more goals. But when Manchester City found themselves trailing Watford by two goals barely 30 minutes into the game, alarms bells began to rung at The Etihad Stadium.

Zabaleta expects City to keep pressure on Arsenal

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has warned his team-mates they can`t afford to rest on their laurels as the Premier League title race heats up.

Yaya Toure says Messi should quit Barca for Man City

Barcelona player Lionel Messi should quit his club in January and seal a move to Manchester City, according to Yaya Toure.

Aguero and Zabaleta injuries test Man City`s squad depth

Injuries to Argentina internationals Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta will test Manchester City`s squad depth ahead of a crowded Christmas schedule.

Manchester City fear the worst after sending Zabaleta for scans

The Argentina right-back felt severe pain in his hamstring during Tuesday`s game against Leicester City and the club are concerned that he could be out until the middle of January

Crunch time for City as Arsenal visit Eastlands

Pablo Zabaleta admits Manchester City`s showdown with Premier League leaders Arsenal on Saturday is crucial as they bid to cut the Gunners` advantage at the top of the table.

Arsenal boss Wenger ready to swoop for Manchester City star Micah Richards

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is on full alert to splash money after the Manchester City defender Micah Richards revealed that he is considering his Etihad future.

Manchester City beat Stoke City in FA Cup

A late goal from Pablo Zabaleta ensured that Manchester City progressed to the FA Cup fifth round after a hard-fought tie with fellow Premier League outfit Stoke City.

Aguero has scans amid Manchester City fears over month-long injury absence

The Argentine tweaked his hamstring after scoring a penalty in the 3-0 victory over Stoke on New Year`s Day and will learn his fate after undergoing medical tests.

No complaints from Stoke boss Pulis after Manchester City defeat

The 54-year-old offered no excuses for his side`s loss at the Etihad Stadium, and felt that the discrepancy in quality was the primary factor in the result.

Manchester City 3-0 Stoke: Aguero wraps up comfortable win for champions

Roberto Mancini`s men ensured they kept pace at the top of the Premier League with an easy victory over a Potters side who struggled to create any chances of note.

Man City not to throw away their second Premier League title chance: Zabaleta

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has said that they will not throw away their second chance of Premier League glory.

Messi gives his best for Argentina, say teammates

Argentina`s midfielder Jonas Gutierrez and defender Pablo Zabaleta feel that the Messi gives his 100 per cent while representing his nation.