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Tried everything to get best out of Lionel Messi: Jorge Sampaoli

A serial meddler with selections and positioning, Jorge Sampaoli sprang a surprise by dropping Gonzalo Higuain from the starting line-up.

Jul 01, 2018, 01:01 AM IST

FA President Claudio Tapia rubishes Argentina coach Jorge Samapoli's dismissal

Argentina faced a crushing 0-3 defeat from Croatia, after which news of their coach being sacked started surfacing.

Jun 26, 2018, 20:44 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina look to make new start in desperation match with Nigeria

"We have to make our goal five games to reach the final. Tomorrow will be the first final," Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli said.

Jun 26, 2018, 15:40 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina wraps up training for momentous Croatia duel

Argentina is hungry for a win after tying 1-1 with Iceland, in which Argentina's superstar forward Messi failed to convert a penalty and went the entire match without scoring a goal.

Jun 21, 2018, 10:35 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina must put Iceland tie behind it, defender Gabriel Mercado says

Gabriel Mercado said coach Jorge Sampaoli's squad "is convinced about what's ahead," referring to the match with Group D leader Croatia.

Jun 19, 2018, 13:31 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli defends Lionel Messi, looks ahead to Croatia match

Despite his disappointment, Sampaoli said he was heartened to see how much Messi wanted to win the game and how committed his superstar is to the national team.

Jun 17, 2018, 13:18 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli says this won't be Lionel Messi's last World Cup

"I do not think this will be his last World Cup," Sampaoli said of his captain after announcing the starting 11 for Saturday's World Cup opener against Iceland. 

Jun 16, 2018, 13:27 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to start Sergio Aguero over Gonzalo Higuain against Iceland

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli revealed his starting line-up in a news conference.

Jun 16, 2018, 11:18 AM IST

Argentina's Manuel Lanzini ruled out of World Cup due to knee injury

West Ham's Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the World Cup after injuring a knee during training in Spain, the Argentine football federation said Friday.

Jun 08, 2018, 18:13 PM IST

No Lionel Messi in starting 11 for Argentina's friendly against Spain

Muscle problems had kept Messi out of the friendly against Italy on Friday, and although Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday that the Barça star was set to play, Messi`s name did not appear on the AFA website, reports Efe.

Mar 27, 2018, 21:42 PM IST

Argentina to be 'Messi's team' at the World Cup: Jorge Sampaoli

Five-time Ballon d`Or winner Messi has led Barcelona to 30 domestic and European trophies during a stellar career but is yet to win a major trophy with the national team, apart from a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.

Mar 23, 2018, 10:39 AM IST

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli observing '45 to 60' players for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Argentina struggled throughout the South American qualifying campaign, only securing a World Cup place in the last match against Ecuador in October with a Lionel Messi-inspired 3-1 victory in Quito.

Jan 03, 2018, 18:49 PM IST

Argentina's new manager Jorge Sampaoli banking on Lionel Messi for World Cup revival

Sampaoli has been installed to kick-start the two-time world champions` ailing South American campaign where they lag outside the automatic qualifying positions in fifth spot with four games left.

Jun 08, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

La Liga: Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

Sevilla remain third, just a point behind Real Madrid, who also have a game in hand on their title rivals.

Mar 03, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

Leicester City star Jamie Vardy believes it's time for club to focus on present and forget about title miracles

Leicester have lost six of their last eight games in all competitions, culminating in an embarrassing FA Cup elimination to third-tier Millwall on Saturday.

Feb 22, 2017, 12:06 PM IST

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid manage to draw 3-3 against Sevilla, progress into quarter-finals

a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real looked set for defeat for the first time in eight months Sevilla lead 3-1 inside the final 10 minutes.

Jan 13, 2017, 08:52 AM IST

Barcelona, Sevilla to make changes in Supercup second leg match

Meanwhile Ter Stegen`s knee injury means Claudio Bravo will continue in goal.

Aug 16, 2016, 16:49 PM IST

Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez doubtful against Brazil: Chile's coach

The presence of Chile's star footballers, midfielder Arturo Vidal and forward Alexis Sanchez, in the first match of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers is not certain, head coach Jorge Sampaoli has announced.

Oct 08, 2015, 14:15 PM IST

Jorge Sampaoli to stay with Chile, insist Federation

Jorge Sampaoli will stay on as coach of Copa America winners Chile until the 2018 World Cup despite hinting he might seek a new challenge, the Chilean Federation president declared on Monday.

Jul 07, 2015, 12:01 PM IST

Defeated Argentina's search for elusive final key continues

Former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa says you learn more from defeat than victory.

Jul 05, 2015, 18:49 PM IST