Diego Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free

Wednesday, 04 Jul, 2018

In all, Mbappe joins Pele and four other teenagers with multiple goals in one World Cup - Michael Owen (for England in 1998), José Altafini (for Brazil in 1958) Edmund Conen (for Germany in 1934) and Manuel Rosas (for Mexico in 1930).

A piece of Messi inspiration set up Argentina's second goal for Gabriel Mercado to put the South Americans 2-1 ahead just after halftime.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is heading for the exit door following his team's World Cup elimination by France, reports said on Monday.

2018 will not be the year that we finally see Lionel Messi lift the World Cup, but in truth, ever since Argentina lost the 2014 final, the prospect of the Barcelona star getting his hands on football's biggest prize was looking pretty unlikely. To all those who from Argentina and many countries supported us with feeling and passion.

Bernardo Silva has urged Cristiano Ronaldo not to retire from global football. After all, a fourth consecutive fall at the final hurdle on this stage, to accompany painful failures from 2014-2016 that culminated in a premature retirement from the global circuit from the Barcelona star, would have surely tolled the death knell in representing the Argentina national team for once and for all.

"It is not easy and has to be appreciated".

"Players like that make you love football".

Messi missed eight qualifying matches through injury and suspension, of which Argentina won only one.

"It's good to score in such a game because there's no better place than the World Cup to show your qualities".

Messi´s heroics that night could not cover over the cracks appearing on the field, nor his frustration with a chaotic federation off it.

However, the Argentine sensation failed to take the game by its neck as he saw La Albiceleste unceremoniously being tossed out of world football's grandest event. Javier Mascherano has retired from worldwide duty with Sampaoli expected to be sacked.

"From now on I am just another fan", said the 34-year-old.

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, a European champion with Portugal two years ago, will be 37 by the time the next global showpiece rolls around - meaning it is unlikely he will improve on a run to the semi-finals in 2006.

"I think that we can win against anybody, we can always win and that's what we need to believe, just think about victory", Cheryshev said.