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Messi returns to Argentina squad for Brazil, Colombia games


BUENOS AIRES Lionel Messi is back in the Argentina squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Colombia after missing the last three due to injury in which his team have dropped seven points.


Brazil include injured Casemiro in squad for Argentina clash 21 Oct 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil have included Casemiro in their squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Peru even though the Real Madrid midfielder has not played since fracturing his leg in September.


Rakitic predicts Neymar will be 'next Messi' 17 Oct 2016

Brazilian Neymar is set to become the next best player in the world after Argentina's Lionel Messi, according to Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.


Lanzini sets Hammers beating with Palace coup 16 Oct 2016

LONDON West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini is playing a key role in his team's recovery from a poor start to the Premier League and hopes his form will earn him a chance to play for Argentina.


Argentina demands UK halts military exercise in disputed Falklands 14 Oct 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina complained on Friday about military exercises that Britain is planning this month in the disputed Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.


Messi injury absence threatens Argentina World Cup hopes 12 Oct 2016

Lionel Messi, having reversed his decision to quit international soccer with a view to playing at another World Cup, could miss out on Russia 2018 if Argentina continue their downward spiral.


Argentina sorely miss Messi in Paraguay defeat 12 Oct 2016

CORDOBA, Argentina Argentina, lacking the inspiration of injured captain Lionel Messi, suffered a humiliating setback in their World Cup qualifying campaign when they lost 1-0 at home to Paraguay on Tuesday.


Argentina look to improve in third qualifier without Messi 11 Oct 2016

An injury to talisman Lionel Messi and suspensions of his defenders have created some serious thinking about Argentina's lineup for coach Edgardo Bauza ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at home to Paraguay in Cordoba.


Houston on brink of ending 11-year wait for Wallabies call 08 Oct 2016

LONDON Bath backrower Leroy Houston beamed from ear to ear after his place in the Wallabies' matchday 23 was confirmed for the final Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.

Argentina expects $1.8 billion investment from renewable energy auction 08 Oct 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina expects investment of $1.8 billion from 17 renewable energy projects awarded in an auction to generate 1,109 megawatts of power, the government said on Friday, as it tries to lessen dependence on imported power.


Iraqi Kurds claim capture of town in advance on Mosul

ERBIL Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq.