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.
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.
Brazilian Neymar is set to become the next best player in the world after Argentina's Lionel Messi, according to Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
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.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina complained on Friday about military exercises that Britain is planning this month in the disputed Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.