2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
Sampaoli: Argentina is Messi's team (1:02)
International Week Predictor: World Cup tune-ups (4:26)
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2dSam Marsden

Messi gets World Cup pep talk from Oprah

Lionel Messi knows there are many people who want to see him finally win the World Cup, but he probably didn't realise Oprah Winfrey was among them.

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3dESPN staff

World Cup squads: Who has booked a ticket?

As countries look to formalise their World Cup squads, ESPN FC's country correspondents discuss who is on the plane to Russia and who could miss out.

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3dAdriana Garcia

Messi: Bad diet made me throw up

Lionel Messi has revealed the reason he no longer gets sick and vomits on the pitch during games: a simple change in his diet.

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4dAdriana Garcia

Messi: 2018 could be my last World Cup

Lionel Messi has suggested he won't get another chance if Argentina fail to win the World Cup in Russia this summer.

4dAdriana Garcia

Higuain aiming for World Cup spot

Gonzalo Higuain is aiming to convince Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli that he is worthy of a World Cup spot during Italy and Spain friendlies.

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17dDamian Didonato

Can Sampaoli build strong Argentina team?

Argentina's road to Russia 2018 was rocky but now that Jorge Sampaoli has some time to prepare, the challenge is making his stars work as a team.

18dTim Vickery

Uruguay, Argentina going in opposite directions

While Uruguay has gained momentum with their improved midfield play, Argentina's defense has shown that it needs drastic improvement -- immediately.

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19dSam Marsden

Lionel Messi scores 600th career goal

Lionel Messi brought up yet another landmark on Sunday when he scored his 600th career goal for club and country in Barcelona's game against Atletico.

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21dESPN staff

Higuain in Argentina squad, Icardi left out

Forward Gonzalo Higuain will return to the Argentina squad for friendlies this month, but his Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala and Inter's Mauro Icardi.

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24dAdriana Garcia

Messi meets with Argentina FA president

Lionel Messi hosted Argentina Football Federation (AFA) president Claudio Tapia at his Barcelona home as Argentina finalise their World Cup plans.

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37dAdriana Garcia

Argentina need Messi in WC - Biglia

Lucas Biglia admits Argentina must learn how to get the best out of Lionel Messi in the World Cup without wearing him out.

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38dAdriana Garcia

AFA hopes Messi plays less for Barcelona

Messi has made 23 league appearances for Barca, 22 of them starts, also starting five Copa del Rey games and playing in six Champions League matches.

46dChris Wright

Maradona blacks out Aguero's face

Maradona has inadvertently proved that his ongoing rift with Aguero, his former son-in-law, shows no signs of being healed in the near future.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference6Tied-18th
Goals Scored10Tied-28th
Goals Conceded4Tied-67th