Argentina’s World Cup qualification hopes remained alive after La Albiceleste defeated their South American counterpart, Chile on Thursday by two goals to one.
The victory over their South American bitter rivals was the much needed boost they argentine team longed for. They now have eight points from five matches. They are one point ahead of current Copa America champions, Chile.
Argentina manager Gerardo Martino has confirmed that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will not be part of the team that takes part in the Olympics.
Argentina’s winless run in the World Cup qualifiers continued after they could only secure a 1-1 draw against archrivals Brazil.
West Ham provided a route into European football for Argentine striker Carlos Tevez, who is seen as a legend by many back in his home country.
The possibility of Brazil and Argentina meeting each other in the Copa America before the final itself has raised a lot of expectations and Chelsea midfielder Willian says that it is truly a mouthwatering prospect.
Argentina reached the finals of the 2014 World Cup before eventually being knocked out of the international competition after losing against Germany.
Gerardo Martino’s time at Barcelona was seen as an incredible failure after the club’s failure to win any major trophy for the first time in more than five years.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says that Lionel Messi will probably leave a record that will never be broken in Spanish football.
The 27-year-old became the all-time highest goalscorer in the Spanish league after a hat-trick against Sevilla in the 5-1 victory. Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals has stood since 1955, but Messi has now gone past the mark and has scored 253.
European national squads are competing against each other in the qualifying matches of the 2016 Euro’s but since Argentina cannot enter that tournament due to obvious reasons, the team of Gerardo Martino have been a number of friendly matches with their latest one being played at the Hong Kong Stadium in China as the Argentinean squad faced off with Hong Kong in a match that was dominated by the
Argentina made their way to the finals of the 2014 World Cup where they played against Germany and succumbed to a defeat. Even with their failure of lifting the trophy. Some of the players of the Argentinean squad still managed of receiving praise from their performances during the tournament which is the case of Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi as he was awarded with the Golden Ball award.