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# Argentina

This week
29th January 2023 - 2nd February 2023
# Incumbent
Keenan remains a key man as Farrell's Ireland target a Six Nations title
The 26-year-old recalls visiting the Principality Stadium as a supporter back in 2015.
Last month
January 2023
# Disciplinary proceedings
Emery backs Argentina 'keeper Martinez as Fifa investigates World Cup celebrations
Argentina have been cited by Fifa after their World Cup win.
Last year
2022
# don't cry for me argentina
Emery to speak to Villa 'keeper Martinez about World Cup celebrations
The 30-year-old has come into the spotlight following some of his celebrations.
# Staying Put
Messi set for new PSG deal as he bids for Champions League glory
Reports suggest the World Cup winner is now open to staying in the French capital for a further season.
# Goat
Pep Guardiola hails Messi as greatest footballer ever
City manager describes World Cup win as ‘final achievement of an incredible career’ for Messi.
# world cup champs
Argentina forced to swap bus for helicopters as fans swarm streets during homecoming parade
Players and staff had to abandon their open-top bus parade.
# thrilling
A moment in football history that delivered the emotions that make life worth living
This was a World Cup final that will go down in lore, the nature of Argentina’s triumph only adding to allure of Lionel Messi’s legacy.
# record books
Kylian Mbappe wins World Cup Golden Boot after historic final hat-trick
The individual awards were confirmed by Fifa’s Technical Study Group (TSG).
# The Messi End
Messi takes his crown in Argentina's absurd, epic World Cup final victory over France
Argentina led 2-0 and then 3-2 in extra time before winning one of the truly great finals on penalties.
# Analysis
Cooney on Soccer: How Lionel Scaloni salvaged Messi's dream
Our latest members newsletter looks at how Argentina have turned their World Cup around.
# the perfect farewell
Messi on cusp of World Cup dream as he inspires Argentina to semi-final victory
Julian Alvarez scored twice as Argentina eased to a 3-0 win over Croatia.
# Fallout
Argentina and Netherlands charged by Fifa over fiery player confrontations
Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz issued 18 yellows cards in total at the Lusail Stadium.
# newsletter
Cooney on Soccer: The Last Dance of Louis Van Gaal
We look back at how Argentina won the tactical battle over Louis Van Gaal.
# Bad Blood
Argentina goalkeeper's parting shot at van Gaal - 'He needs to keep his mouth shut'
Emiliano Martinez saved two penalties in the shootout and wasn’t impressed by the Dutch manager’s pre-match comments.
# Thriller
Argentina hold nerve on penalties to see off Dutch in World Cup epic
Argentina blew a 2-0 lead with seven minutes of normal time remaining only to triumph on spot kicks.
# the dream survives
Messi magnificent as Argentina hold on to beat Australia
Messi scored the opening goal as his side advanced to a quarter-final meeting with the Netherlands.
# South America
One person killed after 'rogue wave' hits Antarctic cruise ship during storm
A representative of the Viking cruise company said that four other tourists sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were treated onboard.
# Showstopper
Cooney on soccer: The majesty of Lionel Messi
Our correspondent finally gets to witness the extraordinary player and the fervour he inspires.
# Evolution
Messi's mixed night a good sign for Argentina in win over dismal Poland
Messi missed a penalty but his side topped their World Cup group with a 2-0 win.
# Messi Magic
'Weight off our shoulders,' says Messi as Argentina boss calls for calm
Lionel Scaloni: ‘You have to have some common sense, it’s just a football match.’
# messi win
Messi magic helps keep Argentina's World Cup hopes alive
Messi’s goal meant he tied fellow Argentine icon, the late Diego Maradona, on eight goals and 21 appearances at the World Cup for Argentina.
# a messi end
Saudi Arabia expose another collective Argentina failure in upset for the ages
Saudi Arabia shocked the world in beating Argentina 2-1 in Qatar today.
# flying finn
Recalled Russell stars as Scotland hammer ill-disciplined Argentina
Darcy Graham scored a hat-trick in a 52-29 win for Gregor Townsend’s side.
# Callum Hunter Hill
Saracens lock gets Scotland call-up for Argentina game
Hamish Watson and Rory Sutherland have withdrawn from the squad through injury.
# Group by Group Guide
Group C Preview: Last-chance saloon for Messi and Lewandowski, Mexico out to end bizarre streak
Next in our preview series is Group C, featuring Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Poland.
# pride restored
Wales get Autumn Nations Series back on track with battling win over Argentina
Tries from number eight Taulupe Faletau and scrum-half Tomos Williams saw Wales home.
# Seeing Red
10 red cards handed out in Argentina Cup final as Racing Club defeat Boca Juniors
World-Cup bound referee Facundo Tello was busy.
# Argentina
One dead as police and fans clash outside Argentina football match
The incident came less than a week after the use of tear gas outside a football match in Indonesia set off a crush that left 131 people dead.
# don't cry for me
Qatar World Cup will 'surely' be my last - Messi
Messi is due to appear in his fifth World Cup.
# emphatic
Rampant All Blacks avenge last week's shock defeat with 53-3 rout of Argentina
It was a vastly more clinical display from the home side than last week’s defeat in Christchurch.
# Argentina
Three people die of mystery pneumonia in Argentina, six others ill
The first six patients started exhibiting symptoms between 18 and 23 August.
# Argentina
Attempt to kill Argentina's vice president fails as handgun misfires
Cristina Fernandez, a former president of the country, survived an attempt to assassinate her outside her home, officials said.
# response
'His team does it all the time' - Cheika hits back at All Blacks over illegal play jibe
New Zealand accused the Pumas of bending the rules during their historic Rugby Championship win.
# Pumas
Argentina make history with upset win over All Blacks to pile further pressure on Foster
New Zealand have now lost six of their last eight Tests.
# los pumas
Last-gasp Boffelli try takes Argentina to Scotland series win
The hosts claimed the decider after losing last week in Salta.
# Summer Arrival
Argentine full-back Alexandro Bernabei joins Celtic
The 21-year-old moves to the Scottish champions from Lanus on a five-year deal.
# Investigation
Eight medical personnel to stand trial over Maradona death
The staff are being tried for alleged criminal negligence in the death of the Argentine football legend.
# good night
Messi hails Argentina's 'beautiful final' after downing Italy 3-0 at Wembley
Argentina won Finalissima in front of a sold-out crowd.
# Dr Phil
Contepomi to leave Leinster at end of season and join Cheika's Argentina
The former Pumas out-half has had two successful spells with the Irish province.
# rematch
Abandoned Brazil-Argentina 2022 World Cup qualifier to be replayed after appeals rejected
The original game was called off after Brazilian health officials stormed the pitch to stop the tie.