2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
2nd in FIFA World Cup
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8dAdriana Garcia

Maradona 'much better' than Messi - Pele

Pele also claimed Lionel Messi "only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn't head the ball well."

Pochettino: Argentina's problems are cultural (1:59)
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23dESPN

If the 2022 World Cup started today...

The next World Cup is four years away, but if it began today, how would the major nations line up? We asked our writers to look into the future.

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25dTim Vickery

Argentina showing signs of renewal under Scaloni

Originally Lionel Scaloni was thought of as nothing more than a cheap stop-gap. The former West Ham man, however, has Argentina humming again.

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28dMusa Okwonga

How the jaded can still appreciate Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi's ability to regularly conjure up moments of brilliance can make fans numb. Here's how to remain awake to his majesty.

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30dTom Marshall

Mexico's Alvarez: Shame we won't face Messi

"Personally, it would've great to play against him," the Mexico defender said of Messi, who continues his absence from the Argentina squad.

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31dTom Marshall

Tough trip to Argentina will test Mexico

The surprising decision to play two friendlies in Argentina will test a young side that still faces an uncertain managerial situation.

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33dTom Marshall

Lozano will not face Argentina due to injury

Hirving Lozano was due to meet the squad in Cordoba ahead of Friday's first match against Argentina, but will miss both matches for Mexico.

RankingsFIFA World Cup

Goal Difference-3Tied-23rd
Goals Scored6Tied-9th
Assists6Tied-4th
Goals Conceded9Tied-30th