Reuters- The tackle by Tomas Ujfalusi that damaged Lionel Messi’s ankle on Sunday was “brutal” but it was probably not the Atletico Madrid defender’s intention to cause injury, according to Barcelona striker David Villa.
AP — Lionel Messi will miss at least two games after damaging ligaments in his right ankle during Barcelona’s 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid. Barcelona said medical exams performed Monday on the Argentina international’s ankle ruled out any fracture, as expected.
Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has declared himself happy after his side beat world champions Spain (4-1) at El Monumental in Buenos Aires.
Diego Maradona has removed his career as Argentina’s soccer coach on Tuesday, when the Argentine country’s soccer or football association decided against renewing his contract because he was not prepared to accept changes to his staff.
Lionel Messi enjoyed a night out to dinner with girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo in Brazil.
One of Diego Maradona’s assistants wants him to stay, and a top Argentine football official said the job is his despite the team’s devastating 4-0 loss against Germany in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Germany have not been spared the hefty assignments on their route through this FIFA World Cup 2010, and six days after seeing off England 4-1 they find themselves up against an Argentina team bristling with ambition.
FIFA World Cup 2010 (Mexico Argentina Predictions)- Mexico and Argentina will meet in the Round of 16 once more. Here’s how Goal.com’s Mexico staff looks at the match.
FIFA World Cup 2010 (ESPN)- So Argentina finally look like a team. And Diego Maradona finally looks like a coach. If nothing catastrophic happens against Mexico on Sunday, both players and manager will have earned the respect they had been demanding for quite a long time.
FIFA World Cup 2010: Argentina vs Mexico match preview-Revenge will be on Mexico’s minds when they take on Diego Maradona’s side of many talents in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The England team squad, lead by Fabio Capello, touch down in Johannesburg early on Thursday morning at Tambo International Airport in South Africa.
Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi arrived and the Argentina squad in South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday, Argentina to prepare for a FIFA World Cup 2010 they are among the favourites to win.
The Argentine National Anthem is Himno Nacional Argentino. Its lyrics were written by Vicente López y Planes, and the music was composed by Blas Parera. This song was adopted as the national anthem on May 11, 1813, three years after the “May Revolution” May 11 is therefore Anthem Day in Argentina.
The Chilean national football team represents Chile in all major international football competitions. The team is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile which was established in 1895. They have appeared in seven World Cup tournaments and were hosts of the 1962 FIFA World Cup finishing in third place.
Such is the focus on Lionel Messi in the countdown to the FIFA World Cup 2010 that even the slightest problem in training gets full blown local media coverage, as with a scrape on Friday.
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