Argentines renewed their hopes in the country's national soccer team after it defeated Poland 2-0 on Wednesday, booking a place for the team led by star Lionel Messi in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Lionel Messi has won nearly 40 trophies for club and country in an illustrious career but the Argentine forward's glittering resume has one major omission -- a World Cup winner's medal.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has said he is counting the days until the World Cup and believes his team have a good chance of winning the tournament.
Lionel Messi scored twice and Argentina dominated Honduras 3-0 on Friday in Miami.
Seven times reigning winner Lionel Messi was not nominated for this year's Ballon d'Or for the first time since 2005.
Laporta is hopeful that the 35-year-old will be able to return to Barca before he hangs up his boots.
Messi, who lit up the evening with a series of trademark dribbles, was hoisted into the air by his team mates who danced jigs of joy on the lush Wembley turf.
Messi earned $130 million, a figure which includes $55 million of endorsements, during the 12-month period ended May 1, 2022.
Pochettino's position came under scrutiny after PSG were knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16.
An official with the association said Argentina would take their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Unhappy Paris Saint-Germain fans targeted the Argentine as well as Neymar during the 3-0 win over Bordeaux that followed the club's spectacular Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid.
The exception was Kylian Mbappe. The volume rose for the names of Neymar and Messi.
Neymar, who is under contract at PSG until June 2025, said he was more likely to play in the U.S. than return to his home country.
In the last minute of stoppage time, Mbappe burst into the box from the left and between two defenders before finishing past Courtois for his 22nd goal this season.
Messi has scored only two goals in Ligue 1 since his shock move to PSG last August after being forced to leave Barcelona after 21 years as the Catalans could no longer afford his salary.
Argentina were without Lionel Messi but goals from Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez gave the visitors all three points against Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
The 34-year-old Messi was omitted from Argentina’s 27-man squad after not playing for PSG since Dec. 22 against FC Lorient in French Ligue 1.
FIFA unveiled on Friday the nominees for the The Best FIFA Men's Player award for 2021.
Messi was among the four PSG players who returned positive results on Sunday.
Mauro Icardi's stoppage-time strike helped 10-man Paris St Germain salvage a fortunate 1-1 draw at lowly Lorient.