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France Send Argentina Home In A Seven-Goal World Cup Classic In Kazan

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

France finally showed their title credentials at this World Cup with a rousing 4-3 victory over Argentina in Kazan. Les Bleus were the favourites going into this encounter against a seriously disjointed Argentina side, but had to be wary of a rejuvenation in Jorge Sampaoli’s side after they clawed their way into the last 16 with victory over Nigeria in midweek. …

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Ronaldo V Messi: Why One Is Soaring While The Other Is Sinking

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It may have taken a while, but the most pointless, facile (and often petulant) debate in football has now reached the world’s biggest international competition. It’s Ronaldo v Messi: World Cup Edition. Lionel Messi is taking an inordinate amount of flak for Argentina’s dismal World Cup thus far, but in many ways, the narrative was set before he’d even kicked …

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Argentina’s Media Cry ‘Catastrophe’ After World Cup Humiliation

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Head Coach of Argentina Jorge Sampaoli looks on before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Argentina’s media stuck the boot into Lionel Messi and his teammates on Thursday, branding the team’s World Cup defeat to Croatia a  “catastrophe” and a “humiliation”. Argentina face the prospect of an embarrassing first-round exit in Russia after suffering a 3-0 loss to the Croatians in Nizhny Novgorod, which left them with one point from two games. For Argentina’s press, …

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The Knives Are Out For Argentina After Croatia Hammering

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Lionel Messi of Argentina looks dejected after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Argentina’s World Cup descended into farce on Thursday night after they fell to a 3-0 humbling at the hands of Croatia. Despite making a number of changes from the side’s 1-1 draw against Iceland in their opener, Jorge Sampaoli’s side were wretched as their European opponents took full advantage of their defensive shortcomings in a ruthless second half. Goals from Ante …

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Watch: Willy Caballero Howler Puts Argentina’s World Cup In Danger

Croatia's forward Ante Rebic (L) scores against Argentina's goalkeeper Willy during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina’s World Cup hopes were thrown into serious danger on Thursday night after a scarcely-believable error from goalkeeper Willy Caballero. The Chelsea stopper, only in the starting eleven due to an injury that kept regular number one Sergio Romero out of the squad, attempted a bit of trickery early in the side’s clash with Croatia and was left with egg …

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Argentina Defence Savaged After Conceding Sloppy Iceland Equaliser

Iceland's forward Alfred Finnbogason (C) scores the equaliser during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina had a mixed beginning to their 2018 World Cup campaign against Iceland on Saturday. Jorge Sampaoli’s side are, at the very least, expected to come through Group D with relatively little fuss, and made the perfect start to proceedings against their European opponents when Sergio Aguero put them ahead with a fine finish on the 20-minute mark. The South …

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Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino Responds To Barcelona Rumours

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 11, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images for Tottenham Hotspur FC)

With Barcelona increasingly likely to be searching for a new manager in the summer, tentative speculation has already begun to swirl around Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. Barca’s almost certain Champions League exit in this round – following a 4-0 drubbing from Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night – will probably mean the Luis Enrique’s three-year stint at Camp Nou will come …

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Anthony Martial Could Leave Manchester United, According To His Agent

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Anthony Martial of Manchester United walks off after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on December 26, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Anthony Martial’s short-term Manchester United feature has been thrown into fresh doubt. The French international has been linked with a loan move to Sevilla for the rest of the season, though his club are not minded to weaken their own squad, especially with Memphis Depay due to leave and Ashley Young also thought to courting attention from elsewhere. Martial himself, however, …

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Real Madrid Defeat Sevilla To Win The UEFA Super Cup

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - AUGUST 09: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Lerkendal Stadion on August 9, 2016 in Trondheim, Norway. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Defender Dani Carvajal was the hero as Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla in Trondheim tonight. The right-back’s magnificent solo effort in the last few minutes of extra time was the difference against a Sevilla side that could not be faulted for effort, but clearly tired by the end. Missing the attacking prowess of Karim Benzema, Cristiano …

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Liverpool’s Joe Allen Linked With Shock European Move

DINARD, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Wales player Joe Allen faces the media during a Wales press conference at their Euro 2016 basecamp on June 18, 2016 in Dinard, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has been making waves as one of Wales’ star performers at the European Championships. His assist for Aaron Ramsey in their 3-0 drubbing of Russia earlier this week was indicative of the type of tournament he is having, adding to his commanding display against Slovakia in the first group game. However, his performances in France have apparently …

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Widespread Reports Indicate Chelsea Are Closing In On New Manager

BOLOGNA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Italy Antonio Conte(wanted by Chelsea) looks on prior to the international friendly match between Italy and Romania at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on November 17, 2015 in Bologna, Italy.

It is a saga that could very easily have rivalled Louis van Gaal’s drawn-out Manchester United departure, but it appears this morning that Chelsea have found themselves a new manager. In a story that first appeared on Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport yeasterday, but has since gained heavy traction in the UK press, current Italy boss Antonio Conte is apparently …

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Former Chile Manager Has Become A Serious Contender For Chelsea Job

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Head coach Jorge Sampaoli of Chile looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

For the revolving door that is the Chelsea managerial job, a new contender has entered the fray. The Telegraph were on Thursday reporting that ex-Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli is coming under serious consideration by the Chelsea hierarchy as they look to find a permanent replacement for José Mourinho. The race was previously thought to have been a three-way battle between Antonio Conte, Diego …

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