• Mascherano making no excuses for sorry Argentina

    Mascherano making no excuses for sorry Argentina

    Argentina were beaten 3-0 by bitter rivals Brazil in World Cup qualifying, and the defender insists that they must improve to make it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    Javier Mascherano believes Argentina have no excuses for the damaging slump that has left their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in jeopardy.

    Fierce rivals Brazil ran out 3-0 winners in Belo Horizonte on Thursday, meaning Edgardo Bauza’s side have now gone four matches without a win.

    They lie sixth in […]

  • Mascherano: Messi was frustrated

    Mascherano: Messi was frustrated

    The national team captain has gone back on a decision to walk out on the Copa America finalists, and his club team-mate is thrilled to see him back in the fold.

    Javier Mascherano believes Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi’s short-lived international retirement was born of frustration rather than any deep-seated desire to turn his back on Argentina.

    Following June’s Copa America Centenario defeat to Chile on penalties – Argentina’s third loss in a major final in as many years – five-time Ballon d’Or […]

  • Argentina stars Sergio Aguero and Javier Mascherano follow Lionel Messi in quitting international football

    Argentina stars Sergio Aguero and Javier Mascherano follow Lionel Messi in quitting international football

    Argentina and Manchester city footballer Sergio Aguero and Barcelona player Javier Mascherano have followed Lionel Messi to quit international football after suffering a heart breaking Copa America final loss to Chile early this morning.

    Messi, who lost his second cup final with Argentina in two years, was the first to retire from International duty and now Mascherano and Aguero have also followed suit, with reports in Argentina suggesting that Angel Di Maria, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Gonzalo Higuain and Lucas Biglia could all […]