• Menotti: Argentina could miss out on World Cup without Messi

    Menotti: Argentina could miss out on World Cup without Messi

    The ex-Albiceleste coach says the national team will have to work much harder without the Barcelona star and feels they should look to build for the 2022 competition.

    Argentine football legend Cesar Luis Menotti has warned that qualification for the 2018 World Cup will be no easy task for the nation without retired captain Lionel Messi.

    The Barcelona star stepped down from the national team minutes after losing the 2016 Copa America final on penalties to Chile in June.

    And Menotti, who took […]

  • Lionel Messi will reconsider Argentina retirement decision – Menotti

    Lionel Messi will reconsider Argentina retirement decision – Menotti

    Ex-Argentina coach Cesar Luis Menotti says he believes Lionel Messi will change his mind and play for his country again.

    Messi, 29, announced his retirement from international football after he missed a penalty during a shoot-out defeat to Chile in last month’s Copa America Centenario defeat to Chile, in what was a third consecutive loss in a major final for La Albiceleste.

     

    The announcement shocked world and Argentine football, with national legend Diego Maradona and the country’s president Mauricio Macri among those […]