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Argentina Boss Denies Rift With Messi

Argentina Boss Denies Rift With Lionel Messi

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 05, 2017 07:55 AM @KeeganKruger

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has denied that he has had a fallout with FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

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Reports emerged that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and the former Chile and Sevilla boss had a disagreement after the 0-0 with Uruguay in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

On the eve of their crucial game against Venezuela, Sampaoli insisted that the story was a lie and designed to undermine his team.

"You are asking me about rumours. I can't be giving credence to rumours," Sampaoli said, as quoted by ESPN.

"You have to have some kind of certainty that what you are asking is the truth. Otherwise, I am giving credence to rumours.

"Yes, I can say that is false, just like I can say there are a lot of statements that are false. But you are asking me about rumours, perhaps something with the intent to harm.

"Nowadays, we are living in a world in which a lie that is told a thousand times becomes truth. But it is shameful because we are giving value to the rumour that someone wants Argentina to be out of the World Cup and that is shameful.

"We are very lucky to have the best player in the world totally involved to get Argentina to the World Cup. I don't like to hear these types of questions because they are slanted, and you can see where they are going."

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Argentina have not yet qualified for the World Cup in Russia, and they currently find themselves in fifth place in their group.

Do you think the Albiceleste's will end up qualifying for competition? Have your say in the comments section below.


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ARGENTINA Joined: 04 Sep 2017
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ARGENTINA Sep 05, 2017 05:32 PM
To Russia is where Argentina is going
lopi Joined: 02 Nov 2014
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lopi Sep 05, 2017 04:25 PM
Ok cool
Michaeltshigama Joined: 30 Sep 2016
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Michaeltshigama Sep 05, 2017 04:24 PM
Even at Barcow he used to do that to players he thinks might be superior to him coz he's jealousy
KNOWLEDGE JR Joined: 25 Aug 2016
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KNOWLEDGE JR Sep 05, 2017 12:41 PM
This is a smear campaign to discredit Leo and Sampaoli. This is a propaganda designated to cause intenal division in the team. But nevertheless devil is liar Argentina will prevail to Russia and win the World Cup. In Sampaoli and Messi I believe. La finale nõs aspera La Albiceleste. VAMOS!!!
Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Sep 05, 2017 11:11 AM
no problem coach
jinks Joined: 22 Jul 2017
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jinks Sep 05, 2017 09:09 AM
which best player is he refering to coz I didnt see any real hungry player from Argentina to score a goal that wud put them in better position to qualify.Argentina is boring these days.
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Ntuthuko5110 Sep 05, 2017 08:02 AM
They wil qualify ,they just need to prepar themselves to compete next year.

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