A supermarket in the Argentine city of Rosario owned by the family of Antonela Roccuzzo -Lionel Messi's wife- was stormed by two men on a motorcycle who fired at least 14 shots and left a maffia-style threatening message for the national football team's captain. The note also said Rosario Mayor Pablo Javkin was a narco who would not protect the Messi family.
Argentina's captain Lionel Messi Monday was awarded the 2022 The Best award by FIFA for the second time in his career; his teammate Emiliano Dibu Martínez was picked as the best goalkeeper, coach Lionel Scaloni was the best trainer and, if that was not good enough, Argentina's fans were also deemed the best on the planet.
By Mordechai Taji – Rosario Central, a traditional football club in the city where Lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987, has had trouble getting ready for the upcoming Professional League tournament starting this weekend when many players refused to relocate citing growing insecurity.
Over four million Argentine fans were still baffled Tuesday afternoon as to where the national football team would be celebrating last Sunday's 4-2 win on penalties over France at the Qatar 2022 World Cup final.
The Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus 330-200 carrying the champions of the world back home from Qatar has already departed from its Rome stopover and is expected to arrive at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport at around 2 am Tuesday, according to data collected by MercoPress from the flightradar24.com website.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Security Minister Aníbal Fernández have been discussing the national football team's return from Qatar with the World Cup in the bag. But neither of them knows exactly what to expect or prepare for.
Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, congratulated Argentina's Lionel Messi on winning the World Cup and France's Kylian Mbappé for scoring four goals during Sunday's final.
Lionel Messi's Argentina toppled France as reigning football world champions with a 4-2 win on penalties at the Qatar 2022 final after a 2-2 regular time draw that became a 3-3 parity in extra time.
Argentina's Lionel Messi and Julián Álvarez were too tough an opposition to the 2018 runners-up Croatia as Argentina breezed through to the Qatar 2002 football World Cup final with a 3-0 victory.
Argentina and The Netherlands are to clash on Dec. 9 in the first quarterfinal match of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup after beating Australia 2-1 and the United States 3-1 respectively Saturday, on the first day of the knockout competition.