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Messi: After struggles in Argentina, fans love me

In an interview with Star+, Lionel Messi said, a year after lifting the World Cup trophy in Qatar, that one of his top triumphs is having turned criticism into praise from Argentina fans.

Is now the right time for Scaloni to step down from Argentina role? (1:09)
Hofman: Maracana organisers made a huge mistake (1:41)
Will Carlo Ancelotti change his mind about coaching Brazil? (0:58)
Laurens: Argentina-Brazil was like a parody of football (1:05)
How Argentina made history vs. Brazil at the Maracana (1:55)
Scaloni questions future with Argentina after win vs. Brazil (0:50)
Scaloni reflects on 'very sad' violence before Brazil vs. Argentina (0:42)
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Argentina hand Brazil first-ever WCQ home loss

Nicolas Otamendi scored with a towering header to give Argentina a 1-0 away win over Brazil in a bad-tempered World Cup qualifier that was delayed by half an hour on Tuesday after police clashed with fans at Maracana Stadium.

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Unstoppable: Brazil just hoping to 'contain' Messi

The fierce rivalry between Brazil and Argentina will hit fever pitch when Lionel Messi's world champions face the struggling hosts in a mouth-watering South American World Cup qualifying clash in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.

Who will come out on top when Brazil takes on Argentina? (2:14)
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Vini Jr. out vs. Argentina as Madrid injuries grow

Real Madrid's injury problems continued to mount as Vinícius Júnior was forced off with a hamstring injury during Brazil's 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat to Colombia on Thursday.

Echegaray: Uruguay played the 'perfect match' to snap Argentina's streak (1:35)
Scaloni: Argentina were never comfortable vs. Uruguay (1:05)
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Messi to Ugarte: 'Learn respect from elders'

Argentina captain Lionel Messi hit out at Uruguay's young players who "still have to learn respect from elders" after unruly behaviour in Thursday's World Cup qualifier, which Uruguay won, 2-0.

Colombia boss praises 'hero' goal scorer Luis Diaz (0:58)