Champions League Soccer Competitions Headlines

  • Messi is better than Maradona, says Ramos

    KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Spain captain Sergio Ramos has responded to a putdown from Argentina great Diego Maradona by making an unlikely declaration of admiration for Lionel Messi, his usual enemy as the talisman of Real Madrid's arch-rivals Barcelona.

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  • Soccer: Messi is better than Maradona, says Ramos

    KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Spain captain Sergio Ramos has responded to a putdown from Argentina great Diego Maradona by making an unlikely declaration of admiration for Lionel Messi, his usual enemy as the talisman of Real Madrid's arch-rivals Barcelona.

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  • Soccer: Rakitic knows only too well threat posed by club mate Messi

    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Ivan Rakitic has warned his Croatian compatriots of an Argentine onslaught, enhanced by the special talent of a player he knows all too well -- clubmate Lionel Messi, when the two countries meet in the World Cup on Thursday.

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  • Argentina's Sampaoli goes old school for Iceland test

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli, revealing his starting line-up a day early, is going for safety-first experience in pairing Javier Mascherano and Lucas Biglia in midfield to contain Iceland in Saturday's World Cup Group D opener.

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  • Argentina's Sampaoli to start Aguero over Higuain against Iceland

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli took the surprising decision to reveal his starting line-up for his side's World Cup Group D opener against Iceland in a news conference ahead of Saturday's game, picking Sergio Aguero ahead of Gonzalo Higuain.

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  • Soccer: Japan end woeful run, Lewandowski shines for Poland

    (Reuters) - Japan claimed their first victory of the year on Tuesday, coming from behind to beat Paraguay 4-2 and boost sagging morale a week before their opening World Cup Group H match against Colombia.

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