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Lionel Messi does school run with sons Thiago and Mateo during international break

Having removed himself from Argentina selection for the foreseeable future, the international break has afforded Lionel Messi to indulge in a bit of family time.

Indeed, far departed from his day job as a global footballing superstar, the Barcelona forward was able to partake in some of the more menial aspects of parenthood on Thursday.

In a set of photos shared on Instagram, Messi revealed that he'd proudly spent the day accompanying young sons Thiago and Mateo to school.

The Albiceleste are gearing...

South America's top teams still have lots at stake despite low-key break

Pekerman's resignation from the Colombia national team is one of many things to watch amid South America's top teams over the break.
Pekerman's resignation from the Colombia national team is one of many things to watch amid South America's top teams over the break.

This week, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman announced that after more than six-and-a-half years in charge, he is stepping down. Meanwhile, Under-20 coach Arturo Reyes will take charge of the team for the friendlies against Venezuela and Argentina on Friday and Tuesday.

Reyes was asked to step in while Pekerman made up his mind on whether or not he wanted to continue. Pekerman's last match was the second round tie against England in the Russia World Cup, back on June 3. Three months later he has now...

Argentina, caretaker boss Lionel Scaloni usher in era of change without Lionel Messi

Interim coach Lionel Scaloni admits he's uncertain if Lionel Messi will return to the national team, but is optimistic for the newcomers to the side.

Thursday, Aug. 23, is the 10th anniversary of Lionel Messi's biggest triumph with Argentina.

In 2005, he helped his teammates overcome Nigeria to win the Under-20 World Cup and then, three years later -- a decade ago -- against the same opposition, Argentina won the Olympic gold medal.

Since then it has been a case of finals and frustration. Argentina fell at the last fence in the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America and the 2016 Copa America Centenario. But, in hindsight, it would appear that...

Argentina's 2008 Olympic gold-winning heroes: Where are they now?

Argentina's last title was won a full decade ago, when they claimed gold in the Olympic men's football final on Aug. 23, 2008.

A group featuring several future superstars beat Nigeria 1-0 in Beijing to seal first place and was expected to go on and add more international trophies.

ESPN FC takes a look at coach Sergio Batista's squad and sees what has happened to each player in the years since.

Sergio Romero

Manchester United's No. 2 started the 2014 World Cup final as well as the 2015 and 2016...

Copa Libertadores calendar putting Argentina at a disadvantage?

Gremio currently hold the Copa Libertadores title and may find they have an edge over the competition again in 2018.
Gremio currently hold the Copa Libertadores title and may find they have an edge over the competition again in 2018.

There is a real feeling this week that the World Cup has become history. Club football is back in Europe, of course, with the build-up to the big kick-off in the English Premier League and other major competitions.

The same is true in South America. Plenty of domestic leagues are already up and running, but this week things get serious in the Copa Libertadores, the continent's equivalent of the Champions League.

But there is a big difference between the two sides of the Atlantic. The European...

Argentina search begins as Lionel Scaloni and Pablo Aimar keep hotseat warm

Former Argentina international Juan Sebastian Veron discusses how the national side needs to structure itself going forward, following their performance at the 2018 World Cup.

Argentina have kicked the can down the road with their decision to place Under-20 coaches Lionel Scaloni and Pablo Aimar in temporary charge of the senior side. The duo will be in charge for next month's matches in the U.S. against Guatemala and Colombia, and presumably for the international dates in October and November as well.

"We are going to take a semester to find someone to take charge [on a permanent basis]," said Argentine Football Association president Claudio Tapia. "More than anything,...