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Argentina omit Aguero, Di Maria as Messi starts ban

Gabriel Jesus said Lionel Messi was wrong to question the authorities following Argentina's semifinal defeat to Brazil in Copa America.

Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria have been left out of Argentina's squad for the upcoming international friendlies against Chile and Mexico as Lionel Messi begins his international suspension.

Argentina captain Messi is unavailable for selection as he serves a three-month ban from international football for criticising South America's football governing body CONMEBOL during the Copa America. Messi missed Barcelona's La Liga opener, a 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Friday, with a calf injury.

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As it happened: Narender Gahlot's first senior goal helps India draw against Syria

Narender Gahlot scored his first senior goal to put India in front, but Syria won a late penalty to earn a draw. As a result Syria will miss out on the final, where Tajikistan will play North Korea.

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Mexico, Argentina to play friendly in San Antonio

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti shares his prediction for Brazil-Paraguay, as the Selecao look to end their quarterfinal curse against La Albirroja.
The ESPN FC crew look ahead to Argentina's matchup with Venezuela and question if Messi and company can leave their group stage struggles behind them.

Mexico will face Argentina in a Sept. 10 friendly at the Alamodome in San Antonio, marking the first time that Mexico coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino will face off against the Argentina squad he managed from 2014 to 2016.

Argentina, currently the 11th ranked team in the world according to FIFA, has played Mexico on 30 occasions, with Mexico winning four times, Argentina 14, with 12 draws.

The two teams last met in back-to-back games played on November 16 and 20, 2018, in Argentina, with the home side...