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Argentina appeal Messi's three-month ban

Alejandro Moreno examines how Lionel Messi impacted the game during the final 30 minutes of Barcelona's scoreless draw against Dortmund.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi each have five Ballons d'Or, but does the Portugal star have an argument to deserving more?

The Argentina football federation has appealed a three-month ban CONMEBOL handed to Lionel Messi this past summer during Copa America.

AFA is seeking to have the ban reduced to two months so that Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni can have Messi available for friendlies in Europe against Germany on Oct. 9 and Ecuador on Oct. 13. As it stands now, Messi would only be able to return to action on Nov. 3. A decision is due by Oct. 3.

Messi was banned for three months from international matches and...

Tottenham lose Lo Celso for two months to injury

After Watford parted ways with Javi Garcia, the FC crew assess the chances that Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino could leave his post this season.
The FC crew discuss Harry Kane's recent attempts to initiate contact in the penalty area, including his collision with Sokratis in the North London derby.
Alexis Nunes is joined by Julien Laurens and Mark Ogden to address the reasons why Tottenham Hotspur have had a horrendous start to the Premier League.
Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer rank Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool in terms of who got the hardest group draw in the UEFA Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has suffered a hip injury that will sideline him for nearly two months, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Lo Celso, signed on loan by Spurs on deadline day from Spanish side Real Betis, was injured while on international duty during last week's 0-0 draw with Chile where he was substituted early in the second half.

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The 23-year-old is Spurs' third close season recruit to be sidelined with injury after...

Mexico-Argentina W2W4: Martino faces former squad with unbeaten streak on the line

Gerardo 'Tata' Martino and Mexico will face Argentina on Tuesday at the Alamodome.

Mexico will play Argentina on Tuesday in an international friendly in San Antonio. With a crowd of nearly 60,000 expected at the Alamodome, the match will pit Mexico manager Gerardo 'Tata' Martino against his former squad, led by fellow ex-Newell's Old Boys player Lionel Scaloni.  ESPN FC's Tom Marshall and Tim Vickery on what to expect from Tuesday's clash.

What to expect from Mexico -- by Tom Marshall

SAN ANTONIO -- Diego Armando Maradona wanted Gerardo "Tata" Martino return to the...