Argentina coach complains about Israel trip before World Cup

Argentina coach complains about Israel trip before World Cup

Haiti did not qualify for the World Cup, but it does have four victories in its last six matches in worldwide competition.

Argentina continues its World Cup preparation when it takes on Haiti in an worldwide friendly in Buenos Aires.

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli said the team still had some improvements to make ahead of the tournament, but added that his side had proved their dominance against Haiti.

While Barcelona chiefs would not allow Arsenal to talk to Messi as they had no interest in selling the Argentinian forward.

Following the match, Messi was quoted by the Argentina Football Association's website as saying: "I have no doubt that we are going to grow".

"We're going to leave everything in the World Cup".

Messi moved to Barcelona at the age of 13 and would have been eligible to play for Spain.

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In an interview with ElTrece, Messi said: "The other day I was speaking with a my friend, and he told me, 'Look, if you had stayed with Spain, you would be world champion.' But it would not have been the same".

They face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in their World Cup group and are clear favourites to progress.

Paulo Dybala says Argentina players are all committed to helping Lionel Messi live his dream of winning a major trophy with his country.

Lionel Messi is the greatest of all time.

Messi was on hand to collect the match ball in the 66th minute when he controlled a cutback from substitute Cristian Pavon and fired powerfully past Placide.

Leo is now thinking about the first game against Iceland on June 16: "We have to win to have peace of mind".

There were two different classes of teams on the field Tuesday, as Argentina controlled the pace, created a number of golden opportunities beyond the four goals and kept Haiti away from goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

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