• The Independent

    Lionel Messi relieved as Argentina advance past Australia at World Cup

    Argentina are into the quarter-finals in Qatar where they will face the Netherlands

  • The Telegraph

    Harry Kane: I’m ready to take World Cup knockout stage by storm

    Harry Kane has warned he is ready to explode at the World Cup after ‘tapering’ his workload to peak at the knockout stages in Qatar.

  • Evening Standard

    Lionel Messi inspired by his kids to finally lift World Cup after booking Argentina’s place in quarter-finals

    Lionel Messi says his World Cup heroics for Argentina mean more now as his children are older enough to appreciate seeing him in action. Messi has scored three times at the tournament in Qatar, with his latest strike coming in Argentina’s 2-1 win over Australia in the last-16. Starring at a World Cup is nothing new for Messi, who fired Argentina to the final back in 2014, but the 35-year-old has revealed it is extra special now as his children can see him in action.

  • The Canadian Press

    Messi scores again, Argentina into World Cup quarterfinals

    AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi was pushed into the middle of a joyous post-match huddle as Argentina’s players jumped up and down to celebrate reaching the World Cup quarterfinals. Messi delivered again for his country, marking the 1,000th game of his era-defining career with his first goal in the knockout stage of a World Cup to lead Argentina to a 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday. This was not the walkover most were expecting against the unheralded Australians, though. At the final whi