Sampaoli would not confirm whether he planned to sub goalkeeper Willy Caballero for Franco Armani, who has not played a single minute for Argentina but was in attendance at the news conference.
Zabaleta played alongside Messi in the 2014 World Cup, which saw Argentina beaten by Germany in the final.
For Argentina's opponents Nigeria, a win is enough to get them into the knockout stage, while a draw gets the job done, provided Iceland does not beat the group leaders by at least two goals.
That means their World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread as they face Nigeria in their final game, hoping results also go their way in the Croatia-Iceland match. Either Sampaoli must make some tough decisions and give the players the dressing down they deserve or Argentina will be well on their long ride home.
Argentina´s forward Lionel Messi (C) practices during a training session at the team´s base camp in Bronnitsy, on June 23, 2018, during Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.
"He is one of the big names in Russian Federation who has made a strong start to this World Cup, in terms of goals, with four so far".
Argentina's qualifying hopes are subsequently on a knife edge, with Jorge Sampaoli's men facing a do-or-die clash with Nigeria on Tuesday.
A month on from Messi's rescue mission in Ecuador, he sat out a friendly as Nigeria beat Argentina 4-2 back in November to highlight how reliant even a squad containing Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala remain on their number 10. "Everybody wants to win and we can not make any gifts even if we like very much this player".
Argentina players had held meetings at their base camp hours after a disastrous 3-0 loss to Croatia and asked for Sampaoli's immediate removal as manager, according to reports on Thursday night.
"I think the match was complicated for Messi", Sampaoli said.
He has a contract until 2022 and with the Argentina FA in severe financial difficulties, would usually expect to lose his job if they are eliminated.
Though Ronaldo's victor against Morocco took him to 85 goals and made him the highest-scoring European in the history of worldwide football, it would seem Fabregas has not been entirely convinced by the forward's recent contribution to matches.
England will now play Belgium in Kaliningrad on Thursday with the victor of that match advancing from the group in first place. Intriguingly, it also means they are level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Belgium in Group G.
He added: "I made them out of edible paper and ink". "I think the lads will be used to the physical side of things from playing in the Premier League, the games we play each week are usually physical and I think that is something the lads enjoy".
Oil prices fell further on Monday, pulled down by an expectation that producer club OPEC and its allies will increase supplies. Benchmark 10-year notes last rose 1/32 in price to yield 2.9205 percent, from 2.924 percent late on Friday.
Hart Posen an associate professor at the Wisconsin School of Business thinks that the decision can be a boon for Amazon. He said the court should not be doing the work of Congress, even if its earlier precedents were wrongly decided.
Deputies arrested 22-year-old Dedrick Williams , who wasn't the shooter, and are searching for the two other suspects. He is also facing a fresh parole violation stemming from a 2014 case, which will be discussed in court on Monday.
Even though Trump has acted unilaterally to stem the family separations, lawmakers still prefer a legislative fix. Trump's opponents, however, were not satisfied with the executive order, asserting that this was not enough.
Anyway, we've got a title that seemingly confirms that Aunt May's heroic nephew will be venturing way beyond Forest Hills, Queens. While Venom won't be making an appearance, it's been heavily reported that Jake Gyllenhaal will portray the villainous Mysterio.
National Security Strategy for 2017 named both Russian Federation and China as the primary threats to the U.S. According to CBS News , he announced this at the National Space Council Meeting at the White House.
Paul, who plays for the Houston Rockets, has been doing everything to persuade James of joining him in the Space City. National Basketball Association rules prohibit teams from negotiating with free agents until midnight on July 1.
But although women can now drive , the change came along with an intensified crackdown on activists who campaigned for the right. The driving ban had been a stain on the country's reputation and hindered women's ability to contribute to the economy.
EBay also said in a statement Thursday that Congress needs to "provide clear tax rules, with a strong small business exemption". In 2015, 72.5 percent of Tennessee's total tax revenues came from sales tax. "I don't have to drive", said Thornsberry.
Salah apologises to Egypt fans
Mohamed Salah has apologised to Egypt's fans after their elimination from the World Cup Monday. El Hadary overtook Faryd Mondragon as the oldest person to play at the World Cup .
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Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz won Defensive Player of the Year, edging out New Orleans' Davis and the Sixers Joel Embiid . Casey beat out Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Jazz coach Quin Snyder for the honor.
Honda drives Japan to deserved 2-2 draw against Senegal
He failed to register a goal or an assist versus Poland but will look to threaten a shaky Japanese back-line which lacks pace. Kalidou Koulibaly is also a player to keep an eye on, his physical assurance at the back will make it hard for Osako and co.
World Yoga Day being observed today
The Chief Minister, along with Power Minister R K Singh participated at the state Yoga celebration in Raipur. Giving him company were thousands of other yoga enthusiasts who performed the asanas on saffron yoga mats.
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I didn't see that one coming around the corner", he said as he wiped tears from his eyes. "Just let it be.'" McCartney recalled. I felt so bad when it came out in the press - " Foo Fighters had a awful time, they hated the whole fucking thing".