Maradona and Messi are seen Argentina's two greatest footballers, with the former winning the World Cup with La Albiceleste in 1986 and the latter picking up five Ballon d'Or awards. He's the best in the world with Cristiano [Ronaldo].
Caretaker coach Lionel Scaloni remains hopeful the Barcelona skipper will eventually end his self-imposed exile, but Maradona is less convinced of the 31-year-old's present value to the team.
Diego has generally been supportive of Messi at every opportunity in the past, defending him from criticism back in their native Argentina, where the Barcelona star has been a scapegoat for the country's failure to achieve anything of note on the global stage.
Argentina are unbeaten in three games since their disappointing World Cup campaign, beating Iraq 4-0 on Thursday in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. "We have to take the pressure off him".
The things that he is willing to talk about extend from politics to the universe and yes, even football, such as his comments about Lionel Messi this week.
"We offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he never accepted it", said Khaldoon al Mubarak, the president of the reinging Premier League champions, referring to an objective in 2016. If he is not, we should try and play as a team and be hard to beat'. "Ronaldo is more of a centre-forward while Messi is more organised", he added.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has resisted USA demands for Brunson's release, insisting that the courts are independent. Turkey and the USA have faced rocky relations following Washington's imposition of sanctions over Brunson's detention.
Other nominees are Pernille Harder, Lindsey Horan, Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr, Lieke Martens, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair. England only have one representative on the list in Harry Kane while Gareth Bale is also among the nominees .
The Lions held Ohio State, which had been averaging 54.5 points and 599 yards, to 14 points until the fourth quarter. Penn State moved the ball with a ease at times last night and looked the better team for good portions of the game.
Flake may want the most serious allegations against the nominee thoroughly investigated - but probably not the less serious ones. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said the investigation will be "limited in scope" and "will not be a fishing expedition".
Brett Kavanaugh came out swinging against Democrats in a remarkable opening statement during Thursday's historic Senate hearing. The four-paragraph letter , addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa, and ranking Democrat Sen.
Kavanaugh told Fox News in an interview broadcast Monday night that he has "always treated women with dignity and respect". Responding to Avenatti's client, Kavanaugh said in a Wednesday statement, "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone".
Working in his lab at Kyoto University, Honjo's team figured out how to block PD-1 and unleash T-cells in a different way. The winners of this year's physics prize will be announced on Tuesday, followed by the chemistry prize on Wednesday.
Microsoft upgraded the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 to feature Intel's 8th-generation Core processors. Users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Home for free, but not to Windows 10 Professional.
Klopp celebrated three years in charge at Liverpool this week and the German admitted he will not be content with second place. After being a part of success like that and seeing what we've done recently, I feel we're going in the right direction.
It's time for clash of the season, as Liverpool takes on Manchester City . both teams are only separated by a margin of six goals. In the last 15 minutes they had two big chances and scored a goal. "Not 100% sure yet".
Mr Trump said he was sceptical because he personally had been the target of "false statements" in the past made by various women. But I was not flawless in those days, just as I am not ideal today. "People want fame, they want money, they want whatever".
Six Palestinians martyred in clashes on Israel border
A wave of mainly lone-wolf Palestinian attacks against Israelis in the West Bank erupted in 2015 but had largely abated. Most of the Palestinians were killed during border demonstrations, though others died in air strikes and tank shelling.
Two astronauts rescued as rocket fails
The two-person crew aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan today shortly after launch. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he expected Russian President Vladimir Putin would be briefed on the incident.
Hurricane Michael grows stronger on way to Florida
Mr Rick Scott told a news conference on Tuesday: " Hurricane Michael is a monster storm and it keeps getting more risky ". The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has 120 wildlife officers ready for search-and-rescue operations.
Interpol chief missing, France launches investigation
She told me that her husband disappeared at the end of September - since then, he went on a business trip to China. After a 40-year policing and criminal justice career, Meng is now China's deputy minister of public security.
How the new USMCA deal will affect you
The U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement, as the new Nafta is known, still needs to be ratified by the U.S. The new agreement ends the discriminatory pricing and restricts Canadian exports of dairy powders.