Weakened by the departure of Patrick Vieira, Arsenal did not have a good 2005-2006 English championship and had no more success in the cup. Argentina have won the South American Nations Championship, known as the Copa América since 1975, fifteen times. Argentina won its 15th Copa America at the Maracana in July 2021 by winning the final against Brazil 1-0, with a goal from Di Maria on a decisive pass from De Paul. 149 Quarter-final Ajax Amsterdam 1-1 4-3 3-2 ap During the 2018 World Cup, Argentina struggled to get through the first round: after a draw against Iceland (1-1 goal from Agüero and missed penalty from Messi ) it lost heavily against Croatia (0-3) with a few wasted chances at the start of the game and an error by goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero at the start of the second half. Argentina fell back into their ways again showing a feverish face in defense, too often relying on flashes of genius and individual exploits from their stars and, unable to hold the result, they notably conceded two goals from the rising star of world football Kylian Mbappé. In 2006, he stood out by scoring a magnificent goal from 28 meters against Arsenal, and a year later, in 2007, he was voted Chelsea's best player.
At the 2007 Copa América, Argentina and their attacking trio Riquelme (back)-Messi-Crespo beat their various opponents (United States, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru and Mexico) with ease until the final against Brazil, which goes wrong again (3-0 defeat). Basile goes on with the qualifiers for the World Cup. However, the course of this attractive team ends in the quarter-finals against Germany, the host country. Despite this new disappointment, Argentina became first in the FIFA rankings, overtaking Germany, which did not play in a major competition that year. It was the first competition at national level celebrated in Spain, but not official. In 1997–98, 24 teams took part in the competition, with the runners-up of the eight major leagues being allowed to participate for the first time. However it obtains the first place of the group with two victories by 2 goals to 0 against Mexico then Poland. Argentines appeared more dominant against Poland. But two victories snatched against Peru and Uruguay offer the Argentines their ticket to the World Cup in South Africa.
Nevertheless, the Argentinian supporters then mobilized to make him give up this retirement and, after a few months, he reconsidered his decision and resumed his captain's armband. Also according to this federation of statistics, Messi is the second best scorer of the 21st century. The Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium, nicknamed Estadio Monumental in French: "Monumental stadium", is the enclosure used mainly by the selection when it plays at home. Main article: Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti Stadium. Qualified for the 4th qualifying round with the United States, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras and Jamaica, Mexico began their qualifications in a sluggish way by conceding five draws including three 0-0 at the Azteca stadium against only one victory against Jamaica (1-0) in Kingston. 7. September 22, 2022 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France Austria 2 – 0 Comes into play in place of Olivier Giroud in the 79th minute of play. Olympique de Marseille narrowly miss out on a historic hat-trick in France: Championship, European Cup and French Cup. After their difficulties in qualifying, Argentina is only an outsider this time, especially since Maradona does without its three European champions (Zanetti, Cambiasso and Milito). The preparation matches for this World Cup were disrupted by a heavy defeat against Spain (1-6) and by the cancellation of a match against Israel following threats in the context of clashes between Palestinian activists and the Israeli army over the relocation of the US embassy to the holy city of Jerusalem.
In 2001, the Copa América took place in Colombia and faced with the terrorist context, Argentina decided not to participate. Under the leadership of Gerardo Martino (Alejandro Sabella having resigned), Argentina is preparing to play the Copa América 2015 in Chile. His replacement Alejandro Sabella manages to qualify the selection for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with some ease. But she recovers against Nigeria (2-1) which she has so far always beaten in the World Cup, Marcos Rojo delivering his own by scoring the qualifying goal at the end of the match after a goal from Messi and a penalty conceded by Mascherano. Desperate for the fear of missing the World Cup, the federation turns to the one who, as a player, brought him all the success: Diego Maradona. It ended in a draw (1-1), scoring Mehdi Abeid's only goal. Lionel Scaloni's men won against France after a penalty shootout (4-2) after a stunning final. Many thus imagine Argentina taking its revenge against its executioner of last year, Chile, led by its star Alexis Sánchez, who again reached the final, after having notably humiliated Mexico with a score of 7-0.. Nevertheless, history repeats itself and Argentina loses again in the final on penalties and is again deprived of an international title.