Maradona expressed reservations about the country's prospects following Friday's draw and said Argentina could not be playing "any worse than they are" under coach Jorge Sampaoli.
It was first vandalised early this year, when the head and arms were cut off. That marked the fourth time a Messi-led Argentina squad lost in the final of a major global tournament, including the 2007 and 2015 Copa America and the 2014 World Cup, and he had come under some criticism for not achieving better results.
Vandals cut down the sculpture of the iconic star from the ankles completely ruining
That's a long lead-in to this story, in which Messi's statue in Buenos Aires has been chopped off at the ankles.
Messi had single handedly dragged his side to the World Cup with a hat-trick in the final qualifier against Ecuador.
Another Conyers Accuser Comes Forward, Says Congressman Groped Her in Church
His lawyer earlier said on Twitter that Conyers would make an announcement at 10:15 a.m. According to a New York Times report, the congressman plans to retire, not resign.
It's stated that in the past, Manchester City's efforts for Messi weren't completely serious, and were more half hopeful attempts, Marca state it was different this time, and the intentions were very real, regardless of what Pep Guardiola may say publicly.
Alongside the image of Messi stands other greats such as tennis stars Gabriela Sabatini and Guillermo Vilas, NBA basketball sensation Manu Ginobili and motorsport hero Juan Manuel Fangio.
China has no intention to interfere in Australia's internal affairs: FM spokesperson
The overhaul has been prompted by criticism of Labor Senator Sam Dastyari, over his links to a Chinese donor. The new laws would apply to organisations like GetUp, the government also confirmed.
Even though Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the game, he does not exactly have a good relationship with many fans in his native country.
Israel launches fresh missile attack on Syrian military base
Israeli fighter jets have bombed areas near the Syrian capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Israel has targeted a military facility in Syria with a fresh round of missile attacks, according to Syrian TV broadcasters.