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Category: Argentina

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Will a clause against gender-based violence change Argentinian football?

Vélez Sarsfield have overhauled their players’ contracts in an effort to combat a problem that is all too common in societyRicardo Centurión is toxic. But the winger’s raw skill — his game is full of stepovers and mazy runs – appears to blind fans to h…

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Why all of your favorite MLS stars are Argentinian | Francisco Navas

Economic crisis has made Major League Soccer a new paradise for Argentinian footballers to settle and expand their careersWith a tortured lilt, in 1945 Enrique Campos first sang a tale of a boy whose life is made by an unexpected call up to his club’s …

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Pedro Pasculli: from Maradona’s World Cup roommate to Bangor City manager | Andy Hunter

World Cup winner at the second-tier Welsh club on Maradona’s calming influence and the ‘Campeones 86’ WhatsApp groupPedro Pasculli shared the inner sanctum of Diego Maradona’s room when he inspired Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986. Nowadays they sh…

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Lucas Ocampos’ late strike earns Argentina a draw with Germany

Germany squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Argentina thanks to Lucas Ocampos’s 85th-minute equaliser in a friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday.The hosts, missing a dozen players and without a single world champion in the starting line-up for the …

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Argentina v Germany: international football friendly – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the match in DortmundNext Generation 2019: 20 of the best Premier League talentsEmail Gregg here or tweet @GreggBakowski 7.11pm BST While we wait for kick-off in Dortmund, why not cast your eyes over these youngsters at Pr…

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Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the man

As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highsDiego Armando Maradona’s life is a cliché, a rags to riches tragedy. He started as a poor boy with no filter,…

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Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the man

As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highsDiego Armando Maradona’s life is a cliché, a rags to riches tragedy. He started as a poor boy with no filter,…

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‘This team will be an example’: Maradona given raucous welcome at Gimnasia – video

Diego Maradona received a welcome and jumped and sang with fans as he led his first open training session as head coach of Argentine side Gimnasia. Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plataare currently battling against possible relegation to the second division.• M…

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Diego Maradona returns to coaching with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata

Argentina legend takes over club battling relegationJob will be Maradona’s sixth as a club managerArgentina’s Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata have confirmed Diego Maradona as their new manager. The club sit 18th in the Argentinian Superliga and are in dang…

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Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for

Germany v Netherlands should be another belter, Chad make their return and will Brighton’s Mac Allister play for Argentina?Before October 2018, the Netherlands had not kicked a ball in anger against Germany for six years. When the teams walk out for th…

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Pair face jail over leaked Emiliano Sala mortuary images

Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford admit accessing CCTV of postmortem examinationTwo people are facing prison sentences after they admitted accessing footage of the footballer Emiliano Sala’s postmortem examination.The Argentinian’s body was recovered…

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Hugo Alfredo Santillan, 23, is second boxer to die from injuries in a week

23-year-old died from injuries sustained during boutMaxim Dadashev died from injuries on TuesdayProfessional boxing has suffered its second death in less than a week after Argentinian fighter Hugo Alfredo “Dinamita” Santillan died on Thursday from inju…

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Flying feet, tattoos and chicken masks: Copa América 2019 – in pictures

Five years after hosting the World Cup, Brazil again was home to a major competition; this time the Copa América with 12 teams competing over 26 matches. Chris Brunskill is one of a few European photographers that headed to South America to cover the t…

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Flying feet, tattoos and chicken masks: Copa América 2019 – in pictures

Five years after hosting the World Cup, Brazil again was home to a major competition; this time the Copa América with 12 teams competing over 26 matches. Chris Brunskill is one of a few European photographers that headed to South America to cover the t…

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Lionel Messi gets controversial red card but Argentina beat Chile

Lionel Messi was sent off before half-time as Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a scrappy and bad-tempered Copa América third-place play-off in São Paulo.The match was 34 minutes old when Chile’s captain, Gary Medel, shepherded out a ball near his own go…

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What is a foul? Lionel Messi’s anger highlights controversy surrounding VAR | Jonathan Wilson

The thought that VAR may end dispute over decisions has proved laughably misguided, if anything football is more controversial than everThere was a time before VAR. There may be a time after VAR. But this is the age of VAR and nothing can ever happen b…

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Lionel Messi accuses referee of Brazil bias after Copa América defeat

• Argentina captain complained of ‘crazy officiating’ after 2-0 loss• Player stated ‘referee was on their side in every dispute’Lionel Messi accused the referee of bias after Argentina crashed out of the Copa América with a 2-0 semi-final loss to Brazi…

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Brazil 2-0 Argentina | Copa América semi-final match report

Brazil will face Chile or Peru in Sunday’s finalLionel Messi’s international title drought continuesAs it happened: John Brewin’s minute-by-minute reportBrazil advanced to the Copa América final with a 2-0 win over their old rivals Argentina in Belo Ho…

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Brazil v Argentina: Copa América semi-final – live!

Old rivals meet in Belo Horizonte for place in finalEmail John with your thoughts or tweet him @JohnBrewin_ 12.45am BST Back to Neymar, who might not be playing but will be watching in Belo, and it is rumoured he will be meeting up old oppo Lionel Mess…

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Argentina beat Venezuela to set up Copa America semi-final with Brazil

• Martínez and Lo Celso score for much-improved Argentina• Argentina to face Brazil in first Copa America clash since 2007Argentina delivered a much-improved performance to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the Copa America quarter-finals and set up a mouth-wateri…