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Barcelona respond to Maradona: There are some comments that qualify themselves

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Marca.com43 hits

Josep Vives, the spokesperson for the Barcelona board, has revealed that the Catalan club will stop off in Asia as part of their pre-season tour next summer. Specifically, there will be visits to China and in Japan. This is quite a change for the Blaugrana after spending the past two pre-seasons in the United States. They haven't visited the continent since the 2015 Club World Cup in Japan...Full Story »

Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi is no leader, he goes to toilet 20 times before a game

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by ESPN71 hits

Argentina great Diego Maradona has told Fox Sports that Lionel Messi, who he coached at the 2010 World Cup, is not a leader and should not be considered a footballing god. Maradona, who along with Pele is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side. "We shouldn't deify Messi any longer," he to...Full Story »

Maradona and a forceful statement on the subject of drugs

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by Marca.com46 hits

Currently sporting director at Dorados de Sinaloa, Diego Maradona was candid about his drug addiction when asked in a recent interview. The No.10 also questioned those who continue to criticise him for his past. "I don't think that I am judged by my past, but do you know what?" he said to Infobae. "In Argentina people have many masks, and all those who today inflate their own self-importanc...Full Story »

Diego Costa: Antonio Conte behaviour at Chelsea reason for Atletico Madrid return

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2018 by ESPN79 hits

Diego Costa has criticised his former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, saying he left Stamford Bridge because of the Italian's behaviour. Costa was unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player for the second time in December, three months after it was agreed that he would leave Chelsea in a £57 million transfer. The Spain international, who had to wait because of a ban on the La Liga side registeri...Full Story »

Diego Maradona lands in Mexico to begin managing at Dorados de Sinaloa

Posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 by ESPN94 hits

Diego Maradona arrives in Sinaloa after accepting the role of manager at second-tier Mexican club Dorados. Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has arrived in northern Mexico to begin his new job as head coach of the second-tier Mexican soccer club Dorados de Sinaloa. Maradona takes over a club in 13th position in the Ascenso MX and without a win in the opening six games of the 2018 Apert...Full Story »

Diego Costa in the mud

Posted Monday, July 23, 2018 by Marca.com131 hits

Back in his hometown of Lagarto for the summer, Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is enjoying his final days of relaxation before returning to hard work with his club. After Spain were eliminated in the second round of the World Cup by Russia, the Brazil-born player spent a few days in Ibiza before returning to Brazil, where he has been enjoying his break. The evidence of that has been cle...Full Story »

What Pele, Maradona, Messi, Mourinho and more had to say on Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Marca.com183 hits

From Diego Maradona to Alfredo Di Stefano, from Lionel Messi to Jose Mourinho, everyone has had their say on Cristiano Ronaldo. As the winger leaves Real Madrid, we look back on how football has called his time in the Spanish capital. Florentino Perez, Real Madrid club president, has never hesitated to put Ronaldo up there with the greatest of all time, including Blancos legend Alfredo Di Ste...Full Story »

Maradona would coach Argentina for free

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com135 hits

Former Argentina head coach Diego Maradona said he would return to the national team for free and also backed Brazil to win the World Cup. Diego Maradona would return to coach Argentina for free after being left hurt by their World Cup elimination. The 57-year-old great was in the stands as Jorge Sampaoli's side slipped to a 4-3 defeat against France in the round of 16 and said his energetic...Full Story »

Diego Maradona celebrates Argentina's World Cup win with offensive gesture

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Skysports.com170 hits

Maradona made two middle-finger gestures after Marcos Rojo's late winner Diego Maradona was caught celebrating Argentina's late winner against Nigeria at the World Cup with a offensive gesture on Tuesday. As television cameras swung his way, seconds after Marcos Rojo's winning goal, Maradona thrust middle-finger gestures with both hands. Swinging his arms back and forth, he also appeared to sh...Full Story »

Ramos: In Argentina they know Maradona is lightyears behind the best-ever Argentine, Messi

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Marca.com116 hits

Lionel Messi is hardly the most popular figure within the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, however Sergio Ramos has sensationally hit back at Diego Maradona by suggesting people in Argentina know Lionel Messi is the best player in the nation's history. Messi stuttered in the Albiceleste's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup match and he missed a penalty, leading to criticism back in Ar...Full Story »

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN97 hits

Diego Maradona pictured during Argentina's World Cup game against Iceland. Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. British television staff working in Spartak Stadium during Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday reported seeing Maradona respon...Full Story »

Diego Costa causes trouble in Spain training as Atletico Madrid ace laughs and jokes ahead of World Cup

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk128 hits

DIEGO COSTA helped the Spain squad crack a smile for their pre-World Cup squad photo. The former Chelsea striker joked around with his Roja team-mates as they beamed for a tournament snap. Diego Costa and Lucas Vazquez share a laugh as they get set for the Spain World Cup squad photo in Madrid Costa, David De Gea and Rodrigo share a quick word Costa goofed around with the likes of Lucas Vazq...Full Story »

Maradona: Messi doesn't have to demonstrate anything for Argentina

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com120 hits

Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi does not have to prove anything to Argentina as the Barcelona superstar prepares for what could be his last World Cup. Argentina reached the final in Brazil four years ago but were narrowly defeated by Germany, with Mario Gotze scoring the only goal in extra time. Maradona inspired Argentina to glory the last time they won the World Cup, in Mexico in 1986, w...Full Story »

Diego Simeone handed Europa League final touchline ban

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by ESPN74 hits

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's touchline ban for the Europa League final was confirmed on Friday. UEFA's disciplinary panel imposed a four-game suspension for Simeone's conduct at Arsenal in the semifinal first leg last week. Simeone had been charged with insulting a match official and improper conduct. After being sent from the dugout to the stands, he continued to communicate with h...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid 1 - 0 Arsenal: Diego Costa goal ends Arsenal dream of Europa League glory

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA92 hits

Diego Costa ensured Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign as Arsenal manager will end in Huddersfield and not Lyon as the former Chelsea man hit the winner for Atletico Madrid in a closely fought Europa League semi-final.Wenger announced last month that he will step down at the end of the season, a campaign now set to end in bitter disappointment and with no silverware following a 1-0 defeat at th...Full Story »

Diego Simeone says he has not spoken to Arsenal over manager position

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Skysports.com114 hits

Diego Simeone says he has had no contact with Arsenal Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he has had no talks with Arsenal over replacing Arsene Wenger when he leaves at the end of the season. The Argentine has been linked to take over from the Frenchman, who announced on Friday he will leave the Emirates after 22-years, and suggested on Wednesday the timing of his departure was not his de...Full Story »

Diego Simeone delighted as Atletico Madrid make Europa League last four

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018 by PA62 hits

Diego Simeone expressed his pride after Atletico Madrid booked their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League despite a 1-0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon.Simeone’s side held a 2-0 lead from the first leg but had to dig deep as Sporting came flying out of the traps at Estadio Jose Alvalade.Fredy Montero’s first-half header left the tie in the balance, only for the Portuguese outfit t...Full Story »

Diego Godin hopes Atletico Madrid make home advantage count

Posted Thursday, April 05, 2018 by PA52 hits

Atletico Madrid will hope to put one foot in the Europa League semi-finals when they host Sporting Lisbon on Thursday.Atletico welcome their Portuguese opponents in the quarter-final first leg having won all four of their previous games in this season’s competition, having dropped out of the Champions League.And defender Diego Godin hopes Atleti can take control of the tie in the opening e...Full Story »

Chelsea hero Burley: Conte blew season with Diego Costa text

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by tribalfootball.com202 hits

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says Antonio Conte's treatment of Diego Costa is to blame for their poor season.Conte infamously sent Costa a text last summer to tell him he was no longer wanted at Chelsea. Burley says that was the wrong way to go about it, especially when he did not have a replacement lined up. "The guys who came in in the summer haven't been up to it," Burley told E...Full Story »

Bilardo: Messi needs to win a World Cup to be at Pele and Maradona's level

Posted Monday, April 02, 2018 by Marca.com83 hits

Lionel Messi will be remembered as one of the best player's ever, but to go down in history with the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona he has to win the World Cup, former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo has claimed. The No.10 led the Albiceleste to a World Cup final and to two Copa American finals in 2014, 2015 and 2016, but didn't win any of them and Bilardo considers this a blot on his CV. ...Full Story »

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