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International Friendly Preview: Argentina - Spain

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 by Goal.com152 hits

The hosts will embark on a new adventure while the visitors will look to extend their unbeaten run... A New Day, A New Start New Argentina coach Sergio Batista is looking to create Argentina in his own vision and has already made changes to the squad that failed to reach the semi-finals at the 2010 World Cups in South Africa. With the expectations of the football fanatics in the South American...Full Story »

Argentina's Lionel Messi Expecting Open Game Against World Champions Spain

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 by Goal.com283 hits

Spain visit Argentina for a friendly next week and Lionel Messi expects to see an open game as his side look to the future. Argentina's Lionel Messi failed to score in the World Cup Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has said that he is expecting to see an open game when la Albiceleste take on world champions Spain next week. The teams meet in a friendly for the second time in the spac...Full Story »

Argentina Striker Carlos Tevez Reveals World Cup Failure May Force Him To Retire Soon

Posted Friday, August 13, 2010 by Goal.com490 hits

'El Apache' admitted that football has not made him happy since Argentina's painful World Cup exit... World Cup 2010 - Argentina vs Mexico, Carlos Tevez Carlos Tevez insisted today that despite his previous comments he had no problems with Argentine FA head Julio Grondona, while adding that he may look to retire or leave Europe in the near future. In an interview with TyC Sports, Carlitos a...Full Story »

Batista leads Argentina in post-Maradona era

Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

DUBLIN (AP)—Argentina interim coach Sergio Batista admits his players are still hurting from the humiliating way they were knocked out of the World Cup as they prepare to begin the post-Diego Maradona era with a friendly against Ireland on Wednesday. Argentina’s 4-0 defeat by Germany in the quarterfinals in South Africa proved to be Maradona’s last match in charge as the count...Full Story »

Diego Maradona could be reappointed as Argentina coach

Posted Tuesday, August 03, 2010 by theguardian.com180 hits

Diego Maradona has been encouraged to talk to the Argentina football association about a possible return as coach.  Argentina's national team director, Carlos Bilardo, says the door remains open for Diego Maradona to return as the country's coach. Maradona's contract as Argentina coach was not renewed following the World Cup after disagreements with the Argentinian FA. However, Bilardo &#...Full Story »

Maradona states terms for extending Argentina deal

Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Argentina coach Diego Maradona has announced that he hopes to continue in his role but only if he does not have to change his backroom staff from the World Cup in South Africa. "I've got a meeting with (Argentina Football Association president Julio) Grondona this week and this week I'll decide whether to continue or not," Maradona told America TV in a programme broadcast o...Full Story »

Defiant Maradona wants to keep coaching Argentina

Posted Monday, July 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

BUENOS AIRES, July 26 (Reuters) - Diego Maradona said he wanted to continue coaching Argentina's national soccer team but only if he could keep absolute control over the choice of his assistants. Maradona was due to meet the head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Grondona, on Monday to determine whether he would stay on after Argentina suffered a bruising 4-0 loss to Germany in...Full Story »

Argentina's Lionel Messi Breaks Silence To Asian Audience

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by Goal.com183 hits

The devastated star spoke for the first time since leaving South Africa, on a blog designed for Chinese fans of the number 10. Leo Messi - Argentina-Germany - World Cup 2010 Argentina star Lionel Messi today broke his silence after his side crashed out of the World Cup to Germany on Saturday, telling fans "I feel terrible" and that he just wants to go home. Messi left South Africa without g...Full Story »

Germany beats Argentina to reach WCup semifinals

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP)—Germany’s goals flowed freely once again at the World Cup, this time battering Argentina 4-0 on Saturday to propel the three-time champions into the semifinals and send both Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona home. Miroslav Klose scored two of the goals to take his World Cup tally to 14 in three tournaments, equaling the German record held by Gerd Mueller. ...Full Story »

Argentina 0-4 Germany: Europeans Comprehensively Outclass Maradona's Men

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport94 hits

Germany hammered Argentina today on a gorgeous afternoon in Cape Town. Thomas Mueller opened the scoring for die Mannschaft after just three minutes, and Germany took second half goals from Miroslav Klose (68, 89), and Arne Friedrich (74) to round off their comprehensive victory. Following emphatic victories in the Round of 16, coaches Diego Maradona and Joachim Loew named unchanged lineups. Th...Full Story »

World Cup Player Ratings: Argentina 0-4 Germany

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

ARGENTINA (4-3-3) Romero: 5 - Could have done better at the first goal and failed to truly assert himself after that. Granted he had relatively little to do. Otamendi: 3 - Completely and utterly out of his depth. Sold the jerseys for Mueller's opener with a failure to challenge in the air; lunged in with colossal naivete to free Podolski to create Germany's second. Hooked after that. Burdisso...Full Story »

Klose brace destroys Argentina

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by PA51 hits

Six days after turfing England out of the World Cup with a magical display, Germany cast their spell on Argentina with a brilliant 4-0 quarter-final victory. Argentina were buried thanks to a third-minute goal from Thomas Muller and two second-half efforts from Miroslav Klose either side of one from Arne Friedrich. Even Diego Maradona would had appreciated it had he not been in the oppos...Full Story »

Imperious Germany oust Argentina

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2010 by PA34 hits

Six days after turfing England out of the World Cup with a magical display, Germany cast their spell on Argentina with a brilliant quarter-final performance. Argentina were buried thanks to a third-minute goal from Thomas Muller and two second-half efforts from Miroslav Klose either side of one from Arne Friedrich. Even Diego Maradona would had appreciated it had he not been in the opposite du...Full Story »

Low wary of Argentina firepower

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2010 by PA179 hits

Joachim Low can't get any satisfaction from knowing Mick Jagger is backing Germany to beat Argentina in their World Cup quarter-final. The legendary Rolling Stones front-man was in Bloemfontein to watch the Germans dump England out of the competition last Sunday and was impressed enough to declare Low's young side are his tip to go all the way. Given his past record, it is not something German...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Brazil legend Pele criticises Dunga and Argentina boss Diego Maradona

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by Goal.com363 hits

Pele continued his war of words with the Argentina coach... Brazil legend Pele has once again come out with strong criticism for Argentina coach Diego Maradona, questioning how his Albiceleste side has been playing in this World Cup. The outspoken former World Cup hero also had harsh words for his own team, in particular Canarinha boss Dunga. Pele and Maradona have had several verbal sparr...Full Story »

Eight still standing but Argentina and Brazil in league of their own

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by The Independent239 hits

Forward Thinking: Dunga's men are starting to purr while playing almost entirely within themselves. There is something European about them So now we know the World Cup quarter-final line-up, and two teams have really stood apart for me so far: Argentina and Brazil, in that order. Coming into the tournament there were so many questions and doubts about Diego Maradona's team and about him, te...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Argentina 3-1 Mexico: Carlos Tevez Double Sends Albiceleste Into Quarter-Finals

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by Goal.com64 hits

Argentina will face Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals after the South Americans overcame Mexico 3-1 in Johannesburg tonight. Carlos Tevez headed home controversially after 26 minutes, appearing to do so from an offside position, before Gonzalo Higuain struck a second. Tevez hit a beautiful third in the second half before Javier Hernandez netted a consolation. As expected, Juan Sebastian ...Full Story »

Tevez inspires Argentina win

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by PA24 hits

Two goals by Carlos Tevez - one hugely-controversial and the other a wonderful strike - sent Argentina through to the World Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory over Mexico. The offside rule states there should be two players between the striker and the goal - there was not even one when Lionel Messi's ball found Tevez's head, and then the net to put Diego Maradona's side in front. Mexi...Full Story »

Argentina march on

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by PA19 hits

Two goals by Carlos Tevez - one hugely-controversial and the other a wonderful strike - sent Argentina through to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win against a spirited Mexico side. On a day to forget for match officials, the Manchester City striker benefited from an offside decision blunder that was so blatant it ranked alongside the one that denied Frank Lampard in the England game four hours p...Full Story »

Preview: Argentina - Mexico

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by Goal.com207 hits

Diego Maradona’s Albiceleste have a perfect record in the competition to date, but el Tri will be no pushovers... Kick Off: Sunday, June 26, 2010. 16:00 CET                 Soccer City, Johannesburg Serious Stuff Starts Argentina were one of only two nations to qualify from the group stages with a perfect ...Full Story »

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