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Veron could return for Argentina

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA51 hits

Argentina coach Diego Maradona will be able to call on Juan Veron against Greece after the midfielder recovered from a calf problem. Defender Walter Samuel is struggling with a thigh problem and may not be risked, whilst Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez is suspended so Nicolas Otamendi could deputise at right-back. Greece are likely to be unchanged as they have no injuries or suspensions to...Full Story »

Greece vs Argentina - Rehhagel: Argentina not just about Messi

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA243 hits

Greece coach Otto Rehhagel has a plan to contain Lionel Messi in the final Group B encounter but admits Argentina have plenty of other threats which need taking care of. World player of the year Messi is the stand-out player in a squad of immense talent and Rehhagel believes just to focus on the Barcelona star would leave them open to failings elsewhere. Having secured the first World Cup win ...Full Story »

Argentina 4-1 South Korea: Gonzalo Higuain Treble Sends Albiceleste Top

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

Argentina 4-1 South Korea - Lineups/StatsWorld Cup Fixtures & Results Argentina secured top spot in World Cup Group B courtesy of a 4-1 victory over South Korea in Johannesburg. It took an unfortunate own goal from Park Chu-young to give Argentina the lead, and with the momentum, Gonzalo Higuain soon made it two. For periods of the first half, Argentina played some wonderful football and wo...Full Story »

Higuain treble inspires Argentina

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 by PA25 hits

Gonzalo Higuain scored the first hat-trick of the World Cup as Argentina all but assured themselves a place in the last 16 with an impressive 4-1 victory over South Korea at Soccer City.Diego Maradona's men were on top from the time they took the lead through a Park Chu-young own goal in the 17th minute.Higuain doubled the advantage after 33 minutes, but a lapse in concentration from Martin Dem...Full Story »

Messi ready to fire for Argentina

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by PA23 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi believes he is ready to replicate his magical performances at the Nou Camp with Argentina at the World Cup finals. Leading into the tournament, the 22-year-old had endured difficult times in the Albiceleste shirt under coach Diego Maradona but he feels a different man playing for Argentina this summer in South Africa. "Ever since we arrived here, my mentality has ch...Full Story »

Argentina off to winning start

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA10 hits

Diego Maradona's World Cup debut as a coach ended in a victory as Lionel Messi started to demonstrate he could transform his club form at Barcelona to the world stage.Gabriel Heinze headed in the only goal after five minutes but Messi, so often unable to reproduce the Nou Camp sparkle on national team duty, was his team's star.However he and his team-mates were unable to make the margin of vict...Full Story »

Martins wary of Argentina threat

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by PA36 hits

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins insists his team must not fall into the trap of concentrating all their efforts on stopping the genius of Lionel Messi. The Super Eagles open their World Cup Group B campaign on Saturday against two-time champions Argentina, who are led by Barcelona superstar Messi. However, the former Newcastle man said: "People talk a lot about Messi, forgetting that there are...Full Story »

Alves: Barca better than Argentina

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by PA25 hits

Brazil full-back Daniel Alves believes Lionel Messi struggles to replicate his Barcelona form on the international stage because the Argentina squad is inferior to that at the Nou Camp. FIFA World Player of the year Messi was the top scorer in Spain last season and the creative force behind the Catalan giants retaining their Primera Division crown, yet he has rarely shown such brilliance in an ...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Argentina - Nigeria

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by Goal.com300 hits

Time for talking over as Maradona’s men aim to down Nigeria’s Super Eagles Kick Off: Saturday, June 12, 2010. 15:00 BSTEllis Park Stadium, Johannesburg El Diego the Tinkerman Since succeeding Alfio ‘Coco’ Basile in October 2008, Diego Maradona has called up over 100 players, and though that ludicrously high number is slightly inflated by the number of friendly matche...Full Story »

Kanu eyes Argentina upset

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by PA19 hits

Nigeria forward Kanu believes his team are capable of causing an upset when they face Argentina at Ellis Park on Saturday. The South Americans are the clear favourites to win Group B with a star-studded squad containing the likes of Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain. However, Portsmouth striker Kanu does not think the Super Eagles will be intimidated, in what will be their first co...Full Story »

Palermo relishing Argentina experience

Posted Tuesday, June 08, 2010 by PA13 hits

Veteran striker Martin Palermo is living out a dream as he trains with Argentina in Pretoria in preparation for the World Cup. The 36-year-old is the oldest member of Diego Maradona's group for the South Africa showpiece. Palermo was recalled to the Argentina squad for the first time since 2000 for last year's qualifiers against Brazil and Paraguay, and will be competing for the first time in h...Full Story »

Diego Maradona and Argentina touch down in South Africa for World Cup

Posted Sunday, May 30, 2010 by theguardian.com24 hits

Diego Maradona and his Argentina squad arrived in South Africa for the World Cup today, looking jet-lagged as they were greeted by media at Johannesburg airport. Maradona blew a kiss to reporters, saying: "Hola, South Africa. I love South Africa." Security was tight at the airport, with a line of South African police carrying guns and wearing dark blue uniforms moving out on to the tarmac as ...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Diego Maradona Happy With Argentina Friendly Win Over Canada

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Goal.com336 hits

World Cup preparations off to a healthy start... Argentina coach Diego Maradona declared himself happy after his side strolled to a comfortable 5-0 friendly victory over Canada at El Monumental in Buenos Aires. With a handful of their stars, including Lionel Messi, absent from the starting lineup, the Albiceleste secured the win thanks to a brace from Maxi Rodriguez and one each from Angel d...Full Story »

Five-star Argentina on song

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by PA42 hits

Argentina said goodbye to their home fans before their World Cup trip with a 5-0 win over Canada. Liverpool midfielder Maxi Rodriguez gave the Albicelestes a two-goal lead before the 32nd minute. In the 16th he opened the scoring with a free-kick from the left side before Carlos Tevez assisted him to made it 2-0 from a counter-attack. Eight minutes before half-time, Angel Di Maria widened the ...Full Story »

Argentina vs Haiti Preview

Posted Thursday, May 06, 2010 by footballhype.net161 hits

While Argentina vs Haiti match is a mental relief for the earthquake affected Haiti, Argentina boss  Diego Maradona is counting it as the last experiment. He has to make a final decision about the preliminary team for Fifa world cup 2010 within six days. So he will be testing some players who want to play in the big football league. Haiti is such a team which have last qualified for the ...Full Story »

Relief all round for Argentina

Posted Friday, October 16, 2009 by FIFA.com7 hits

After a tortuous campaign involving many a setback, Argentina made sure of their place at South Africa 2010 with a deserved 1-0 victory at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo. No one was more relieved about that than coach Diego Maradona. After telling in an interview earlier in the year that the FIFA World Cup™ would not be the FIFA World Cup without Argentina, the Albiceleste l...Full Story »

Argentina advance, Ecuador exit

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009 by FIFA.com19 hits

La Albiceleste secured their first win in Montevideo for 33 years to book a place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and send Uruguay into the play-offs for the third time running. Elsewhere Chile put an end to Ecuador's qualification dreams and Brazil finished top of the group after playing out a goalless draw with Venezuela. The big gameUruguay 0-1 ArgentinaGoal: Mario Bolatti 84...Full Story »

Marcel Desailly On Chelsea v Manchester United & Why Argentina Will Win World Cup 2010

Posted Friday, April 02, 2010 by Goal.com542 hits

Former Stamford Bridge hero looks ahead to top-of-the-table clash The 41-year-old Ghana-born Frenchman has lifted the World Cup, a European championship and two Confederations Cups for his country, whilst at clubs including Marseille, AC Milan and Chelsea he scooped two European Cups, a clutch of league titles and a host of domestic cup victories.  Known as ‘The Rock’ for hi...Full Story »

Argentina beats Germany 1-0

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

MUNICH (AP)—A first-half strike by Gonzalo Higuain gave Argentina a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifier Germany on Wednesday. The Real Madrid striker collected a long clearance from Angel di Maria before beating defender Per Mertesacker, slipping the ball past Germany goalkeeper Rene Adler, who had raced nearly 30 meters (yards) off his line, and slotting it into the empty net for t...Full Story »

Argentina head coach Diego is greeted by schoolchildren

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA76 hits

WINTERVELDT, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 19: In this handout photo provided by 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa, Argentina national soccer team's head coach Diego Maradona is greeted by schoolchildren during his visit to Kgotlelelang School at Winterveldt on January 19, 2010, around 40km north west of Pretoria, South Africa. WINTERVELDT, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 19: In thi...Full Story »

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