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

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by Goal.com364 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 »

Greece out after Argentina defeat

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA32 hits

Martin Demichelis and substitute Martin Palermo scored the goals to break Greece's resilience and end their World Cup hopes as Argentina recorded a 2-0 win at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Bayern Munich centre-back Demichelis fired home from close range in the 77th minute after his header from Lionel Messi's corner bounced back off team-mate Diego Milito. Boca Juniors striker Palermo tapped ...Full Story »

Argentina advance with 100% record

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA31 hits

Defender Martin Demichelis and substitute Martin Palermo succeeded where Argentina's multi-talented strikeforce had failed as they scored the goals to break Greece's resilience in a 2-0 win and end their World Cup hopes at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Bayern Munich centre-back Demichelis fired home from close range in the 77th minute after his header from Lionel Messi's corner bounced...Full Story »

Veron could return for Argentina

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA62 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 PA255 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 Sport47 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 PA30 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 PA29 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 PA18 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 PA47 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 PA36 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.com312 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 PA27 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 PA20 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.com37 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 »

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