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Winners And Losers: USA 1-1 Argentina

Posted Monday, March 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport110 hits

Tim Howard: In all honesty, Howard didn't have a great World Cup, as at times he was a bit overeager and out of position. Yet he not only has now cemented himself as the USA's No.1, but he's also entered that exalted status of having fans plead with fate or whatever deity they follow for Howard to avoid injury, because the team would be so diminished without him. Against Argentina, Howard ma...Full Story »

Nigeria to play Argentina in friendly on June 1

Posted Thursday, March 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP)—The Nigerian Football Association says the West African country will host Argentina in an international friendly on June 1. Ademola Olajire, spokesman for the Nigerian Football Association, said Wednesday that the match will take place at National Stadium in the capital city of Abuja. The two teams’ last meeting was in the group stage at last year’s Worl...Full Story »

Rioting fans cause top-division match in Argentina to be abandoned

Posted Monday, March 21, 2011 by theguardian.com283 hits

• San Lorenzo fan reported to have died in clashes before match• Vélez Sársfield's goalkeeper hit by missile thrown from crowd Supporters of San Lorenzo break the tribune fence during their Argentinian Primera División match against Vélez Sársfield. Rioting fans caused an Argentinian Primera División match between Vélez Sársfield and San Lor...Full Story »

Fan dies at match in Argentina

Posted Monday, March 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—A football fan died at a match on Sunday between Argentina first-division clubs Velez and San Lorenzo, a federal police spokesman said. Nestor Rodriguez said the circumstances of the death were not clear. He said the fan was “about 40” and may have died of a heart attack. The match at Velez stadium in Buenos Aires was suspended after seven minutes...Full Story »

Former Argentina captain Ayala retires

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Former Argentina captain Roberto Ayala, his country's second most-capped player, has told his club that he is retiring, according to Argentine media reports. The reports said the former Napoli, AC Milan, Valencia and Real Zaragoza player had informed Racing Club of his decision on Thursday, although Ayala has not made any public comment himself. Ayala, 37, wo...Full Story »

Argentina 1-0 Brazil: Messi Magic Gives Albiceleste Last-Minute Victory

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com64 hits

A last-minute wonder goal by Lionel Messi stole a tight encounter for Argentina over South American rivals Brazil, when a surprisingly low-key game appeared destined for a draw. The Barcelona talisman scored with a typically mazy run and driven shot, to give Sergio Batista a great scalp in his first match since being confirmed as Diego Maradona's successor. Right from the outset it was clear th...Full Story »

Brazil Coach Mano Menezes Recalls Ronaldinho For Friendly Against Argentina

Posted Saturday, October 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has handed a surprise recall to Milan playmaker Ronaldinho, as he announced his 23-man squad for the friendly against Argentina next month. The former Barcelona star last featured for the Selecao in April 2009 in a World Cup qualifying match against Peru, and afterwards was frozen out by then-coach Dunga, who opted not to select him in the World Cup squad bound for Sou...Full Story »

International Friendly Preview: Argentina - Spain

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 by Goal.com161 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.com293 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.com503 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 Sport63 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.com193 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 Sport58 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 Sport53 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.com191 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 Sport61 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 Sport99 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 Sport89 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 PA60 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 PA41 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 »

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