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Maradona loses cool and kicks out at fan in Dubai

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport131 hits

DUBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Diego Maradona, whose latest role in a turbulent career is coaching the United Arab Emirates club side Al-Wasl, was under scrutiny on Friday after kicking out at a fan in Dubai. A video posted on YouTube showed Argentina’s 1986 World Cup winning captain attempting to pose for a pre-match photo-shoot in front of a banner hanging on the wire mesh separating fans...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid vs Sporting de Gijon preview - Diego doubt for Atleti

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by PA140 hits

Atletico Madrid got their first league victory of the season with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Racing Santander on Sunday but could be without one of their best performers from that match when Sporting Gijon visit the Vicente Calderon. Brazilian playmaker Diego was outstanding for 45 minutes against Racing but had to be substituted at half-time due to a hamstring injury and is a major doubt. ...Full Story »

Maradona accepted bribes too, says ex secretary

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

Diego Maradona, who this week accused his successor as Argentina coach Sergio Batista of accepting bribes, is also tainted by corruption, according to a claim made here on Saturday. Gabriel Buono, Maradona's former private secretary, made the accusation, saying of his ex boss: "He talks about bribes but if you are looking for someone who is corrupt the first person is Maradona - I've got all th...Full Story »

Maradona loses 1st match in charge of Al Wasl

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport163 hits

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Diego Maradona’s first match in charge of UAE club Al Wasl ended in with a 4-3 loss to league champion Al Jazira on Thursday after his team gave up the deciding goal in stoppage time. Al Wasl, which lost 4-0 to Al Jazira on the day Maradona’s signing was announced in mid-May, rallied to tie after trailing 3-1 at halftime. All three goals ...Full Story »

Batista fury over Maradona ‘bribes’ broadside

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

ISTANBUL (AP)—Thousands of Turkish fans booed Maccabi Tel Aviv players as they went on the pitch to warm up ahead of their Europa League game against Besiktas on Thursday, prompting Turkish officials to start playing loud music to drown out the noise.  Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer player… AP - Sep 14, 10:26 am EDT World Soccer Gallery Security was tight at Besiktas’ Inonu st...Full Story »

'Jose Mourinho is the best' - Diego Maradona hails Real Madrid boss

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport183 hits

Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona has praised Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, labelling his counterpart as the best tactician in the game. The Argentina legend is a self-confessed admirer of Mourinho's work, having declared last year he was sure the Portuguese would guide Madrid to a Champions League trophy at some point. With the Spanish capital club currently leading the Liga table after two ga...Full Story »

Diego Maradona has told Sergio Aguero he can clear up at Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by The Sun173 hits

DIEGO MARADONA has told Sergio Aguero he has found the perfect club in Manchester City — and can win the lot at the Etihad.The Argentina icon had been concerned for some time that his son-in-law was wasting his talent with Atletico Madrid. So he was delighted when Aguero made his £35million switch to Manchester in the summer. The Argy hitman has already notched six Premier League ...Full Story »

Hleb arrives, Diego to depart Bundesliga

Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport115 hits

Wolfsburg confirmed the arrival of Alexander Hleb from Barcelona on Wednesday while negotiating the departure of Diego to Atletico Madrid. The Bundesliga club said it secured Belarus midfielder Hleb on loan until Dec. 31, and that he would wear the No. 6 jersey. “I expect he will take on an important role in the team,” said Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath, who trained Hleb from 2001-0...Full Story »

Uruguay 3-0 Paraguay - Luis Suárez and Diego Forlán shoot Uruguay to record 15th Copa América

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 by theguardian.com400 hits

Uruguay's Luis Suárez scores the opening goal past Paraguay's Dario Veron, left, and Paulo Da Silva in the final of the Copa América. Diego Forlán scored twice and Luis Suárez once as Uruguay beat Paraguay to be crowned South America champions for a record 15th time. Paraguay ran out of luck at the Copa América where they went five straight matches without a victory be...Full Story »

Maradona speaks up for Messi

Posted Monday, July 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport85 hits

Argentina fans, fed up with their team's lacklustre showing at the Copa America, need to give much-criticised Lionel Messi a break, says Diego Maradona. Messi has long been touted as 1986 world champion Maradona's successor in the national side. But whereas at club level Messi has managed to outshine his illustrious compatriot by winning a sackful of top honours with Barcelona, it has been a d...Full Story »

Playmaker Diego told he can leave Wolfsburg

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

VfL Wolfsburg have told Brazilian playmaker Diego he has no future with the Bundesliga club. Diego joined from Juventus last year in a deal until 2014 but failed to live up to expectations with the 2009 champions who narrowly avoided relegation. He angered club bosses when he walked out on the team after being dropped from the squad for the final league match of the season. “After the d...Full Story »

Wolfsburg’s Diego told to look for new club

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP)—Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath has told Brazilian midfielder Diego to look for a new club. Magath says he came to the conclusion that “future cooperation would be difficult and that it’s better to go our separate ways” after a talk with Diego.  Wolfsburg's head coach Fel… Getty Images - May 14, 11:48 am EDT World Soccer Gallery Diego l...Full Story »

Spurs weigh up move for £7M Diego Forlan

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Diego Forlan is surplus to requirements at Atletico Madrid and is available for £7m SPURS were on red alert last night as Diego Forlan was put up for sale. Diego Forlan is surplus to requirements at Atletico Madrid and is available for £7m. Forlan, 32, has rejected a move to Turkish side Galatasaray. But the ex- Manchester United hitman would love a return to the Premier Le...Full Story »

Wolfsburg hit Diego with six-figure fine: report

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg have hit bad-boy Brazil midfielder Diego with a huge fine of 500,000 euros (720,262 US dollars) for storming out on his side at the end of last season, according to reports. Having been dropped by coach Felix Magath for the final game at Hoffenheim in May, playmaker Diego quit the team hotel and missed his team's 3-1 victory which ensured their Germa...Full Story »

Messi IS the new me – Maradona

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by The Sun206 hits

DIEGO MARADONA had never seen anyone to match him as a football great - until the little genius Lionel Messi came along.All eyes will be on Barcelona star Messi at Wembley tonight like they used to be on Maradona every time he had the ball.And the Argie legend himself marvels at the way Messi destroys opposition defences.He says Messi has that X-factor which only the greatest possess. He makes...Full Story »

Osasuna 2 : 3 Atletico Madrid - Diego Costa treble seals Atletico triumph

Posted Sunday, April 03, 2011 by PA31 hits

Diego Costa's assured hat-trick guided Atletico Madrid to a deserved 3-2 victory in an enthralling Primera Division encounter at Osasuna. Atletico have been on a poor run and that sequence looked set to continue as Osasuna bossed the opening exchanges and deservedly went ahead through Kike Sola on 31 minutes. But after that it was all one-way traffic as Brazilian striker Diego Costa took centr...Full Story »

Diego Maradona criticises Boca Juniors for snubbing him as coach

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 by theguardian.com200 hits

Diego Maradona says he feels betrayed by Boca Juniors, the club that helped make him famous. Diego Maradona believes he should be the new coach of Boca Juniors and has criticised the club for being on the verge of appointing Julio César Falcioni. Falcioni's representative, Sergio Greco, said on Saturday that his client had given up his job as coach of the Argentinian club Banfield and was...Full Story »

Maradona joins thousands at Kirchner funeral

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Diego Maradona was among thousands who paid respects Thursday to former president Nestor Kirchner as his body lay in state at Argentina’s presidential palace. Maradona, who coached Argentina four months ago in the World Cup, gave a long embrace to Kirchner’s widow—Argentina President Cristina Fernandez—and placed his hand on Kirchner...Full Story »

Napoli Captain Paolo Cannavaro: We Have To Win Against Brescia For Diego Maradona

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro says the Partenopei must pick up maximum points against Brescia in their Serie A clash on Sunday in order to celebrate the 50th birthday of Diego Maradona in proper style. The former Argentina international won two Scudetti with the club and is regarded as a hero by the Neapolitans. Maradona celebrates his birthday this weekend and Cannavaro wants to win to add to...Full Story »

Maradona among thousands paying respects

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Diego Maradona was among thousands who paid respects Thursday to former president Nestor Kirchner as his body lay in state at Argentina’s presidential palace. Maradona, who coached Argentina four months ago in the World Cup, gave a long embrace to Kirchner’s widow—Argentina President Cristina Fernandez—and placed his hand on Kirchner...Full Story »

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