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AFA President Julio Grondona: I Never Lied To Diego Maradona

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by Goal.com229 hits

The chief has hit back... Argentine Football Association president Julio Grondona with new Argentina boss Diego Maradona Argentina football chief Julio Grondona has denied the accusations levelled at him by former coach Diego Maradona. 'El Diego' claimed that both team manager Carlos Bilardo and Grondona had betrayed him. The 49-year-old stated that Grondona had assured him he would remain t...Full Story »

Maradona’s future to be decided on Tuesday

Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

BUENOS AIRES, July 26 (Reuters) - Diego Maradona’s future as coach of Argentina will be decided at a meeting of football association bosses on Tuesday, a spokesman for the organisation has said. Maradona met the head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Grondona, on Monday for more than two hours to determine whether he continue as coach following Argentina’s 4-0 defea...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 »

Maradona will decide future next week

Posted Friday, July 23, 2010 by The Independent70 hits

Diego Maradona will decide whether to stay on as Argentina coach after a meeting next week, the head of the country's football association said yesterday. Argentina's former captain had been due to meet football association (AFA) chief Julio Grondona this week but the meeting was postponed after Maradona decided to travel to Venezuela where he was expected to meet leftist President Hugo Chav...Full Story »

Grondona: It's down to Maradona

Posted Wednesday, July 07, 2010 by PA41 hits

Argentina FA president Julio Grondona says Diego Maradona is the one to decide if he continues as Argentina national team boss. The South American team were eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday when they lost 4-0 to Germany and Maradona has not spoken about his future in the position since he returned to Argentina last Sunday. However, Grondona said: "Maradona is the only person in ...Full Story »

Maradona must stay on - Heinze

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by PA61 hits

Gabriel Heinze has urged Diego Maradona not to make a snap decision on his future as Argentina boss. In the immediate aftermath of Saturday's 4-0 hammering by Germany in the World Cup quarter-final, Maradona indicated he was likely to end his controversial reign. But Heinze insists progress has been made and while Maradona has never been far from the headlines, the former Manchester United ...Full Story »

Maradona reflects on 'toughest day'

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by PA119 hits

Diego Maradona described Argentina's humiliation at the hands of Germany as the toughest day of his life. Miroslav Klose scored twice as Germany went through to the World Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 victory at the Green Point Stadium. It left Lionel Messi, the world's best player, sobbing in the dressing room and Maradona hinting it could be the end of his colourful reign as Argentina coach....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 »

Maradona claims God's backing ... again

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2010 by theguardian.com150 hits

'We have to make Germany pay for what they have said about us,' says Argentina's manager Diego Maradona.   Diego Maradona revelled in his involvement in one of the World Cup's most infamous incidents today by insisting Argentina's challenge to reclaim the trophy will not be reliant on "the Hand of God, because it is the will of God". The South Americans collide with familiar foes in ...Full Story »

Maradona puts faith in Messi

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2010 by PA62 hits

Diego Maradona will tell Lionel Messi to go out and destroy Germany on Saturday just like he did in the 1986 World Cup final. Messi has not scored so far at this World Cup but has provided assists for more than half of Argentina's 10 goals and Maradona will allow him the same free role he used to occupy for the national team, where he was their inspiration in a a 3-2 final defeat of Germany...Full Story »

Maradona taunts Schweinsteiger

Posted Friday, July 02, 2010 by PA60 hits

Diego Maradona has mocked Bastian Schweinsteiger and accused Germany of nerves ahead of Saturday's World Cup showdown with Argentina. Schweinsteiger has attacked Argentina's behaviour following the last-eight clash four years ago, when they lost on penalties. The Germany midfielder followed up by accusing the South Americans of whingeing to referees and using provocative tactics to wind the...Full Story »

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

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by Goal.com379 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 »

Diego is Unsurpassed

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Goal.com52 hits

The German defender is full of praise for Argentina's head coach... Germany lock horns with Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup and defender Arne Friedrich is looking forward to the upcoming clash with the South Americans. The Hertha defender was particularly pleased that he will face Argentina coach Diego Armando Maradona. "Maradona is a big attraction, he is the absolute ...Full Story »

Maradona criticises Messi treatment

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by PA58 hits

Argentina boss Diego Maradona has claimed Lionel Messi is the target of "scandalous" treatment by opposing players. Maradona's side secured a quarter-final against Germany after beating Mexico 3-1 at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium. The Argentina coach brushed aside controversy over their opening goal by Carlos Tevez - a header that was blatantly offside - by claiming referees are equall...Full Story »

Maradona keeps a level head

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by PA32 hits

Argentina coach Diego Maradona refuses to get carried away with the plaudits his side have been earning at the World Cup, pointing out that not long ago they were also considered by some a "disaster" and "the worst team ever". Argentina, along with Holland, were one of only two sides to progress through the group stages with a 100% record. But Maradona said: "People were saying we were a...Full Story »

Maradona: Bigger challenges to come

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA45 hits

Argentina coach Diego Maradona admitted his side will face greater tests after their 2-0 victory over Greece at the Peter Mokaba Stadium made it three wins in succession in Group B. Defender Martin Demichelis and substitute Martin Palermo scored the goals in the last 13 minutes after finally breaking through a determined Greek rearguard action. "Now the road gets more difficult," said Ma...Full Story »

Maradona to ring changes

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by PA64 hits

Diego Maradona is set to rest a number of key players in Argentina's final World Cup Group B clash with Greece. Two impressive victories have seen Maradona's side breeze towards the last 16 with something to spare and the coach is therefore set to ring the changes to keep his men fresh. Right-back Jonas Gutierrez is suspended anyway while defender Walter Samuel has a knock, but the Greece matc...Full Story »

Maradona full of praise for players

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by PA30 hits

Diego Maradona was much more sedate after witnessing his Argentina team dismantle South Korea 4-1 at Soccer City, instead lavishing praise upon his players. The Albiceleste coach, who on Wednesday took a swipe at fellow legends Pele and Michel Platini, even took the time to apologise to the UEFA president for his comments. And Maradona had reason to be happy after the South Americans' domin...Full Story »

SKorea must deal with Messi, Maradona

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport130 hits

JOHANNESBURG(AP) —South Korea will see Argentina’s best all-time player on the sideline and its current great on the field Thursday. The first matchup of teams that won their opening games at the World Cup could see one clinch a spot in the second round. If the Koreans or Albiceleste win, and Greece-Nigeria draw, the 2-0 team is headed to the round of 16. For South Korea to get the...Full Story »

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