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Maradona reflects on 'toughest day'

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by PA110 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 Sport94 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.com141 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 PA52 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 PA54 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.com362 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.com46 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 PA52 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 PA29 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 PA39 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 PA57 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 PA28 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 Sport126 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 »

Maradona pulls no punches

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by PA33 hits

Argentina coach Diego Maradona took a swipe at fellow legends Pele and Michel Platini and also criticised the World Cup matchball during another no-holds-barred press conference in South Africa on Wednesday. Speaking ahead of Thursday's Group B encounter between his side and South Korea in Johannesburg, Maradona said Pele should "go back to the museum" and claimed UEFA president Platini thi...Full Story »

Maradona has a taste for success

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA21 hits

Diego Maradona wants his Argentina side to get "the flavour of winning" after they opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria and the coach compared Lionel Messi's love for the ball to a child's love for chocolate. Argentina created a series of excellent openings in the Group B match but took just one of them, Gabriel Heinze heading home a Juan Sebastian Veron corner after ...Full Story »

Maradona in plea for fair play

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA39 hits

Argentina coach Diego Maradona appealed to FIFA to extol the virtues of their Fair Play campaign during this summer's World Cup as his side prepare to get their campaign under way this weekend. Maradona, who infamously scored with his hand against England during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final before going on to lift the trophy for Argentina, urged referees to "understand what fair play is" in...Full Story »

Maradona sees Messi as natural heir

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA80 hits

Argentina coach Diego Maradona admits he would love to see Lionel Messi make the same impact on this World Cup as he himself did back in 1986. Maradona took the tournament by storm 24 years ago in Mexico, scoring five goals - including stunning individual efforts against England and Belgium - and setting up five more en route to helping Argentina claim their second and most recent World Cup cro...Full Story »

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

Posted Sunday, May 30, 2010 by theguardian.com36 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.com350 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 »

Maradona runs over cameraman with car

Posted Friday, May 21, 2010 by theguardian.com408 hits

Diego Maradona runs over cameraman at World Cup squad announcement Diego Maradona ran over a cameraman before calling him an 'asshole'. The Argentina coach Diego Maradona insulted an injured cameraman after accidentally running over his leg ahead of announcement of the albiceleste World Cup squad. Driving to yesterday's news conference in Buenos Aires, the 1986 World Cup winner was surroun...Full Story »

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