Angel Di Maria

  • World Cup 2014: Argentina's Di Maria still doubtful for final 11-07-2014 02:34 PM

    Belo Horizonte: Argentina winger Angel Di Maria is racing against the clock to recover from a thigh injury in time for the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday. Argentina team spokesman Andres Ventura says Di Maria was practicing at "60-80 per cent" at the team base in Belo Horizonte,...
  • World Cup 2014: Enzo Perez likely to replace injured Angel di Maria 09-07-2014 11:45 AM

    Sao Paulo: Reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 24 years, Argentina will meet the Netherlands on Wednesday for a berth in the final. Coach Alejandro Sabella revealed Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez is likely to replace injured Angel di Maria for the Albiceleste, reports Xinhua. "I can't...
  • World Cup 2014: Di Maria ruled out, Brazil try to get Thiago Silva back 07-07-2014 08:51 AM

    Brasilia: Brazil launched a desperate appeal to have skipper Thiago Silva's ban for their World Cup semi-final against Germany overturned on Sunday but Argentine hopes of seeing Angel Di Maria in action were ended by injury. Doctors confirmed Di Maria will miss the semi-final against the Netherlands because of a...
  • World Cup 2014: Angel Di Maria loss would be hefty blow for Argentina 06-07-2014 06:14 PM

    Brasilia: If a scan on Sunday confirms Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria is out of the World Cup it would be a significant blow to the South Americans' hopes of winning the tournament for the third time. Di Maria had to be replaced by Enzo Perez after half an hour...
  • The Beautiful Game: Di Maria's 118-minute strike seals Argentina's QF place 02-07-2014 12:08 PM

    Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland in extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Angel di Maria resuscitates Argentina's campaign 02-07-2014 10:07 AM

    Sao Paulo: Cometh the hour, cometh the 'saviour' Angel di Maria. It is true great players never give up. Great players do historic things in key moments to get everything for their club or country. And Di Maria did the same at the jam-packed Arena de Sao Paulo. With 117...
  • The Beautiful Game: Argentina face Switzerland in the round of 16 01-07-2014 07:48 PM

    Lionel Messi have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance when they meet Switzerland ...
  • Argentina's 'Fab Four' key to team's success in Brazil 06-06-2014 12:06 PM

    Lionel Messi has won every major global title bar the World Cup and Argentina are hoping he will be able to tick that last remaining box with a side considered among the favourites for the title in their biggest rival's backyard. If the "Fantastic Quartet" of Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio...
  • Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria says triumph makes sacrifice worthwhile 25-05-2014 12:53 PM

    Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria accepted a Man-of-the-Match award from Alex Ferguson on Saturday and said winning the Champions League made a sore leg and a year of sacrifice worthwhile. The Argentine worked tirelessly down the wing to keep his side in the final of Europe's elite club competition after...
  • Real must improve before Champions League final: Sergio Ramos 12-05-2014 05:22 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid need to forget their La Liga flop and focus on ironing out weaknesses before the Champions League final against city rivals Atletico on May 24, according to defender Sergio Ramos. An injury-hit Real, missing key performers including top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Wales winger Gareth Bale and midfielder...
  • Triple injury scare for Real Madrid 08-05-2014 07:16 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid's 1-1 draw away to Valladolid on Wednesday night looks as if it could have cost them more than any chance of winning the league title, as the club came away from the Nuevo Zorilla Stadium with three worrying injuries to key players. Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Angel...
  • Argentina's 'Fab Four' key to team's success in football World Cup 29-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Lionel Messi has won every major global title bar the World Cup and Argentina are hoping he will be able to tick that last remaining box with a side considered among the favourites for the title in their biggest rival's backyard. If the "Fantastic Quartet" of Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio...
  • Barcelona lose, Real Madrid win to move 2nd in Spanish League 13-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Spain: Barcelona compounded their exit from the Champions League by losing 1-0 at Granada on Saturday, letting Real Madrid move ahead into second place in the Spanish league with a 4-0 win over Almeria. Barcelona's stumble ensured the same Atletico Madrid that ousted them from Europe's top-tier competition would maintain...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona on course for Cup final showdown 06-02-2014 07:22 AM

    Madrid: Barcelona and Real Madrid are on course for a King's Cup final showdown after Spain's two dominant teams recorded convincing home wins in their semi-final first legs on Wednesday. Real thumped holders Atletico Madrid 3-0 at the Bernabeu, gaining a measure of revenge for the 2-1 defeat in last...
  • Di Maria cleared by Real over crotch-grabbing incident 09-01-2014 08:51 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid have exonerated Argentina winger Angel Di Maria over an incident in Monday's La Liga game at home to Celta Vigo when he was caught on camera grabbing his crotch while being substituted. Di Maria denied the action was directed at the fans who whistled him off or...
  • Di Maria crotch-grab must not distract, says Ancelotti 08-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants Angel Di Maria's controversial crotch-grabbing incident forgotten as quickly as possible so the Argentina winger can focus on playing, the Italian said on Wednesday. Real have launched an internal inquiry after Di Maria was caught on television briefly grabbing his genitals while being...
  • Jese Rodriguez earns Real Madrid vital victory over Valencia 23-12-2013 09:31 AM

    Madrid: Jese Rodriguez came off the bench to earn Real Madrid a crucial 3-2 victory over Valencia at Mestalla on Sunday night. In what was Nico Estevez's first league game in temporary charge of Valencia, following the exit of Miroslav Djukic on Monday, the hosts showed plenty of character to...
  • Real Madrid see off Olimpic threat, Atletico advance 19-12-2013 08:38 AM

    Barcelona: There was no dream ending for Olimpic de Xativa after an efficient performance from a second-string Real Madrid secured a 2-0 win at the Bernabeu which sent them through to the King's Cup last 16 on Wednesday. A 0-0 home draw had built up Olimpic's hopes of an unlikely...
  • 10-man Real Madrid beat Galatasaray 4-1 in Champions League 28-11-2013 08:30 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid overcame Sergio Ramos' early sending off and Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to seal their spot in the Champions League last 16 with a 4-1 hammering of Galatasaray on Wednesday. Ramos had the hosts in trouble after seeing a red card just 26 minutes in when he sent Umut...
  • Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSG advance in Champions League 28-11-2013 08:23 AM

    London: Nine-time winner Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain qualified on Wednesday for the round of 16 in the Champions League. Juventus kept alive their chances of reaching the knockout stage. Madrid needed only a draw at home with Galatasaray to clinch the top spot in Group B. The...
  • Argentina to face Uruguay without Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero 14-10-2013 11:57 PM

    Buenos Aires: Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina's final South American World Cup qualifer against Uruguay on Tuesday as the team who have already booked their place at next year's finals prepare to field yet more reserves. Argentina were already without key players Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain,...
  • Di Maria not giving up his place without a fight 03-10-2013 02:32 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Angel Di Maria will almost certainly lose his place in the starting lineup to world record signing Gareth Bale when the Wales winger is back from injury but he is not going down without a fight. The Argentina international with the lethal left foot scored twice...
  • Real Madrid win thanks to Ronaldo and Di Maria doubles 03-10-2013 08:24 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo took his Champions League tally to five goals in two outings this season when he scored with two headers to help Real Madrid to a thumping 4-0 victory over FC Copenhagen in Group B on Wednesday. Angel Di Maria also struck twice at the Bernabeu and set...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Sunday 29-07-2013 01:27 AM

    Real Madrid prepare 95m-pound package offer for Bale Real Madrid have prepared a package offer of 51 million plus Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao for Tottenham Hotspur to let go hot property Gareth Bale, according to to clubcall.com. Read more here David Moyes unsure over new Cesc Fabregas bid...
  • With Ancelotti in charge, Madrid make official bid for Gareth Bale 27-06-2013 02:19 PM

    Spanish giants Real Madrid have been in pursuit of Tottenham Hotspurs Gareth Bale very vocally and it seems they are ready to for an official bid for the Welsh winger with newly-appointed boss Carlo Ancelotti in charge. It has been learned that Real Madrid are willing to give players along...
  • Real make Barcelona wait for La Liga title by beating Atletico 2-1 28-04-2013 08:21 AM

    Barcelona: Real Madrid continued their dominance over Atletico Madrid by rallying for a 2-1 win at Vicente Calderon Stadium on Sunday. Madrid's win kept them unbeaten against Atletico in 25 straight games dating to 1999 and maintained their psychological advantage over their crosstown rival heading into their clash in the...
  • Messi leads Argentina to top of World Cup table 08-09-2012 09:01 AM

    Cordoba, Argentina: Lionel Messi's Argentina brushed aside Paraguay 3-1 to go top of the South American 2014 World Cup qualifiers at the Mario Kempes stadium on Friday. Goals from Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Messi, with a brilliant free kick, gave Argentina their first home win over Paraguay in...
  • Real Madrid outclass LS Galaxy in 5-1 win 03-08-2012 12:40 PM

    Carson: Real Madrid scored early and often in outclassing the Los Angeles Galaxy on Thursday, opening a four-game U.S. exhibition tour with a 5-1 victory over Major League Soccer's champion. Angel Di Maria set up Gonzalo Higuain's opener after just 85 seconds and made it 2-0 nine minutes later for...