Argentina

  • Spain pip Brazil as World Cup's most expensive squad 14-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Spain, Argentina and Brazil have the most expensive squads of the 32 teams taking part in the football World Cup starting June, according to the Brazilian financial daily Valor. A sports analysis consultancy has reported that the Spain's squad is worth an estimated 486.9 million euros ($674 million), ahead of...
  • India left a lasting impression on me: Lionel Messi 14-03-2014 10:41 PM

    Bangalore: Argentine superstar Lionel Messi said that India left a "lasting impression" on him when he set foot on the country nearly three years ago, in a visit that was marked by a never-seen-before hysteria among football fans. "The last time I stepped into India, I was overwhelmed with the...
  • Messi does not need World Cup for greatness: Maradona 05-03-2014 08:31 AM

    Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi does not need a World Cup winners' medal to be considered among soccer's all-time greats, fellow Argentine Diego Maradona said on Tuesday. "Messi doesn't need to win the World Cup to be the best player in the world," Maradona, who inspired Argentina to the title in...
  • Diego Maradona all set to resume playing career at 53 22-02-2014 04:44 PM

    Legendary Diego Maradona is all set for a sensational return to competitive football at the age of 53, according to media reports. Maradona, who is often refered as 'god' in his native Argentina, is said to be joining a fifth tier Argentine minnows Deportivo Riestra, the club owned by his...
  • Unhappy Del Potro says won't play Davis Cup this year 18-02-2014 07:56 AM

    BUENOS AIRES: Juan Martin del Potro said on Monday he will not play in Argentina's Davis Cup playoff tie in September due to his differences with the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT). Argentina, who have reached four finals - including three since 2006 - must play off against as yet unknown...
  • Italy qualify for Davis Cup quarter-finals 03-02-2014 10:52 AM

    Buenos Aires: Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini defeated in four sets Argentine player Carlos Berlocq and granted Italy the qualification to Davis Cup quarter-finals. Italians will now face the winning team between Britain and the USA, as reported on Sunday. With a score of 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 and 6-4, Fognini...
  • New Zealand beat Argentina to enter Hockey World League Final semis 15-01-2014 09:26 PM

    New Delhi: New Zealand defeated Argentina in sudden death after both the teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time followed by deadlock in penalty shoot-out, to progress to the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday. World ranked seventh New...
  • Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez loaned to Norwich 13-01-2014 10:57 PM

    England: Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has been sent on loan to Norwich for the rest of the season after losing his starting place at fellow Premier League side Newcastle. The 30-year-old Gutierrez last played for Newcastle on October 5 against Cardiff, one of only two appearances in the first team...
  • Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo set to top Messi as world's best player 12-01-2014 11:34 AM

    Cristiano Ronaldo is heavily favoured to end Lionel Messi's four-year reign as the world's best player at the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala on Monday. Ronaldo's prolific tally of 69 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal seems likely to earn his second FIFA award after finishing runner-up three times in Messi's...
  • Argentina record second straight win, Dutch beat Australia at Hockey World League Final 11-01-2014 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: Argentina continued their giant-killing spree and scored a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Belgium, while the Netherlands beat Australia by a solitary goal to register their first victory at the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. In the opening match of the...
  • Argentina stun Netherlands in Hockey World League Final 10-01-2014 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: The opening day of the Hero Hockey World League Final witnessed a major upset as lower-ranked Argentina put up a spirited display to outclass London Olympic silver medallist Netherlands 5-2, while world number two Australia eked out a narrow 3-2 win over Belgium in Pool B at the...
  • What India are up against at the Hockey World League Final 08-01-2014 04:43 PM

    India couldn't have asked for a better build-up to the 2014 World Cup. World's top seven teams have assembled in New Delhi for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final, which offers the Indian team a chance to put their new coaching set-up, led by chief coach Terry Walsh, to test....
  • Argentina aim to reach final of HWL: Agustin Corradini 07-01-2014 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: Argentina have fixed their sights on reaching the summit clash of the Hockey World League Final to be played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from January 10 to 18, said assistant coach Agustin Corradini. "We are focusing on reaching the finals of this tournament. Teams like Netherlands,...
  • Lionel Messi most like me, says Pele 04-01-2014 10:32 AM

    Rio De Janeiro: Pele says Lionel Messi is the player that most reminds him of himself among football's current generation. In an interview with the FIFA Weekly magazine published Friday, the Brazilian legend suggested the 26-year-old Argentinian deserved to win the Ballon D'Or for a fifth time despite an injury-wracked...
  • Injury-free 2014 top of Lionel Messi's wish list 31-12-2013 09:10 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is hoping for an injury free 2014 as his recovery from a thigh injury nears completion, the World Player of the Year said on Monday. Messi has been in his native Argentina recuperating from a thigh strain sustained on November 10, the latest in a...
  • Biting fish injure more than 70 bathers in Argentina 27-12-2013 07:32 AM

    A swarm of biting fish injured more than 70 people who were bathing at a popular beach in Argentina on Christmas, a medical official said on Thursday. A seven-year-old girl had her finger partially amputated and dozens more suffered bite wounds on their extremities from the fish, a relative of...
  • Junior World Cup Hockey: Argentina beat South Africa, finish 11th 14-12-2013 11:03 PM

    New Delhi: Argentina beat South Africa 4-1 to finish 11th in the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Spain beat England 3-2 to secure the 13th position while the 14th spot went to the latter. In the 15-16...
  • Junior Hockey World Cup: India beat Argentina 4-2, play Pakistan next 12-12-2013 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: After missing out on the quarter-finals, India got a bit of a lift on Thursday when they beat Argentina 4-2 in the first of their playoff games and will now take on Pakistan in the 9th-10th place playoff at the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup here at the...
  • As it happened: India vs Argentina, Junior Hockey WC playoffs 12-12-2013 07:24 PM

    After narrowly missing out on the quarter-finals place to Korea on goal difference in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, India met Argentina in the 9th-12th place playoffs at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. India finished third in Pool C behind leaders Netherlands and...
  • 2014 football World Cup draw: Defending champions Spain get repeat of 2010 final 06-12-2013 11:11 PM

    Costa Do Sauipe, Brazil: Defending champions Spain will play their opening 2014 World Cup game against the Netherlands, a repeat of the ill-tempered 2010 final, while host Brazil face a relatively easy path to the knockout stage after Friday's draw. Argentina, champion in 1978 and 1986, first play Bosnia-Herzegovina, the...
  • Junior Hockey WC: Australia beat Argentina 5-2 06-12-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: Australia overcame Argentina 5-2 in the first Pool B match of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday. Australia scored three goals between the 14th and 17th minutes through Justin Douglas, Francis Main and captain Daniel Beale, respectively, establishing a...
  • Messi in good spirits, recovering well: Argentina coach 05-12-2013 10:55 AM

    Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi is in good spirits and with patience will recover fully from his thigh injury, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said as he left Buenos Aires on Wednesday for the World Cup draw in Brazil. Messi, Argentina's big hope for a third world title next year, is recovering...
  • Korea looking forward to game against India in Junior Hockey World Cup 03-12-2013 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: Korea coach Kim Young Kyu Tuesday said that his team was looking forward to play against hosts India in their Pool C league match in the upcoming Hockey Junior World Cup starting here on Friday. The Korean team, which Tuesday went through a systematic training session at the...
  • Messi's favourite teams in Brazil 2014 World Cup 23-11-2013 09:14 AM

    Buenos Aires: Argentine football star Lionel Messi said his favourite teams to win the 2014 Brazil World Cup are Germany, Brazil, Spain, France and Argentina. "Germany, Brazil, Spain, France and us also," said the Barcelona forward Friday during an interview with Buenos Aires' radio station La Metro in Spain, when...
  • Zinedine Zidane better than Lionel Messi: Pele 22-11-2013 08:38 AM

    Sao Paulo: Football legend Pele has said Lionel Messi does not yet deserve to be rated ahead of former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane. Speaking during an event in Sao Paulo Thursday, the three-time World Cup winner claimed the 26-year-old Argentine had benefited from playing alongside his Barcelona teammates, Xinhua reported....
  • Sergio Aguero brace gives Argentina 2-0 win over Bosnia 19-11-2013 12:29 PM

    Striker Sergio Aguero scored twice to give Argentina a 2-0 win over fellow World Cup finalists Bosnia in a friendly at the Busch baseball stadium in St Louis, Missouri on Monday. Aguero, wearing the number 10 shirt in absence of injured captain Lionel Messi, could have registered a hat-trick but...
  • Argentina, without Messi, held 0-0 by Ecuador 16-11-2013 10:21 AM

    An experimental Argentina, playing without injured captain Lionel Messi, drew 0-0 with fellow World Cup finalists Ecuador in a friendly at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Friday. Ecuador's Antonio Valencia had his side's best chance with a header that hit the post while Argentina came closest with a...
  • Del Potro turns down Argentina over 'two-faced' approach 16-11-2013 08:48 AM

    BUENOS AIRES: Juan Martin del Potro has declined to play in Argentina's Davis Cup tie against Italy next year and said efforts by the country's tennis association (AAT) to get him back on the team were "two-faced". The world number five said on Friday he was tired of receiving invitations...
  • Belgium face Colombia in a friendly 13-11-2013 11:28 PM

    Belgium and Colombia are not usually considered heavyweights in world football yet their meeting on Thursday is arguably the most attractive of the friendlies being played this week. Both teams qualified for the World Cup in style, sit proudly in the top five of the FIFA world rankings and will...
  • Lionel Messi good for Brazil's World Cup-organisers 22-10-2013 11:59 PM

    Lionel Messi is the figurehead of Brazil's arch-rivals Argentina, one of the teams with the potential to spoil the home team's dream of winning the World Cup next year. Yet Brazilians love Messi and his presence will be good for the tournament, the chief executive officer of Brazil's Local Organising...