ARGENTINA

  • It's a privilege to see Messi play every week, says Ruud Gullit 6 days ago

    Shanghai: Legendary Ruud Gullit does not endorse the criticism that Lionel Messi faces for not being able to guide his team to World Cup triumph as Dutch legend feels privileged to be able to watch the Argentine artist at work week after week. "If you need to find something (fault), you...
  • Argentina beat Ecuador 2-1 in friendly match April 1, 2015

    East Rutherford: Sergio Aguero and Javier Pastore scored in each half and Argentina defeated Ecuador 2-1 in a friendly match on Tuesday. In a lively game under snowy conditions at the start, Argentina managed to get another win in their round of tuneups in the United States ahead of the Copa...
  • Lionel Messi out of Argentina friendly due to injury March 31, 2015

    Lionel Messi looks set to miss a second consecutive match because of a foot problem when Argentina meet Ecuador in a friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday. The Barcelona forward has been with Gerardo Martino's squad since the start of last week after tests showed he had no damage to his...
  • Argentina, without Lionel Messi, beat El Salvador 2-0 in friendly March 29, 2015

    Washington: Ever Banega scored on a deflected shot, Federico Mancuello added a late goal and Argentina beat El Salvador 2-0 in a friendly match on Saturday. Argentina were lackluster without their star Lionel Messi, who stayed on the bench with a bruise on his right foot. The Barcelona star took a...
  • French sports stars killed in Argentina helicopter crash March 10, 2015

    Buenos Aires/Paris: Three French sports stars -- Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, yachtswoman Florence Arthaud and boxer Alexis Vastine -- were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday during the filming of a reality TV show. Authorities said it was still unclear what caused the accident in...
  • Federico Delbonis wins, sends Argentina to Davis Cup quarter-finals March 9, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Argentina advanced to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup on Monday, beating Brazil 3-2 after Federico Delbonis defeated Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a match that took two days to complete. The match had been suspended because of darkness on Sunday with Delbonis leading 1-0. It started...
  • Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina given wild card at Indian Wells March 5, 2015

    Former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, along with 10 Americans, has been given wild cards into the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open next week. Del Potro reached the quarterfinals at Sydney this year and is coming back from left wrist surgery in January. His best...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Juan Monaco in Argentina Open March 2, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months on Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record...
  • Rafael Nadal to play Juan Monaco in the final of Argentina Open March 1, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Rafael Nadal defeated Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open. If he wins on Sunday, Nadal will tie Guillermo Vilas for the most clay-court titles with 46. The top-seeded Nadal was on the brink of losing the first set...
  • Rafael Nadal crushes Federico Delbonis to reach Argentina Open semi-final February 28, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Rafael Nadal, working his way back to top form after wrist problems last year, screamed with delight on reaching the Argentina Open semi-finals with a 6-1 6-1 rout of Federico Delbonis on Friday. Nadal, who went down to a first defeat in 53 consecutive semi-finals on clay at the...
  • Tommy Robredo beats Renzo Olivo to reach quarters in Argentina Open February 27, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated Renzo Olivo of Argentina 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Argentina Open on Thursday. Robredo cruised to victory against the 186th-ranked Olivo, breaking the Argentine's service twice in each set to win the match in just over an hour. The 18th-ranked...
  • Rafael Nadal advances to the quarter-finals of Argentina Open February 26, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semi-finals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run...
  • Brazil call up Joao Souza for Davis Cup tie February 25, 2015

    Brazil Davis Cup captain Joao Zwetsch has called up Joao Souza for his team's tie against Argentina next month. Souza, ranked 77 in the world, impressed Zwetsch by making the semi-finals of the Brazil Open and quarter-finals of the Rio Open earlier this month, reports Xinhua. The 26-year-old, known locally by his...
  • Rafael Nadal sees Argentina Open as next step up comeback ladder February 24, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Rafael Nadal, who suffered an upset defeat in the Rio Open semi-finals at the weekend, said on Monday that he was confident of taking another step towards recovering his best form in Buenos Aires this week. The Spaniard, ranked fourth after Saturday's loss to Fabio Fognini ended a run...
  • China assisted Pakistan to build 6 nuclear reactors February 9, 2015

    Beijing: China has assisted Pakistan to build six nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of 3.4 million kilowatts, a top Chinese official said on Sunday as Beijing plans to build two 1100 mw reactors in Karachi with USD 6.5 billion assistance. Outlining China's nuclear technology exports, Wang Xiaotao, vice...
  • Fed Cup: US defeat Argentina; advance to World Group playoffs February 8, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Venus Williams defeated Maria Irigoyen of Argentina 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to advance the United States to the Fed Cup playoffs in April and a chance to return to the World Group, which comprises the top eight teams. Williams' victory on outdoor clay gave the United States an unassailable...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi-Jurgen Melzer pair crashes out of Australian Open January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Mahesh Bhupathi and Jurgen Melzer crashed out of the men's doubles event of the Australian Open after suffering a straight-set defeat against Argentine team of Diego Schwartzman and Horacio Zeballos on Thursday. Bhupathi and his Austrian partner lost 4-6 3-6 in the first round, which lasted only 67 minutes....
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's rivalry with Messi useful: Portuguese coach January 14, 2015

    Lisbon: Portugal's national football team coach Fernando Santos has said that Cristiano Ronaldo's rivalry with Argentina's Lionel Messi over the Ballon d'Or award has proved to be "useful". Ronaldo left Barcelona forward Messi in the shade after he won the Ballon d'Or award for the second successive time at the FIFA...
  • Carlos Tevez does not intend to extend Juventus contract January 1, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Argentina striker Carlos Tevez, quizzed over the chances of him returning to Boca Juniors, has no plans to sign a contract extension with Juventus. The Italian champions reportedly want to offer Tevez, whose contract runs until June 2016, a deal to stay in Turin to 2018. 'I said I wanted...
  • Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time: David Silva December 18, 2014

    Manchester: Spanish midfielder David Silva had said that Argentine forward Lionel Messi is part of his dream team as he is the best footballer of all time. "He's the best of all time, although I haven't had a chance to watch some other greats of the past," he was quoted as...
  • Angel Di Maria wins Argentina's player of the year award December 18, 2014

    Manchester United's Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina's foreign-based player of the year by the country's sports journalists. The winger won the Olimpia de Plata (Silver Olimpia award) at a ceremony on Tuesday, where striker Lucas Pratto of Velez Sarsfield won the equivalent for best player in the Argentine league. Di...
  • Champions Trophy: Netherlands beat Argentina 4-1, finish fifth December 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands salvaged a fifth place finish at the Hockey Champions Trophy with a 4-1 win over Argentina, scoring four times in the final quarter to turn things around at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. The first quarter saw very few scoring opportunities for either side with the Dutch mostly...
  • Netherlands to play Argentina for 5-6th place match in Champions Trophy December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World Cup and Olympic silver medallists the Netherlands will face Argentina in the fifth-sixth place play-off match after registering wins in their respective classification games of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. While the Netherlands beat Belgium 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after both the teams were...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Australia beat Argentina 4-2 to secure semi-final place December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World champions and holders Australia finally got their mojo back and defeated Argentina 4-2 to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. After a not-so-impressive outing where they won one, lost one and drew one game, the Kookaburras got...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: England top Pool A, Argentina topple Germany December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: England continued to enjoy their stay here in the capital of Odisha as they went on to top Pool A after a 1-1 draw with Belgium on Tuesday at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy. Amaury Keusters was on the mark for the Belgians as early as the 9th minute and...
  • Determined to put our best show on Tuesday: V R Raghunath December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Bruised and battered by back-to-back defeats in the Champions Trophy hockey, India's experienced drag-flicker V R Raghunath said the hosts are keen to put up their "best show" in their last Pool B tie against World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands on Tuesday. After the narrow 0-1 loss against Olympic...
  • We lost the match in 3rd quarter: Roelant Oltmans December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans on Sunday held his defenders responsible for their second consecutive defeat in the Champions Trophy stating that the hosts' backline just crumbled under Argentina's counter-attacks in the final 15 minutes of the game. India squandered a goal lead twice to go down 2-4 against...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Argentina fight back to beat India 4-2 December 7, 2014

    Despite being in the lead twice, India failed to press on and in the end succumbed to a 4-2 defeat against Argentina on Sunday for their second loss in two days at the FIH Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar. An attacking game of hockey saw six goals being scored, mostly in the...
  • As it happened: India vs Argentina, Champions Trophy Hockey December 7, 2014

    After a painful 1-0 defeat against Germany in their campaign opener, India would be desperate for a win against Argentina. But for that to happen, India's forwards will have to convert their chances into goals, something they miserably failed to do against the Germans who scored in the last minute through...
  • Netherlands thrash Argentina 3-0 in Champions Trophy hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands produced a fine 3-0 win over Argentina in the opening match of Pool B of the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium here. The Dutch team was awarded five penalty corners in the first quarter but only scored on one occasion. Mink van der Weerden's drag-flick...