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Football | Argentina

'Wrong boots cost Argentina WCup'
Diego Maradona joked on Thursday that Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany because striker Gonzalo Higuain "had his boots on the wrong feet". Read full article
Boca match abandoned, River's suspended
Resurgent Boca Juniors were 1-0 up against Racing Club looking for a third successive win when their match on Sunday at a rain-lashed La Bombonera was abandoned at halftime due to a waterlogged pitch. Read full article
Hooligans strip player's shirt, shorts
A player was assaulted by hooligans and stripped of his shirt and shorts during a match in an Argentine lower-tier club match. Read full article
Messi 'little tired of critics'
Lionel Messi is "a little tired of" the criticism he's received since the World Cup, according to a football official in Argentina. Read full article
Couple skirt law to name baby Messi
An Argentine couple has won an exemption from a strict dictatorship-era law on baby names to pay homage to the father's football hero by calling their newborn son Messi. Read full article
River breathe new life into Argentine game
River Plate are reaping the rewards of putting their faith in coach Marcelo Gallardo, who as a player was steeped in the club's attacking ethos, after a run of five consecutive wins. Read full article
River Plate down Tigre to retain lead
Rodrigo Mora scored a goal in each half to secure River Plate a 2-0 victory against Tigre on Sunday and the reigning champions' fifth consecutive win in Argentina's first division. Read full article
'Real didn't want me to play WCup final'
Angel Di Maria has claimed his former club Real Madrid put pressure on Argentina not to play him in the World Cup final in another bitter chapter in his departure from the Spanish giants. Read full article
Batistuta asked doctors to cut his legs
Former star Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina's record goal scorer for the national team, says he once asked a doctor to amputate his legs to relieve intense pain in his ankles. Read full article
Argentina exert revenge on Germany
Argentina spoiled the party for world champions Germany by hammering the hosts 4-2 in an international friendly in Duesseldorf on Wednesday in a repeat of the World Cup final. Read full article
Maradona steals show from Pope Francis
Pope Francis normally has no competition for attention when he is in a room but it was different on Monday when another larger-than-life Argentine - soccer great Diego Maradona - attended a papal event. Read full article
Messi to miss WCup final rematch
Lionel Messi is one of four injured Argentina World Cup players who will miss Wednesday's friendly against world champions Germany, the Argentine FA said on Monday. Read full article
Arruabarrena begins with win at Boca
New Boca Juniors coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena won his first match in charge with a 3-1 victory over Velez Sarsfield on Sunday. Read full article
Arruabarrena takes charge at Boca
Boca Juniors embark on salvaging their reputation under new coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena against Velez Sarsfield on Sunday having sacked Carlos Bianchi who failed to repeat his past success with the club. Read full article
Boca sack record title-winning Bianchi
Argentine giants Boca Juniors sacked their record title-winning coach Carlos Bianchi on Thursday after poor results in his third spell in charge. Read full article
Argentina name squad for Germany tie
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino was true to his word and named predecessor Alejandro Sabella's World Cup players on Tuesday for next month's friendly against Germany in Duesseldorf. Read full article
Tata looks to make lasting impression
Gerardo Martino admits he was only there to make up the numbers when he pulled on the Argentina shirt for his one and only cap in 1991, but he now has the chance to leave a lasting impression. Read full article
Martino named Argentina coach
New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino vowed on Wednesday to keep the World Cup runners-up "where they are and deserve to be". Read full article
Martino in Argentina contention
Former Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino was in talks to take over the Argentina national team hotseat, the new president of the country's football federation, Luis Segura said on Thursday. Read full article
Racing bet on Milito to spur them to title
Diego Milito, whose fine scoring form helped Inter Milan win the Champions League in 2010, is back at Racing Club for the Argentine league season starting this weekend. Read full article
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