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  • Del Potro out of Australian Open

    On-going fitness issues have forced Juan Martin del Potro out of next month's Australian Open and his planned warm up event in New Zealand, organisers of the Auckland Classic announced Saturday.

  • Argentina end year on top

    Lionel Messi's beaten Copa America finalists Argentina end the year top of FIFA's world rankings while France were named 'mover of the year'.

  • Suarez hopes new deal for ‘PlayStation’ Messi

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez hopes teammate Lionel Messi will follow his lead by signing a long-term contract to see out the remainder of his prime years at the Camp Nou.

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    Superclassico in Australia

    Brazil and Argentina are set to play a South American "Superclassico" gala match in Australia next year, it was reported Tuesday.

  • 'We practised diving in Argentina'

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino defended midfielder Dele Alli from accusations of diving and revealed that when he was a youngster in Argentina, he and teammates even practised diving to win penalties.

  • Argentina's Davis Cup winners return to heroes' welcome

    Argentina's Davis Cup champions returned to a heroes' welcome in Buenos Aires on Tuesday after clinching their maiden title with a stunning 3-2 win over Croatia at the weekend.

  • Messi flew by the same plane two weeks ago!

    A charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team which crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday killing 76 people so far flew Lionel Messi and his Argentina national team two weeks ago, according to media reports.

  • Argentina beat Croatia to clinch maiden Davis Cup title

    Argentina lift their first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis win Sunday's reverse singles to complete the South American nation's spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over hosts Croatia in the final.

  • Maradona mourns "second father" Castro

    For football great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was "a second father."

  • Messi leads press boycott over marijuana claim

    Lionel Messi announced a press boycott to protest against a journalist who alleged team-mate Ezequiel Lavezzi had used marijuana at Argentina's training base.

  • Messi magic as Argentina down Colombia

    Lionel Messi scores a majestic free-kick and sets up two more goals as Argentina got their faltering 2018 World Cup qualification campaign back on track with a 3-0 win over Colombia.

  • Di Maria's wife blasts critics

    The wife of Argentine Angel Di Maria blasted the her husband’s detractors in the wake of their 3-0 loss to Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.

  • When they hit us hard we struggled: Messi

    Argentine coach Edgardo Bauza was unbowed after a 3-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Brazil and a fourth game without a win on Thursday..

  • Brazil blitz Argentina 3-0

    Brazil dealt Argentina's hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup finals a serious blow on Thursday with a resounding 3-0 win.

  • Brazil have a plan for Messi

    Brazil coach Tite has admitted he has devised a plan to try and deal with Lionel Messi on Thursday but dismissed the idea a single player could decide the contest.

  • Brazil host Argentina in 'Titanic' Belo Horizonte

    A resurgent Brazil return to the scene of the most humiliating defeat in their history on Thursday when they face Argentina in a titanic 2018 World Cup qualifier.

  • Maradona's childhood home turned into public museum

    How many sleepless nights did the young man who would become one of soccer's greatest players spend gazing up at the ceiling, imagining dizzying dribbles, spectacular goals and hoisting the World Cup above his head?

  • Mascherano signs new deal

    Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano extended his contract with the Catalan giants until 2019 on Monday.

  • Argentina sorely miss Messi in Paraguay defeat

    Argentina, lacking the inspiration of injured captain Lionel Messi, suffer a humiliating setback in their World Cup qualifying campaign when they lose 1-0 at home to Paraguay.

  • Argentina to plug Messi gap

    Argentina, who are level with Brazil on 15 points but trail their rivals on goal difference, face an awkward trip to Lima to face Peru, with coach Edgardo Bauza mulling how best to plug the gap created by injury to captain Lionel Messi.

  • Martino going to MLS

    Former Argentina coach Gerardo Martino is heading to Major League Soccer after agreeing a deal with new expansion

  • Albiceleste apologise

    Barcelona have announced that the Argentine national team have apologised for comments made by Edgardo Bauza about their

  • Higuain recalled

    Forwards Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero have been called up for Argentina's two World Cup qualifiers in October, alongside

  • Argentina dig deep to take draw

    Argentina stage a great escape to come away from Merida with a share of the points, as they battle back from two goals down to take a 2-2 draw against Venezuela.

  • Messi allays injury worries

    Lionel Messi plays down the seriousness of a hamstring injury which forced him to come home early from international duty with Argentina.

  • 'To start from zero'

    Anyone who thought Lionel Messi dyed his hair blond just for fun or for no good reason was wrong. Emphatically wrong.

  • Why La Pulga pulled out the peroxide

    Barcelona's blonde bombshell Lionel Messi reveals the reason behind his drastic change of hairstyle over the summer.

  • Jesus sparkles as Brazil down Ecuador

    Two goals from teenage prodigy Gabriel Jesus fire Brazil to their first ever qualifying victory in Ecuador to reignite the South American giants' 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

  • Brazil, Argentina start afresh

    Injury-hit Argentina resume their bid for a berth at the 2018 World Cup on Thursday as Brazil head into the latest round of South American qualifiers.

  • Bauza to ease Messi workload

    New Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza said on Tuesday that he wants to see his side rely less on Lionel Messi, after the Barcelona forward's brief retirement from international football.