• Player dies after on-field altercation

    Michael Favre, a 24-year-old footballer from Argentina dies after two blows to the head during a match.

  • Messi disappointed to miss Olympics

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi admits he would have liked play at the Olympic Games after he was left out of the squad in order to take part in the Copa America Centenario.

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    Messi sends Obama daughters signed Argentina jerseys

    The Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, who was in the country ahead of World Cup qualifiers for his national team, and POTUS's daughters weren't able to connect, but Messi made good on the missed opportunity. He signs a pair of his No. 10 national team jerseys for the two and sends them to the White House.

  • Scientists discover major Jurassic fossil site in Argentina

    Paleontologists in Argentina announce the discovery of a major Jurassic-era fossil site four years after it was first discovered.

  • Afghan boy bags real Messi shirt - finally

    The Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi's famous number 10 has finally received the real thing - from the Argentine footballer himself.

  • Argentina, Chile face rematch

    Lionel Messi and Argentina are given a chance for revenge after being drawn against reigning Copa America champions Chile in the group stage for this summer's special centenary edition of the tournament.

  • Zika more risky at higher temperature

    The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.

  • Maradona to be subject of documentary

    The film will feature never-before-seen footage from Maradona's personal archive and focus heavily on his glory days at Italian soccer club Napoli.

  • ‘I don't work to win the Ballon d'Or’

    Neymar of Barcelona has claimed that winning trophies motivates him more than being named the best footballer in the world.

  • Argentina snake invasion forces beach closures

    An invasion of poisonous snakes washed downriver in recent floods has forced authorities to close beaches to summer holidaymakers in northern Argentina, officials said Monday.

  • Messi on Ronaldo: Envy is an ugly word

    The Barcelona star Lionel Messi denies there is any jealousy between him and Cristiano Ronaldo, and praises the Real Madrid player's talents.

  • Messi widely tipped to regain Ballon d'Or

    Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is targeting an unprecedented fifth Ballon d'Or award in Zurich, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • How many Ballons d'Or would Maradona have won?

    Diego Maradona himself continues to transmit joy, the joy of playing, an art that seems to have been lost a long time ago and has fewer and fewer worthy representatives.

  • South America flood ‘worst in 50 years’

    Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil is being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people.

  • 41 killed after bus falls off bridge in Argentina

    At least 41 people, most of them police officers, are killed after a bus fell off a bridge in north-west Argentina, officials say.

  • Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina presidency

    Conservative Mauricio Macri is confirmed as the winner in Argentina's presidential elections after his ruling party opponent conceded.

  • Argentina secure vital win

    Lucas Biglia's goal gave Gerardo Martino a lifeline in the Argentina hotseat, as the nation downed Colombia 1-0 to put their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.

  • Brazil fightback thwarts Argentina

    Ten-man Brazil came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Argentina on Friday in a tense World Cup qualifying battle between the two South American superpowers.

  • Maracana to host 2016 Olympic football finals

    The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro has been chosen to host both the men's and women's 2016 Olympic Football final matches next summer.

  • ‘Neymar must do more than attack’

    Barcelona star Neymar must focus on more than just the attacking aspects of football if he is to be considered among the greats, says Brazilian legend Pele.

  • The rise and fall of Maradona

    Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time by the London-based newspaper The Times. On his 55th birthday, discover the life of Diego Maradona, the footballer as he carved out a special place for himself with his unique talent and skills.

  • Brazil get Neymar back for ‘war’ with Argentina

    Brazil coach Dunga has welcomed the return of captain Neymar ahead of what he has labelled a ‘war’ with Argentina next month.

  • Argentina still winless without Messi

    Argentina remain winless in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup without Messi after a 0-0 draw in a physical clash with Paraguay at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco.

  • Man City striker Sergio Aguero injured playing for Argentina

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero suffers a hamstring injury while playing for Argentina in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Ecuador.

  • Argentina fold without Kun and Messi

    Argentina were below-par all evening and finally slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Ecuador in Buenos Aires, as the absences of Messi and Aguero were felt keenly up-front.

  • Messi to stand trial for tax fraud in Spain

    Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi and his father will stand trial on tax fraud charges, a court in Spain has said.

  • Messi tells Aguero to wear his No. 10 shirt

    Sergio Aguero will adopt the No. 10 shirt for Argentina while it is left vacant due to the injury of its usual wearer, Lionel Messi.

  • Messi's absence no excuse for Argentina

    Javier Mascherano has called upon his Argentina team-mates to pull together and move forward in the absence of Lionel Messi.

  • Maradona inspires Argentina

    Argentina captain Agustin Creevy said Diego Maradona's dressing room dance after the 45-16 win over Tonga has inspired his team to push for World Cup glory.

  • Messi doesn’t need surgery

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be back in action before the two months originally stipulated, Argentina team doctor Donato Villani has said.