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Argentina destroy Hong Kong 7-0

Argentina destroy Hong Kong 7-0

Lionel Messi scored twice after coming off the bench as an experimental Argentina side destroyed Hong Kong 7-0 in an international friendly mismatch on Tuesday. Argentina fielded a completely different line-up from the one which lost to Brazil last week but the World Cup finalists still waltzed to a facile triumph. The home crowd, some...

First Tardelli goals help Brazil sink Argentina

First Tardelli goals help Brazil sink Argentina

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued their defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversaries Argentina in a feisty friendly today. Atletico Mineiro striker Diego Tardelli scored once in each half, his first goals for Brazil, as former skipper Dunga made it three wins and...

Messi to face tax evasion trial

Messi to face tax evasion trial

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi is to face trial for alleged tax evasion, a Spanish judge has ruled. The judge rejected a prosecution recommendation to drop the charges on the grounds the player's father was responsible for his finances. Messi and his father Jorge are accused of defrauding the authorities of more than 4m...

Di Maria claims Real pressure not to play World Cup final

Di Maria claims Real pressure not to play World Cup 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. Di Maria joined Manchester United from Real last month for a British record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($97.45 million)...

Argentina's Griesafault

ON July 30, Argentina's creditors did not receive their semiannual payment on the bonds that were restructured after the country's last default in 2001. Argentina had deposited $539 million in the Bank of New York Mellon a few days before. But the bank could not transfer the funds to the creditors: US federal judge Thomas Griesa had ordered that Argentina could not pay the creditors who had accepted its restructuring until it fully paid – including past interest –...

Bangladesh needs to invest in youth

With a half of the country's population aged below 30, the importance of investing in the youth is most apparent in countries like Bangladesh, said Argentina Matavel Piccin, country representative of UNFPA yesterday. Stating a UN research that showed 20 percent of the global young people of 15-24 years experience "mental health conditions", she urged the government and policy makers to “take special initiatives for the youth with mental health needs so that they can contribute their full potential for...

Messi meets a fan with name, number tattooed on back

Messi meets a fan with name, number tattooed on back

Lionel Messi has an army of fans across the world, but one Argentina supporter who wanted to show his love of Leo went a step beyond, reports UK’s Bleacher Report. In a remarkable three-minute video entitled, "The passion for Messi has no limits," we see the moment a fan by the name of Hernan Baigorria got Messi's name and iconic "10" shirt number tattooed onto his back.

Not Gaza children, Özil helps sick Brazil kids with World Cup money

Not Gaza children, Özil helps sick Brazil kids with World Cup money

Mesut Özil has not given his World Cup bonus money to the children of Gaza despite reports claiming the World Cup winner had, after the Germany international cleared up the rumours by revealing he was funding sick children in Brazil to undergo surgery, reports UK-based daily The Independent. Özil was part of the Germany...

Injured Khedira out, Kramer in

Injured Khedira out, Kramer in

The Real Madrid midfielder, a target of Arsenal, hurt his calf just ahead of kick-off at the Maracana. Khedira was excellent in the 7-1 humiliation of Brazil in the semi-final scoring and adding an assist for Joachim Low's team. Low opted for Christoph Kramer of Borussia Monchengladbach to take his place.

Glory for Germany

Glory for Germany

Mario Gotze's 113th-minute volley fired Germany to World Cup glory with a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracana, Goal.com reports. The tournament's outstanding team failed to repeat the fluency and brilliance of their 7-1 semi-final romp against Brazil but Joachim Low's team found one more sumptuous moment during the second half of extra...

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