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  • Australia to face Brazil in Melbourne friendly

    Five times World Cup winners Brazil will play Australia in a friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 13, giving the Socceroos the toughest of warm-ups for the Confederations Cup later that month.

  • Messi is happy at Barca: Bauza

    Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, and can crown his status as an all time great by winning the World Cup with Argentina, national coach Edgardo Bauza told AFP on Wednesday.

  • Del Potro gets 2017 ATP campaign off on winning note

    Former US Open champ Juan Martin Del Potro got his season off to another successful start at the Delray Beach Open, defeating Kevin Anderson in straight sets and overcoming an opening set tumble in the process.

  • Nishikori suffers sixth successive final loss

    Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori lost a sixth successive final on Sunday when he was defeated by Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in the Buenos Aires clay-court title match.

  • 'He is the only indispensable player'

    Javier Maschernao has hailed Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as “the best player in the history of the game” and fully expects him to extend his contract with the club.

  • Messi delays Egypt visit

    Argentine superstar Lionel Messi postponed a visit to Egypt to promote a campaign to fight Hepatitis C in the wake of Barcelona's defeat by Paris Saint-Germain, Egypt's tourism ministry said Wednesday.

  • Messi's first coach dies in Argentina

    Ernesto Vecchio, the first coach of Lionel Messi when the budding superstar was a young rookie in Argentina, has died at the age of 65, the Newell's Old Boys club announced Friday.

  • 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