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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...

Messi wins Golden Ball

Messi wins Golden Ball

Lionel Messi, who lost out on the World Cup title after Argentina's 1-0 loss to Germany in Sunday's final, was named the Golden Ball winner of the tournament. The Barcelona legend and four-time Player of the Year was a key part in Argentina's march to the Maracana stadium, picking up four man-of-the-match performances. He scored...

Neuer scoops Golden Glove award

Neuer scoops Golden Glove award

Manuel Neuer completed a dream night by being awarded the Golden Glove prize after lifting the World Cup following Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina. The Bayern Munich man kept a clean sheet to round off an impressive tournament at the Maracana, where Mario Gotze's extra-time strike was the difference between the two sides. "It is...

The pain will be with us for life: Mascherano

The pain will be with us for life: Mascherano

Javier Mascherano has described the "immense" pain he and his Argentina team-mates are suffering following their World Cup final defeat to Germany, insisting it will stay with them forever, Goal.com reports. Mario Gotze's extra-time volley settled the contest in the Germans' favour at the Maracana, leaving Argentina without a World Cup success since Diego...

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