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    TV-less Argentine prisoners go on hunger strike

    Inmates in an Argentine prison begin a hunger strike to press authorities to repair the cable TV system so they can watch the World Cup.

  • Enzo Perez covers for Argentina's injured Lanzini

    Midfielder Enzo Perez replace the injured Manuel Lanzini in Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad

  • Messi’s hometown turns blue & white

    Lionel Messi’s hometown Rosario paints in the Argentine national colours ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will start next week in Russia.

  • My invitation to Messi's wedding was lost somewhere: Maradona

    Diego Maradona, who did not get an invitation to Lionel Messi's wedding, says invitation card must have been “lost somewhere”.

  • Argentina look to Sampaoli magic

    Argentina hope their new coach Jorge Sampaoli's magic touch, along with returning striker Lionel Messi's magic skills, will spirit them through a rocky qualifying campaign to the 2018 World Cup.

  • Argentine match halted after fans shower pitch with dolls

    An Argentine first division match between Rosario Central and Racing is briefly halted after the home fans shower the pitch with dolls wearing the shirts of their arch rivals.

  • Bauza named United Arab Emirates coach

    Former Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has been appointed to lead the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf nation said on Thursday.

  • Fan in coma after violence at Argentine soccer match

    An Argentine soccer fan was in a coma and two men arrested for attempted murder after a scuffle among supporters in the derby between Belgrano and Talleres in Cordoba, local media reported on Sunday.

  • ‘Argentina will reach World Cup’

    Lionel Messi's faltering Argentina team will reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia despite their precarious position in the qualifiers, sacked coach Edgardo Bauza said on Tuesday.

  • Argentina sack coach Bauza

    Argentina's football association fired Edgardo Bauza as coach of the crisis-hit national team as it struggles to qualify for next year's World Cup, the head of the body said Monday.

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    New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

    The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper as its president on Wednesday.

  • New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

    The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper as its president on Wednesday.

  • 'Insults were said to the air'

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi has protested his innocence after being handed a four-match ban for abusing an official, insisting his insults were aimed "to the air".

  • Messi 4-match ban unfair: Barcelona

    Lionel Messi's four-match international ban for swearing at an assistant referee was "unfair and totally disproportionate", his Spanish club Barcelona said Wednesday.

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