Maradona

Maradona appointed head coach of UAE's Al-Fujairah

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has ended a five-year absence from football to return as coach of Al-Fujairah FC, the United Arab Emirates club announced on Sunday.

November 27, 2016
November 27, 2016

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."

October 30, 2016
October 30, 2016

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?

September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016

Messi is what Maradona was

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi is the modern-day Diego Maradona, according to Germany great Lothar Matthaus.

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

Maradona slates Messi

Argentina great Diego Maradona criticises Lionel Messi, suggesting that the Barcelona star's retirement from international football, and subsequent change of heart, was "staged".

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Football: Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement

Diego Maradona believes Lionel Messi will not reverse his decision to quit the national team due to the "weak leadership" of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA).

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016

Maradona TV series planned

Diego Maradona's larger-than-life exploits are coming to the small screen, producers say on Thursday.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

Don't give up, Leo!

Lionel Messi's retirement from the Argentina national team has turned the country upside down in the past few days, with an entire nation stunned by the news after Chile beat them in the Copa America final.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

For Messi, retiring is a nonverbal apology

It seems like a curse. There just aren't many footballing reasons to explain Argentina's latest failure in the Copa America Centenario final against Chile.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Argentina begs Messi not to quit

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urge Lionel Messi not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

Messi ready for crowning glory

Lionel Messi will bid to gild his legacy as the greatest footballer of his generation here Sunday by ending Argentina's 23-year wait for a major title in a dream final against holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario.