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Diego Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit

Diego Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit

Amid much fanfare and tight security, Argentine football legend Diego Maradona reached the city for a three-day visit on Sunday.

Dec 10, 2017, 21:52 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: Clinical Australia beat Argentina 2-1, defend title

HWL 2017 Final: Clinical Australia beat Argentina 2-1, defend title

It was a fitting end to the eight-nation tournament which witnessed a keen battle between world's best two teams.

Dec 10, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: 'Unpredictable' India face Olympic champions Argentina in semi finals

HWL 2017 Final: 'Unpredictable' India face Olympic champions Argentina in semi finals

'Inconsistent' is the perfect word to sum up India. If one day the Indians are brilliant, the very next day they might give a lacklustre performance.

Dec 07, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Russia my last shot at World Cup glory: Lionel Messi

Russia my last shot at World Cup glory: Lionel Messi

The Albiceleste have been drawn in one of the toughest World Cup groups alongside Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia.

Dec 07, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Baby stolen 40 years back reunites with her family

Baby stolen 40 years back reunites with her family

A woman in Argentina, who was stolen about 40 years back, has on Monday reunited with her relatives.

Dec 07, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: Belgium thrash Spain 5-0; Argentina and Netherlands play out a six goal thriller

HWL 2017 Final: Belgium thrash Spain 5-0; Argentina and Netherlands play out a six goal thriller

Earlier in the day, Loick Luypaert scored the first hat-trick of the tournament as Olympic silver medallists Belgium spanked lower-ranked Spain 5-0 to register their second consecutive win.

Dec 03, 2017, 22:06 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Lionel Messi's Argentina on collision course with Spain

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Lionel Messi's Argentina on collision course with Spain

Messi and 2014 finalists Argentina were placed alongside a Croatia side featuring Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid`s Luka Modric, with Nigeria and debutants Iceland rounding out a competitive Group D.

Dec 02, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Analysis of the eight World Cup groups

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Analysis of the eight World Cup groups

England, who failed to get out of their group in 2014 and were knocked out by Iceland at the last European Championship, will have fond memories of beating Tunisia in the 1998 tournament, when manager Gareth Southgate played centre back.  

Dec 02, 2017, 16:50 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Spain, Portugal drawn in same group

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Spain, Portugal drawn in same group

Russia will face Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener on June 14 in Moscow.

Dec 01, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
US, Russia lend skill to non-stop Argentina sub hunt

US, Russia lend skill to non-stop Argentina sub hunt

Eleven days after Argentina's missing San Juan submarine went silent following an explosion, a 14-nation search has failed to find the vessel at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Nov 27, 2017, 07:02 AM IST
Argentina`s President Mauricio Macri orders probe for `truth` over missing submarine

Argentina`s President Mauricio Macri orders probe for `truth` over missing submarine

President Mauricio Macri on Friday ordered an inquiry to "know the truth" about what happened to Argentina`s missing submarine, the San Juan, which disappeared with the loss of its 44 crew.

Nov 25, 2017, 08:30 AM IST
I'm sure Messi will stay at Barcelona, says Ivan Rakitic

I'm sure Messi will stay at Barcelona, says Ivan Rakitic

Barcelona announced last summer a three-year extension of the Argentinian's contract until 2021 - agreed with his father and agent - but the 30-year-old has still not made the agreement official.

Nov 22, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
Diego Maradona wants to coach Argentina again

Diego Maradona wants to coach Argentina again

Football legend Diego Maradona has expressed a desire to return as coach of Argentina`s national team after their 2-4 loss to Nigeria in a friendly.

Nov 15, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Sergio Aguero collapses at half-time as Argentina lose to Nigeria

Sergio Aguero collapses at half-time as Argentina lose to Nigeria

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at half-time before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-goal lead in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday.

Nov 15, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
I was embarrassed to make international return, says Lionel Messi

I was embarrassed to make international return, says Lionel Messi

"(Retiring) was a decision I made in the heat of the moment," the five-time Ballon D`Or holder was quoted as saying by Spanish website Marca on Sunday.

Nov 13, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Want to avoid Spain in World Cup draw: Lionel Messi

Want to avoid Spain in World Cup draw: Lionel Messi

Messi, who played for Argentina when they lost the final three years ago to Germany, rated "Spain, Brazil, Germany and France" among his favourites for the title.

Nov 09, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's widow, son probed for money laundering

Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's widow, son probed for money laundering

Henao and Escobar Jr. moved to Argentina and took on new identities after Escobar's death in 1993. 

Oct 31, 2017, 12:27 PM IST
Virat Kohli overtakes Lionel Messi in Forbes list by $1 million

Virat Kohli overtakes Lionel Messi in Forbes list by $1 million

In the list of most valuable sportspersons released by Forbes on Wednesday, Kohli sits at No. 7 but what will stun most sports enthusiasts is that he is ahead of No. 9 Messi by $1 million

Oct 26, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
Luis Suarez to miss Uruguay friendlies for Argentina

Luis Suarez to miss Uruguay friendlies for Argentina

Luis Suarez has been omitted from Uruguay`s squad for international friendlies against Poland and Austria next month as he recovers from a knee injury.

Oct 21, 2017, 13:49 PM IST
Lionel Messi posts video of son singing in Catalan, Gerard Pique replies

Lionel Messi posts video of son singing in Catalan, Gerard Pique replies

The clip on Instagram shows Messi's two-year-old son Mateo singing a nursery rhyme in the regional language.

Oct 21, 2017, 09:30 AM IST