`Controversy king` Diego Maradona slaps journalist

Legendary footballer, Diego Maradona, slapped a journalist on Saturday while leaving a theatre along with mother of his child, Veronica Ojeda, and their son Diego Fernando, in his homeland.

Germany script history, beat Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.

Real Madrid legend Di Stefano dies aged 88

Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano, considered of the greatest footballers ever, died in a Spanish hospital on Monday aged 88, drawing tributes from around the sporting world.

FIFA World Cup: `Amazing` Messi is our Maradona, says coach

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella Monday hailed Lionel Messi`s "amazing" World Cup form and compared him to Diego Maradona during the team`s title run in 1986.

Maradona hails `El Falco` Thomas Muller

Goal-scoring machine Gerd Mueller was unkindly nicknamed `short, fat Mueller` during his career, now Germany`s latest hot-shot star Thomas Mueller has been dubbed `El Flaco` -- the Skinny One -- by Argentina legend Maradona.

Inonito, Akshay head to Argentina to train with Club Athletico

It was a dream come true for Delhi boys Inonito Zhihoni and Akshay Hurria after they were named among the 15 players who have been selected by IFB Boca Football Champs to travel to Argentina and train with the legendary Club Athletico Boca Juniors.

Pele the greatest, Maradona is next, says Carlos

Football legend Carlos Alberto Torres, who led Brazil to the World Cup crown in 1970, Sunday rated his former teammate Pele higher than Argentine genius Maradona.

Maradona invited to Colombian 'Match for Peace' in Cuba

Diego Maradona has been invited by Colombia`s FARC to play for their team in a soccer "Game for Peace" during talks in Cuba between the rebels and the Colombian government looking to settle a decades-old conflict.

Sabella praises Argentina after 1-1 draw

Argentina missed the chance to all but secure their place at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bolivia.

Messi 2 shy of Maradona’s milestone of international goals

Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi is reportedly eyeing another milestone after reaching just two goals behind Diego Maradona`s international total of 34 goals, which guided Argentina closer to qualifying for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Real Madrid move for Aguero in 45m pound move

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been reportedly been targeted for a 45 million-pound bid by Real Madrid, at the end of the season, testing the resolve of City to keep Aguero at the Etihad this summer.

For cricket Sachin is Maradona and Pele put together: Allan Donald

South African pace legend Allan Donald feels cricket would be a poorer sport once Sachin Tendulkar retires from the scene as the Indian veteran is "Maradona and Pele put together" for the game.

Mourinho says Ronaldo better than Pele, Maradona

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has claimed cc is a better player than legendary Argentinean Diego Maradona and Brazilian great Pele ahead of their Champions League pre-quarterfinal clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Maradona: I no longer want to work in football

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has revealed he no longer wants to work in football.

Messi honoured by Maradona and Pele comparisons

Lionel Messi has admitted that it is an honour to be compared with Pele and Maradona.

Maradona to become UAE head coach?

If United Arab Emirates Football Association president is to be believed, Maradona is in contention of taking over the post of national football team’s head coach.

Romario boasts he`s better than Messi, Maradona

Football legend and current Brazilian prliamentarian Romario has bragged that he is still the best football player ever.

India`s date with Ronaldo on January 15

After the likes of Pele, Maradona and Lionel Messi, thrice world footballer of the year, Ronaldo is set to play in India in an exhibition match in Kolkata on January 15 to collect funds for the victims of Sikkim earthquake.

Maradona, Mallika Sherawat come together in Dubai

Fans thronged the Karama hotel in Dubai as Argentenian football icon Diego Maradona and dazzling Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat opened a new branch of Chemmanur International Jewellers.

Messi wanted Maradona to stay

Lionel Messi wanted Maradona to stay on as Argentina coach and is looking forward to playing in the same club side as Spain`s Cesc Fabregas one day.