Maradona hospitalised for routine check-up

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona was taken to a Buenos Aires hospital for a routine medical check-up, his daughter Gianinna said.

Paraguayan footballers are `fierce`, warns Diego Maradona

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona warned San Lorenzo to prepare for a tough match against Nacional in the Libertadores Cup final, saying Paraguayan footballers "are fierce."

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Henrique Hilario retires

Portuguese goalkeeper Henrique Hilario announces his retirement after he was released by the English Premier League club Chelsea this season. The 38-year-old joined the Blues in 2006 on a free transfer from Nacional during Jose Mourinho`s first reign in west London outfit.

Five facts on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez

Five facts on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who on Thursday underwent surgery on a knee injury which leaves him in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup finals.

Benfica beats Braga, edge closer to league title

Benfica beat Braga 1-0 in the 25th round of the Portuguese league, opening a seven-point lead at the top of the standings.

Manus World Cup stadium set to open

Brazil`s Arena da Amazonia World Cup stadium is set to host its first match March 9.

March 9 inaugural match for Manaus

Manaus` Amazonia Arena, one of Brazil`s 12 World Cup venues, will host its inaugural match on March 9, the Brazilian government said on its World Cup web portal Thursday.

Riquelme leads Boca to victory over Nacional

Former Argentine midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme converted a first-half penalty as 10-man Boca Juniors moved into second place in their Copa Libertadores group with 1-0 away victory over Nacional.

Benfica ready for Zenit with 4-1 win over Nacional

Spanish striker Rodrigo scored twice as Portuguese leader Benfica prepared for its upcoming Champions League match with a 4-1 victory over Nacional.

Nacional clinch Uruguay`s Apertura with game to spare

Uruguay`s title holders Nacional won the Apertura championship with a game to spare after a 1-0 win over Fenix in the penultimate round of matches.

Nacional clinch Uruguay`s Apertura with game to spare

Uruguay`s title holders Nacional won the Apertura championship with a game to spare after a 1-0 win over Fenix in the penultimate round of matches.