Carlos Tevez recalled by Argentina after three years in cold
Carlos Tevez recalled by Argentina after three years in cold

 Argentina have picked Carlos Tevez in their squad for the first time in more than three years for friendlies next month against Croatia and Portugal, the Argentine Football Association said on Monday.

''Lepers'' enter ''Knaves'' lair in Rosario derby in Argentina
''Lepers'' enter ''Knaves'' lair in Rosario derby in Argentina

Some of world soccer`s biggest names, including Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Batistuta, Marcelo Bielsa, Cesar Luis Menotti, hail from Rosario or its surrounding area.

Lionel Messi brace as Argentina put seven past Hong Kong
Lionel Messi brace as Argentina put seven past Hong Kong

Argentina strolled to a 7-0 friendly win over Hong Kong on Tuesday, with superstar Lionel Messi and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain both netting a brace.

Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero in Argentine squad for friendlies in China
Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero in Argentine squad for friendlies in China

Aires: Lionel Messi will captain the Argentina national football team, which also includes prolific striker Sergio Aguero, for friendlies in China against Brazil and Hong Kong.

Four arrested over kidnapping of Carlos Tevez`s father
Four arrested over kidnapping of Carlos Tevez`s father

Argentine police have arrested three men and a woman over the kidnapping in July of the father of star footballer Carlos Tevez, judicial sources said on Saturday.

Boca Juniors defeated, Independiente win in Argentine league

Independiente won 3-0 over Atletico Rafaela while Boca Juniors lost 0-1 to Newell`s in the first round of Argentina`s First League Transicion Tournament.

Striker Scocco leaving Sunderland to return to Newell`s

Striker Ignacio Scocco is returning to Argentina from English side Sunderland to sign a new deal with Newell`s Old Boys, the Argentine club said on Wednesday.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Messi is one step away from becoming a legend, says Baichung

In the second semi-final, Argentina edged past Netherlands 4-2 in the penalty shootout on Wednesday to set up a summit clash with Germany.

Football fever grips India with 49% rooting for Brazil: Report

The FIFA World Cup football fever has gripped India, as 49 per cent of the countrymen supporting hosts Brazil, while Argentina skipper Lionel Messi voted the "hottest footballer of the season", according to a recent survey report released here on Thursday.

FIFA WC: Belgium tie sharpens Messi-Maradona focus

As the former Argentina international Jorge Valdano once observed: "One does try to avoid comparing Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. The problem is that Messi doesn`t help."

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung hails 'classy' Messi

In the last two matches of Round of 16, Argentina and Belgium booked their berth in the quarter-finals after beating Switzerland and USA respectively.

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Argentina top Group F after Messi`s brilliance

Lionel Messi weaved his magic yet again for Argentina, as his double-strike helped his team register a 3-2 win over Nigeria.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Nigeria vs Argentina - Preview

Nigeria face Lionel Messi`s already qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre tomorrow with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the African champions` grasp.

From Ground Zero: Ghana hold Germany, Iran give a scare to Argentina

All the four goals were scored in the second half. One of the goals was scored by German striker Miroslav Klose, who now has 15 goals in World Cup, equaling Ronaldo’s record as the top scorer. Andre Ayew and A Gyan scored for Ghana. Earlier, Gotze had opened the score for the Germans.

Monkey off his back, Lionel Messi can shine against Iran

Having already bettered his last World Cup with a nerve-easing first goal in Argentina`s opener, Lionel Messi should lead his countrymen to an easy win against unheralded Iran in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

FIFA World Cup: Messi has released the pressure off himself by scoring in first match, says Baichung

In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia analysed the game and also shared his thoughts on the goal-line technology.

Lionel Messi to continue recovery in Argentina

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will travel to his native Argentina on Friday to continue his recuperation from a torn hamstring, his club Barcelona confirmed on Thursday.

Messi is a legend, says Sabella

Alejandro Sabella has described Lionel Messi as a "legend" and praised his incredible development into a "global star".

Argentina hope to avoid shock against Colombia

The `Elephants Graveyard` has played host to a string of major upsets through the years and Argentina are determined not to become the next giant to fall there.