Napoli edge Juventus in dramatic penalty shootout to win Super Cup
Napoli edge Juventus in dramatic penalty shootout to win Super Cup

Napoli ended Juventus`s hopes of securing a record seventh Italian Super Cup after snatching a dramatic 6-5 shootout win in the final that stretched to 18 nerve-jangling penalties in Doha`s Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on Monday.

Gonzalo Higuain strike moves Napoli up to third
Gonzalo Higuain strike moves Napoli up to third

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain scored his sixth goal in four consecutive games to secure a precious 1-0 win away to Fiorentina that moved Rafael Benitez`s side up to third in Serie A on Sunday.

Acrobatic Gonzalo Higuain goal sets up Napoli win over Roma
Acrobatic Gonzalo Higuain goal sets up Napoli win over Roma

Napoli`s Gonzalo Higuain scored early with an acrobatic volley, his fifth goal in three league games, to set them on the way to a convincing 2-0 win over sluggish AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday.

Uncaged Gonzalo Higuain delivers on Rafael Benitez goals demand
Uncaged Gonzalo Higuain delivers on Rafael Benitez goals demand

Coach Rafael Benitez believes Napoli have sent "an important signal" after striker Gonzalo Higuain ended his Serie A goal droughts with a hat-trick in a 6-2 win over Verona on Sunday.

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.

Serie A: Jose Callejon comes to Napoli rescue at Sassuolo
Serie A: Jose Callejon comes to Napoli rescue at Sassuolo

A first-half strike from Spanish forward Jose Callejon sent Napoli back to winning ways in a 1-0 win at struggling Sassuolo on Sunday, even if they were saved late on by the woodwork.

Wrong boots cost Argentina World Cup, says Maradona
Wrong boots cost Argentina World Cup, says Maradona

Diego Maradona joked Thursday that Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany because striker Gonzalo Higuain "had his boots on the wrong feet".

Carlos Tevez back in the frame for Argentina
Carlos Tevez back in the frame for Argentina

Recently-appointed Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said Wednesday he is set to hand Juventus striker Carlos Tevez an international lifeline after the former Manchester United and City star was left out of their World Cup squad.

Mauro Icardi hits hat-trick in Inter Milan seven-goal rout of Sassuolo
Mauro Icardi hits hat-trick in Inter Milan seven-goal rout of Sassuolo

Inter Milan routed hapless Sassuolo 7-0 for the second season in a row on Sunday with Argentine striker Mauro Icardi grabbing a hat-trick and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scoring twice.

Demba Ba strikes bar from kickoff, Napoli held at home

Besiktas hit the bar straight from kickoff as they were held 0-0 at home by Arsenal in Tuesday`s Champions League playoffs while a superb Gonzalo Higuain goal rescued Napoli in a 1-1 draw with visitors Athletic Bilbao.

FIFA World Cup 2014 final: Lionel Messi laments lack of killer instinct

Argentina captain Lionel Messi regretted his side`s missed chances as Germany beat La Albiceleste 1-0 in the World Cup final on Sunday thanks to Mario Goetze`s extra time goal.

2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Three key moments

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has concluded. Germany and Argentina gave the world a final it deserved.

FIFA World Cup: Argentina, Netherlands set up semi-final clash as Belgium, Costa Rica crash out

The Netherlands and Argentina have crossed another hurdle to book a berth in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 on Saturday by beating Costa Rica and Belgium, respectively.

Coach Sabella hopes Di Maria gets fit for semis

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said here Saturday that he hoped Angel Di Maria would be fit to play in Wednesday`s semi-final.

Referee easy on Messi: Belgium coach

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots said here Saturday that Italian referee Nicola Rizzou had gone easy on Messi during the World Cup quarterfinal.

Lionel Messi is still man of the tournament for me, says Baichung

Argentina and Netherlands have set up a semifinal clash of the FIFA World Cup 2014, as they beat Belgium and Costa Rica, respectively on Saturday.

Higuain strike takes Argentina to World Cup semi-final

Striker Gonzalo Higuain scored when it mattered as his opportunistic strike helped Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 to enter the World Cup semi-final after 24 long years ending their `quartefinal jinx` that affected them during the last two editions.

Higuain yet to fire in Argentina`s ``Fab Four``

When guitarist George Harrison briefly walked out on The Beatles in early 1969, John Lennon reportedly threatened to replace him with Eric Clapton.

Messi wants more offensive Argentina against Iran

Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes coach Alejandro Sabella has to back his side`s attacking capabilities and include him among a front three when they face Iran on Saturday in Belo Horizonte.