Pope Francis` favourites San Lorenzo lift Libertadores Cup

San Lorenzo, the Argentine club who can number Pope Francis among their loyal supporters, lifted the Libertadores Cup for the first time in their history on Wednesday when they beat Nacional Asuncion of Paraguay in the final.

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."

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down talk of World Cup rivalry

With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

Botafogo sack coach after Libertadores exit

Botafogo has sacked coach Eduardo Hungaro after the team`s elimination from the Copa Libertadores.

River Plate beat Boca Juniors 2-1, first time away in 10 years

River Plate ended a 10-year wait for an away victory over Boca Juniors in the Argentine "superclasico" with a 2-1 win at La Bombonera on Sunday.

Borghi returns to Argentinos Juniors

Former Chile coach Claudio Borghi is returning to former South American champions Argentinos Juniors where he shone as a striker and whose team he steered to the club`s third Argentine league title in 2010.

Valencia hire Pizzi as coach to replace sacked Djukic

Valencia have completed the appointment of Argentina-born coach Juan Antonio Pizzi to replace the sacked Miroslav Djukic, the La Liga club said on Thursday.

Football-mad Pope Francis greets his winning team

Pope Francis warmly greeted players from his favourite football team San Lorenzo after a general audience in St Peter`s Square on Wednesday, following their victory in the national championship in Argentina.

San Lorenzo win Argentine championship

San Lorenzo won Argentina`s Inicial championship after title rivals Newell`s Old Boys were held 2-2 by Lanus.

Pope Francis receives signed jersey from Messi

Pope Francis was presented with a jersey signed by Argentine soccer star Messi by a group of priests during Wednesday`s public audience.