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Argentina settle for goalless draw against Chile in combative friendly

Argentina were without the rested Sergio Aguero as well as Lionel Messi, who was banned in August from international matches for three months after making derogatory comments.

Sep 06, 2019, 12:40 PM IST

Sunil Chhetri equals Lionel Messi'S record, joint second highest scorer among active players

Talismanic Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri  became the joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi with his 64th strike for the country against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup summit clash. 

Jun 11, 2018, 09:03 AM IST

French Open: Battling Maximilian Marteter no match for rampant Nadal

Maximilian Marteter probably wondered what all the fuss was about when, two games into his first match against the best claycourt player ever on Monday, he led French Open champion Rafael Nadal 2-0 on the Spaniard`s favourite patch of red dirt.

Jun 05, 2018, 09:11 AM IST

1 dead in clash between Argentine police, Mapuche activists

Police clashed with a group of Mapuche during an operation to clear lands seized by members of the indigenous community, and one young Mapuche was killed and two were injured, Argentina's government said.

Nov 27, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

Lionel Messi lords over new Bengali film on football

Director Ringo Banerjee explained that with the film 'Messi' he intended to capture Bengalis' almost instinctive love for football reflected in the game played in every nook and corner of the state - from villages to towns to cities.

Jun 11, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu clears speculations about Lionel Messi, says he's 'indispensable' to club

Club's CEO Oscar Grau had also generated intrigue about Messi`s future by declaring Barca needed to use "common sense" when discussing a new contract.

Jan 15, 2017, 10:34 AM IST

Vomiting Lionel Messi misses Barcelona's Malaga clash

Messi only returned to Barcelona on Wednesday after guiding Argentina to a crucial 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Colombia on Tuesday.

Nov 19, 2016, 22:40 PM IST

No peace in football: When Diego Maradona almost spoiled Pope Francis' game — WATCH

It was supposed to be a charity match for peace, sanctioned by none other than Pope Francis. But the match, dubbed "United for Peace", witnessed legendary Diego Maradona pursuing Sebastian Veron with not so good intention.

Oct 14, 2016, 00:34 AM IST

Juan Martin del Potro gets US Open wild card after impressive Olympics run

Del Potro`s career went into a tailspin after his 2009 US Open triumph with three wrist surgeries pushing him to the brink of retirement.

Aug 16, 2016, 23:05 PM IST

Rio Olympics: Novak Djokovic's campaign comes to an end, suffers shock defeat to old nemesis Juan Martin del Potro

Incidentally, he also lost to the towering Argentine in the bronze medal match at the London Olympics.

Aug 08, 2016, 07:52 AM IST

Pope Francis to pay `silent` visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis was set to meet Holocaust survivors at the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Friday, as well as people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis.

Jul 29, 2016, 09:44 AM IST

Old rivals Pele, Diego Maradona seek `peace`

The 75-year-old Brazil great and 55-year-old Argentine legend even embraced during the five-a-side exhibition game.

Jun 09, 2016, 23:32 PM IST

From Cuba, history-laden trip takes Obama to Argentina

After bidding to turn the page on the Cold War in Cuba, President Barack Obama arrived early Wednesday in Argentina, where campaigners hope he will acknowledge US backing for its former dictatorship.

Mar 23, 2016, 11:47 AM IST

Argentine Nobel Prize winner to Barack Obama: Don't visit March 24

A former Nobel Prize winner in Argentina says President Barack Obama should skip his planned March 24 visit to the country.

Mar 03, 2016, 02:16 AM IST

Lionel Messi finally wins Spain's player of the month award

The award was first introduced in Spain in 2013-14 season.

Feb 12, 2016, 20:43 PM IST

With record 300 league goal in sight, Lionel Messi returns after kidney stone treatment

He needs only two goals to become the first player in the Spanish league to score 300 goals.

Feb 11, 2016, 20:17 PM IST

VIDEO: Watch 5-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi's brilliant running volley

Messi scores the winner in Barcelona's 2-1 victory over Malaga and reclaim top spot in Spain.

Jan 23, 2016, 23:20 PM IST

Barcelona star Javier Mascherano sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

The Argentine is alleged to have failed to declare over 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million, £1.1 million) in 2011 and 2012 made through his image rights.

Jan 21, 2016, 20:30 PM IST

Lionel Messi's tax fraud trial to start on May 31

Messi, and his father have been charged with tax fraud for allegedly failing to declare 4.16 million euros in taxes related to his image rights between 2007 and 2009.

Jan 20, 2016, 23:56 PM IST

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi presented with platinum football boots

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi was presented with a specially crafted pair of platinum football boots by manufacturing major adidas.

Jan 13, 2016, 23:39 PM IST