Jul 28, 2016

Barcelona's Mascherano OKs contract extension through 2019

Barcelona said on Wednesday that Argentina international Javier Mascherano has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish champions until June 2019. “We have reached an agreement to improve (Mascherano’s) contract” without specifying the financial details, club executive Albert Soler said. The 32-year-old Mascherano ...

Jul 15, 2016

Maradona to be profiled on new TV show

Diego Maradona’s larger-than-life exploits are coming to the small screen, producers said Thursday, announcing the Argentine soccer legend will be the subject of a new TV series targeting international audiences. “Every month of my life could make 100 episodes. Everything I’ve lived surpasses any ...

Jul 3, 2016

Argentines beg Messi to return

Hundreds of fans of Lionel Messi have gathered in the rain in Argentina’s capital to ask that the soccer star return to the national team following his shock retirement from the squad. Messi announced his decision to leave Argentina’s national team after it lost ...

Messi says career with national team is over

Jun 27, 2016

Messi says career with national team is over

Lionel Messi says he’s quitting Argentina’s national team. Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night. His nation’s captain and career scoring leader ...

Chile repeats as Copa America champion

Jun 27, 2016

Chile repeats as Copa America champion

La Roja edges Argentina in penalty shootoutLionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina’s national team. Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, Francisco Silva converted Chile’s shootout finale and La Roja won their second straight Copa America title by beating Argentina ...

Messi powers Argentina into semis

Jun 19, 2016

Messi powers Argentina into semis

Lionel Messi had the ball along the sideline, closer to midfield than the goal, in what seemed to be a harmless position. One well-placed pass later, the ball was in the net and Argentina was on its way to a Copa America semifinal matchup ...

Jun 11, 2016

Messi notches quick hat trick

Lionel Messi scored a magical hat trick in 19 minutes as Argentina cruised into the Copa America quarterfinals with a 5-0 rout of Panama on Friday. Messi had been forced to delay his debut in the tournament after a slow recovery from a lower ...

Argentina edges Chile in rematch of Copa America final

Jun 7, 2016

Argentina edges Chile in rematch of Copa America final

On the day his grandmother died back home, Angel Di Maria’s mother asked him to stay with his team, stay focused, and represent his country well in Copa America. Di Maria scored in the 51st minute off a pass from Ever Banega, then later ...

Argentina's Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

May 14, 2016

Argentina's Kirchner charged with fraud, assets frozen

Assets belonging to former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner were frozen Friday after she was charged with damaging national finances by manipulating the Central Bank’s exchange operations during her last months in office. Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio said it was “evident that the then president ...