Feb 10, 2017

Maradona accepts role as FIFA ambassador

Diego Maradona is getting an ambassador’s role with FIFA. The governing body wants to ensure the Argentina great “has a major role in FIFA’s activities to promote the game across the globe,” including with its Legends team. FIFA said the 56-year-old Maradona will be ...

Maradona mourns passing of 'second father' Castro

Nov 27, 2016

Maradona mourns passing of 'second father' Castro

For soccer great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was “a second father.” Maradona said Castro’s death late on Friday hit him hard when he received the news. “I wept uncontrollably,” Maradona told ...

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 ...

Jun 28, 2016

Argentines beg Messi not to end international career

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country’s President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi on Monday not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat. The Barcelona superstar left the field in tears after missing a spot-kick in ...

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 ...

Feb 27, 2016

Maradona blasts FIFA

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona says longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini should have been given life imprisonment rather than six-year bans from soccer for ethics violations. The pair were suspended for eight years — reduced to six this ...

Argentina beats Tonga to move closer to RWC quarters

Oct 5, 2015

Argentina beats Tonga to move closer to RWC quarters

Argentina moved closer to a place in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals with flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez’s 25 points in a comprehensive 45-16 win over Tonga in their Pool C match on Sunday. Argentina scored five tries to get a bonus point that should be ...

Jun 26, 2015

Maradona's father dies at age 87

The father of former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has died in Buenos Aires. He was 87. Maradona confirmed the death of his father in an interview with television station C5N on Thursday. In Maradona’s words, his father “went in peace with the love ...

Jun 22, 2015

Report: Maradona to run for FIFA president

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has decided to stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency to replace Sepp Blatter, Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales has said. Morales said Maradona had told him of his intention when he called the former coach ...

Maradona says Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

Jul 15, 2014

Maradona says Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the World Cup, arguing it should have gone to Colombia’s James Rodriguez. “I would give Lio the sky, but when it’s not deserved and it’s just ...

Jul 2, 2014

Maradona says coaching Venezuela is possibility

Argentine great Diego Maradona has said he could be the next coach of Venezuela, the only South American country that has never made it to the World Cup. Cesar Farias quit in November last year after the Venezuelan team, which is known as the ...