Jose Luis 'Tata' Brown, 1986 World Cup hero, dies at 62

Soccer Aug 13, 2019

Jose Luis 'Tata' Brown, 1986 World Cup hero, dies at 62

World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown, who scored Argentina's opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany, has died at the age of 62, local media reported on Monday. The country's football association confirmed the former central defender's death in a tweet, ...

Diego Maradona says he's leaving Dorados over 'referee bias'

Soccer Apr 6, 2019

Diego Maradona says he's leaving Dorados over 'referee bias'

Argentina great Diego Maradona said he will quit his job with Mexican second-division club Dorados at the end of the season over perceived refereeing bias against his team. The 58-year-old Maradona made the decision on Friday following a 1-1 draw with Venados, claiming his touchline ...

Maradona mourns passing of 'second father' Castro

Soccer 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 reporters on ...

Soccer 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 week ...

Soccer 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 of ...

Soccer / World Cup 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 "Vinotinto" ...