What we learned this week: November 27 to December 4
03-12-2021 23:20 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
03-12-2021 23:20 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
03-12-2021 22:08 Lionel Messi said it himself: Exorcising Argentina’s demons in Brazil and leading the side to Copa América glory was “the key” in winning him a record seventh Ballon d’Or.
03-12-2021 01:55 Second-tier side Villa Dálmine lets 16 players go in wake of play-off defeat to Barracas Central. Allegations of match-fixing emerge, or are the players being punished for a bad performance?
30-11-2021 16:10 Some might question whether the Argentine superstar really deserved to win his latest Ballon d'Or prize ahead of other worthy candidates, but he has been rewarded for continuing to be so good for so long.
30-11-2021 15:42 Veteran Argentine coach José Pekerman was appointed Tuesday to take over the Venezuela national team, tasked with leading them to the 2026 World Cup.
30-11-2021 08:59 Lionel Messi saw off much-fancied rivals like Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema to win his seventh Ballon d'Or after a turbulent yet glorious year that saw him leave Barcelona and claim the Copa América with Argentina.
26-11-2021 23:10 What at one point appeared to be a tense race to the finish for River eventually turned out to be a procession. Celebrations at a packed Monumental were echoed in Tigre, who secure return to the top flight.
26-11-2021 22:57 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
26-11-2021 03:21 River Plate were crowned 2021 Liga Profesional champions on Thursday after thrashing Racing Club 4-0 at home.
25-11-2021 22:21 Diego Maradona’s death on November 25, 2020 has prompted a series of legal cases ranging from the determination of responsibility for his alleged killing to the distribution of the star’s multi-million-dollar inheritance.
25-11-2021 21:52 Commemorative events take place across Argentina and the rest of the world, as supporters mark the first anniversary of Diego’s passing.
24-11-2021 17:26 It is almost 30 years since Diego Maradona ended his remarkable playing spell at Napoli, but a year on from his death, the Argentine is as present as ever in the Neapolitan world.
23-11-2021 10:17 Mavys Álvarez Rego, a 37-year-old Cuban woman who had an affair with Diego Maradona as a minor 20 years ago, accuses late footballer and his entourage of violence and abuse, including rape and holding her against her will.
20-11-2021 09:11 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
20-11-2021 08:11 Óscar Tabárez has been dismissed as coach of the Uruguayan national football team, the national federation said in a statement, ending the manager's 15-year tenure at the helm of the national team.
19-11-2021 03:13 With Argentina's place at the 2022 World Cup secure, Lionel Messi can shift his focus exclusively to ending the year "in the best way possible" with Paris Saint-Germain after an injury-hit start to life in France.
19-11-2021 01:58 Former Cuban girlfriend of late footballer Diego Maradona testifies that she was underage victim of human trafficking and was forced to have cosmetic surgery, despite being a minor.
18-11-2021 15:06 Albiceleste book their place at World Cup in Qatar, rounding off a glorious year for the Copa América 2021 champions.
17-11-2021 00:00 Argentina will be at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar; Albiceleste played out 0-0 draw with Brazil in San Juan, and results elsewhere meant that qualification has been secured.
12-11-2021 22:26 Ángel Di María's goal on Friday put Argentina on the verge of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Qatar after a 1-0 win away to Uruguay.
12-11-2021 14:07 Barcelona forward dismisses rumours a heart condition had ended his playing career, insisting he hoped to be back in action within three months.
12-11-2021 09:28 David Henderson, the businessman who organised the 2019 flight that killed Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in a crash in the English Channel, sentenced to 18 months in jail for endangering safety of aircraft.
12-11-2021 01:13 Lionel Scaloni's Albiceleste troops are on a roll. Victory over Uruguay in Peñarol's Estadio Campeón del Siglo would leave them free to start looking ahead to Qatar 2022.
11-11-2021 12:22 Like Brazil, Argentina could secure qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup this month, although they would need other results to go their way.
10-11-2021 17:03 Uruguayan lawmakers and workers in the tourism industry call for suspension of alcohol ban, so that football fans can celebrate the Copa Libertadores final in Montevideo with a few beers.
05-11-2021 18:09 Local football marked what would have been the late Diego Maradona’s 61st birthday with a series of tributes to the superstar captain of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning side.
05-11-2021 18:04 Argentina’s national team coach appears to be betting on the next generation for the upcoming clashes against Uruguay and Brazil.
05-11-2021 00:48 Mauricio Pochettino has Paris Saint-Germain cruising in Ligue 1, and yet the Argentine is still struggling to get the best out of an all-star team in the French capital.
01-11-2021 07:50 Lionel Messi says he has not given any thought about retiring after next year's World Cup – and says he would love to be Barcelona sporting director when he does finally hang up his boots.
30-10-2021 08:27 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
29-10-2021 22:01 Marcelo Gallardo has established himself as one of the football’s greatest tacticians during his time at River Plate. Luckily for the MIllionario – and Argentine football as a whole – the big clubs continue to look elsewhere.
28-10-2021 12:54 South American football governing body CONMEBOL on Wednesday rejected a FIFA proposal to hold the World Cup every two years.
28-10-2021 10:16 David Henderson, the 67-year-old businessman who organised the flight in which Emiliano Sala died, found guilty of endangering the safety of an aircraft by a majority jury verdict at Cardiff Crown Court.
26-10-2021 14:31 The lawyer defending a man on trial over the 2019 plane crash that killed Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala said on Tuesday his involvement in the tragedy was "purely a paperwork issue."
26-10-2021 10:14 Barcelona and Boca Juniors, two of Diego Maradona's former clubs, will play a friendly in honour of the late Argentine icon on December 14 in Saudi Arabia.
26-10-2021 10:01 Diego Maradona's former lawyer, Matías Morla, summoned to testify as a witness in the criminal case investigating legendary footballer's death. Prosecutors are looking to determine if there was neglect or malpractice in his treatment and care.
22-10-2021 22:07 Nineteen months on from the Xeneize’s Superliga title win, plucked right from out under the nose of River Plate, there’s a sense of déjà vu around La Boca. But have they left it too little, too late?
22-10-2021 20:55 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
22-10-2021 02:14 Ex-Pumas captain Pablo Matera named in Argentina's squad for November's Tests in Europe after missing their last game due to a ban over breaking Covid-19 rules.
20-10-2021 10:41 The owner of a plane that crashed with Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala on board told a UK court on Wednesday she had ordered the operator not to use the pilot.
18-10-2021 15:54 Speaking during a visit to Buenos Aires, FIFA President Gianni Infantino claimed on Monday his controversial plans to hold a World Cup every two years will help spread the funds football generates away from a handful of super clubs.
18-10-2021 08:58 David Henderson stands trial for charges in connection with the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in a light aircraft crash in 2019.
16-10-2021 00:01 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
15-10-2021 00:37 If this Argentina team has one great virtue, and there are plenty to choose from, it is the unshakeable self-belief that courses through its veins.
14-10-2021 23:52 Argentina took their unbeaten run to 25 matches and moved a step closer to qualifying for the World Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Peru on Thursday.
14-10-2021 11:52 São Paulo have sacked former Argentina national team striker Hernan Crespo from his role as coach following a string of poor results.
11-10-2021 09:10 Albiceleste secure 3-0 win in the Clásico Rioplatense; Victory, secured by goals from Messi, De Paul and Martínez, leaves unbeaten Argentina in second in World Cup qualifying table behind Brazil.
09-10-2021 12:49 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
09-10-2021 12:23 Argentine expatriates in Paris are delighted to see their fellow countryman playing for PSG, with many hailing the Rosario-born star's impact.
08-10-2021 00:03 After Italy's defeat to Spain on Wednesday the Albiceleste became the national team with the longest unbeaten record in the world, having last gone down at the 2019 Copa América to Brazil.
07-10-2021 23:49 Single point maintain Albiceleste's unbeaten run in qualifying and solidifies their second place in the single qualifying table behind runaway leaders Brazil, who saw off a scare against Venezuela in Caracas.
06-10-2021 09:51 Twenty-four of Venezuela's top football players denounce alleged sexual abuse by their former coach Kenneth Zseremeta, whom they describe as a "monster" in a statement posted on social media.
05-10-2021 17:15 Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi and his teammates arrived in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, as Argentina's national team prepares for a World Cup qualifying triple header.
04-10-2021 13:07 Exhausted Pumas squad needs rest after playing for almost 12 months straight, coach Mario Ledesma said after Saturday's 32-17 Rugby Championship loss to the Wallabies.
02-10-2021 07:52 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
01-10-2021 20:54 Long-standing coronavirus restrictions mean that two years almost to the day have passed since supporters were last able to witness this showpiece fixture.
01-10-2021 01:25 Argentina coach Mario Ledesma says six players barred from their clash on Saturday against the Wallabies after breaking coronavirus regulations will be dealt with once the Rugby Championship ends, adding: "The rules were clear."
30-09-2021 17:11 Investigators probing irregularities in transfers of players to Mexican sides. Football association's headquarters raided, along with offices at Gimnasia, Independiente, Racing and Unión de Santa Fe.
30-09-2021 16:10 Argentina's Rugby Championship clash with Australia was thrown into chaos Thursday after six players were ruled out for breaching coronavirus restrictions with an unauthorised trip to a health retreat.
29-09-2021 13:14 Boca in talks with several crypto companies as it considers issuing tokens for its fans to open a new potential financing avenue.
28-09-2021 21:09 It was the moment the fan had really been waiting for ever since Lionel Messi was unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player nearly two months ago.
28-09-2021 14:30 Italy and Argentina will face each other next June 2022, in a first meeting between the winners of the Euro and the Copa América, UEFA and CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday.
28-09-2021 08:34 Lionel Messi headlines the Argentina squad for three South American World Cup qualifiers in October announced on Monday.
27-09-2021 16:12 Former Boca Juniors and Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago resigned as coach of top-flight side Aldosivi on Monday, the league's ninth boss to depart post since start of the season.
24-09-2021 21:47 After 18 long, quiet months, the moment has finally arrived: fans will flock back through stadium turnstiles from the start of October onwards.
23-09-2021 13:30 Los Pumas and coach Mario Ledesma are under mounting pressure after four straight defeats, scoring just two tries while conceding 136 points.
17-09-2021 13:51 Talleres’ starting line-up is composed mostly of players who fell short at Argentina's more established giants and moved to Córdoba in search of a fresh start.
14-09-2021 13:27 Lionel Messi went to Paris to win the Champions League again – on Wednesday he's set to finally make his first start for his new club when they kick off their European campaign in Bruges.
14-09-2021 11:49 South American national teams will again be asked to play an extra round of World Cup qualifiers in the upcoming international window, continental governing body CONMEBOL said on Monday.