Diego Maradona, Argentina's beloved “10” has been named ambassador for the recovery of urban playgrounds, where Argentine kids in the old fashion can play soccer, and hopefully as happened with Diego and so many other Argentine players become international stars.
For some Diego Maradona is the greatest footballer of the 20th century, for others - mainly English - he is the cheating possessor of the hand of God. In Italy, however, he is and always will be the patron saint of Naples.
Some 25,000 Argentine soccer fans on Sunday cheered the country's legendary World Cup winner Diego Maradona as he kicked off his new role as coach of the local club Gimnasia y Esgrima to revive the struggling team.
Britain's ambassador to Buenos Aires Mark Kent Wednesday said in a live TV interview that Argentines are “very easy” to relate to and highlighted their sense of humour, which he found very similar to that of the people back in his home land.
River Plate hooligans attacked the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players to the Monumental stadium Saturday afternoon for the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final, causing injuries to some of them, which resulted in the suspension of the game and its eventual rescheduling for Sunday at 5 pm local time.
Argentine World Cup winner Diego Maradona has spoken of his interest in entering the world of politics in his home country, even offering to be the vice-presidential candidate to former leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
FIFA says it strongly rebukes comments made by its ambassador Diego Maradona criticising American referee Mark Geiger's handling of England's win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday. It's the third controversy involving the Argentina great at the World Cup, which he has mostly attended as a VIP guest of FIFA.
Mbappé is the man of the day. The player of the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) was the great figure of the game in which France surpassed by 4-3 to Argentina and advanced to the quarters of the 2018 Russia’s World Cup. With two goals from Mbappé, one from Pavard and a penalty from Griezzman, the “Bleus” beat the Argentine selection. Di María, Mercado and Agüero where the authors of the Argentine goals.
Argentina's former football star Diego Maradona has issued a bounty worth 300,000 pesos (US$10,800 / £8,300) to find the journalist responsible for reporting fake news regarding his death, according to Infobae.
Diego Maradona might be a giant of the game's history, FIFA said on Friday, but even he must show respect to other fans at World Cup stadiums. Asked about complaints that the 57-year-old had made an obscene gesture at other spectators after Argentina snatched a late win on Wednesday, FIFA's World Cup chief executive Colin Smith told reporters that the former Argentine player was a valued part of its Legends program to promote the game.