Home / Tag Archives: Argentina

Tag Archives: Argentina

Diego Maradona unveils statue of himself in India

Diego Maradona unveiled a 12-feet statue of himself holding the 1986 World Cup trophy in Kolkata, India on Monday. “I am not god of football but a simple footballer. I’m happy to be here in Kolkata again,” the 57-year-old former Argentina international said through his interpreter, added, ”It’s amazing to …

Read More »

Ronaldo’s son declares Messi his idol

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s son, Ronaldo Jr. has declared Barcelona forward Lionel Messi his “idol.” The younger Ronaldo appears set to follow in his father’s footsteps, with the Portuguese forward often posting clips of the seven-year-old’s goal-scoring exploits on social media. The 7-year-old is now on Instagram himself, with …

Read More »

Messi’s statue hacked down again

Argentina’s Lionel Messi is used to being hacked down by desperate defenders but his statue in Buenos Aires has suffered even rougher treatment for the second time this year. The FC Barcelona forward’s bronze sculpture on Paseo de la Gloria was vandalised on Monday, chopped off at the ankles with …

Read More »

Diego Maradona angry over Argentina defeat to Nigeria

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli’s side was without Lionel Messi for their second of two …

Read More »

Messi “permanently competitive” says Barca boss Valverde

BARCELONA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde paid tribute on Friday to Lionel Messi’s “permanent competitiveness”, after the five-times world player of the year dragged Argentina into next year’s World Cup with a hat-trick against Ecuador last Tuesday. Messi has been in free-scoring form for his club this …

Read More »

Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Quito Oct 11 (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador here Tuesday. Barcelona superstar Messi single-handedly rescued Argentina’s World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito. …

Read More »

Aguero out for 2-4 weeks after car crash

Sergio Aguero has confirmed he has a broken rib, but that his injuries could have been worse after he was involved in a road accident in Amsterdam on Thursday. Aguero was a passenger in a taxi en route to the airport in Amsterdam after attending a concert on Thursday night …

Read More »