Argentina

Mascherano accepts one-year jail term in plea bargain – reports

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax evasion…

Real Madrid eye teenage Boca midfielder – reports

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Real Madrid look set to beat a FIFA transfer ban starting…

Fabian Gomez

Gomez beats Snedeker in playoff to win Sony Open

REUTERS – Argentina’s Fabian Gomez clinched his second PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff…

Ex-football boss in Americas pleads not guilty to U.S. bribery charges

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former high-ranking football official in the Americas…

Barca ease past Espanyol into Spanish Cup quarters

MADRID (Reuters) – Holders Barcelona cruised into the King’s Cup quarter-finals when a side missing…

Factbox – FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi

ZURICH (Reuters) – Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who won the FIFA…

Bale gives Zidane flying start, Messi lifts Barca

MADRID (Reuters) – Zinedine Zidane got off to a flying start as Real Madrid coach…

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Argentina, Uruguay want to co-host 2030 World Cup

COLONIA, Uruguay (Reuters) – Argentina and neighbouring Uruguay will bid to co-host the 2030 World…

Football Soccer - Bayer Leverkusen training - BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany - 08/12/15 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi (R) and Neymar during training before UEFA Champions League soccer match against Bayer Leverkusen REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Messi, Neymar still doubtful for Club World Cup final

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are still doubtful for the Club…

Lucas Alario

River hero Alario sees both sides of Argentine football

By Brian Homewood OSAKA (Reuters) – For every Lionel Messi, there are dozens of Argentine…

One billion watched 2014 World Cup final on TV

LONDON (Reuters) – More than one billion television viewers watched last year’s soccer World Cup…

Gallardo’s boyish looks hide astute coaching mind

OSAKA (Reuters) – Speaking softly and thoughtfully to the media, River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo,…

Manchester United’s Rojo has successful shoulder surgery

REUTERS – Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has undergone surgery on the shoulder he dislocated…

Huracan's players celebrate at the end of their Copa Sudamericana semi-final soccer match against River Plate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina

River Plate stuck in rut ahead of Club World Cup

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – River Plate, who dream of meeting Barcelona in the Club World…

Man City’s Aguero racing to be fit for Liverpool game

REUTERS – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says he is doing everything in his power…

Lucas Biglia

Biglia goal gives Argentina vital win over Colombia

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (Reuters) – Argentina midfielder Lucas Biglia scored a 20th minute goal to kick-start…

Gerardo Martino

Argentine FA chief backs beleaguered coach Martino

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s worst start to a World Cup qualifying campaign does not…

Argentina hope to kick-start campaign in Colombia heat

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (Reuters) – Troubled Argentina, without talisman Lionel Messi, will look for a victory…

Diego Maradona

Maradona undergoes gastric bypass, recovering well

By Lenin Danieri MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) – Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona underwent a gastric…

Red card could spell end for erratic David Luiz

By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The international future of David Luiz looked to…

Red card could spell end for erratic David Luiz

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The international future of David Luiz looked to be in question…

Everton’s Martinez hopes Funes Mori returns injury-free

REUTERS – Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said he hopes defender Ramiro Funes Mori comes…

Ecuador beat Uruguay 2-1 for best start to qualifiers

By Andrew Downie (Reuters) – Ecuador beat Uruguay on Thursday to top the South American…

Argentina-Brazil match postponed because of rain

By Luis Ampuero BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The Argentina-Brazil World Cup qualifier was postponed less…

Gerardo Martino

Brazil will counter-attack against Argentina, says Martino

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Brazil will sit back and absorb Argentina pressure before breaking out…

Returning Neymar lifts Brazil hopes for Argentina win

By Luis Ampuero BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Neymar has the skills to hurt Argentina when…

Neymar the best in the world right now, says Dunga

By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Neymar is the best player in the world…

Argentine FA strips referee of international status

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Referee Diego Ceballos, provisionally suspended last week after his errors in…

Carlos Tevez

Injured Tevez out of Argentina World Cup qualifiers

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina striker Carlos Tevez has pulled out of their squad for…

Lionel Messi

Messi, Tevez, Fleetwood’s Hall vie for FIFA goal of year

LONDON (Reuters) – Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, English third tier player David Hall…