Maradona

Maradona appointed head coach of UAE's Al-Fujairah

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has ended a five-year absence from football to return as coach of Al-Fujairah FC, the United Arab Emirates club announced on Sunday.

December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016

Fidel Castro interred in rock

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning and aimed to literally set in stone the legacy...

December 4, 2016
December 4, 2016

Friends gather at Castro funeral

Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro's funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, rolling into the city of Santiago de Cuba...

December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016

El Clasico: Fans' view

Real Madrid can open a nine-point lead over bitter rivals Barcelona at the top of La Liga by winning Saturday's 'Clasico' at the Nou Camp.

November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016

Football mourns Brazilian players killed, lack of fuel suspected

A plane that crashed in the mountains of Colombia, killing 71 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, may have run out of fuel, a Colombian military source told AFP.

November 27, 2016
November 27, 2016

Maradona mourns "second father" Castro

For football great Diego Maradona, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro was more than a friend and fellow Latin American legend, he was "a second father."

October 30, 2016
October 30, 2016

Maradona's childhood home turned into public museum

How many sleepless nights did the young man who would become one of soccer's greatest players spend gazing up at the ceiling, imagining dizzying dribbles, spectacular goals and hoisting the...

September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016

Messi is what Maradona was

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi is the modern-day Diego Maradona, according to Germany great Lothar Matthaus.

August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016

Maradona slates Messi

Argentina great Diego Maradona criticises Lionel Messi, suggesting that the Barcelona star's retirement from international football, and subsequent change of heart, was "staged".

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Football: Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement

Diego Maradona believes Lionel Messi will not reverse his decision to quit the national team due to the "weak leadership" of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA).

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016

Maradona TV series planned

Diego Maradona's larger-than-life exploits are coming to the small screen, producers say on Thursday.