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  • FIFA World Cup 2018 countdown clock

    FIFA releases special video 100 days before World Cup

    FIFA releases special video, set to Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee, featuring legends of the game juggling and doing tricks.

  • Diego 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.

  • Maradona will visit Kolkata on Sept 18-19

    Argentina’s football wizard Diego Maradona will visit Kolkata on September 18-19 this year, about a month ahead of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Final in that city.

  • No word from Maradona: FIFA

    Soccer's governing body FIFA said on Monday it had heard nothing official from Diego Maradona since the Argentine World Cup winner threatened last week to quit his ambassadorial role.

  • Drugs were the biggest problem in my life: Maradona

    Diego Maradona has revealed his drug problems began when he was at Barcelona in the 1980s in an interview with an Italian private television network, Canale 5.

  • Maradona backs 48-team WC

    Diego Maradona on Monday backed controversial plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams, a day before world football's powerful governing council faces a key decision on the issue.

  • 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 of one of the 20th century's most influential characters.

  • 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 where the revolutionary leader's remains will be laid to rest.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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 World Cup above his head?

  • Messi is what Maradona was

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

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    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".

  • 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).

  • Maradona TV series planned

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

  • Don't give up, Leo!

    Lionel Messi's retirement from the Argentina national team has turned the country upside down in the past few days, with an entire nation stunned by the news after Chile beat them in the Copa America final.

  • For Messi, retiring is a nonverbal apology

    It seems like a curse. There just aren't many footballing reasons to explain Argentina's latest failure in the Copa America Centenario final against Chile.

  • Argentina begs Messi not to quit

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urge Lionel Messi not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

  • Messi ready for crowning glory

    Lionel Messi will bid to gild his legacy as the greatest footballer of his generation here Sunday by ending Argentina's 23-year wait for a major title in a dream final against holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario.

  • 'Don't come back without Copa'

    Argentina football legend Diego Maradona tells his national team not to bother coming back home if they don't win the Copa America Centenario on Sunday.

  • Diego Maradona

    Shilton, Diego trade barbs

    Diego Maradona and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton reignite on their long-running feud, on the 30th anniversary of the Argentine's infamous "Hand of God" World Cup goal.

  • Icardi doesn't exist to me: Maradona

    Argentina legend Diego Maradona has said his compatriot, Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, is "dead to me" following his controversial feud with former teammate Maxi Lopez.

  • Diego has no magic wand

    Former World Cup winner and national coach Diego Maradona says he has no magic wand to solve Argentina's football crisis but agree to help organise talks to that end.

  • Pele, Diego friendship

    Diego Maradona hails his old rival Pele as an "icon" as the pair reunite for a "match of friendship" on Thursday.

  • Maradona, Pele end feud

    Diego Maradona hails his old rival Pele as an "icon" as the pair are reunited for a "match of friendship" on Thursday.

  • Maradona to be subject of documentary

    The film will feature never-before-seen footage from Maradona's personal archive and focus heavily on his glory days at Italian soccer club Napoli.

  • Magical Messi: Most dominant player of all time

    Lionel Messi is rewriting football history. Before the emergence of the Argentine attacker just over a decade ago, the game's records were spread out among a select band of legends. But now there are hardly any left for anyone else.

  • How many Ballons d'Or would Maradona have won?

    Diego Maradona himself continues to transmit joy, the joy of playing, an art that seems to have been lost a long time ago and has fewer and fewer worthy representatives.

  • Maradona was my inspiration: Messi

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi has credited Diego Maradona with being his biggest influence starting a career in football.