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Argentina - World Cup 2010

Argentina - World Cup 2010

Maradona says he was 'betrayed'

DIEGO Maradona has accused Argentinian Football Association president Julio Grondona and director of national teams Carlos Bilardo of forcing him out of his job as coach.

Diego Maradona in line for fresh Argentina deal

Argentina head coach Diego Maradona is to be offered a new four-year contract.

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Ball in Maradona's court over future

Argentina FA president Julio Grondona says Diego Maradona should decide if he continues as national team manager.

Maradona drops heavy quit hint

ARGENTINA coach Diego Maradona told a local newspaper his "chapter had ended" as the squad arrived home yesterday after an early World Cup exit.

Police cordon off airport as Argentina face hot reception

THE Argentina squad was on its way home last night amid high security after an exit from the World Cup that many fans felt was humiliating and premature.

Maradona drained by defeat, but he made a huge contribution to the tournament

THE bounce was gone. Suddenly Diego Maradona looked like an old man. No more cigars. No more jousting with reporters. No more flirting with the odd female face in the assembled throng.

Argentina 0 - 4 Germany: Argentina sent packing by solid Germans

SIX days after turfing England out of the World Cup with a magical display, Germany cast their spell on Argentina with a brilliant quarter-final performance.

Low in awe of Maradona who won Cup 'on his own' in '86

AS GERMANY and Argentina prepare to renew old rivalries, Joachim Low admits he is somewhat in awe of Diego Maradona, who he feels won the World Cup on his own in 1986.

Demichelis hails Maradona for creating strong bond

MARTIN Demichelis has thanked Diego Maradona for getting him through his form crisis.

Argentina 0 - 4 Germany: Classy Germans stun the world

DIEGO Maradona's notorious ego wasn't just bruised in Cape Town last night, it was shattered into tiny pieces by a rampant German side who inflicted upon him the kind of indignity he wasn't used to as a player. By the time goals from Thomas Müller, Miroslav Klose (twice) and Arne Friedrich had sent his Argentina side crashing out of the World Cup finals, he had no stomach for the histrionics that had been his party piece earlier in the tournament.

Maradona's future 'unclear' after defeat

DIEGO MARADONA says his future as Argentina coach is unclear after his team's crushing 4-0 defeat to Germany.

Martin Demichelis: Germany should show us respect

ARGENTINA defender Martin Demichelis has inflamed the war of words ahead of tomorrow's World Cup quarter-final with Germany by declaring: "Show us some respect."

World Cup daily: Thursday 1 July, 2010

Germany set for Argentine test while Ghana gear up for Uruguay.

Schweini tells refs to beware of Argy-bargy

BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER wants to see a strong referee take charge of Germany's World Cup quarter-final encounter against Argentina on Saturday.

Maradona: Treatment of Messi is scandalous

ARGENTINA boss Diego Maradona has claimed Lionel Messi is the target of "scandalous" treatment by opposing players.

Argentina 3 - 1 Mexico: Carlos Tevez double sees Maradona's men march past raging Mexico

TWO goals by Carlos Tevez – one hugely-controversial and the other a wonderful strike – sent Argentina through to the quarter-finals against a spirited Mexico side.

Golden Veron

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN Sir Alex Ferguson and Diego Maradona are thin on the ground, but the two managers do have in common a ferocious temper, an intolerant attitude to troublesome journalists and a soft spot for Juan Sebastian Veron.

Mexico still bear grudge from 2006

MEXICO will get the chance to erase a four-year-old grudge against Argentina tomorrow.

Quality time with Maradona pays off, says Goycochea

FORMER Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea has pointed to the time spent together by Diego Maradona's side in recent weeks as the main reason for the dramatic change in fortune for the nation.

Maradona expects tests to get tougher for Argentina

ARGENTINA coach Diego Maradona admitted his side will face greater tests after their 2-0 victory over Greece at the Peter Mokaba Stadium made it three wins in succession in Group B.

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