Argentina - World Cup 2010
Argentina - World Cup 2010
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.
Argentina head coach Diego Maradona is to be offered a new four-year contract.
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Argentina FA president Julio Grondona says Diego Maradona should decide if he continues as national team manager.
ARGENTINA coach Diego Maradona told a local newspaper his "chapter had ended" as the squad arrived home yesterday after an early World Cup exit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MARTIN Demichelis has thanked Diego Maradona for getting him through his form crisis.
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.
DIEGO MARADONA says his future as Argentina coach is unclear after his team's crushing 4-0 defeat to Germany.
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."
Germany set for Argentine test while Ghana gear up for Uruguay.
BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER wants to see a strong referee take charge of Germany's World Cup quarter-final encounter against Argentina on Saturday.
ARGENTINA boss Diego Maradona has claimed Lionel Messi is the target of "scandalous" treatment by opposing players.
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.
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 will get the chance to erase a four-year-old grudge against Argentina tomorrow.
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.
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.