What we learned this week: May 1 to 8
Yesterdat 00:26 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 00:26 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 00:22 Carlos Timoteo Griguol, legendary coach of Ferro Carril Oeste, River Plate, Rosario Central and Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, died Thursday aged 86, after a month-long struggle with coronavirus.
Yesterdat 00:18 Group of players allege a youth team coach currently employed by AFA sexually harassed players, some as young as 14, for years. FIFPRO calls on football officials to remove alleged abuser from post.
03-05-2021 13:36 Expert medical panel concludes actions of the medical team looking after Maradona were “inadequate, deficient and reckless” and “increased the risk” of late footballer’s death.
01-05-2021 00:01 Our pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
30-04-2021 22:17 Diego Maradona received inadequate medical care and was left to “fate” for a "prolonged, agonising period" before he died last year, an expert medical panel concluded Friday.
30-04-2021 12:09 Argentina captain Pablo Matera will play Super Rugby next year with New Zealand heavyweights the Canterbury Crusaders, the Christchurch-based club said Friday.
30-04-2021 02:18 A total of five Argentine sides currently occupy qualifying spots for the next round of the Copa Libertadores.
27-04-2021 12:24 Lionel Messi's childhood club — the famous Newell's Old Boys in Rosario — has launched a football school for children with learning disabilities.
26-04-2021 15:34 Colombia's capital Bogotá on Monday barred two continental club football matches from taking place due to the city's health system teetering on the verge of collapse from the coronavirus pandemic.
24-04-2021 09:37 Football's most powerful clubs face mounting calls for reprisals over Super League fiasco underlines greed and lack of respect for fans.
24-04-2021 09:33 For the past week, all football conversations were dominated by one particular theme: the Super League.
23-04-2021 23:37 South America has seen several attempts by clubs to take organisational matters into their own hands.
21-04-2021 09:24 Leaders of the breakaway European Super League were searching for ways to rescue the ill-fated project on Wednesday after all six English clubs pulled out amid a furious reaction from fans, officials and politicians.
20-04-2021 11:51 Breakaway plan prompts furious reaction from fans and officials, with UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin saying Monday it was motivated by "greediness, selfishness and narcissism."
19-04-2021 10:47 A planned breakaway Super League announced by 12 of European football's most powerful clubs and backed by US investment bank JPMorgan is roundly condemned by fans and federations across the continent.
17-04-2021 09:54 Boca Juniors striker files court injunction to avoid paying the country's new wealth tax, the latest example of the difficulty in making millionaires comply with the levy.
17-04-2021 08:19 Top-flight referee Mauro Vigliano found himself in the middle of media furore this week, after an honest error in the high-profile Racing Club-Independiente derby.
15-04-2021 15:41 President Alberto Fernández on Thursday cast doubt over the upcoming Copa América the country is due to co-host with Colombia, insisting that the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic must be taken into consideration.
15-04-2021 12:24 Marcelo Bielsa denies La Nación reporting claiming he is "very close" to signing a new two-year contract with Leeds United.
13-04-2021 15:11 South American footballers will be given the Chinese Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine ahead of the Copa América that starts in June, following donation of 50,000 doses.
10-04-2021 08:28 A costly shutdown looks inevitable for Argentina’s top flight, after more than 100 players test positive for Covid-19.
10-04-2021 08:21 Game’s authorities order return to strictest protocols as virus sweeps through clubs.
06-04-2021 14:31 Matías Morla, Maradona's former lawyer, hits back at the late Argentine football legend's daughters, Dalma and Gianinna, after his offices were raided by anti-fraud police, accusing them of abandoning their father.
03-04-2021 08:55 A pick of some of the headlines that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
02-04-2021 02:55 Arsenal's Uruguay international midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is on loan at Atlético Madrid, says he wants to leave Europe and play for Boca Juniors.
30-03-2021 20:29 Manchester City star Sergio Agüero is wanted by Independiente, coach Julio Falcioni revealed Tuesday.
30-03-2021 14:43 Agüero himself is adamant his departure does not mean the end of the story for him personally, with reports suggesting PSG, Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona rumoured to be interested in signing him up.
29-03-2021 21:28 Record-breaking Argentina striker Sergio Agüero says he is "proud" of his time at Manchester City, after both parties confirm he will depart the English side when his contract runs out this July.
27-03-2021 08:06 A stampede has formed at the AFA’s gates on Viamonte Street as clubs battle for one for a one-in-four-decade chance.
25-03-2021 15:29 Diego Armando Maradona Sinagra Junior, the Italian son of the late footballing legend, was awarded his father's Argentine nationality on Thursday.
23-03-2021 19:06 CONMEBOL on Tuesday urged FIFA to protect its member federations after the postponement of South America's latest round of World Cup qualifiers over coronavirus restrictions.
22-03-2021 22:41 Juan Martín del Potro said Monday he will undergo a fourth operation on his right knee in a bid to be fit for the Olympic Games tennis tournament in Tokyo.
20-03-2021 07:12 One year on from the Covid lockdown, it would be comforting to think that normality, or something approaching it, should now be on the horizon. On this first anniversary, however, there is little optimism on that front.
19-03-2021 15:43 Anti-semitic chants heard before second division clash between fiery local rivals Atlanta, a team historically linked to Argentina's Jewish community, and Chacarita Juniors.
15-03-2021 16:11 All South American qualifiers for the next World Cup should be played in Spain and Portugal to get around coronavirus restrictions at home, says one well-placed football insider.
13-03-2021 08:33 La Bombonera set to host its second derby match against River Plate in the space of two months – the atmosphere remains far from normal, but is another thriller on the way?
09-03-2021 21:27 Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli unveiled as new manager of French side Marseille, following a path once trodden by Marcelo Bielsa.
09-03-2021 21:21 Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is unhappy in England and wants to finish his career in South America, his father told local media, saying the Uruguay international fancies a move to local giants Boca Juniors.
09-03-2021 09:47 PSG and City are probably the only likely destinations for Lionel Messi should he leave Barcelona. But could a switch to Paris really happen?
08-03-2021 14:35 Diego Schwartzman beat Francisco Cerundolo 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday to lift the ATP Argentina Open.
08-03-2021 14:30 Panel of 20 experts begins debating cause of football icon Diego Maradona's death, to determine if there was negligence on the part of health care professionals.
08-03-2021 14:24 AFP analysed clubs' results across three first-division seasons in three countries – Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay – and found their home performance declined when fans were barred from stadiums because of Covid-19.
07-03-2021 08:12 CONMEBOL postponed two rounds of 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled later this month because of Covid-19 quarantine rules affecting European-based players and the threat of clubs refusing to release their international stars.
06-03-2021 09:00 In men’s football, homophobia is law and hardly anybody dares to break with the norm, with very few coming out of the closet. This, however, is in stark contrast to attitudes in women’s football.
06-03-2021 08:53 Out of every crisis arises possible opportunity. And at the Bombonera, a tantalising prospect: that local legend Luis 'Pulga' Rodríguez could finally receive his chance to shine at one of Argentina's biggest football institutions.
05-03-2021 02:53 River Plate were crowned champions of the Supercopa Argentina-2019 on Thursday night after hammering Racing Club 5-0 in the first ever match at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, in Santiago del Estero.
02-03-2021 20:47 Number may be raised if Colombia's vaccination campaign goes according to plan, and the number of coronavirus cases drops, said the minister.
02-03-2021 14:36 Mauricio Pochettino was given the luxury of time at Tottenham Hotspur to build a team that would go on to reach a Champions League final, but the Argentine knows the demands are different now he is in charge at Paris Saint-Germain.
01-03-2021 16:42 Maradona's daughters, Gianinna and Jana, have contributed fresh witness testimonies to the involuntary manslaughter probe into their father's death.
27-02-2021 07:58 Last night Argentinos and Vélez locked horns in the first domestic match screened on the TV Pública for almost four years, a throwback to the ‘Fútbol para Todos’ era which appeared to have gone forever.
26-02-2021 13:13 Sampaoli, fiery 60-year-old Argentine who coached his country at the 2018 World Cup and this week announced his departure from Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, set to take charge of French side.
23-02-2021 21:01 Australia and Qatar have pulled out of the 2021 Copa América starting in June, South American football's governing body CONMEBOL confirms.
23-02-2021 13:17 Prosecutors to convene a medical board on March 8 to decide whether or not Diego Armando Maradona received proper medical treatment before his death.
22-02-2021 13:01 Marcelo Bielsa says it would be better for Leeds United to wait until the end of the season before deciding whether to extend his contract.
20-02-2021 07:24 Ricardo Zielinski was one of 10 new coaches on display on the opening weekend, and each fared mixed fortunes.
20-02-2021 07:19 Albiceleste women’s side loses 4-1 to Brazil in opener. Preparations for the game were rocked just hours before kick off after four players tested positive for Covid-19.
16-02-2021 14:53 World Cup winner Leopoldo Jacinto Luque died on Monday of a heart attack while he was receiving treatment for Covid-19.
13-02-2021 09:35 Godoy Cruz striker Santiago 'Morro' García was found dead last Saturday at his home; Courts confirm Uruguayan, a fan’s favourite, took his own life.
13-02-2021 09:29 It would not be a Boca pre-season without at least a few rumours of both Tevez's dissatisfaction and general unrest in the club camp.
09-02-2021 09:17 A psychologist and two nurses – one male, one female – who helped care for Diego Maradona before his death have been added to a widening involuntary manslaughter probe.
08-02-2021 15:12 Former Argentina striker Hernán Crespo has left his role as coach of Defensa y Justicia after leading the club to the Copa Sudamericana title last month.
06-02-2021 10:21 Buenos Aires’ legendary Teatro Colón and some of the capital’s most beloved football clubs are assisting the battle against coronavirus, becoming testing and vaccinating sites.
06-02-2021 09:25 Scandalous new details of Diego Maradona’s final days emerged this week, as rows and allegations continue to swirl over the late footballing legend’s death.
06-02-2021 09:21 The Calamar defeat Estudiantes de Río Cuarto on penalties to win promotion.
06-02-2021 09:16 The dust has barely settled on the Copa Diego Armando Maradona but in just one week's time, the 26 Primera teams will lock horns once more in a brand-new tournament.
02-02-2021 14:58 Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has joined local giants Boca Juniors for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
30-01-2021 09:03 To teams and their fans stuck in the lower reaches of the football pyramid, every moment away from the promised land of the top flight can feel like an eternity. Platense know that sensation better than most.
23-01-2021 10:40 The financial devastation caused by the events of the last 12 months prompted Lanús to look even more closely at their young talent.