Argentina’s former player Diego Armando Maradona is set to run for the Fifa presidency according to South American media reports. Photo: Getty Images

Diego Maradona wants to stand for the Fifa presidency to succeed Sepp Blatter, according to reports in South America. Maradona, 54, has been a fierce (...)

FC Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Leo Messi jubilates his first goal against Bayern Munich during the Uefa Champions League semifinal first leg match. Photo: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Perhaps the most striking thing about Lionel Messi’s second goal against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night was its gentleness. There(...)

Rafael Benitez’s Napoli side could still land only their second European title and qualify for next year’s Champions League. Photo: Carlo Hermann/AFP

Napoli’s season has already been written off as a failure by critics, but Rafael Benitez’s side could still land only their second European title and (...)

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro and president of Cuba’s University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana in this picture provided by Cubadebate. Photograph: Cubadebate/Reuters

Photographs of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (88) have appeared in official media for the first time since August. The images were take(...)

Jonas Gutierrez is aiming for a return to first team action following his recovery from testicular cancer. (Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

Jonás Gutiérrez has said that a return to first-team football with Newcastle after overcoming cancer would trump all his other achievements in the gam(...)

Gavin Burke of St Vincent’s collides with Shane Lyons of St Oliver Plunkett’s during the Dublin Senior football club final at Parnell Park, Dublin, last night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Vincent’s 0-14 St Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh: 1-10 There was a moment, late last night, when Diarmuid Connolly was seemingly motoring down a cu(...)

 Dutch legend Johan Cruyff  during the annual Open Day of the Johan Cruyff Foundation at the Olympic Stadium in AmsterdamPhotograph: Koen van Weel / EPA

Johan Cruyff has come home to Amsterdam and, on a cloudy day in the old city where he was born, grew up and made his professional debut for Ajax 50 ye(...)

Rioters clash with police in Buenos Aires following Argentina’s defeat to Germany in Sunday night’s World Cup Final in Brazil. Photograph. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

‘Tell Me How You Feel Now’ was Monday’s gloating front page headline of Brazilian sports daily Lance!All month the Argentine fans at the World Cup hav(...)

Argentina captain  Lionel Messi  takes his medal off during the prize giving ceremony for the World Cup Final in Rio. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Diego Maradona has declared that Lionel Messi did not deserve to be chosen as the best player of the 2014 World Cup, suggesting the Argentina forward (...)

Alejandro Sabella of Argentina talks to the media during a press conference at Rio’s Maracana Stadium. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Argentina are hoping the echoes of their last World Cup success have a triumphant note when they face Germany in the final in the Maracana on Sunday. (...)