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. (...)

Argentina fans descend on Copacabana Beach, Rio, yesterday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Such have been the numbers of Argentine fans trundling around Brazil to games at this World Cup that the faint rumble of their convoy returning to Rio(...)

Argentina’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves a penalty kick by Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Michael Dalder / Reuters 2:22

Netherlands 0 Argentina 0 (Argentina win 4-2 on penalties)All night long through what was a disappointing semi-final, the Argentine fans revelled in t(...)

Willy Caballero has left  Malaga CF for Manchester City . Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Manchester City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Malaga on a three-year contract.The 32-year-old Argentinian has moved fo(...)

Argentinian born Real Madrid centre forward Alfredo Di Stefano back heels the ball past the Manchester United goalkeeper, Harry Gregg, at Old Trafford in 1959. Photograph:Keystone/Getty Images

Argentina’s preparations for its semi-final clash with the Netherlands were overshadowed yesterday by news of the death of Alfredo Di Stéfano, the cou(...)

Romelu Lukaku may have heralded a return to form with his extra-time goal against the United States in the Round of 16 game. Photograph:   Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Brasilia’s famed sense of order is likely to be swept away today as Argentina’s vast army of supporters descend on the capital. About 100,000 of them(...)

Angel di Maria celebrates scoring Argentina’s  winning goal against Switzerland. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

After an agonising afternoon that put an entire nation through the wringer ‘Heart Attack’ was Olé’s front page summary of Argentina’s 1-0 extra-time w(...)

Switzerland’s goalkeeper Diego Benaglio fails to save a shot from Argentina’s Angel Di Maria as he scores the winning goal in the second half of extra-time in the World Cup Round of 16  in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Argentina 1 Switzerland 0 (aet, 0-0 after 90 mins)If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. And then perhaps try once more. In the end, if y(...)

Lionel Messi: made it clear a five-man defence is not a formation of which he approves. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

I watched the first half of Argentina’s World Cup opener against Bosnia with a friend in a restaurant in Salvador, at half-time we talked about how ba(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal   against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Edgard Garrido / Reuters

Argentina 3 Nigeria 2This is a great World Cup and it has a great soundtrack. To the tune of Bad Moon Rising, Nigeria and Argentina scored five more g(...)