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Goalkeeper Sergio Romero of Argentina saves the penalty of Dutch defender Ron Vlaar. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao / EPA

Alejandro Sabella believes the timing of the respective World Cup semi-finals puts his side at a distinct disadvantage as they pick themselves up afte(...)

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

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(...)

USA’s DeAndre Yedlin gives chase as Belgium’s Eden Hazard closes in on goal during their last-16 game. His coach, Marc Wilmots, will be looking for some inspiration from the Chelsea midfielder.

The football talk in Brazil this week has been all about emotion, and how the gladiators of the national team are struggling to control theirs. You ca(...)

Swiss players  show their dejection as Argentinian players celebrate their victory after extra-time at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Emilio Lavandeira/EPA

In a tense match won by a goal that just saved them from facing the lottery of a penalty shootout, Argentina revealed how risky is their strategy of r(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Diego Maradona  and his daughter Giannina  look on during the  World Cup  Group F match against Iran at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The president of the Argentina FA has blamed the presence of Diego Maradona in the stands for Argentina’s poor showing against Iran in Saturday’s Grou(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against   Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Michael Dalder / Reuters

Argentina 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1It was a winning start for Argentina but their victory was not convincing even before a late Bosnia reply from Vedad I(...)

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