Diego Maradona

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Ten-ish days in and there are way too many highlights to mention, but we’ll have a go - in reverse order: (3) Brian Kerr on the ref with the vanishing(...)

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(...)

 Lionel Messi during Argentina’s training session at Club Atletico Mineiro in Belo Horizonte yesterday.

The phenomenal footballing talents of Lionel Messi when placed alongside his awkwardness in dealing with the media once led to the story doing the (...)

 Luis Suarez: did something against England that superficially resembled Maradona’s immortal feat in 1986.

It might come as a surprise to those who automatically associate the word “Fifa” with bland corporate mediocrity to hear that the official Fifa movie (...)

A Ronaldinho lookalike is escorted off the field while talking to Lionel Messi of Argentina after an open training session   in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph:  Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Argentina’s fanatical support is one of the glories of any World Cup. The explosion of ticker tape that greeted the team as it emerged to face the (...)

Argentina’s  Lionel Messi at a training session  in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci / Reuters

Manager: Alejandro Sabella Best finish: Winners (1978, 1986) World Cup record: Played 77, Won 42, Drawn 14, Lost 21 History Twice c(...)

Jose Mourinho: Jose Mourinho: greeted Willian’s goal with a furious dance. Photograph: PA

The title race is not over for Liverpool. A defeat by a Chelsea team of impossibly cussed defensive qualities does not represent a dead end: it(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho exchanges comments with referee Mike Dean after coach Rui Faria confronted Dean following what proved to be Sunderland’s winning goal in the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

In November 2010, Diego Maradona visited Real Madrid’s training ground at Valdebebas. Madrid’s then coach, Jose Mourinho, spent a few minutes c(...)

Leicester City’s  Ignasi Miquel  heads his team’s third goal during the Capital One Cup fourth round match against  Fulham at the King Power Stadium  in Leicester. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester City 4 Fulham 3The pressure on the Fulham manager Martin Jol can only have increased after his much-changed Premier League side went down to(...)

The new-look Farnborough starting line-up. Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and Pele will be among the star attractions at non-league Farnborough when they take on Chelmsford City this Saturday aft(...)

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