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Defender linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City

Aguero's off to a flyer but best is yet to come

Pablo Zabaleta tells Tim Rich that his fellow countryman will only improve at City if given time to settle

Argentina sack manager Sergio Batista after Copa America failure

Argentina's failure to win the Copa America as hosts and end an 18-year wait for a major title cost coach Sergio Batista his job last night.

Diego Maradona crashes car into bus

Former Argentina boss Diego Maradona was admitted to a Buenos Aires hospital last night after crashing his car into a bus on the outskirts of the city.

Copa America: Chile squad preview

Our Copa America previews continue with a closer look at Chile.

Only Copa America joy can cure Argentina's Plate pain

Messi & Co must beat Brazil and end 18 trophyless years to make a country smile again

England Under-17s to face Argentina

A quarter-century and eight days after the Hand of God, and that other, superlative goal by Diego Maradona, England and Argentina meet again in Mexico tonight with a World Cup at stake.

Hodge: 'I have no idea if Maradona has still got my shirt'

Twenty-five years after World Cup heartache, Steve Hodge talks about that goal, that game and that jersey

Copa America: Argentina squad preview

Ahead of the 2011 Copa America, which kicks off on July 1, we begin our run-down of the teams taking part with a look at the hosts Argentina.

Maradona blames Blatter and his Fifa 'dinosaurs' for scandals

Fresh match-fixing allegations surface as Argentine legend slams game's international governing body

Maradona attacks FIFA 'dinosaurs'

Football great Diego Maradona says corruption and match-fixing scandals that have hit FIFA will continue as long as the sport's governing body is run by "dinosaurs."

James Corrigan: The greatest ever team? That's not such a tall story (except in Britain)

Never mind all that 'Boys of '66' malarkey, it's the 'Boys of 6ft 6' who genuinely excitein the traditional academies of the Premier League

Diego Maradona becomes manager of Dubai club Al Wasl

Diego Maradona is set to become the manager of Al Wasl after the Dubai-based club confirmed they had reached an agreement with the legendary Argentinian.

Messi is even better than Pele and Maradona, says Ardiles

Lionel Messi will go down as the greatest player in footballing history, better even than Diego Maradona and Pele, according to the former Argentina and Tottenham midfielder Ossie Ardiles, who claims Barcelona's Messi is similar to their fellow countryman Maradona – except better.

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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