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By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

Tevez gets a second chance with Argentina

After a three year hiatus, Carlos Tevez will return to the Albiceleste for two friendlies in November. The ESPN FC team debate whether or not the call-up by Tata Martino was the right move.

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 By Tim Vickery
1 day ago

Carlos Tevez's Argentina return signals a clean slate under Gerardo Martino

After a three year hiatus, Carlos Tevez will return to the Albiceleste for two friendlies in November. The ESPN FC team debate whether or not the call-up by Tata Martino was the right move.

Argentina's new coach Gerardo Martino had prepared the way, so it was no great surprise when Carlos Tevez was recalled to the national squad for the coming friendlies against Croatia and Portugal. No great surprise, but still big news.

Tevez has cast his stocky shadow all over the Argentina team since his last appearance, in the 2011 Copa America. Campaigns were launched to try to get him into the World Cup squad -- one tango artist even recorded a song asking of previous coach Alejandro Sabella...

1 day ago

Sepp Blatter: FIFA World Cup Golden Ball award for Lionel Messi 'incorrect'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter talks about the controversial Golden Ball prize given to Argentina's Lionel Messi, for being the best player during the tournament.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Monday that it was "incorrect" to have given Lionel Messi the Golden Ball as best player in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Messi led Argentina to the final against Germany with four goals in the tournament, though none came beyond the group stages.

Blatter admitted his "surprise" at the time that Messi was awarded the honour after the Albiceleste were defeated by Joachim Lowe's side, and now admits the Barcelona star was fortunate to be picked as the tournament's...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
1 day ago

Diego Maradona denies hitting girlfriend Rocio Oliva

Diego Maradona was filmed slapping a journalist in the face in Buenos Aires on Saturday as he was leaving an event with his family.

Argentine legend Diego Maradona on Monday said he only "threw a cell phone" and denied hitting girlfriend Rocio Oliva.

Maradona was responding to a video, which was seen on Monday on Argentine TV Channel 13's programme, ''Nosotros al mediodia," in which Oliva is heard saying "Stop, stop, stop hitting me Diego."

Maradona appears to throw a phone and then approaches Oliva and raises his hands in her direction as she is filming the incident on her phone in the short video.

"Yes, I threw a phone...

2 days ago

Carlos Tevez back with Argentina squad after 3-year absence

Argentina head coach Tata Martino talks about Carlos Tevez's situation with his squad.

Juventus forward Carlos Tevez returns to Argentina's national squad after a three-year absence ahead of friendlies against Croatia and Portugal next month.

The former Manchester United and Manchester City striker has been out of the national squad since 2011 when he made an appearance in the Copa America quarter-final defeat to Uruguay.

The 30-year-old was never considered by ex-Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella despite his good club form, but new La Albiceleste coach Gerardo Martino has included...