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'Diego Maradona' revisits the tangible god in devil's disguise

The dominant emotion while watching the Asif Kapadia film Diego Maradona was slack-jawed astonishment.

It wasn't about the details of what was revealed. For my generation, Maradona's career and afterlife had been followed to obsessive degree, long before the age of the internet. Newspaper articles, magazines found street side or in libraries, later on, a few books. The story arc of Maradona, mesmeric typhoon of the 1986 World Cup to the deranged spectator on the balcony of the St Petersburg...

Messi helps give Scaloni's Argentina new-found optimism

Sebi Salazar recaps Mexico's humbling defeat to Argentina, which was Tata Martino's first loss as El Tri manager.

Losing the final of the Copa Centenario to Chile in a shootout in New Jersey three years ago plunged the Argentina national team into a cycle of torment. Coach Gerardo Martino resigned soon afterwards, Lionel Messi flirted briefly with international retirement, the road to Russia 2018 was long and traumatic and, under the highly rated Jorge Sampaoli, once they got there they campaign was predictably poor.

They were patchy in the recent Copa America, and lost in the semifinals -- meaning that the...

Angel Di Maria: Lionel Messi made Argentina team cry with Copa America speech

The FC crew ask whether Barcelona are a better team without Antoine Griezmann in it.
Steve Nicol says Lionel Messi alone won't solve Barcelona's concerns on the pitch in what is shaping up to be a tight La Liga title race.

Angel Di Maria has said what Lionel Messi told his teammates after Argentina's defeat to Brazil in the 2019 Copa America that left "everyone in tears."

Messi captained Argentina in the tournament but they lost 2-0 to would-be champions Brazil in the semifinals on July 3 before going on to finish third. 

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