Soccer god Maradona’s rise and fall in Asif Kapadia’s doc

Sports 05/21/19, 09:49

Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.Kapadia had just finished "Senna," his ground-breaking 2010 documentary on the Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. He didn't want to do another sports doc, especially about another South ...

Mertens matches Maradona’s 81 Serie A goals in Napoli win

Soccer 04/28/19, 16:25

Dries Mertens matched Diego Maradona with his 81st Serie A goal for Napoli and Carlo Ancelotti's squad bounced back from a run of poor results for a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Frosinone on Sunday. Mertens scored the opener with a perfectly executed free kick around Frosinone's wall into the near top ...

Mertens matches Maradona’s 81 Serie A goals in Napoli win

Soccer 04/28/19, 10:20

Dries Mertens matched Diego Maradona with his 81st Serie A goal for Napoli and Carlo Ancelotti's squad bounced back from a run of poor results for a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Frosinone on Sunday.Mertens scored the opener with a perfectly executed free kick around Frosinone's wall into the near top ...

Diego Maradona’s lawyer says ex-star fathered 3 kids in Cuba

Soccer 03/08/19, 12:24

Diego Maradona's lawyer says that the former soccer star and current coach of Mexican club Dorados of Sinaloa will legally recognize three children that he fathered in Cuba.Lawyer Matias Morla told Argentina's Channel 13 television on Friday that he speaks with his client's Cuban children, who were born to two ...

Napoli record-holder Hamsik finalizes move to Dalian Yifang

Soccer 02/14/19, 09:04

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said captain Marek Hamsik has joined Dalian Yifang of the Chinese Super League.De Laurentiis, speaking ahead of Napoli's Europa League game against Zurich on Thursday, said Hamsik "has gone."No financial details were released but local media reports say Dalian paid 20 million euros for Hamsik, ...

Family, friends of missing soccer player oversee new search

Soccer 01/28/19, 09:49

Family and friends of missing Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala went on a special flight Monday to view the area over the English Channel where his plane disappeared last week.They went on a "scenic flight" that circled the island of Alderney, according to Aurigny, an airline that operates in the ...

Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina’s decadence

Soccer 12/05/18, 08:25

Argentina's proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans.The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever.But the second leg of the globally anticipated "Game ...

Copa Libertadores final the only news in Argentina

Soccer 11/23/18, 11:50

One day everyone in Argentina will say they were there. That is the case for Diego Maradona's professional debut, and the 1978 World Cup final in Argentina, won by the host. This time, it's the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday at Monumental de Nunez Stadium, where Boca Juniors and River Plate, the ...

Argentine women fight against inequality in soccer

Sports 11/07/18, 11:23

In a country where the soccer conversation is overwhelmingly dominated by talk of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, female players in Argentina struggle to be heard.That's changing rapidly, however, and it's partly because of a picture that was widely shared on social media.The photo, taken in April before a Women's ...

Argentina’s capital unveils its first Maradona statue

Soccer 10/31/18, 17:33

Argentines celebrated the 58th birthday of Diego Maradona on Wednesday by unveiling a bronze statue of the soccer legend that recreates his goal against England that was voted the greatest of the 20th century.Maradona's birthday was Oct. 30, but the unveiling was postponed a day due to rain. The statue ...

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