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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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