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FIFA slaps Peru captain Paolo Guerrero with one-year drug ban

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after been banned from football for a year for failing a drugs test, FIFA’s disciplinary committee announced on Friday.

US joins search for missing Argentine military submarine

The United States (U.S.) has joined search for a missing Argentine military submarine which was last spotted on Wednesday in the San Jorge Gulf, a few hundred kilometers off the coast of southern Argentina’s...

ILO urges stronger global collaboration to eradicate child labour by 2025

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called for stronger global collaboration among stakeholders to ensure total eradication of child labour by 2025.

Former Argentine football official commits suicide

A former Argentine football official committed suicide Tuesday, the same day he was accused of bribe-taking in the FIFA corruption trial that opened in New York this week, Argentine media reported.

Argentina’s ex-VP Amado Boudou arrested in corruption case

Amado Boudou, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s economy minister and also vice president, was arrested on corruption charges on Friday, becoming the second major official in her government to face detention.

Sergio Aguero’s son Benjamin proud owner of record shirt

Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's all-time record scorer and was described as "a legend" by coach Pep Guardiola whose side booked their place in the Champions League last 16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli.

New York attacker linked to IS, ‘radicalized domestically’

The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city's worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State group but "radicalized domestically," the state's governor said Wednesday.

Pablo Escobar’s widow, son face money laundering probe

The widow and son of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar are facing scrutiny as part of an investigation into money laundering in Argentina, judicial sources said Friday.

Lionel Messi is extra-terrestrial, scream relieved Argentinians

A nation exploded with relief on Tuesday as Lionel Messi single-handedly dragged his Argentina team into next year’s World Cup finals with a spellbinding hat-trick in Quito.

Argentina in danger of missing out on World Cup after 0-0 draw with Peru

Argentina are in danger of missing their first World Cup since 1970 after they were held to a goalless draw against Peru on Thursday.

Will Lionel Messi miss 2018 World Cup?

Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi.

Di Maria thigh injury raises PSG fears

Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria could be sidelined for several weeks after injuring his left thigh during Argentina’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Tuesday.

WCQ: Argentina, Chile seek advantage in South America race

Lionel Messi and Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile with a victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.

Argentina model for Latin America – Mike Pence

United States Vice President Mike Pence praised Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s “bold reform agenda” Tuesday, hailing the country as a model for the region, in contrast to the downward spiral of Venezuela.

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Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is becoming a boss – Didier Drogba

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Telecom operators lose 14.3 million subscribers in 10 months

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APC chair John Odigie-Oyegun promises to work with PDP’s Uche Secondus

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Tuesday assured that he would relate with National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, without rancour.

PDP chair Uche Secondus pledges total reconciliation

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World Cup: Nigeria showed quality with win over Argentina – Croatia’s Ivica Olic

Croatia assistant coach Ivica Olic insists his side must be at their best to beat the Super Eagles in their group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.