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Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Giuseppe CACACE /

Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina’s roller coaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle.
The gang used replica trophies to haul the drugs

Gang members hide cocaine in replica World Cup trophies

Gang members hid cocaine inside replica World Cup trophies in an attempt to smuggle the drugs around Argentina.
Argentina fans speak up after Croatia drubbing, frustrated with two members of the team

Argentina fans shocked but still dreaming of World Cup glory

The realisation that the 3-0 thumping by Croatia — complete with comedy first goal — had left the mighty two-time winners on the verge of a humiliating exit, left some of their fans in tears.

Argentina coach to resign after Scotland Test

Argentina rugby coach Daniel Hourcade has announced that he will step down from the role after the final June Test against Scotland in Resistencia next Saturday.

Argentina cancels visit to Pope Francis at Vatican

Argentina’s national team has cancelled an audience with the Pope, scheduled to take place at the Vatican on Wednesday.

NSC prepares 250 athletes for African Youth Games

No fewer than 250 Nigerian athletes will participate at the 2018 African Youth Games (AYG) scheduled to hold between July 18 and July 28 in Algiers, Algeria.

Argentina coach complains about Israel trip before World Cup

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has complained that his side have to play their final World Cup warm-up match in Israel.

World Cup: We aren’t the best nor the favourites – Lionel Messi

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has urged his compatriots to be realistic in their World Cup expectations, warning that other teams heading to Russia are better.

Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of World Cup after suffering knee injury

Argentina on Tuesday suffered a blow as goalkeeper Sergio Romero was ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury.

‘No alternative’ to Iran deal – EU tells US

The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

IAAF unveils new, mass worldwide running event

A new series of one-mile runs in 24 cities around the world to celebrate Global Running Day on June 6 and tagged “Run 24:1” was unveiled by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday.

UNESCO seeks educational integration

As major transformations arise from globalisation, digitalisation and more complex and diverse societies, there is a growing need to develop education policies that equip children, young people and adults for an uncertain and changing future.

CONMEBOL asks FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2022

CONMEBOL, South America's football confederation, has implored FIFA to increase the number of nations competing at the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48.

Nobel prize winner robbed in Buenos Aires

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist was attacked and robbed in Buenos Aires on Thursday as he travelled to pick up an honorary doctorate.

Pope Francis: peacemaker and game-changer

Since taking charge of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis has transformed perceptions of an institution beset by scandals and plagued by self-doubt.

Argentina ex-leader Cristina De Kirchner to face trial over alleged bombing cover-up

Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner will face trial over her alleged involvement in covering up Iran's role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, judicial officials have announced.

Senator Saraki: National Assembly will pass NFIU bill this week

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is confident that the national assembly will pass the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) bill this week.

Police find $62m worth of cocaine in Russian embassy

Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina’s security minister announced Thursday.

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