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Lionel Messi is convinced Argentina will beat Qatar in their final group game at the Copa America, with the Barcelona superstar admitting an early exit from the competition would be crazy.

Martin Lasarte: Comparing Lionel Messi to Diego Maradona is terrible

Former Real Sociedad and current Al Ahly coach Martin Lasarte believes the comparisons between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona are “terrible” and feels football has been “unfair” to Argentina in recent years.

Rivaldo defends Lionel Messi, Neymar after Louis van Gaal criticism

Criticism of Lionel Messi and Neymar for not being "team players" suggests former Barcelona coach Louis van Gaal does not like players that "detract from the coach", according to Rivaldo.
Lionel Messi has reacted to the 2-0 defeat against Colombia in their Copa America opener in Brazil after the Albicelste failed to raise their game against Los Cafeteros in their opener.

Fabio Capello: Diego Maradona had better Argentina team-mates than Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi should not be compared unflatteringly to Diego Maradona because his Argentina team-mates are not up to the job.
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Diego Maradona offers to manage Manchester United without Paul Pogba

Diego Maradona believes he is the man to bring the good times back to Manchester United if the club has run out of patience with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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Diego Maradona: I nearly died

Diego Maradona’s hopes of winning his first coaching title were dashed Sunday as his Dorados team lost the Mexican second-division finals, along with their shot at promotion.
Lionel Messi has been told that he will “never reach Diego Maradona’s level” by Hector Enrique, a member of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning squad.

Hector Enrique: Lionel Messi will never reach Diego Maradona’s level

Lionel Messi has been told that he will “never reach Diego Maradona’s level” by Hector Enrique, a member of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning squad.
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Diego Maradona to leave Dorados over ‘referee bias’

Argentina great Diego Maradona said he will quit his job at Mexican second-division club Dorados at the end of the season over perceived refereeing bias against his team.
Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg on March 9, 2019 in Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE - AFP) - DFL

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Santiago Solari is holding on to his job as Real Madrid coach after the deposed European champions got back to winning ways on what was another good weekend for two prolific Poles.

Mass defections hit Kaduna PDP

With six days to the 9 March governorship election in Kaduna, a major defection of members has hit the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
Winner of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award, former Arsenal football team manager Arsene Wenger poses after receiving his award during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony at the Sporting Monte-Carlo complex in Monaco on February 18, 2019. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

Peace at last between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award on Monday but it was the glowing tribute from the unlikeliest of sources Jose Mourinho that caught the eye.

Mauricio Pochettino: Moussa Dembele is a genius like Austin Okocha

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has compared the departed midfielder Moussa Dembele to his PSG teammate and Nigeria football Legend, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.
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Diego Maradona released from hospital after health scare

The former World Cup winner had returned to Buenos Ares for a routine check-up at the Clinica Olivos, although reports in Argentina claimed that stomach bleeding had been detected.
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Diego Maradona’s Mexican club fall short in second-division final

Diego Maradona’s new club, Dorados, fell just short of winning the Mexican second-division final and a shot at promotion on Sunday, abruptly ending the Cinderella story of the Argentine legend’s latest foray into coaching.
Diego Maradona's Sinaloa Dorados will fight for the Mexican second division title after beating Ciudad Juarez.

Diego Maradona’s Sinaloa Dorados to fight for Mexican second tier title

Diego Maradona's Sinaloa Dorados earned a 2-1 win aggregate win over Ciudad Juarez on Saturday night and now will play for the second division title in Mexico.
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Xavi: Neymar needs to mature to reach Lionel Messi’s level

The former Barcelona midfielder was asked to assess the merits of his two ex-team-mates and, although he remains a fan of Neymar, thinks Messi is a step ahead at the current time.
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In Pictures: Maradona wins first game in Mexico as coach of Dorados

Diego Maradona won on his Mexican coaching debut on Monday, as the Argentine legend's new club, Dorados, routed fellow second-division side Cafetaleros 4-1.
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Diego Maradona seeks rebirth in Mexican club

Argentine legend Diego Maradona described his decision to coach second-division Mexican club Dorados as a rebirth after years battling addictions, as he officially became the team’s new manager Monday.
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Maradona’s new club owned by powerful clan with shady ties

The latest chapter in Argentine football legend Diego Maradona's colorful career will be coaching Mexican second-division club Dorados, a team owned by a powerful family that has faced accusations of ties to drug trafficking.

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