El Salvador Team, Fans Baffled By Wrong Anthem At FedEx Field

Phenomenal job by the organizers of the today's Argentina-El Salvador friendly, which was played at FedEx Field outside of Washington, D.C. That song you're listening to isn't the Salvadoran national anthem, but probably the Manx (that'd be the Isle of Man) national anthem. Considering that over 100,000 Salvadoran… » 3/28/15 7:10pm Saturday 7:10pm

This Story Proves That Argentine Striker Diego Milito Is The Best

Diego Milito, the former Inter star striker who now plays for his boyhood team Racing Club back in Argentina, is the coolest. All it took was the following story, about "The Prince," one fan, rosary beads, and two shocking championships spaced 13 years apart, to convince us that it's true. » 12/16/14 9:44am 12/16/14 9:44am

Argentine Woman Says She Was Brutally Beaten For Wearing Soccer Jersey

Above is a picture of Lorena Sabio and her daughter, wearing a River Plate shirt ahead of the club's match against archrivals Boca Juniors last Thursday. Sometime later that evening, she was in the hospital undergoing a total of 14 operations to deal with the savage beating she claims she endured at the hands of a… » 12/05/14 2:28pm 12/05/14 2:28pm

Argentine Soccer Player Killed By Hooligans In Front Of Wife And Child

Franco Nieto, captain of Argentine third division club Tiro Federal, died from after injuries sustained in a beating at the hands of three hooligans. The attack took place immediately after a match against a rival team as Nieto, his wife, and their baby were headed to their car to leave. » 12/04/14 12:05pm 12/04/14 12:05pm

Argentine Soccer Broadcaster Is A Rollercoaster Of Emotions

Make sure you have turned YouTube's closed captioning on, and then watch this glorious video of an Argentine second division match from February. When Talleres de Córdoba scores in the 89th minute, the homer broadcaster sings a lyrical description straight out of Galeano (well, not quite). When Almirante Brown ties… » 11/29/14 4:52pm 11/29/14 4:52pm

Argentine Club President Runs Up In Players' Homes 40 Deep, Robs Them

Jorge Abib is the club president of Argentina's Textil Mandiyú. He is insane. Why, just last night, multiple Textil players accused a possibly drugged-up Abib of rolling up to the players' apartment building with around 40 club ultras, busting into dozens of rooms, and breaking everything in sight while demanding the… » 11/14/14 6:07pm 11/14/14 6:07pm

Massive Soccer Brawl With Punches, Flying Kicks, Sees 12 Guys Sent Off

Deportivo Roca and Cipolletti, rivals in Argentina's 3rd division, really, really don't like each other. In the middle of a match between the two earlier this week, one bad tackle sparked a full on melee, with multiple players catching fists to the face and studs to the body. » 10/17/14 10:55am 10/17/14 10:55am

Is This Brazil's Manager Calling An Argentina Coach A Cokehead?

Because that's exactly what it looks like. What else could new Brazil manager Dunga's accusatory staring, finger pointing, and aggressive nostril rubbing aimed at a member of Argentina's coaching staff realistically mean? Here's a gif: » 10/13/14 6:30pm 10/13/14 6:30pm

Lady Soccer Ref Gets Smoked In The Face By Rocketing Ball

Of all the dangers native to lower league soccer—terrible pitches, zero security, studs-up challenges, etc.—referees taking concussive shots to the head isn't really the the first to come to mind. Thanks to this Argentine fifth-division ref's header, we now have a more accurate list. » 10/01/14 12:25pm 10/01/14 12:25pm

Parents In Leo Messi's Hometown Can No Longer Name Their Kids "Messi"

In reaction to one Argentine man christening his son "Messi Varela," Mundo Deportivo reports that the city of Rosario has decided to nip any potential trend in the bud by passing a law that prohibits use of the name "Messi" as a first name. » 9/10/14 8:58am 9/10/14 8:58am

Lionel Messi Still Has Haters In Argentina

Just when we thought Lionel Messi had finally gotten over his fraught past with his native Argentina, some random Argentine coach reminds us of how shortsighted those South Americans can be. Or maybe he's right and Messi really should just quit soccer and "go play golf instead." » 9/04/14 3:07pm 9/04/14 3:07pm

Diego Maradona Slaps Fool-Ass Reporter For Winking At His Ex-Wife

Diego Maradona is and always will be the GOAT, mostly because he's the type of dude who, at the age of 53, will calmly exit his car, wade into a throng of reporters, find the one who may or may not have winked at his wife, and slap that dingus right in his face. » 8/11/14 12:29pm 8/11/14 12:29pm

Maradona Calls Messi's Golden Ball Win A "Marketing Plan"

Lionel Messi was awarded FIFA's Golden Ball, as best player of the World Cup, and it was sort of a cruel selection. Not only did it highlight that the world's undisputed best player became increasingly less visible as the tournament wore on, but it forced Messi to receive his trophy on the pitch, when he sounded like… » 7/14/14 9:31am 7/14/14 9:31am

Here Are Some Devastated Argentina Fans

Here's How Götze's World Cup-Winning Goal Sounded In Germany & Argentina

Mario Götze found net in the 113th minute to deliver Germany its fourth world cup. Above is the goal as called on German TV broadcaster Das Erste; below is the despondent call from Argentinian TV Pública. » 7/13/14 5:36pm 7/13/14 5:36pm

Germany's Christoph Kramer Takes A Nasty Hit To The Head

Germany's Christoph Kramer took an inadvertent hit to the head from Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay in the 17th minute. It looked extremely painful. » 7/13/14 3:29pm 7/13/14 3:29pm