You Can't Play A World Cup In A Hospital: Brazil 2014, Argentina 1978

On June 30, Brazil dismantled Spain before a rapturous home crowd in the final of the Confederations Cup, the test run for next year's World Cup. The hosts' surprise win—and what it augurs for 2014—temporarily displaced massive protests as the story of the tournament. June saw hundreds of thousands of Brazilians take… » 7/18/13 3:30pm 7/18/13 3:30pm

Soccer Player Throws Dog Into Fence, Gets Red Carded, Is Horrible

Enzo Jose Jimenez, a player for Bella Vista in an Argentinian lower league, wasn't happy when a stray dog interrupted play with his team down a goal. So he picked up the poor thing by it's neck and hurled it off the pitch, right into a fence. » 6/11/13 11:27am 6/11/13 11:27am

Carlos Tevez, Banned From Driving For Speeding In His Hummer, Was…

Manchester City star and Argentina international Carlos Tevez was arrested for "driving while disqualified," which is British for driving with a suspended license. In January, Tevez was banned from driving for six months, a punishment for two speeding incidents in his Hummer last year. Last night, he was pulled over in a … » 3/08/13 3:35pm 3/08/13 3:35pm

Pitch Invader Rushes Onto Field During Argentina-Sweden Match, Kisses…

While the U.S. was busy losing to Honduras in a vital World Cup qualifying match, other nations around the globe spent their Wednesday engaged in international friendly matches. One such bout became especially friendly, as Argentina's road trip to Sweden turned romantic when a Barcelona jersey-clad fan rushed the… » 2/07/13 11:30am 2/07/13 11:30am

Lionel Messi Named The Third-Best Argentine Athlete Of 2012

How was your calendar year, Messi? Oh, not too bad, only the greatest of all time. (I know. He scores too many in the box. He needed more games than Müller. You could net 20 getting fed by Xavi and Iniesta. Whatever, it was amazing and he's amazing.) But great enough to be named the country's best athlete by the… » 12/19/12 5:35pm 12/19/12 5:35pm

Today's "Soccer Fans Are Crazy" Video: Argentine Supporters Brutally Beat …

Yesterday was the Superclásico, the big showdown between Buenos Aires sides River Plate and Boca Juniors. As is customary for this derby, there were scores of injuries reported—most of them among stewards in the visiting Boca Juniors' stand. The actions captured in this video, I will never understand—fans savagely… » 10/29/12 2:00pm 10/29/12 2:00pm

The Women's Field Hockey Gold Medal Match Was Even Bloodier Than The…

We already showed you this brutal connection between hockey stick and face, and it happened again during today's gold medal match between Holland and Argentina. The Netherlands ended up taking gold with a 2-0 win, but injury was added to insult when Argentina's Mariela Scarone let her face get in the way of a Dutch… » 8/10/12 4:37pm 8/10/12 4:37pm

The Weekend's Most Exciting Soccer Match Ended With A Coach Rolling…

Let's set the scene: the home stadium of Buenos Aires side Chacarita Juniors, which finished 20th in Argentina's second division and was playing for its professional life. The stakes: remaining in Argentina's Nacional B. Chacarita was playing third division winners Nueva Chicago in the second leg of a home-and-home to … » 7/02/12 9:30am 7/02/12 9:30am

Watch Leo Messi Dribble Past Half The Nigerian Team To Set Up This Goal

Argentina beat Nigeria 3-1 today in a friendly in Bangladesh. As usual, Lionel Messi was the engine for Los Albicelestes. He fed Gonzalo Higuain with a beautiful one-touch chip for the first goal. But the real peach was the second goal, created by Messi's blistering midfield run (0:45 in the video). » 9/06/11 1:25pm 9/06/11 1:25pm

Lionel Messi Attended The Sex And Alcohol Party For The Video Games

Lionel Messi has never really known a scandal in his young life, and so it is about time that the Argentinian tabloids create one for him: Libre reported this week that the 23-year-old had attended a party with "sexo, alcohol y cumbia." ESPN's Off The Ball blog has Messi's reaction to the accusations: » 6/17/11 1:45pm 6/17/11 1:45pm