$160 million corruption scandal in Argentina roils its financial markets

Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi/Clarin via AP More than a dozen former Argentine government officials and business executives have been arrested in a large scale corruption scandal. The investigation is throwing Argentina upside down just as it gears up for economic recovery.  Watch the Argentine peso trade in real time here. Just as Argentina looked poised for […]

World Cup LIVE: France vs Argentina latest score and goals; Angel Di Maria screamer levels

The World Cup knockout stages get underway as heavyweights France and Argentina go head-to-head at the Kazan Arena. Argentina scraped through to the knockout stages following a dramatic victory over Nigeria in their last group match, finishing as runners-up to Croatia. Les Bleus, meanwhile, came top of Group C after two wins and a draw. […]

‘Musa’s done more than Messi’ – Nigeria goal hero hands Argentina lifeline

Ahmed Musa’s brace gave Nigeria a vital 2-0 World Cup win over Iceland in Volgograd, handing Lionel Messi and Argentina a lifeline as a three-way battle for qualification behind Croatia in Group D goes to the wire. Musa opened the scoring just after half-time with a stunning half-volley, before embarking on a blistering run down […]

Why countries like Argentina and Turkey fret about exchange rates

IMAGINE if Milton Friedman had been put in charge of a central bank, only to lose his job for expanding the money supply too quickly. Or if Robert Shiller, the Nobel-prizewinning author of “Irrational Exuberance”, were given a similar post, only to depart having allowed a stockmarket bubble to inflate. That is the kind of […]

Iceland player gains 250,000 Instagram followers after substitute appearance against Argentina

Rurik Gíslason, a previously unheralded midfielder from the German second division, has seen his Instagram following swell by 250,000 overnight after a brief cameo in his nation’s opening game in the World Cup. He may have only played a half hour in Iceland’s 1-1 draw with Argentina but Rurik Gíslason has already made quite an […]

Messi misses penalty kick as Iceland holds Argentina to draw

Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in an impressive World Cup debut on Saturday. Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson. The Iceland goalkeeper dived to his right and got two hands behind the […]

How to play Argentina

THERE is a type of footballer who inspires the affection of fans and the ire of coaches. He is talented, usually extravagantly so. But he is also wayward to the same lavish degree. Discipline seems beyond him, on or off the pitch. It was said of one of this kind, Stan Bowles of Queens Park […]

Argentina pulls out of pre-World Cup friendly with Israel in Jerusalem amid Palestinian outcry

A friendly match between the Argentinian and Israeli squads, set to take place in Jerusalem on Saturday, was nixed after Palestinians called out the team for “whitewashing” Israeli occupation and the crackdown against protesters. Pressure for the football match to be cancelled has been rising since last week, with Palestinian activists staging protests near the […]

11 Excellent Reasons to Visit Argentina Now

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Argentina in crisis: Lionel Messi walks out during Spain humiliation ahead of World Cup

Injured Messi could only look on from the stands as Argentina were thrashed 6-1 by Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid last night. But Messi couldn’t even stay until the final whistle as he witnessed his floundering team-mates crumble to an embarrassing defeat just months before the World Cup. Cameras captured the crocked captain […]