Police: Man Burned Friend's House Down after Soccer Argument
The Superclásico between Argentine teams Boca Juniors and River Plate is coming up on Saturday for the Copa Libertadores, and the rivalry is apparently big enough to cause a man to set his former brother-in-law's house on fire.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Inside the 'Church' Devoted to Argentina’s Favorite Soccer Player
Diego Armando Maradona is one of the best soccer players of all time. And for many fans, he’s a god.
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
The Immortal Maradona: The Many Times That Diego Cheated Death
The soccer legend, who recently turned 57, has seemed on multiple occasions to have his days numbered—but he's always managed to stick around. Did someone say the hand of God?
Juan José Relmucao
the butcher of bilbao
How The ‘Butcher of Bilbao’ Almost Ended Diego Maradona’s Career
On 24 September 1983, the man fans called ‘Goiko’ committed one of the most infamous fouls in the history of the game. It would lead to poisonous bad blood between him and Maradona.
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Analyzing The Smoking Habits of Soccer Players and Iconic Managers
While medical science has come to the consensus that tobacco and rigorous exercise don’t mix, there are still many icons of football who enjoy a crafty smoke. Here, we look to their smoking habits and what they may or may not signify.
football's love of false equivalence
Unpacking The Logic Behind Calling a Footballer ‘The New Thierry Henry’
When Kylian Mbappe faces Manchester City on Wednesday evening, he will bear the burden of comparison to a true great. This is inherently unfair on a young player, and also based on a deeply flawed rationale.
the magic of el diego
Our Darling, Our Diego: How Naples Fell in Love With Maradona
It is often taken as a truism that no man is bigger than the club, but Diego Maradona's stint at Napoli challenges this. During a glorious and at times chaotic seven years in Naples, Maradona brought a whole city under his spell.
Mike Meehall Wood
World's Oldest Opera House Will Host Lifetime Tribute to...Diego Maradona?
The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples will put on a tribute for Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, who spent seven years with Napoli.
The Nativity: Where Diego Maradona Comes From
In this excerpt from Jonathan Wilson's "Angels With Dirty Faces," Diego Maradona becomes a national phenomenon.
Only the Hand of God Can Separate Messi and Maradona
Lionel Messi has stepped away from the international stage without equalling Diego Maradona's achievements. Yet the oddity is that, in many ways, the younger man's achievements far outstrip those of his predecessor.
Doping in Football: Does the Beautiful Game Need to Confront an Ugly Truth?
UEFA has implemented strict new anti-doping regulations, but asserts that football is almost entirely clean. Is the beautiful game really untainted by drugs, or are the authorities being wilfully ignorant?
Better Ideas Than Diego Maradona as FIFA Vice President
Diego Maradona wants to be Vice President of FIFA. This is certainly an idea, but are there better ideas out there? You betcha.