Argentina’s ex-president Kirchner indicted for corruption

Argentina’s ex-president Kirchner indicted for corruption

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was indicted Tuesday in a corruption case involving public works. Federal Judge Julian Ercolini approved charges of illicit association and fraudulent administration against Fernandez, and two former aides: ex-Planning Minister Julio de Vido and former Public Works Secretary Jose Lopez. Also named was businessman Lazaro Baez, whose Austral Construcciones company […]

Argentina beats Croatia to win its first Davis Cup title

Argentina beats Croatia to win its first Davis Cup title

Argentina won its first Davis Cup title on Sunday when Federico Delbonis swept past Ivo Karlovic in straight sets to complete a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Croatia. Delbonis dropped to the ground after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory. His teammates fell into each other’s arms and celebrated in front of thousands of Argentine fans […]

Messi’s Argentina no 1986 heroes, says Maradona

Messi’s Argentina no 1986 heroes, says Maradona

BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona apparently boasted that his 1986 World Cup-winning Argentina team was better than the current squad now thrown into turmoil by Lionel Messi’s departure, in a recording published on Wednesday. Previously critical of Messi, the 55-year-old ex-national captain and 2010 World Cup coach joined calls this week for him to reverse his […]

Chile beat Colombia to set up Copa America final with Argentina

Chile beat Colombia to set up Copa America final with Argentina

Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday and will face Argentina in Sunday’s final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was halted for more than two hours due to a torrential rain storm. Chile were already two goals up at half time but the second half was delayed as […]

Football star Lionel Messi’s tax fraud trial opens

Football star Lionel Messi’s tax fraud trial opens

The trial of Lionel Messi over tax fraud charges opened in Barcelona on Tuesday in his absence, with the Argentina football star accused of defrauding Spain of more than four million euros. After winning a league and Cup double with Barcelona, the five-time World Player of the Year and his father are due to confront […]

Messi world’s most valuable player, study shows

Messi world’s most valuable player, study shows

GENEVA: Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi remains the world’s most valuable footballer, even though his crown slipped this season, a market study showed on Wednesday. In its annual report on the player market, the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory put Messi’s value at 216 million euros ($294 million). Even though Messi’s lower performance levels slashed […]