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Argentina players celebrate during their international friendly with Haiti in June 2018
Preview: Argentina vs. Iceland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the 2018 World Cup action as Argentina and Iceland get their campaigns underway in Group D at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow.
Jun 14, 22:16
The Belgium team line up before their friendly game with Portugal on June 2, 2018
World Cup preview: Belgium
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole assesses the chances of Belgium, whose golden generation go into the tournament ranked third in the world.
Jun 13, 16:00
The Argentina team line up before their friendly game with Haiti on May 29, 2018
World Cup preview: Argentina
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews Argentina's chances of going one better than four years ago, when they were beaten in the final.
Jun 13, 10:30
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Top 10 Barcelona players of all time
To mark the end of Andres Iniesta's illustrious 22-year Barcelona career, Sports Mole counts down the 10 greatest players in the club's history.
May 21, 14:29
Diego Maradona at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Diego Maradona named chairman of Belarusian club
Diego Maradona is unveiled as the new chairman of Dinamo Brest, who are currently down in eighth place in the Belarusian Premier League.
May 16, 13:42
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Gianluigi Buffon full of praise for "extraordinary" Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon deems Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo an "extraordinary champion" and comparable to Diego Maradona and Pele.
Apr 3, 22:38
Mousa Dembele in action for Spurs on March 11, 2018
Mousa Dembele: 'I'm not focused on genius tag'
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele insists that he is not focused on the "genius" tag he received from manager Mauricio Pochettino last month.
Mar 26, 10:46
Diego Maradona at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Diego Maradona: 'Napoli can win Serie A title'
Diego Maradona believes that Maurizio Sarri's high-flying side "can win the Scudetto, as at times it reminds me of my Napoli".
Mar 22, 20:44
Mohamed Salah celebrates during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Watford on March 17, 2018
Jurgen Klopp: 'Mohamed Salah on the way to earning Lionel Messi comparisons'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that Mohamed Salah is "on the way" to being named in the same breath as five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.
Mar 17, 22:08
Neymar in action for Paris Saint-Germain on November 22, 2017
World football's most expensive XI of all time
Following a record-breaking January transfer window, Sports Mole compiles the most expensive XI in football history, totalling more than £1bn.
Feb 5, 13:29
Diego Maradona at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Diego Maradona 'told Real Madrid to sign Kylian Mbappe'
Diego Maradona says that Real Madrid passed up the chance to sign Kylian Mbappe during the summer because of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Dec 15, 15:31
Jorge Sampaoli in charge of Chile in 2015
Jorge Sampaoli optimistic about Argentina hopes after Diego Maradona jibe
Jorge Sampaoli defends Argentina's chances of success at next summer's World Cup, despite heavy criticism from Diego Maradona.
Dec 1, 20:27
Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger shake hands before the Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal on November 19, 2016
This weekend's biggest games in world football
Sports Mole rounds up the biggest and most important matches this weekend from all corners of the globe.
Dec 1, 07:00
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring during the Champions League group game between Liverpool and Maribor on November 1, 2017
Diego Maradona heaps praise on "wonderful" Mohamed Salah
Diego Maradona believes that "wonderful" Mohamed Salah deserves to be recognised as the best African footballer in the world.
Nov 15, 15:49
Neymar and Edinson Cavani embrace during the Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux on September 30, 2017
This weekend's biggest games in world football
Ahead of another packed weekend of football, Sports Mole rounds up the biggest matches to be taking place around the world.
Oct 20, 14:05
Sergio Aguero in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Everton on August 21, 2017
Sergio Aguero 'dumped by girlfriend two days after car crash'
A report claims that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was dumped by his lover of four years shortly after being involved in a car crash earlier this week.
Oct 1, 20:42
Diego Maradona at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Diego Maradona hits back at "idiot" Dani Alves
Argentina legend Diego Maradona brands Juventus full-back Dani Alves an "idiot" after he criticised the infamous 'Hand of God' goal at the 1986 World Cup.
Jun 20, 14:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gerard Houllier: 'Dele Alli can be England's Zinedine Zidane'
Former France boss Gerard Houllier believes that Dele Alli can have a similar impact at international level to the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jun 13, 17:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Dominic Solanke wins Under-20 World Cup Golden Ball
England forward and new Liverpool signing Dominic Solanke wins the Golden Ball for best player at the Under-20 World Cup.
Jun 11, 15:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paul Simpson wants bright future for England Under-20 World Cup winners
England Under-20s manager Paul Simpson is hopeful that his players have a bright future ahead of them following their triumph at the Under-20 World Cup.
Jun 11, 14:50
Gianluigi Donnarumma in action during the Serie A game between Roma and Milan on December 12, 2016
Mino Raiola: 'Eleven top clubs want Gianluigi Donnarumma'
Agent Mino Raiola says that "there are 11 top clubs" that want to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer.
Jun 1, 19:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Napoli vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Napoli and Real Madrid, with the holders enjoying a 3-1 lead at the halfway stage of the tie.
Mar 6, 16:44
Diego Maradona at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Diego Maradona 'visited by police following hotel row with girlfriend'
Argentina legend Diego Maradona is reportedly visited by the police after being alerted to a disturbance at a Madrid hotel.
Feb 15, 12:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Gianni Di Marzio: 'Cristiano Ronaldo was on verge of joining Juventus'
Cristiano Ronaldo came close to signing for Juventus from Sporting Lisbon in 2002 before the deal fell through, according to former Juve director Gianni Di Marzio.
Feb 13, 19:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Diego Maradona: 'Lionel Messi doesn't need World Cup win to seal legacy'
Diego Maradona denies suggestions that Lionel Messi needs to lead Argentina to a World Cup success if he is to go down as a true footballing great.
Jan 26, 20:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Carlos Puyol: 'Lionel Messi best player in history'
Carlos Puyol brands former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi 'the best player in the history of football'.
Nov 15, 22:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Diego Maradona: 'Gerard Pique better than Sergio Ramos'
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is "a step above" Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, according to Diego Maradona.
Oct 14, 18:42
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Diego Maradona names Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp as favourite manager
Argentina legend Diego Maradona names Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as the manager he is most impressed by in world football.
Oct 13, 22:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Diego Maradona, Juan Sebastian Veron clash in charity match
Argentina legend Diego Maradona clashes with compatriot Juan Sebastian Veron during a 'Match for Peace' charity game organised by Pope Francis.
Oct 13, 16:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jose Mourinho snubs Cristiano Ronaldo when naming best three players ever
Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho names Lionel Messi, Pele and Diego Maradona as the three greatest players of all time, excluding compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jul 19, 22:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Diego Maradona urges Lionel Messi to reconsider international retirement
Argentina legend Diego Maradona urges five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi to reverse his decision to retire from international football.
Jun 28, 14:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Daniele De Rossi: 'Roy Keane is my absolute hero'
Roma captain Daniele De Rossi reveals that former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane is his football hero.
May 6, 21:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Diego Maradona urges Napoli to sign Harry Kane
Napoli legend Diego Maradona urges his former club to replace Gonzalo Higuain with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this summer.
Apr 26, 13:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'Lionel Messi has to win Ballon d'Or'
Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d'Or ahead of Barcelona teammate Neymar and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Spanish veteran Xavi.
Dec 5, 12:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'Lionel Messi best of all time'
Former Barcelona captain Xavi claims that Lionel Messi stands alone as the best player in the history of football.
Nov 18, 18:03
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Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has second gastric bypass operation
Argentina football legend Diego Maradona undergoes a second gastric bypass operation due to being 11 stone overweight.
Nov 17, 10:38
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Result: Argentina close in on quarter-finals
Argentina take a step closer to reaching the quarter-finals following a 38-16 win over Tonga.
Oct 4, 16:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wayne Rooney: 'Lionel Messi is better than Diego Maradona'
Wayne Rooney admits that he considers Lionel Messi to be a better player than Diego Maradona, despite the Barcelona's man failure to win the World Cup.
Sep 5, 04:00
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Diego Maradona reunites with referee who allowed 'hand of God' World Cup goal
Argentina football legend Diego Maradona reunites with the referee who allowed his 'hand of God' goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals.
Aug 19, 11:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Man United's David Beckham lobs Neil Sullivan from halfway line
Nineteen years ago today, Manchester United winger David Beckham scored from the halfway line against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.
Aug 17, 08:00

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