Argentina

Magazine feature: Class divide

On a sad day for world football with the passing of Diego Maradona, we’re posting a timely feature article from Issue 6 of the Póg Mo Goal Magazine. Maradona’s second goal against England in 1986 is seen by many as the greatest ever and spawned iconic commentary around the world, including Ireland.

Ticker Tape & Argentinian Steak

With the passing of the great Diego Maradona, we’re reposting this Issue 5 feature. For a motley crew of the League of Ireland’s finest, football paradise was found in South America, when they also faced the teenage sensation, writes Macdara Ferris.

Gabriel Uchida’s Argentina 360

Brazilian photo-journalist Gabriel Uchida has travelled around Argentina capturing stunning 360′ images of football stadiums from different divisions.

Happy Birthday Messi: Master and the Apprentice

Many are calling him the greatest player of all time and he’s only just turned 28. While Lionel Messi rightfully claims football’s brightest spotlight today, the Argentine was waiting in the wings at the Nou Camp while Ronaldinho held centre stage. But ten years ago, he announced himself to the watching world.

Adidas Messi Mirosar10

Lionel Messi’s signature Mirosar10 boot tells the story of a legend. The Adidas Messi Mirosar10 design and specially created website chronicle the little flea’s rise to greatness.

Prayers Answered for San Lorenzo

Pope Francis’ club in Argentina, San Lorenzo, are the 2014 Copa Libertadores champions after a 1-0 win in the second leg over Paraguay’s Nacional. Watch all the best bits.

Adidas Brazuca Final Rio

Adidas’ official match ball of the World Cup final has been updated. The Brazuca Final Rio will be used only once in the last game of the competition when Germany face Argentina on Sun 13 July, in the Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro.

June 22, 1986: Maradona vs England

On this day in 1986, Diego Maradona scored two of the most talked about goals in World Cup history. The ‘Hand of God’ at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City was followed by what many still consider to be the greatest goal of all time.