Free Press Journal
  • Diego Maradona: Playing genius but coaching misfit

    Buenos Aires : As much as he was a genius with the ball at his feet, Diego Maradona’s coaching career has been far from distinguished and took a curious turn when he joined Mexican second-division outfit Dorados.

  • Caught between love and indifference for Maradona

    Buenos Aires : Argentine legend Diego Maradona is a controversial idol, worshipped as a god for his World Cup-winning exploits but whose life of excess has left a tormented public back home torn between veneration and derision.

  • Lionel Messi’s family, friends celebrate his 31st birthday

    Buenos Aires: Argentina national team star Lionel Messi has turned 31 and his family and friends flooded social media with their well-wishes. Messi’s wife, Antonella Ruccozzo, who stayed in Argentina while her husband competes in the World Cup in Russia was the first to wish him a happy birthday, reports Efe.

  • Argentina fans weep as World Cup dream fades

    Buenos Aires: The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded. “We lost very badly, they really humiliated us this time,” said 22-year-old Joaquin.

  • Argentina have a ‘debt’ to settle at World Cup: Messi

    Buenos Aires : Argentina captain Lionel Messi admitted that his generation has a score to settle at the World Cup in Russia after a series of agonising near misses in major tournaments.

  • Stefania Costanza, Consul General of Italy in Mumbai, feels the country has much to offer to India

    Stefania Costanza, Consul General of Italy in Mumbai, feels the country has much to offer to India

    Stefania Costanza, current Consul General of Italy in Mumbai, has had a varied career both in terms of responsibilities and postings. Having served in the United Nations, and worked in locations like Kabul and Buenos Aires, she understands challenges in developed and under-developed countries. In her role as the Consul General of Italy in Mumbai, she strongly believes that Italy has much to offer to India— both in

  • Messi statue vandalized in Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires : Vandals have knocked over a statue of Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi in Buenos Aires for the second time this year.


    Buenos Aires : A nation exploded with relief on Tuesday as Lionel Messi single-handedly dragged his Argentina team into next year’s World Cup finals with a spellbinding hat-trick in Quito.

  • Maradona prefers Messi, but dubs Ronaldo as incredible!

    Buenos Aires : Argentinian footballing legend Maradona said that he preferred compatriot Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo all the while dubbing the Portugal captain an “incredible” player.

  • Getting best out of Messi is Sampaoli’s job

    Buenos Aires : Getting the best out of Lionel Messi and reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup are the two main goals for new Argentina football coach Jorge Sampaoli.

  • Argentina boss blasts Barca over Lionel Messi injury

    Buenos Aires : Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza launched a stinging attack on Barcelona on Thursday after losing star forward Lionel Messi for vital World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Paraguay next month.

  • Lionel Messi ruled out

    Buenos Aires : Argentina striker Lionel Messi will miss Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Venezuela with a groin problem, national team coach Edgardo Bauza has said.

  • Messi will play for love of Argentina

    Buenos Aires : For the love of his country, Lionel Messi has reconsidered his decision to quit international soccer and will continue playing for Argentina’s national team.

  • Will persuade Lionel Messi to return:Edgardo Bauza

    Buenos Aires : Argentina’s new football coach Edgardo Bauza has said frustration and a deep sense of hurt has forced Lionel Messi to retire from international football, promising to persuade the superstar to return.

  • Maradona urges Lionel Messi to stay with Argentina

    Buenos Aires : Argentine football legend Diego Maradona urged Lionel Messi not to follow through on his vow to quit the national team after its defeat in the Copa America Centenario. “Messi has to stay in the national team. He has to stay because he still has playing days ahead of him,” Maradona was quoted as saying by La Nacion newspaper online. “He will go to Russia in form to be world

  • Argentina begs Lionel Messi not to quit

    Buenos Aires : Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country’s President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

  • Lavezzi thanks fans for support

    Buenos Aires : Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, who seriously injured his left elbow during his team’s victory against the United States in the semi-finals of the ongoing Copa America Centenario football tournament, has thanked fans via social media for the support he received.

  • Festival of Indian Poetry to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos Aires (Argentina): Embassy of India in Argentina is organising an Indian poetry Festival in association with the prestigious Inter American University (UIA) in Buenos Aires on 11 June along the Buenos Aires Poetry Festival (7-11 June).