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# Argentina

Last year
# Investigation
Eight medical personnel to stand trial over Maradona death
The staff are being tried for alleged criminal negligence in the death of the Argentine football legend.
# good night
Messi hails Argentina's 'beautiful final' after downing Italy 3-0 at Wembley
Argentina won Finalissima in front of a sold-out crowd.
# Dr Phil
Contepomi to leave Leinster at end of season and join Cheika's Argentina
The former Pumas out-half has had two successful spells with the Irish province.
# rematch
Abandoned Brazil-Argentina 2022 World Cup qualifier to be replayed after appeals rejected
The original game was called off after Brazilian health officials stormed the pitch to stop the tie.
# cheiks
'Nothing concrete' from Pumas as Contepomi focuses on Connacht clash
The Leinster assistant coach wants to see better launch plays from his team.
# Mix-up
Maradona's daughter claims wrong 'Hand of God' jersey up for auction
Dalma Maradona says the shirt was actually worn by her father during the goalless first half of the 1986 World Cup quarter-final.
# Rosario
Six people hospitalised in Argentina after taking drugs
It comes after 24 people died in Argentina last week after consuming cocaine laced with opioids.
# Argentina
23 people killed and dozens hospitalised in Argentina after taking 'laced' cocaine
Two of the hospitalised are in a serious condition and on mechanical ventilation.
# Round-Up
Suarez and Cavani on target to boost Uruguay World Cup hopes as Argentina defeat Colombia
Uruguay overcame Venezuela in South American World Cup qualifying while Argentina scored a 1-0 win over Colombia.
# Forward Thinking
Argentina forward Julian Alvarez seals move to Manchester City
The 22-year-old, who has signed a five-and-a-half-deal, will stay with River Plate until July.
All time
# back row
Doris and van der Flier complete outstanding autumn series for Ireland
Meanwhile, Andy Farrell was pleased with Joey Carbery’s impact.
# Hard man
'Scumbag stuff' - Lavanini's red card hit draws instant anger from O'Mahony
The Ireland back row was excellent and finished the game as captain.
# gracious
'France and Ireland were the best teams of the international window'
Argentina boss Mario Ledesma praised Ireland’s growth under Andy Farrell.
# clean sweep
Farrell's Ireland finish autumn in style with battering of Argentina
Wins over Japan, New Zealand, and the Pumas send Ireland towards the 2022 Six Nations with belief.
# los pumas
'Be brave' - Farrell looks for Ireland to finish on a high against Argentina
Mario Ledesma’s side have had a tough year but pose a threat.
# Don't Stop Believing
Pumas coach says a World Cup semi-final is well within Ireland's grasp
Juan Fernández Lobbe rates Andy Farrell’s side highly – and feels they can create a stir when they land in France in 2023.
# the cat
'I love the way that he's unorthodox in his play' - Farrell backs Baloucoune
The Ireland boss has outlined the reasoning behind his selection for the Argentina game.
# los pumas
Murray and Carbery set to start together in Ireland's clash with Argentina
There may also be changes in the Irish midfield and back three.
# Crystal Ball
'I do not think the win will make Ireland stop' - Pumas lock is fearful after All Blacks result
Guido Petti says his side will have to raise their game against the Irish this weekend.
# Injury Update
Gibson-Park ruled out of Ireland's clash with Argentina, Luke McGrath called up
James Ryan is set to captain the team in place of the injured Johnny Sexton.
# Qatar 2022
Argentina qualify for World Cup after Brazil draw
Messi couldn’t help his side break the deadlock.
# Closing In
Di Maria goal puts Argentina on verge of World Cup qualification as Messi starts on bench
Argentina will qualify if they beat Brazil and any one of Colombia, Chile or Uruguay fail to win.
# Jouez
Birthday boy Jalibert guides France to Argentina win
The fly-half set up two tries in a 29-20 victory in Paris.
# unbeaten
Messi's Argentina thrash Uruguay, Brazil lose 100% qualifying record
Lionel Scaloni’s side closed the gap on Brazil at the top of the table.
# Complaint
Argentina 'felt really disrespected' by Rugby Championship photoshoot
‘All of a sudden we’re 1,400km away, cannot get here and they take the freaking picture.’
# emphatic
All Blacks grab five tries to hit Argentina with fourth straight Rugby Championship defeat
Tupou Vaa’i bagged a brace with Patrick Tuipulotu, TJ Perenara, and Samisoni Taukei’aho also crossing over the line.
# Report
All Blacks dominate Argentina to seal bonus-point win
New Zealand were determined not to be caught napping by Los Pumas as they were last year.
# Goat
Lionel Messi breaks Pele’s South American international goals record
Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier.
FIFA investigating Brazil-Argentina abandonment after coronavirus fiasco
Premier League players Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia were said to have breached Covid-19 regulations.
# hold up
Brazil and Argentina's World Cup qualifier suspended over Covid-19 protocol controversy
The game was halted shortly after kick-off.
# Second best
Wales' season ends with disappointing defeat to impressive Pumas
Wayne Pivac’s men struggled against Argentina in the sun in Cardiff.
# Long Time Coming
Argentina trophy drought ends for Messi with Copa America triumph over Brazil
A goal from Angel Di Maria made the difference as Argentina won their first silverware in 28 years.
# In The Mix
Messi hits milestone number of appearances as Argentina book Copa America quarter-final spot
Chile are also through to the quarter-finals of the competition.
# Copa America
Argentina win tense derby over Uruguay and England-born striker scores Chile winner
Ben Brereton was the unlikely hero as Chile beat Bolivia 1-0.
# Change Of Plan
Copa America moved to Brazil after co-hosts Argentina and Colombia stripped of tournament
The news has been announced less than two weeks out from the event’s scheduled start on 13 June.
'Football provokes an emotional reaction in people that's so real we have to respect it'
Argentinian writer Marcelo Mora y Araujo is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.
# Ruins of Rome
Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations
Ireland’s 48-10 victory yesterday was impressive but context is needed – Italy are a very poor side.
Argentina World Cup winner dies of heart attack after contracting Covid-19
Leopoldo Luque has died at the age of 71.
Argentina’s former president Carlos Menem dies aged 90
His rule was marked by economic stability and a rapprochement with the US.
# Argentina
Argentina's Senate passes law to legalise abortion
The vote means that abortion will be legalised up to the 14th week of pregnancy.