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Hand of God 25 Years On 4

Hand of God 25 Years On


It’s 25 years to the day since Diego Maradon’s famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England, and Ger McCarthy remembers one of football’s most controversial moments.

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Lionel Messi – a surprise outsider?


Having not necessarily shown his best form for Argentina in the past and having had a long and testing season with Barcelona, I was originally skeptical about Lionel Messi’s chances of challenging for the Golden Boot at this summer’s World Cup. However, upon seeing the 22 year old’s display against Nigeria on Saturday afternoon, I […]

Talking Points: Argentina 1-0 Nigeria 0

Talking Points: Argentina 1-0 Nigeria


1. Cometh the Hour… Cometh the man. The world was watching as Lionel Messi took the pitch in Johannesburg today, and the little wonder did not disappoint. Messi was at the centre of almost everything Argentina did going forward, and his personal duel with Nigeria ‘keeper Vincent Enyeama was a delight to watch. Granted, Messi did not […]

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All A Bit Messi


Argentina began the World Cup with a win, but it was a far from convincing performance from their array of superstars. It was very much a case of ‘job done’ for Argentina following their 1-0 win over Nigeria today, but there were plenty of holes to pick for the critics. Maradona’s men looked set to […]

Moments of Magic #19 - François Omam-Biyik 0

Moments of Magic #19 – François Omam-Biyik


Moments of Magic makes its long overdue return with a look at the goal that caused one of the biggest shocks at the 1990 World Cup. François Omam-Biyik v Argentina, 1990 Reigning champions Argentina went into Italia ’90 as one of the favourites for the tournament and reached the final, but not before they were […]

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Maradona hit with ban


Argentina boss Diego Maradona has been slapped with a two month ban from football following his outburst at a press conference last month following the victory over Uruguay. The 49 year old, who was under a lot of pressure following a lacklustre World Cup qualifying campaign, launched an expletive-filled vicious attack on reporters and critics. […]