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Diego Maradona gets inflatable tribute from Argentinos Juniors

Argentinos Juniors have handed the legendary Diego Maradona one of the highest honours they have in their power to bestow: an inflatable tunnel created in his image.

Maradona began his professional career with Argentinos as 15-year-old prodigy in 1976, scoring well over 100 goals in five seasons before moving onto Boca Juniors in 1981.

So, as an homage to their "greatest pride," the club they call El Semillero del Mundo (The Seedbed of the World -- a reference to the strength of their youth academy...

Argentina honours Diego Maradona with statue for 58th birthday

Diego Maradona sat down with ESPN following his Dorados side's opening victory in Ascenso MX.

Argentina celebrated the 58th birthday of Diego Maradona on Wednesday by unveiling a bronze statue of the Albiceleste legend that recreates his goal against England that was voted the greatest of the 20th century.

Maradona's birthday was Oct. 30, but the unveiling was postponed a day due to rain. The statue is located near the Argentinos Juniors club stadium in Buenos Aires, where he made his career debut in 1976.

A decade later, Maradona captained Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title and scored...

 By Sam Kelly

Riquelme returns to his roots

Cristian Ledesma, Matías Caruzzo and Juan Roman Riquelme are all announced as new signings.

There's no rest for the wicked in Argentina; just over a fortnight after the national side's appearance in the World Cup final, the Primera División kicks off a week on Friday. For the first time in a long time, Argentina's top flight will be without arguably its biggest star: Juan Román Riquelme is dropping down a division.

Rumors of Riquelme's exit from Boca Juniors, where he's regarded as one of the club's all-time idols, have been a familiar feature of the Argentine transfer market...

Sunderland set for Scocco signing

Sunderland are close to finalising a deal for Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco after agreeing a fee with Brazilian club Internacional.

Ignacio Scocco wants a World Cup chance.
Ignacio Scocco has high hopes for 2014.

ESPN sources close to the club have revealed the 28-year-old is just waiting for confirmation of his deal, as he looks to press his claims for inclusion in Argentina's World Cup squad.

The Black Cats have been on Scocco's trail for some time, but the fact that his current club still...