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Argentine coach Cristian Neira quits after benched player pulls gun

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A coach in the lower divisions of Argentine football quit after being threatened at gunpoint by a benched player.

Coach Cristian Neira of the Escuela Presidente Roca club, in one of the regional lower divisions in the Cordoba province north of Buenos Aires, quit after midfielder Cesar Pagani pulled a gun during training and demanded to be included in the starting lineup on Thursday, said president of the Cordoba Football League Emeterio Farias.

"The coach quit," Farias...

Female official reports attack during game in Argentina

Maria Eugenia Rocco has worked as an assistant referee at Olympic Games and Women's World Cups.

A female assistant referee has claimed she received a blow to the back of her neck from an angry player following a match between Argentino de Quilmes and Deportivo Merlo in Argentina's Primera C.

According to local media reports, visitors Deportivo Merlo were protesting to referee Jorge Broggi after Tuesday's game following two late goals in their 2-1 defeat when assistant Maria Eugenia Rocco intervened.

Rocco, who reported the incident to the police, said in La Nacion: "When the game ended and...