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Toe Poke Daily: Maradona king for a day (and every day) yet again

Diego Maradona coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata looks on before a match against Velez.
Diego Maradona was given a throne by his team to coach on during all of their home games in Argentina.

Diego Maradona is king for a day (again) and he'll be king every day that he remains in the home dugout for Gimnasia La Plata.

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Maradona is definitely enjoying himself at Gimnasia La Plata in Argentina's Superliga, after the club made a special throne for the 59-year-old coach to use on the sidelines of each home game.

Gimnasia will...

Olympic qualifiers a chance for Argentina's Mac Allister to showcase his talent

Alexis Mac Allister is taking his chance at the Olympic qualifiers to prove he's ready for Europe, Argentina's senior side.

Alexis Mac Allister will not be playing for Argentina when they take on Chile in their second game of the South American Under-23 Championships on Friday night. He is serving a suspension after being sent off for receiving two yellow cards in the opening match. Despite the dismissal, he has probably been the best thing on show so far in the tournament.

In the toughest game so far, Argentina's 2-1 win over hosts Colombia, he was the difference between the two sides. The match showcased the talent...

Australia to face Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay in 2020 Copa America

Julien Laurens says Lionel Messi separated himself from other Ballon d'Or finalists by carrying Barcelona.
Craig Burley believes Lionel Messi is single-handedly covering up deficiencies at Barcelona.

The Socceroos will tackle global superstar Lionel Messi and Argentina at next year's Copa America after Australia were drawn alongside the co-hosts.

Graham Arnold's men were drawn in Group A for the South American continental championship, which starts on June 12.

That means Australia will play their five group stages matches in Argentina against the two-time World Cup champions, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay.

The Socceroos' opening match will be against 15-time Copa America champions Uruguay...

Argentina legend Diego Maradona reverses course, stays as Gimnasia manager

Diego Maradona will stay on at struggling Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima after initally resigning.

Diego Maradona decided to stay on as coach of Argentine club Gimnasia y Esgrima in a surprising about turn on Thursday, two days after saying he was leaving his job at the struggling first division side.

His lawyer Matias Morla told a news conference the former World Cup winner changed his mind after the candidates for club president agree to put their differences aside ahead of Saturday's election.

The announcement prompted an outpouring of emotion from fans, many of whom turned up at the club...

Cavani says heated row with Messi during Uruguay-Argentina friendly 'part of football'

After Edinson Cavani and Lionel Messi's war of words, Steve Nicol says it comes to absolutely no surprise.
Julien Laurens expects Edinson Cavani to look for another opportunity in Europe rather than a move to MLS.
Ale Moreno is surprised by Antoine Griezmann and Didier Deschamps' comments about Griezmann's role at Barca.

Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani has said his spat with Argentina captain Lionel Messi during Monday's 2-2 international friendly is "part of football."

The pair were caught on camera exchanging words throughout the encounter played in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

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Uruguay captain Diego Godin at one point stepped in to intervene during one of the heated exchanges in the first half.

Before half-time, after Messi had been fouled by Matias Vecino,...