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# argentina - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Whale gently lifts kayakers out of water in incredible video Whale Tale

# argentina - Monday 14 July, 2014

Why Manuel Neuer was the best player at the 2014 World Cup

German goalkeeper displayed remarkable agility, awareness and intelligence.

# argentina - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Maradona: ‘Messi will define World Cup final’

The Argentine legend says his country ‘can’t allow’ a European team win the World Cup in South America.

# argentina - Friday 11 July, 2014

Should Ron Vlaar’s penalty have counted against Argentina? ON THE SPOT This post contains videos

Should Ron Vlaar’s penalty have counted against Argentina?

Was the ball still in play? Did it cross the line? Where was that goal-line technology graphic that plagued us during the group stages?

# argentina - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Penalty analysis: ‘Why didn’t Cillessen stop Messi’s kick?

Expert Ignacio Palacios-Huerta dissects last night’s semi-final shoot-out.

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together

Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.

# argentina - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?

The Argentina midfielder collapsed to the turf after a clash of heads.

We’ll Leave It There So: Froome’s falls, Brazil’s sorrows and all today’s sport

An Irish player joined a French club, Nicolas Roche struggled and Argentina got ready for the Dutch.

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World Cup hangout: The prize-giving webchat that’s pity-partying hard in Brazil

We’ve got another phone to give away and the hungry Mikey Stafford is in São Paulo awaiting Argentina v The Netherlands.

# argentina - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action

The Oranje crushed Costa Rica (on penalties) and Argentina fortified their position in enemy territory.

# argentina - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Angel Di Maria ruled out of World Cup — report

Argentina’s second most threatening player hobbled out of their win over Belgium.

As it happened: Argentina v Belgium, World Cup quarter final

We went minute-by-minute as the tournament ‘dark horses’ tried to cause an upset.

# argentina - Thursday 3 July, 2014

New documentary on Lionel Messi’s journey to the top screened in Brazil

Former World Cup winner Jorge Valdano was centrally involved in the creation of ‘Messi’.

‘In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street…’

Our man in Brazil is braced for a not-so-smooth landing.

# argentina - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

# argentina - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Babatunde set to miss rest of World Cup after horrific arm injury

A powerful shot from teammate Ogenyi Onazi caused the injury.

# argentina - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Maradona has a message for Argentina FA president Julio Grondona

Diego hit back after his former employer referred to him as ‘Argentina’s bad-luck charm’.

Watch out, Gilesy! Rihanna impresses with astute analysis of the World Cup

Pop-star puts some pundits to shame by offering deep, well-read opinions on a number of games.

# argentina - Friday 20 June, 2014

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The briefcase: this was the week in business

Opening shots in the budget war, cuddly Ryanair, and everything in between…

# argentina - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Rhys Ruddock among those to leave Argentina with reputation enhanced

Jack McGrath, Simon Zebo, Iain Henderson and Robbie Diack also stood out.

# argentina - Monday 16 June, 2014

Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad

Matías Cortese was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle against Ireland on Saturday.

Watch Messi’s mercurial goal from last night Sensible Soccer-style

Magnificent overhead camera angle of The Great One’s strike from last night.

# argentina - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Trouble flares on the streets of Rio as Maracana hosts Argentina v Bosnia

According to reports, police fired tear gas as a group of protesters attempted to march towards the stadium.

# argentina - Thursday 12 June, 2014

McFadden handed Ireland’s 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes

Noel Reid, Rob Herring and James Cronin could make their debuts from the bench against Argentina.

From The Daily Edge 12 essential phrases for bluffing your way through the World Cup World Cup For Dummies

12 essential phrases for bluffing your way through the World Cup

First rule: It’s always football. Never, NEVER soccer.

# argentina - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Maradona compares Brazil final scalp to an ‘orgasm’

Winning a tournament is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman.

‘Argentina rattled us a bit at the breakdown’ – Ireland lock Henderson

The 22-year-old was one of the stand-out individuals last weekend in Resistencia.

# argentina - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

‘I just try to have fun and enjoy it’ – Zebo on his Ireland comeback

The 24-year-old returned to the green jersey against Argentina after an absence of almost a year.

# argentina - Monday 9 June, 2014

Who would you pick to start Ireland’s second Test against Argentina?

Would you keep the experienced heads involved or just roll in all the players who missed out on Saturday.

Analysis: Ireland’s new-look midfield shows promise in Argentina

The trio of Jonny Sexton, Luke Marshall and Darren Cave provided a strong attacking performance.

# argentina - Saturday 7 June, 2014

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 1st Test

We went minute-by-minute as the Six Nations champions went out to continue their winning ways.

Humble beginnings for new Irish era as Schmidt takes show on the road less travelled

The Six Nations champions look to build momentum against Argentina this evening.

# argentina - Friday 6 June, 2014

Snapshot: Armed soldier doesn’t fancy tangling with Big Devin Toner

It’s kinda like the scene with the water in Jurassic Park.

What kind of Argentina team will Ireland be facing tomorrow in Chaco?

We’ve examined Los Pumas’ starting side ahead of their clash with Joe Schmidt’s men.

# argentina - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina

From options at centre to a prayer on the wing. We don’t ask for much.

# argentina - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Murray, Zebo and Ah You have been hurling at Ireland training in Argentina

Check out the best pics as Joe Schmidt’s men trained at Hurling Club in Buenos Aires yesterday.

# argentina - Monday 2 June, 2014

Here’s how nutrition is managed for the Irish rugby squad on tour to Argentina

We caught up with IRFU nutritionist Dr Ruth Wood-Martin before she headed off to South America ahead of the squad.

# argentina - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Messi can inspire Argentina success, says Martino

Can Argentina clinch a famous tournament win in Brazil?

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