Lionel Messi said Argentina have felt the presence of the late, great Diego Maradona throughout their World Cup campaign, including on Friday when they beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach the semi-finals.
The Dutch staged a dramatic comeback with two late goals to level their match 2-2 after the 90 minutes and take the last-eight encounter at the Lusail Stadium into extra time, where the scoreline stayed the same until the final whistle. But they squandered their first two penalties and went on to lose the shootout 4-3.
Forward Di Maria missed the last-16 victory over Australia due to a left thigh injury and Scaloni also faced questions about the fitness of Rodrigo De Paul after reports in the media, which the midfielder denied, that he had a muscle issue.
Martinez started Argentina's stunning opening group stage loss to Saudi Arabia -- where he had a couple of goals disallowed for offside -- and also their win over Mexico.
Australia's fairytale finally came to an end on Saturday but the unfancied and unheralded squad that headed to Qatar a few weeks ago will go home to a hero's welcome after going as far at a World Cup as any Socceroos team has ever been.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi and coach Lionel Scaloni predicted a tough but beautiful encounter with the Netherlands when the sides meet in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.
Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a World Cup knockout round in his 1,000th match to beat Diego Maradona's tournament tally, as Argentina beat off a frenzied Australia fightback to win 2-1 on Saturday and reach the quarter-finals.
Lionel Messi's passionate performances at the Qatar World Cup are earning him oodles of love from Argentines, but their old favouritism for Diego Maradona may resurface unless he brings home the trophy on his final attempt.
Argentines renewed their hopes in the country's national soccer team after it defeated Poland 2-0 on Wednesday, booking a place for the team led by star Lionel Messi in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
The Argentine Super Cup will be played in Abu Dhabi in January after the country's football association (AFA) signed a partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), which announced the deal on Wednesday.
The burial is easily dated from the distinctive ceramics of the Late Pottery period.
The ministry highlighted the decision as a new step towards the international community's recognition of the danger of this terrorist group to international peace and security.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri hailed Egypt's achievements during the past years in terms of economic reform and achieving comprehensive development.
The shows will be presented for three days in a row (June 26, 27 and 28) starting 8 p.m. on the Grand Theater at Cairo Opera House.
Argentine markets, rattled during recent months by rising political uncertainty, could get a reprieve.
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr met with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie on the sidelines of the UN's Second High-Level Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40).
The leaders of the world's largest economies received alpaca scarfs, silver bracelets, wine from Argentina's Mendoza region and teas from Patagonia.
Argentina opened talks with the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday to seek a financial aid package.
A former Siemens AG employee pleaded not guilty on Thursday to U.S. charges he took part in a $100 million scheme to bribe Argentine officials.
Sounds detected by probes searching for a missing Argentine submarine in the South Atlantic on Monday did not come from the vessel.