Argentina is the best
Hurricane in Cuba forced Diego Maradona to delay his trip back home to Argentina, where he's scheduled to play a final farewell match this weekend. But he's home and ready for the big game.
Maradona's name will always be remembered with the number 10 shirt. The soccer legend was in Argentina to participate in Saturday's testimonial game in which his number 10 shirt will be officially retired from the national team. Maradona bills this as one of the greatest honours of his life.
The former Argentine captain also made it clear he thought his home team was the best in the world. "There is no team that has played better than Argentina. Argentina is doing well. We have to maintain the level and I think we are firm to go win the World Cup," he maintained.
The 40-year-old star retired from the game in 1997 with a total of 138 matches between 1977 and 1994 during which he scored 61 goals.
New coach for AC Milan
Italian club AC Milan unveiled their new coach Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday. Ancelotti, an ex-AC Milan and Italy player replaces Turkish coach Fatih Terim, who was fired after the team's 1-0 loss to lowly Torino over the weekend. Ancelotti is the clubs fourth coach in less than a year. But the hire and fire policy hasn't helped. Milan are currently in fifth place in the Serie A.
Who comes first?
South Korea's tiff with 2002 World Cup co-host Japan continues. In a press conference, a top soccer official has criticized Japan for not doing enough to mend diplomatic rifts between the two countries. This comes after an earlier well publicized rift about which country's name would be used first in the World Cup promotional material. Both countries have about 200 days to resolve their conflicts.