Previous
West Ham United
Shrewsbury Town
1
0
AET
Game Details
Leicester City
Fleetwood Town
2
0
FT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Carlisle United
2
0
FT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Nice
2
2
FT
Game Details
Marseille
Strasbourg
2
0
FT
Game Details
Bordeaux
Caen
0
2
FT
Game Details
Cafetaleros de Tapachula
León
2
1
FT
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
Santos
0
1
FT
Game Details
Cruz Azul
Puebla
0
2
LIVE 20'
Game Details
Veracruz
Tampico Madero
0
0
LIVE 14'
Game Details
Pachuca
At. San Luis
0
1
LIVE 6'
Game Details
Next

Gomez wants Germany World Cup spot

Stuttgart
Read
By ESPN Staff

Diego Maradona 'a jinx on Argentina'

Julio Grondona, the president of the Argentine Football Federation, described Diego Maradona as "a jinx" after the team's last-ditch 1-0 victory over a stubborn Iran in Belo Horizonte.

- Delaney: Messi embodies Argentina
- Afshar: Team Melli shine in defeat
- Messi goal saves Vegas gambler $350,000

With minutes remaining at the Mineirao Stadium and the game goalless, Maradona, who had been watching the game with his daughter Gianina, left his seat.

Moments later, Lionel Messi conjured up a spectacular strike to ensure that Argentina went through to the round of 16 and AS reported Gronodo as saying: "When the jinx left, we won the game."

IranIran
NigeriaNigeria
0
0
FT
Match 12
Game Details

Maradona had been unable to watch Argentina's opening group match, a 2-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Maracana, because he was unable to gain access to the stadium.

The ex-Argentina player and coach claimed he had been refused access by FIFA officials -- but world football's governing body denied that claim.

Maradona told Argentinian channel TyC Sports: "I was not allowed to go in to the game, so I had to return to the hotel to see the second half. I did everything I could, but they would not let us in. Someone just said no, it could not happen.

FIFA's head of media Delia Fischer said: "'Maybe he went somewhere where he didn't have the necessary access, but we have no record of it."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.