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Video: World's longest football flag?

River Plate fans paraded a 7,829m club flag from the site of River's former ground in the Palermo district of the capital to the Monumental, their massive stadium in Nunez. The flag has been claimed by River fans as the longest in the world.


Happy birthday Jorge Valdano

Valdano on the run for Argentina against Bulgaria at the 1986 World Cup. Credit: PA

Happy 57th birthday to Jorge Valdano, World Cup winner with Argentina in 1986 and later the manager of Real Madrid.

Valdano (right) celebrates team-mate Pedro Pablo Pasculli's winning goal against Uruguay at Mexico '86. Credit: PA

Maradona supports Argentina's Davis Cup team

Diego Maradona at the tennis. Credit: PA

Argentina legend Diego Maradona enjoyed a day out at the tennis in Buenos Aires on Friday. He watched his country take on the Czech Republic in their Davis Cup clash. El Diego didn't get the result he wanted though, as Tomas Berdych fought back to beat Juan Monaco in a five-set thriller.

Boca draw, stay top

Boca's Pablo Ledesma (left) celebrates scoring from the spot against Argentinos. Credit: PA

Argentinian Apertura leaders Boca Juniors were held to a 1-1 draw at Argentinos Juniors on Sunday night. Argentinos had Diego Placente sent off in the 65th minute but Boca could not find a winner despite their extra man. Boca still lead the Argentine top flight by one point.


A walk in the park for Aguero

Sergio Aguero trains with Argentina in Buenos Aires. Credit: PA

Manchester City forward Kun Aguero is on international duty as Argentina prepares to kick off its World Cup qualifying campaign, against Paraguay in Cordoba.

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