Lionel Messi has been left off Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia to rebuild his match fitness at Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi was nominated for The Best FIFA Men's Player of the year award for 2021, and Alexia Putellas is the favourite for the women's award.
With 2022 on the horizon, it is a chance to take stock and look back at the past year. Here are the best images of 2021, as chosen by Getty and AFP.
Napoli paid tribute to Hugo Maradona, younger brother of the club's former great Diego, following his death from a heart attack at the age of 52
Soccer's governing bodies in Europe and South America aim to stem FIFA's biennial World Cup plan. Will all this posturing do more harm than good?
The UEFA Nations League is set to expand to include all 10 South American countries from the 2024 edition, according to UEFA's Zbigniew Boniek.
Boca Juniors beat Barcelona on penalties to claim the inaugural Diego Maradona Cup in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
A woman who had a relationship with the late Diego Maradona two decades ago said in a news conference he raped her when she was a teenager.
Argentinian football is in mourning following the shooting death of Barracas Central youth player Lucas Gonzalez by city police.
Officials Andres Cunha and Esteban Ostojich were suspended after failing to give a red card to Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi vs. Brazil.
Argentina, amid a 27-game unbeaten run, have qualified for Qatar 2022. For Uruguay, however, things are starting to turn sour.
Argentina and Brazil drew a tense and end-to-end match 0-0 on Tuesday, meaning both teams retained their unbeaten record in CONMEBOL WC qualifiers.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi is fit again and will start their World Cup qualifier at home to Brazil on Tuesday but Neymar will miss out.
Can Argentina's defense hold up vs. Brazil on Tuesday? The World Cup qualifier might not have anything on the line, but there's still lots to watch.
With Brazil into the World Cup and Argentina on the verge, teams such as Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, and Uruguay are fighting for their spots.
Unbeaten since 2019, Argentina's well-oiled machine rolled past a Uruguay side that snatched at too many chances on Friday in Montevideo.
Argentina started without Lionel Messi but a moment of magic from Angel Di Maria was enough to give them a 1-0 win over Uruguay.
Lionel Scaloni responded to PSG criticism on Thursday, saying Argentina have a right to call Lionel Messi up.
Lionel Messi is almost certain to miss Argentina's match against Uruguay on Friday. How will Albiceleste coach Lionel Scaloni fill the void?
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has expressed his frustration at Lionel Messi joining up with Argentina despite his injury.
Napoli paid tribute to a club legend on Sunday by wearing a special kit designed in honour of the late Argentina great Diego Maradona.
PSG forward Lionel Messi will miss the trip to Bordeaux through injury but could feature for Argentina in this month's World Cup qualifiers.