The body of Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash last month, was laid out in a gymnasium in the town where he grew up.
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The body is being driven to Progreso, around 538 kilometres (334 miles) northwest of the capital Buenos Aires, for a vigil and wake.
The bid, which previously included only Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, is up against bids from England, and another bid from Morocco.
Macarena Sanchez is suing AFA to make the Argentina women's game pro. FIFPro backs her: 'It's unacceptable to treat women as second-class citizens.'
Lionel Messi will return to the Argentina setup for their March friendlies against Venezuela and the Czech Republic, sources told ESPN Argentina.
Six teams remain as the South American U20 Championships resume with perennial powerhouses Brazil and Argentina in unusual positions.
Barcelona's Messi has not featured for Argentina since captaining them at the World Cup, where they were knocked out by winners France.
Hosts Brazil have been drawn to face Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia in the 2019 Copa America that kicks off in Sao Paulo in June.
Marcelo Bielsa is obsessed with details, so after paying $2.5m for Newell's Old Boys' new hotel, it was no surprise he had a say in every one.
South America's under-20 championships kick off this week. Success there can lead to Qatar 2022 for nations and to global stardom for their stars.
Maximiliano Levy was elected as president of third-tier Almirante Brown but has been barred from entering football stadiums.
Argentina's World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona was released from hospital on Sunday after successfully undergoing a routine operation.
New Mexico boss Gerardo Martino has succeeded both in Argentina and abroad but the rise and essence of "Tata" is rooted in his hometown of Rosario.
Lionel Messi left his hometown of Rosario and local club Newell's Old Boys at 13 for Spain. Both hold out hope that he will return for good someday.
Jorge Sampaoli has a new job after the unmitigated disaster of Russia 2018. But his high press game carries high risks and Santos may suffer.
In a weekend headlined by Liverpool's emphatic win over Manchester United, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continued to make new records.
Former Argentina and Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli is set to join Brazilian club Santos, the club has announced.
Pele also claimed Lionel Messi "only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn't head the ball well."
Argentina are set to appoint Lionel Scaloni as coach on a permanent basis, ESPN sources say.
Diego Maradona's fine work with Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico has been appreciated by the man who founded a place of worship for him in Argentina.
The next World Cup is four years away, but if it began today, how would the major nations line up? We asked our writers to look into the future.
"I lived through the past and there wasn't as much that before. Hopefully it can continue. [In the past cycle], I didn't feel it," Icardi said.
Lionel Scaloni has righted the ship since the shambles in Russia. But how long will it be his Argentina team? Big decisions now must be taken.
Mexico's 2018 comes to a sputtering end following another loss to Argentina on Tuesday but El Tri's midfield gave reason to hope in 2019 and beyond.