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  1. Argentina’s Giovanni Simeone following in his father’s footsteps

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    Argentina U-20 forward Giovanni ‘Cholito’ Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, is proving to be a chip off the old block.

    The eldest Simeone made his name as a hard-nosed midfielder for numerous European clubs, as well as with Argentina with whom he made 112 international appearances. ‘Cholo’ Simeone wasn’t known for goal scoring or playmaking. The defensive midfielder was a physical presence whose passion and determination rubbed off on his teammates, and unsettled many opponents.

    As a manager, Diego Simeone has led a renaissance in the Spanish capital, and he has done that by instilling the philosophy that worked so well for him as a player. Atletico Madrid play every game…

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