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Argentina Overcome Early Tactical Mistake to Turn Game Around

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The lesson that Alejandro Sabella learned at Estadio Maracanã was to not try and fix what is not broken.  Tinkering with what was effective and making it utterly useless.  In the second half Argentina, he returned to what was originally … Continue reading

Top 5 Uruguay Players To Watch in the World Cup

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The Uruguayan national team is poised to make a run deep into the World Cup once again. This team is a bit longer on the tooth, but there are some individuals that are in the peak of their careers that … Continue reading

Uruguay Appeals To Classic ‘Garra’ In Latest World Cup Promo

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BELO HORIZONTE – The Uruguayan FA released a video to intensify their country’s support as the squad continues to prepare for the world cup in Brazil. “We know the World Cup is going to be difficult. Some say that it … Continue reading

Colombia’s 5 Players To Watch at World Cup 2014

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There are still high expectations for the Colombian national team despite the absence of the talismanic goalscorer, Radamel Falcao García.  Despite this huge loss, there are other players that are ready to take on the challenge and step in to … Continue reading

5 Players Crucial To Mexico’s Success in the World Cup

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The Mexican national team has a history of being a squad that can cause problems for big teams, yet at the same time finds itself on a constant mission to surpass that World Cup obstacle that they call “The fifth … Continue reading

Uruguay Want to Use Brazil 2014 to Make a Statement of Intent to Host FIFA World Cup 2030

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FROM BUENOS AIRES – Uruguay is looking forward to seeing how its squad will fare in the upcoming World Cup. There is a great deal of expectation on the shoulders of the men led by Oscar Washington Tabárez despite their … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Is Refreshed And Ready To Make This a World Cup to Remember For Argentina

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FROM BUENOS AIRES: If one were to say three years ago that Lionel Messi would be cheered and given all the affection he needed in Buenos Aires and not Barcelona, they would be asked from what parallel universe did they … Continue reading

Ezequiel Lavezzi’s Omission From Drug Test of Argentina Team Raises Suspicions

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Rumors swirled over Argentine camp this week after PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi was given permission to leave  for “personal reasons” at the same time that FIFA decided to do a surprise drug testing at the Argentine training complex in Ezeiza. … Continue reading

River Plate Set to Appoint Marcelo Gallardo As Manager to Replace Ramón Díaz

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Argentine club River Plate were in shock this week after the sudden departure of manager Ramón Díaz from the helm of the Argentinian team. The transition took very little time to resolve after sporting director Enzo Francescoli announced on Radio … Continue reading

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Chile Releases Inspirational World Cup Promo Video

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Chile have come out with one of the most inspirational commercials for the World Cup so far. Banco De Chile presented their World Cup promotion using the 33 miners from Puerto Esperanza to be the leaders of La Roja when … Continue reading

Deco Wins Court Case To Clear His Name From Doping Accusations

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Nearly a year once Portuguese international Deco announced his retirement from soccer, he’s back in the spotlight with a vengeance. The former playmaker was cleared on Thursday by the Brazilian Court for Arbitration of Sport but he is now considering … Continue reading

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Colombia Midfielder Edwin Valencia Ruled Out Of World Cup

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It seems like a team with injury problems is more the rule instead of the exception as we are 15 days away from the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil.  Colombian midfielder Edwin Valencia was finally sent back home … Continue reading

Mario Kempes And His World Cup Experiences: Exclusive Interview With ESPN Deportes Analyst and Argentina Legend

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Mario Kempes of Argentina celebrates scoring a goal

One of my most memorable moments that embodied Mario Kempes as a person was when he was walking around during the 2006 World Cup coverage and he was en route to the studio to tape a show.  He walked by … Continue reading

Mauro Icardi And Maxi Lopez Controversy Spills Over to New Viral Video [VIDEO]

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Mauro Icardi And Maxi Lopez

The World Cup is a time to see the creative mind of ad companies trying to innovate and make campaigns go viral. Unfortunately, recently Pepsi launched their newest campaign in Argentina but have done so for all the wrong reasons. … Continue reading

Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez Sings ‘Born To Be Wild’ In New Soft Drink Ad [VIDEO]

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Liverpool’s Luis Suárez once again made headlines in his native Uruguay, but not for what he was doing on the pitch.  After reports that he will be named Player of the Year by the PFA later today, Suarez continues to … Continue reading

Ghana Likely to Play Friendly Against South Korea In Miami This June

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Karneval der Kulturen 2010

Ghana is on the verge of officially announcing that its World Cup team will play a friendly against South Korea in Miami prior to heading to Brazil for the tournament. If finalized, it means that Ghana and South Korea will … Continue reading

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Superclasico of the Americas Between Argentina and Brazil is Heading to China

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CONMEBOL announced today that The Clásico de las Américas will be renewed starting this year and will take on a more international spin this coming year.  The tournament was cancelled last year due to scheduling inconveniences, but now there will … Continue reading

What to Expect From Nicolas Anelka at Brazilian Club Atlético-MG

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Earlier today, Atlético-MG President Alexandre Kalil announced the signing of free agent Nicolas Anelka, who recently had his contract terminated at West Bromwich Albion of the Premier League. Anelka é do Galo. — Alexandre Kalil (@alexandrekalil) April 6, 2014 A … Continue reading