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Archives: Argentina

Carlos Tevez to join Boca Juniors at the end of the season, say reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Tevez

Carlos Tevez is expected to leave Juventus at the end of the season in order to return to the club where he made his senior debut, Boca Juniors, according to numerous reports. The former Manchester City striker has never hid the fact he’d like … Continue reading

Lionel Messi doubtful for Barcelona’s match against Celta Vigo on Sunday

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Lionel Messi is a doubt for Barcelona’s match against Celta Vigo on Sunday, due to a lingering issue with his right foot. The last time Messi appeared was prior to the international break during his side’s 2-1 El Clasico victory over … Continue reading

River Plate goalkeeper Augusto Batalla edging closer to Real Madrid move

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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River Plate goalkeeper Augusto Batalla is edging closer to a move to Real Madrid, according to the Argentine club’s president. Batalla, a member of Argentina’s under-2o side, was the subject of an approach from Real Madrid during the dying hours of the … Continue reading

Argentina defeats El Salvador 2-0 in front of 54,000 fans in Maryland

Posted on by Harry Cee
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Nearly 54,000 supporters battled the freezing cold of FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland Saturday afternoon to watch Argentina beat El Salvador 2-0 in an exhibition match. Some Argentina supporters were disappointed because even though there was a brief glimpse of Messi, … Continue reading

Angel di Maria says Manchester United will be his last club in Europe

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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During an interview with FIFA.com, Argentina international Angel di Maria revealed that Manchester United will be the last club he plays for in Europe. Last summer, Di Maria had been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain while the winger … Continue reading

Real Madrid reach agreement to sign Argentina u-20 goalkeeper Augusto Batalla

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Batalla

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with River Plate for Argentina under-20 goalkeeper Augusto Batalla, according to the Spanish publication AS. Batalla is rated the best goalkeeping prospect in the country and an official announcement from both clubs is expected … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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 … Continue reading

Draw for 2015 Copa America Revealed; Mexico Avoids Argentina, Brazil and Colombia

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The draw for the 2015 Copa America has been revealed, so we now know who’ll play each other in the opening rounds of the tournament to be played in Chile in June-July, 2015. The draw is as follows: Group A … Continue reading

Argentina 2015 Copa America Home Shirt: Leaked [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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A photo has been leaked on the Internet featuring Argentina’s home shirt for the 2015 Copa America. The World Cup runners-up will be wearing their classic blue and white striped shirt for their matches in Chile next summer. Designed and … Continue reading

Argentina and Messi Light Up London With Victory Over Croatia [VIDEO]

Posted on by David Bronstein
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Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk writer David Bronstein attended last night’s Argentina vs Croatia game at West Ham United’s stadium last night. Here’s his match report from the evening. East London was treated to some South American flair Wednesday night … Continue reading

Diego Maradona Allegedly Seen Hitting His Ex-Girlfriend In Secretly Filmed Video

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Argentine television program “Nosotros al Mediodia” has shown a video which appears to show legendary footballer Diego Maradona hitting his ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva. Oliva secretly filmed the episode which shows the former Argentina international shouting at her for using … Continue reading

Newcastle United Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez Runs Marathon Despite Battling Cancer

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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In September, the public was made aware of Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez’s battle with testicular cancer after the player thanked fans via his Twitter account and during an interview with Argentinian television. At the time, the 31-year-old confirmed that he had … Continue reading

Javier Mascherano is One Of World Soccer’s Underrated Defenders

Posted on by Saad Rashid
Helder Postiga (L), Javier Mascherano (R)

In the 90th minute, as Arjen Robben raced through the center of Argentina’s defence, the stage was set. Putting an end to the demons of four years ago, where his failure to beat Iker Casillas one-on-one in the World Cup … Continue reading

Must-Watch International Matches This Weekend

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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With the international break now in full swing there have already been a number of shocks, goals and downright entertaining moments. Heading into the second week of internationals before domestic action resumes, here are a couple of must-watch matches. 1. … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Faces Tax Evasion Trial After Appeal Denied

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Lionel Messi is to face a trial for alleged tax evasion after a Spanish court rejected the Barcelona star’s appeal against his prosecution. Messi and his father Jorge are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of more than £3.1 million ($5 … Continue reading

Premier League Clubs Are Benefiting From Influx Of South American Players

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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European clubs have been increasingly snatching up South American players over the past few seasons. This summer, some of the most expensive player transfers involved South American footballers: James Rodriguez to Real Madrid (£63.2m), Luis Suarez to Barcelona (£65m) and … Continue reading

Newcastle United Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez Receiving Treatment For Cancer

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has thanked fans via his Twitter account and during an interview on Argentinian television for their support after revealing that he has been undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. The 31-year-old has been receiving chemotherapy in Argentina for … Continue reading

New Rules Needed To Safeguard Players Health On International Duty

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The tug-and-pull situation the world’s top soccer players find themselves in is an enviable one for 99% of the sport’s players. These players have to balance between playing for their employer club and representing their country at the international level … Continue reading