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Archives: Argentina

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
Oscar of Brazil

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
Valencia

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

Swansea City Announces £7m Signing of Argentina Defender Federico Fernandez

Posted on by Jord Willis
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Swansea City has revealed the signing of Argentine central defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli. The defender, who played in the World Cup, will replace Chico Flores, who joined a club in Qatar earlier this month. Fernandez, 25, who has failed … Continue reading

Tata Martino to be Offered Argentina Head Coach Position, Says Report

Posted on by Jord Willis
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Former Barcelona manager Tato Martino will be offered the vacant managerial position with Argentina, according to a report from South America. The position has been left vacant since Alejandro Sabella confirmed that he has resigned from the position as head coach. According … Continue reading

Juan Riquelme: The Enigma, The Idol and Prodigal Son Returns to Argentinos Juniors

Posted on by Juan Arango
Juan Román Riquelme

Juan Román Riquelme was always a personality that intrigued many in the soccer world.  His unparalleled skill and penchant to virtually will the ball wherever he wanted made him such an attractive footballer to watch on any pitch he played … Continue reading

Messi Will Most Likely Never Be The Best Ever And That’s Okay

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Following Sunday’s World Cup final loss to Germany, albeit in extra time, Lionel Messi’s legacy took a sharp hit. If he never wins the game’s most prestigious trophy, Messi will never be considered the greatest soccer player ever, and that’s … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk’s Best Starting XI Of The 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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In arguably the greatest World Cup ever, the five week adventure that is the grand global tournament in Brazil has now concluded. Now in a fitting conclusion that saw a resilient and mentally strong German side win their fourth world … Continue reading

Lionel Messi Didn’t Deserve to Win the Golden Ball Award at the World Cup

Posted on by Juan Arango
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The free-kick in the dying moments of extra time saw Lionel Messi in a position where he could etch himself into immortality. He was not going to win the match at that point, but if he had scored, Argentina could … Continue reading

Five Observations From the 2014 World Cup Final

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The 2014 World Cup final was not a classic but it would be hard to argue that the Germans were not deserving winners. They were the best collective unit, achieved the outstanding result in the World Cup demolishing the hosts, … Continue reading