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Archives: Argentina

Argentina’s Angel Di Maria Out For Remainder of World Cup

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Argentina’s Angel Di Maria will miss the remainder of the 2014 World Cup due to a muscle tear in his right thigh sustained during their quarterfinals game against Belgium. Although the injury is not severe he’s expected to miss at … Continue reading

Odds On Brazil, Germany, Argentina or Holland Winning the World Cup

Posted on by Chris McFarland
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Which team has the best odds to win the 2014 World Cup, and which teams will win in the semi-finals? Find out below. First, an update regarding how the odds are determined. Using Elo ratings (ER), an elegant metric for … Continue reading

Which 2 Teams Will Reach the World Cup Final?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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From 32 teams at the beginning of the 2014 World Cup, the tournament has now been narrowed down to the four teams that have qualified for the semi-final. Who will it be that will reach the final? Will it be … Continue reading

5 Observations From Argentina-Belgium World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Belgium’s Golden Generation failed to shine as a professional and disciplined Argentina eked out a relatively comfortable 1-0 win. Something had to give as the Belgians had previously never lost with Thibaut Courtois in goal in 21 consecutive games whilst … Continue reading

Argentina 1-0 Belgium Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Supporting Cast Finally Shine, But Albiceleste Still Lack Balance

Posted on by Matt Jones
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You are crying since Italy (World Cup 1990) ‘till today! You are going to see Messi! The World Cup will be ours! And Maradona is greater than Pele! That’s a rough translation of the last few lines of a song … Continue reading

Argentina vs Belgium Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The first of the final two World Cup quarterfinals kick off today with the first match between Argentina and Belgium, to be played in Brasilia, promising to be an intriguing affair between two attractive sides. Where to watch – The … Continue reading

WATCH Gonzalo Higuain’s Goal For Argentina vs Belgium in World Cup [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Gonzalo Higuain used his striker’s instinct on Saturday to score an excellent goal against Belgium, to put Argentina in a 1-0 lead against Belgium in the World Cup quarterfinal. Higuain received the ball from Angel di Maria, and then twisted … Continue reading

Messi Can Stake His Claim As World’s Best With World Cup Victory For Argentina

Posted on by Adam Williams
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As the World Cup quarterfinals come to a finish today, we have already seen the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and the whole Spanish side falter in the Group Stage. No Ronaldo and no Spain opens the door for Lionel Messi … Continue reading

Projected Lineups for Argentina-Belgium Quarterfinal

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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Saturday’s early match pits Argentina and Belgium, two teams that required extra time to overcome their round of 16 opponents. Both come into this quarterfinal matchup on very little rest, but I do not expect to see much alteration in either … Continue reading

Argentina vs Belgium Preview: Heavyweights Meet in Saturday Quarterfinal Clash

Posted on by Sameer Chopra
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Belgium and Argentina were both among the favorites to win the World Cup before the tournament started, and both have underwhelmed through their four games thus far despite both winning all their games. Argentina, with a serious case of Messi-dependencia, … Continue reading

Predictions and Previews For World Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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  The World Cup is well and truly into the business end of the competition. As the dust settles on the round of 16 there’s been no shortage of drama, controversy and talking points. The best South American side playing … Continue reading

Interview With Ossie Ardiles About 30 For 30 Film that Debuts Tonight, ‘White, Blue and White’

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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On Thursday night at 7pm ET, ESPN will debut its final film in the 30 For 30 Soccer Stories series. The film, entitled White, Blue and White, tells the story of Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricky Villa’s journey from Argentina to … Continue reading

Angel Di Maria’s Rise To Elite Status Culminates In Argentina’s Run at World Cup

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Angel Di Maria’s game-winning goal against Switzerland symbolized more than helping Argentina advance to the quarterfinals. It also highlighted his year long campaign of becoming a world class player. Before the 2013-14 season started, the 26-year-old was heavily linked with … Continue reading

Argentina-Switzerland: 5 Observations

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The match may not have ranked as a classic but it still delivered drama at the death as a disciplined Swiss side succumbed to a late, late Argentine effort from the otherwise disappointing Ángel di María. The Swiss will be … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 1-0 Switzerland: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Jacob Dorman
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Argentina left it late, but a goal by Angel Di Maria deep into extra time helping the South American team defeat Switzerland to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Argentina certainly seemed to sense that the … Continue reading

Argentina vs Switzerland: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Argentina and Switzerland battle it out today to determine who will be going home and who will move through to the quarter-finals to play the winner of the USA vs Belgium game, later today. Where to watch – The 12 … Continue reading

Argentina 3-2 Nigeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]: La Albiceleste Emerge Victorious

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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Similar to a parent who knows his or her child is smarter than the C’s on the report card, most soccer fans will be somewhat disappointed with the performance of the Albiceleste today. While they did score three goals they … Continue reading

WATCH Messi Score 2 Goals To Put Argentina 2-1 In the Lead In First Half Against Nigeria [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Leo Messi has done it again. Argentina’s star player scored two goals in the first half of the World Cup game against Nigeria to break the hearts of the African giants. There’s still 45 minutes left to play in the … Continue reading