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Nov 25, 2014

Peru looking to emerge from dark years – coach

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A new generation of Peruvian football players can benefit from the country’s economic progress this century to end decades of underachievement, according to coach Pablo Bengoechea.

Peru have failed to reach the World Cup finals since 1982 and have not won the Copa America since 1975, something Uruguayan Bengoechea blames on the country’s social unrest and economic woes in the latter years of the 20th century.

Nov 25, 2014

Soccer-Peru looking to emerge from dark years – coach

SANTIAGO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – A new generation of Peruvian soccer players can benefit from the country’s economic progress this century to end decades of underachievement, according to coach Pablo Bengoechea.

Peru have failed to reach the World Cup finals since 1982 and have not won the Copa America since 1975, something Uruguayan Bengoechea blames on the country’s social unrest and economic woes in the latter years of the 20th century.

Nov 25, 2014

Argentina face holders Uruguay in Copa America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – World Cup runners-up Argentina face holders Uruguay, who knocked them out of their home tournament four years ago, and Brazil will meet Colombia in a World Cup rematch in the group phase at the 2015 Copa America.

Hosts Chile, looking to win the world’s oldest active international tournament for the first time, were handed an easier draw in the Chilean Pacific coast resort of Vina del Mar on Monday.

Nov 25, 2014

Argentina drawn to face holders Uruguay in 2015 Copa

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Lionel Messi’s Argentina will face holders Uruguay while Brazil will meet Colombia in the group phase at the 2015 Copa America in Chile following Monday’s draw.

World Cup runners-up Argentina, top seeds in Group B in which they will also meet Paraguay and Jamaica, were beaten on penalties in the quarter-finals at the 2011 event by Uruguay.

Nov 25, 2014

Soccer-Argentina drawn to face holders Uruguay in 2015 Copa

SANTIAGO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi’s Argentina will face holders Uruguay while Brazil will meet Colombia in the group phase at the 2015 Copa America in Chile following Monday’s draw.

World Cup runners-up Argentina, top seeds in Group B in which they will also meet Paraguay and Jamaica, were beaten on penalties in the quarter-finals at the 2011 event by Uruguay.

Nov 24, 2014

Ecuador pinning Copa hopes on Valencia – coach

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Ecuador have a “spectacular” forward in West Ham United’s Enner Valencia who only needs to gain a bit more confidence in the English Premier league to join soccer’s elite, according to national coach Sixto Vizuete.

Valencia was his country’s standout player at this year’s World Cup, scoring all three of their goals, and is sure to be at the forefront of Ecuador’s Copa America title challenge in Chile next year.

Nov 24, 2014

Soccer-Ecuador pinning Copa hopes on Valencia – coach

SANTIAGO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Ecuador have a “spectacular” forward in West Ham United’s Enner Valencia who only needs to gain a bit more confidence in the English Premier league to join soccer’s elite, according to national coach Sixto Vizuete.

Valencia was his country’s standout player at this year’s World Cup, scoring all three of their goals, and is sure to be at the forefront of Ecuador’s Copa America title challenge in Chile next year.

Nov 15, 2014

Soccer-Chile crush Venezuela, Paraguay defeat Peru in friendlies

SANTIAGO, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Alexis Sanchez tormented Venezuela’s defence and opened the scoring with a header as Chile romped to a 5-0 home victory on Friday, while Paraguay defeated 2-1 Peru in Asuncion.

Sanchez, in great form with Arsenal in the English Premier League, broke the deadlock in the 17th minute and almost scored a spectacular goal from a corner later during the first half.

Aug 13, 2014

Martino has chance to leave lasting impression on Argentina

By Javier Leira

(Reuters) – Gerardo Martino admits he was only there to make up the numbers when he pulled on the Argentina shirt for his one and only cap in 1991, but he now has the chance to leave a lasting impression on the national side after being named coach on Tuesday.

After a disappointing season as coach of Barcelona, Martino takes the reins of an Argentina side that came agonisingly close to World Cup glory a month ago, losing the final to Germany under Alejandro Sabella.

Aug 13, 2014

Soccer-Martino has chance to leave lasting impression on Argentina

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Gerardo Martino admits he was only there to make up the numbers when he pulled on the Argentina shirt for his one and only cap in 1991, but he now has the chance to leave a lasting impression on the national side after being named coach on Tuesday.

After a disappointing season as coach of Barcelona, Martino takes the reins of an Argentina side that came agonisingly close to World Cup glory a month ago, losing the final to Germany under Alejandro Sabella.