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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.

Jul 30, 2014

Soccer-Julio Grondona, Argentine FA strongman

BUENOS AIRES, July 30 (Reuters) – Julio Grondona, one of the most powerful men in Argentine and global soccer, died on Wednesday aged 82, shortly after going to hospital for a heart condition.

Buffeted by controversies throughout his long career, Grondona was at the time of his death head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and number two at the world body for the sport, FIFA.

Jul 7, 2014

World Cup of the excluded kicks off in Brazil

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Forget the sumptuousness that surrounds the stars of this month’s World Cup in Brazil, young men and women from the fringes of society wearing mismatched shirts took center stage on Monday on the busy streets of Sao Paulo.

A “Street Soccer World Cup” kicked-off Monday in Brazil’s biggest city, with players from two dozen nations across the world all linked to movements seeking social change.

Jul 7, 2014

Soccer-World Cup of the excluded kicks off in Brazil

SAO PAULO, July 7 (Reuters) – Forget the sumptuousness that surrounds the stars of this month’s World Cup in Brazil, young men and women from the fringes of society wearing mismatched shirts took centre stage on Monday on the busy streets of Sao Paulo.

A “Street Soccer World Cup” kicked-off Monday in Brazil’s biggest city, with players from two dozen nations across the world all linked to movements seeking social change.

Jul 3, 2014

Robben a defender’s nightmare: Costa Rica coach

SANTOS Brazil (Reuters) – Dutch forward Arjen Robben is at the height of his game and would be a nightmare for any team at the World Cup, Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said on Thursday ahead of his side’s quarter-final against the Netherlands.

“He’s a model winger for anyone who wants to learn how to play soccer,” Pinto told Reuters at Costa Rica’s training camp. “He’s at the peak of his career, he’s a nightmare for any team.”

Jul 3, 2014

Soccer-Robben a defender’s nightmare – Costa Rica coach

SANTOS, Brazil, July 3 (Reuters) – Dutch forward Arjen Robben is at the height of his game and would be a nightmare for any team at the World Cup, Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said on Thursday ahead of his side’s quarter-final against the Netherlands.

“He’s a model winger for anyone who wants to learn how to play soccer,” Pinto told Reuters at Costa Rica’s training camp. “He’s at the peak of his career, he’s a nightmare for any team.”

Jul 2, 2014

Argentina’s Rojo winning over his detractors

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – For Argentina left back Marcos Rojo, missing the World Cup quarter-final against Belgium through suspension comes at an inopportune time.

Rojo’s solid performances in Brazil have won over his detractors back home, many who felt he was a weak link at the back while offering little attacking threat.

Jul 2, 2014

Soccer-Argentina’s Rojo winning over his detractors

SAO PAULO, July 2 (Reuters) – For Argentina left back Marcos Rojo, missing the World Cup quarter-final against Belgium through suspension comes at an inopportune time.

Rojo’s solid performances in Brazil have won over his detractors back home, many who felt he was a weak link at the back while offering little attacking threat.