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Oct 27, 2014

‘People’s Player’ Tevez back in Argentina fold

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s forgotten man Carlos Tevez has been included in the squad for the first time in three years for next month’s friendlies in England against Croatia and Portugal.

The 30-year-old striker, dubbed the ‘People’s Player’ by former coach Diego Maradona, last played for his country at the 2011 Copa America on home soil and missed this year’s World Cup in Brazil despite scintillating form for Juventus.

Oct 27, 2014

Soccer-’People’s Player’ Tevez back in Argentina fold

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Argentina’s forgotten man Carlos Tevez has been included in the squad for the first time in three years for next month’s friendlies in England against Croatia and Portugal.

The 30-year-old striker, dubbed the ‘People’s Player’ by former coach Diego Maradona, last played for his country at the 2011 Copa America on home soil and missed this year’s World Cup in Brazil despite scintillating form for Juventus.

Oct 6, 2014

River and Boca splash their way to 1-1 draw

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Leaders River Plate were held to a 1-1 draw by Boca Juniors in atrocious conditions on a waterlogged Monumental pitch in Argentina’s “Superclasico” on Sunday.

Playing in a downpour for most of the match, both goals were scored by central defenders, Boca taking the lead through Lisandro Magallan at a 22nd minute free kick.

Oct 6, 2014

Soccer-River and Boca splash their way to 1-1 draw

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Leaders River Plate were held to a 1-1 draw by Boca Juniors in atrocious conditions on a waterlogged Monumental pitch in Argentina’s “Superclasico” on Sunday.

Playing in a downpour for most of the match, both goals were scored by central defenders, Boca taking the lead through Lisandro Magallan at a 22nd minute free kick.

Aug 14, 2014

Martino vows to keep Argentina in their high position

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino vowed on Wednesday to keep the World Cup runners-up “where they are and deserve to be”.

Martino also said Lionel Messi’s role is that of the world’s best player and Javier Mascherano has been a team leader for a very long time.

Aug 14, 2014

Soccer-Martino vows to keep Argentina in their high position

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 14 (Reuters) – New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino vowed on Wednesday to keep the World Cup runners-up “where they are and deserve to be”.

Martino also said Lionel Messi’s role is that of the world’s best player and Javier Mascherano has been a team leader for a very long time.

Aug 14, 2014

Crucial penalty gives San Lorenzo first Libertadores Cup

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Nestor Ortigoza scored the most important penalty in San Lorenzo’s 106-year history as the Argentine side won South America’s Libertadores Cup for the first time with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Paraguay’s Nacional on Wednesday.

Midfielder Ortigoza’s first-half spotkick gave San Lorenzo a 1-0 home win after the teams, who had never before reached the final, drew 1-1 in the first leg in Asuncion last week.

Aug 14, 2014

Soccer-San Lorenzo win Libertadores Cup for first time

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Argentina’s San Lorenzo won the South American Libertadores Cup for the first time on Wednesday by completing a 2-1 aggregate victory over Nacional of Paraguay.

Midfielder Nestor Ortigoza converted a first-half penalty for a 1-0 home win after the teams, who had never before reached the final, drew 1-1 in the first leg in Asuncion last week.

Aug 13, 2014

Martino takes reins of World Cup runners-up Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina named former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino as the new manager of the national soccer team on Tuesday following Alejandro Sabella’s decision to step aside in the wake of their World Cup final defeat in July.

Martino, who won the Argentine league title with Newell’s Old Boys in June 2013 before taking the reins at Barca, will make his debut in a Sept. 3 friendly against Germany in Duesseldorf.

Aug 13, 2014

Soccer-Martino takes reins of World Cup runners-up Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Argentina named former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino as the new manager of the national soccer team on Tuesday following Alejandro Sabella’s decision to step aside in the wake of their World Cup final defeat in July.

Martino, who won the Argentine league title with Newell’s Old Boys in June 2013 before taking the reins at Barca, will make his debut in a Sept. 3 friendly against Germany in Duesseldorf.