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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.

Aug 12, 2014

Martino named Argentina coach to replace Sabella

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino was named on Tuesday as Argentina’s national team manager in succession to Alejandro Sabella, the Argentine FA said in a statement.

Martino takes over from Sabella, who quit at the end of last month after steering Argentina to the World Cup final.

Aug 12, 2014

Soccer-Martino named Argentina coach to replace Sabella

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino was named on Tuesday as Argentina’s national team manager in succession to Alejandro Sabella, the Argentine FA said in a statement.

Martino takes over from Sabella, who quit at the end of last month after steering Argentina to the World Cup final.

Jul 31, 2014

Messi, Blatter expected at Grondona wake

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina captain Lionel Messi and FIFA president Sepp Blatter are among leading figures in world soccer expected to attend the wake of former Argentine FA president Julio Grondona on Thursday.

Grondona, who was also world governing body FIFA’s senior vice-president, died on Tuesday of heart failure aged 82 after 35 years at the helm of Argentine football which he ran in the style of “The Godfather” as his critics liked to call him.

Jul 31, 2014

Soccer-Messi, Blatter expected at Grondona wake

BUENOS AIRES, July 31 (Reuters) – Argentina captain Lionel Messi and FIFA president Sepp Blatter are among leading figures in world soccer expected to attend the wake of former Argentine FA president Julio Grondona on Thursday.

Grondona, who was also world governing body FIFA’s senior vice-president, died on Tuesday of heart failure aged 82 after 35 years at the helm of Argentine football which he ran in the style of “The Godfather” as his critics liked to call him.