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Dec 27, 2013

Francescoli sees Uruguay going far with Suarez

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Uruguay should be feared at next year’s World Cup in Brazil because they have the world’s best striker in Luis Suarez and the self-belief to overcome big obstacles, former captain Enzo Francescoli said on Friday.

The twice world champions are in a tough section with former winners Italy and England plus Costa Rica in Group D.

Dec 27, 2013

Francescoli sees Uruguay going far with Suarez

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Uruguay should be feared at next year’s World Cup in Brazil because they have the world’s best striker in Luis Suarez and the self-belief to overcome big obstacles, former captain Enzo Francescoli said on Friday.

The twice world champions are in a tough section with former winners Italy and England plus Costa Rica in Group D.

Dec 27, 2013

Soccer-Francescoli sees Uruguay going far with Suarez

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Uruguay should be feared at next year’s World Cup in Brazil because they have the world’s best striker in Luis Suarez and the self-belief to overcome big obstacles, former captain Enzo Francescoli said on Friday.

The twice world champions are in a tough section with former winners Italy and England plus Costa Rica in Group D.

Dec 12, 2013

Lanus lift Copa Sudamericana with win over Ponte Preta

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s Lanus scored two first half goals to beat Ponte Preta of Brazil 2-0 on Wednesday and win the regional Copa Sudamericana 3-1 on aggregate.

Paraguayan defender Victor Ayala put the home side one up in the 24th minute and striker Ismael Blanco, man of the match, increased their lead at the Ciudad de Lanus stadium in the second minute of added time in the first half.

Dec 12, 2013

Soccer-Lanus lift Copa Sudamericana with win over Ponte Preta

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Argentina’s Lanus scored two first half goals to beat Ponte Preta of Brazil 2-0 on Wednesday and win the regional Copa Sudamericana 3-1 on aggregate.

Paraguayan defender Victor Ayala put the home side one up in the 24th minute and striker Ismael Blanco, man of the match, increased their lead at the Ciudad de Lanus stadium in the second minute of added time in the first half.

Dec 4, 2013

Nadal to return to Buenos Aires event after nine years

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – World number one Rafael Nadal will play in the Buenos Aires ATP tournament in February for the first time since 2005, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.

The tournament to be held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club from February 10 to 16 is part of the Latin American swing of claycourt events which also includes tournaments in Chile, Brazil and Mexico.

Dec 4, 2013

Tennis-Nadal to return to Buenos Aires event after nine years

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 4 (Reuters) – World number one Rafael Nadal will play in the Buenos Aires ATP tournament in February for the first time since 2005, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.

The tournament to be held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club from Feb. 10 to 16 is part of the Latin American swing of claycourt events which also includes tournaments in Chile, Brazil and Mexico.

Nov 16, 2013

Del Potro turns down Argentina over ‘two-faced’ approach

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Juan Martin del Potro has declined to play in Argentina’s Davis Cup tie against Italy next year and said efforts by the country’s tennis association (AAT) to get him back on the team were “two-faced”.

The world number five said on Friday he was tired of receiving invitations by email and messages from the AAT and that he would not be available for the January 31-February 2 world group first round tie at home on clay.

Nov 16, 2013

Tennis-Del Potro turns down Argentina over ‘two-faced’ approach

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Juan Martin del Potro has declined to play in Argentina’s Davis Cup tie against Italy next year and said efforts by the country’s tennis association (AAT) to get him back on the team were “two-faced”.

The world number five said on Friday he was tired of receiving invitations by email and messages from the AAT and that he would not be available for the Jan. 31-Feb. 2 world group first round tie at home on clay.

Oct 12, 2013

Lavezzi scores two as Argentina make light of Messi absence

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Striker Ezequiel Lavezzi scored two first half goals as Argentina, lacking four key players including Lionel Messi, beat Peru 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier at the Monumental on Friday.

The team, captained by winger Angel Di Maria for the first time and with Sergio Aguero wearing Messi’s number 10 shirt, lacked their usual spark but were too slick for Peru.