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Sep 27, 2013

Soccer-Higuain and Mascherano back for Argentina qualifiers

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Gonzalo Higuain and Javier Mascherano, who missed Argentina’s 5-2 win in Paraguay last month that secured their place at the 2014 World Cup, were recalled to the squad on Friday.

Striker Higuain and midfielder Mascherano have completed two-match suspensions while central defenders Ezequiel Garay and Federico Fernandez also come back from one-game bans.

Sep 26, 2013

New Zealand braced for Argentina passion play

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – New Zealand are preparing for a greater test of concentration than last year in the Estadio Unico cauldron on Saturday with Argentina edging ever closer to a first win in the Rugby Championship.

The All Blacks had to recover from a disjointed start to last year’s fixture in La Plata, 60km from Buenos Aires, before stamping their authority on the game and coming through to win 54-15.

Sep 26, 2013

Rugby-New Zealand braced for Argentina passion play

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 26 (Reuters) – New Zealand are preparing for a greater test of concentration than last year in the Estadio Unico cauldron on Saturday with Argentina edging ever closer to a first win in the Rugby Championship.

The All Blacks had to recover from a disjointed start to last year’s fixture in La Plata, 60km from Buenos Aires, before stamping their authority on the game and coming through to win 54-15.

Sep 23, 2013

Rugby-Lock Albacete returns for Pumas against All Blacks

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Lock Patricio Albacete was one of six changes to the Argentina team named on Monday to face New Zealand in their Rugby Championship match in La Plata on Saturday.

Albacete, Argentina’s most accomplished second row forward, has missed virtually all of the southern hemisphere’s top tournament after coming off injured after 15 minutes of their opening defeat against South Africa in Soweto last month.

Sep 18, 2013

Trezeguet eyes Argentine league title with Newell’s

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – David Trezeguet, who has won some of soccer’s biggest prizes, has his eyes on another after a snub from River Plate led him unexpectedly to Argentina’s best team Newell’s Old Boys.

Newell’s are top of the “Inicial” championship as they set about retaining the Argentine title they won in last season’s “Final”. They took Trezeguet on loan after transferring Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco to Brazil’s Internacional.

Sep 18, 2013

Soccer-Trezeguet eyes Argentine league title with Newell’s

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 18 (Reuters) – David Trezeguet, who has won some of soccer’s biggest prizes, has his eyes on another after a snub from River Plate led him unexpectedly to Argentina’s best team Newell’s Old Boys.

Newell’s are top of the “Inicial” championship as they set about retaining the Argentine title they won in last season’s “Final”. They took Trezeguet on loan after transferring Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco to Brazil’s Internacional.

Sep 16, 2013

Gago return inspires Boca to 2-0 win over Racing

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Playmaker Fernando Gago revived Boca Juniors after missing their defeat at Olimpo last weekend by inspiring them to a 2-0 win over Racing Club at La Bombonera on Sunday.

Boca moved within two points of leaders Newell’s Old Boys and within one of San Lorenzo, Argentinos Juniors and Arsenal, who were held by River Plate to a 1-1 draw.

Sep 16, 2013

Soccer-Gago return inspires Boca to 2-0 win over Racing

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Playmaker Fernando Gago revived Boca Juniors after missing their defeat at Olimpo last weekend by inspiring them to a 2-0 win over Racing Club at La Bombonera on Sunday.

Boca moved within two points of leaders Newell’s Old Boys and within one of San Lorenzo, Argentinos Juniors and Arsenal, who were held by River Plate to a 1-1 draw.

Sep 11, 2013

Five teams still in hunt to join Argentina in Brazil

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina booked their World Cup ticket with a 5-2 rout of Paraguay on Tuesday, leaving five other countries jockeying for three automatic South American places and one playoff berth.

Colombia, in second place in the nine-nation group, needed a mere point on Tuesday but it eluded them in a 2-0 defeat by Uruguay, who visit Ecuador next month for what looks like being a straight clash for the fourth automatic berth.

Sep 11, 2013

Soccer-Five teams still in hunt to join Argentina in Brazil

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Argentina booked their World Cup ticket with a 5-2 rout of Paraguay on Tuesday, leaving five other countries jockeying for three automatic South American places and one playoff berth.

Colombia, in second place in the nine-nation group, needed a mere point on Tuesday but it eluded them in a 2-0 defeat by Uruguay, who visit Ecuador next month for what looks like being a straight clash for the fourth automatic berth.

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