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Sep 9, 2013

Soccer-Gago’s Argentina return leaves Boca rudderless

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Argentina’s gain in recovering playmaker Fernando Gago was Boca Juniors’ loss as they went down to a 3-0 defeat at promoted Olimpo in the “Inicial” championship.

Gago was with Argentina preparing to try to secure their World Cup qualification away to Paraguay on Tuesday while Boca travelled south to Bahia Blanca to meet Olimpo on Sunday.

Sep 8, 2013

Argentina, Colombia close in on World Cup berths

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Goalkeeper Sergio Romero returns to the scene of his international debut looking to equal a record run of 26 matches unbeaten as Argentina visit Paraguay determined to book their World Cup ticket on Tuesday.

Colombia, equal on 26 points with Argentina at the top of the South American group, can also book their passage to next year’s finals in Brazil with a draw against Uruguay at the Centenario in Montevideo (2200 GMT).

Sep 8, 2013

Soccer-Argentina, Colombia close in on World Cup berths

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Goalkeeper Sergio Romero returns to the scene of his international debut looking to equal a record run of 26 matches unbeaten as Argentina visit Paraguay determined to book their World Cup ticket on Tuesday.

Colombia, equal on 26 points with Argentina at the top of the South American group, can also book their passage to next year’s finals in Brazil with a draw against Uruguay at the Centenario in Montevideo (2200 GMT).

Sep 8, 2013

Madrid stunned by failure to land 2020 Games

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The Madrid delegation were left reeling on Saturday by the shock of their early elimination as host for the 2020 summer Olympics and defended their bid presentation as “the best” of the candidate cities.

There was a deathly hush in the bar where officials gathered to await the result of the International Olympic Committee’s head-to-head vote that eliminated the Spanish capital following a first-round tie with Istanbul.

Sep 7, 2013

Olympics-Madrid stunned by failure to land 2020 Games

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The Madrid delegation were left reeling on Saturday by the shock of their early elimination as host for the 2020 summer Olympics and defended their bid presentation as “the best” of the candidate cities.

There was a deathly hush in the bar where officials gathered to await the result of the International Olympic Committee’s head-to-head vote that eliminated the Spanish capital following a first-round tie with Istanbul.

Sep 7, 2013

Madrid delegation stunned by failure to land 2020 Games

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The Madrid delegation were left reeling on Saturday by the shock of their early elimination as host city for the 2020 summer Olympics.

There was a deathly hush in the bar where officials gathered to wait for the result of the International Olympic Committee head-to-head vote that eliminated the Spanish capital following a first-round tie with Istanbul.

Sep 7, 2013

Olympics-Madrid delegation stunned by failure to land 2020 Games

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The Madrid delegation were left reeling on Saturday by the shock of their early elimination as host city for the 2020 summer Olympics.

There was a deathly hush in the bar where officials gathered to wait for the result of the International Olympic Committee head-to-head vote that eliminated the Spanish capital following a first-round tie with Istanbul.

Sep 7, 2013

Uruguay win keeps Argentina and Colombia waiting

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – World Cup qualification celebrations in Argentina and Colombia were put on hold until at least the next round of South American fixtures after Uruguay eked out a vital 2-1 victory over Peru in Lima on Friday.

Luis Suarez netted twice to keep Uruguay very much in the picture for next year’s finals in Brazil as he moved top of the scorers’ standings on 10 goals, one more than Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain.

Sep 7, 2013

Soccer-Uruguay win keeps Argentina and Colombia waiting

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 7 (Reuters) – World Cup qualification celebrations in Argentina and Colombia were put on hold until at least the next round of South American fixtures after Uruguay eked out a vital 2-1 victory over Peru in Lima on Friday.

Luis Suarez netted twice to keep Uruguay very much in the picture for next year’s finals in Brazil as he moved top of the scorers’ standings on 10 goals, one more than Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain.

Sep 5, 2013

Argentine boxing champion weighs in for Madrid bid

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Cities looking to add glamour and sporting weight in support of their bids to hold the Olympic Games have turned in the past to the likes of Pele and David Beckham.

Former England soccer captain Beckham helped London win the right to organize the 2012 Games and Brazilian great Pele was part of Rio de Janeiro’s successful bid for the 2016 Games.

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