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Dec 16, 2013

River dream of bright new future after Passarella era ends

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Daniel Passarella, whose glorious career as River Plate captain and coach was stained by relegation under his presidency in 2011, has decided to bow out.

Passarella, sensing the fans had had enough of him, declined to run for office again in Sunday’s election and victory went to Rodolfo D’Onofrio, the man he pipped to the post four years ago.

Dec 16, 2013

Soccer-River dream of bright new future after Passarella era ends

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Daniel Passarella, whose glorious career as River Plate captain and coach was stained by relegation under his presidency in 2011, has decided to bow out.

Passarella, sensing the fans had had enough of him, declined to run for office again in Sunday’s election and victory went to Rodolfo D’Onofrio, the man he pipped to the post four years ago.

Dec 16, 2013

San Lorenzo clinch Argentine title

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – San Lorenzo won the Argentine league title on Sunday with a 0-0 draw at Velez Sarsfield as outgoing champions Newell’s Old Boys were held 2-2 in Rosario.

The Saints, coached by former Barcelona and Spain striker Juan Antionio Pizzi, topped the Inicial championship with 33 points from 19 matches, two more than Velez, Newell’s and Lanus.

Dec 16, 2013

Soccer-San Lorenzo clinch Argentine title

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 15 (Reuters) – San Lorenzo won the Argentine league title on Sunday with a 0-0 draw at Velez Sarsfield as outgoing champions Newell’s Old Boys were held 2-2 in Rosario.

The Saints, coached by former Barcelona and Spain striker Juan Antionio Pizzi, topped the Inicial championship with 33 points from 19 matches, two more than Velez, Newell’s and Lanus.

Dec 2, 2013

Soccer-San Lorenzo fail to wrap up title, race goes down to wire

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 1 (Reuters) – San Lorenzo missed the chance to sew up the Argentine league title on Sunday after a 0-0 draw with Estudiantes sent the race down to the final round of games.

With Lanus dropping points in a 2-2 draw at home to Boca Juniors, the Saints would have been crowned league champions for the 12th time, and first since 2007, with a win.

Dec 1, 2013

All Boys all but bury Newell’s Old Boys with 3-1 win

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Newell’s Old Boys’ chances of retaining the Argentine league title hung by a thread after a crushing 3-1 defeat at All Boys on Saturday.

San Lorenzo can snatch the title with a match to spare if they beat Estudiantes at their Nuevo Gasometro ground on Sunday and Lanus drop points at home to Boca Juniors.

Dec 1, 2013

Soccer-All Boys all but bury Newell’s Old Boys with 3-1 win

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Newell’s Old Boys’ chances of retaining the Argentine league title hung by a thread after a crushing 3-1 defeat at All Boys on Saturday.

San Lorenzo can snatch the title with a match to spare if they beat Estudiantes at their Nuevo Gasometro ground on Sunday and Lanus drop points at home to Boca Juniors.

Nov 27, 2013

Argentine eight-year-old Messi lookalike makes headlines

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An Argentine eight-year-old prodigy from the southern Andes who could be mistaken as a clone of Lionel Messi may soon be taking the same road to soccer glory as the Barcelona ace.

Claudio Nancufil, small for his age, has become a media sensation since emerging as an unusual talent at the modest Martin Guemes club in the ski resort of Bariloche.

Nov 27, 2013

Soccer-Argentine eight-year-old Messi lookalike makes headlines

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 27 (Reuters) – An Argentine eight-year-old prodigy from the southern Andes who could be mistaken as a clone of Lionel Messi may soon be taking the same road to soccer glory as the Barcelona ace.

Claudio Nancufil, small for his age, has become a media sensation since emerging as an unusual talent at the modest Martin Guemes club in the ski resort of Bariloche.

Nov 17, 2013

Soccer-Coach Falcioni quits relegation-threatened All Boys

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Julio Cesar Falcioni has resigned as All Boys’ coach after one win in their last eight matches.

All Boys led Lanus 2-0 at halftime at their Malvinas Argentinas ground on Saturday, with two goals from striker Mauro Matos, but ended up losing 3-2 and provoking Falcioni’s decision to quit.

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