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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.

Nov 4, 2013

Merlo bolsters Racing return with second successive win

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Not for nothing is there a statue of Reinaldo Merlo, nicknamed Mostaza (mustard) for the color of his hair, outside Racing Club’s headquarters.

Merlo was the last man to steer Racing to the Argentine league title in 2001, ending a 35-year wait, and he is back apparently disproving the generally accepted adage that a returning coach rarely brings new success.

Nov 4, 2013

Soccer-Merlo bolsters Racing return with second successive win

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Not for nothing is there a statue of Reinaldo Merlo, nicknamed Mostaza (mustard) for the colour of his hair, outside Racing Club’s headquarters.

Merlo was the last man to steer Racing to the Argentine league title in 2001, ending a 35-year wait, and he is back apparently disproving the generally accepted adage that a returning coach rarely brings new success.

Oct 29, 2013

Hourcade confirmed as Pumas coach through 2015 World Cup

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina confirmed Daniel Hourcade in his role as the Pumas coach until the 2015 World Cup on Tuesday and said they were looking at adding an experienced foreign coach to his staff.

Hourcade, appointed after last week’s resignation of Santiago Phelan, has retained the core of Argentina’s Rugby Championship squad and introduced promising young talents in a 31-man party for next month’s baptism of fire in Europe.

Oct 29, 2013

Rugby-Hourcade confirmed as Pumas coach through 2015 World Cup

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Argentina confirmed Daniel Hourcade in his role as the Pumas coach until the 2015 World Cup on Tuesday and said they were looking at adding an experienced foreign coach to his staff.

Hourcade, appointed after last week’s resignation of Santiago Phelan, has retained the core of Argentina’s Rugby Championship squad and introduced promising young talents in a 31-man party for next month’s baptism of fire in Europe.

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