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Jun 20, 2013

Martino’s home success could open bigger doors

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – Coach Gerardo Martino has become the target of European clubs while steering Newell’s Old Boys to the Argentine league title they will celebrate at home in Rosario on Sunday.

Newell’s, who host Argentinos Juniors at the Marcelo Bielsa stadium on the last day of the season, secured the “Final” championship crown with a match to spare.

Jun 20, 2013

Soccer-Martino’s home success could open bigger doors

June 20 (Reuters) – Coach Gerardo Martino has become the target of European clubs while steering Newell’s Old Boys to the Argentine league title they will celebrate at home in Rosario on Sunday.

Newell’s, who host Argentinos Juniors at the Marcelo Bielsa stadium on the last day of the season, secured the “Final” championship crown with a match to spare.

Jun 13, 2013

Contepomi moves to flyhalf for second test against England

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina have made a key positional change with captain Felipe Contepomi moving from inside centre to flyhalf for the second test against England in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

There are also five team changes as the Pumas, a second string side facing an young England without their British and Irish Lions, look to draw the series following a crushing 32-3 defeat in the first test in Salta last weekend.

Jun 13, 2013

Rugby-Contepomi moves to flyhalf for second test against England

BUENOS AIRES, June 13 (Reuters) – Argentina have made a key positional change with captain Felipe Contepomi moving from inside centre to flyhalf for the second test against England in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

There are also five team changes as the Pumas, a second string side facing an young England without their British and Irish Lions, look to draw the series following a crushing 32-3 defeat in the first test in Salta last weekend.

Jun 12, 2013

Strikers come good as Uruguay, Colombia and Chile all win

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Strikers Falcao, Alexis Sanchez and Edinson Cavani all scored as Colombia ate into Argentina’s lead, Chile notched a second successive win and Uruguay revived their hopes in South American World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

Falcao’s early penalty, taking his tally to seven in the competition, put Colombia on the road to a 2-0 home win over Peru that leaves them three points behind leaders Argentina with a game in hand.

Jun 12, 2013

Soccer-Strikers come good as Uruguay, Colombia and Chile all win

BUENOS AIRES, June 11 (Reuters) – Strikers Falcao, Alexis Sanchez and Edinson Cavani all scored as Colombia ate into Argentina’s lead, Chile notched a second successive win and Uruguay revived their hopes in South American World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

Falcao’s early penalty, taking his tally to seven in the competition, put Colombia on the road to a 2-0 home win over Peru that leaves them three points behind leaders Argentina with a game in hand.

Jun 9, 2013

Soccer-River go joint top, tip Independiente nearer relegation

BUENOS AIRES, June 9 (Reuters) – Striker Juan Manuel Iturbe scored one goal and laid on the other as River Plate beat Independiente 2-1 to go joint top of the Argentine championship and leave the Red Devils on the brink of relegation on Sunday.

River have 32 points with two matches remaining in the “Final” championship, equal with Newell’s Old Boys, who can pull away again if they do not lose to relegated Union at home in Rosario on Monday.

Jun 8, 2013

World Cup qualifiers: Argentina held by Colombia, Chile win

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Colombia climbed into second place in South America’s World Cup qualifying group after holding leaders Argentina 0-0 on Friday, while Chile did their chances of reaching the finals no harm with a win in Paraguay.

Colombia’s goal difference puts them above Ecuador, who lost 1-0 to Peru in Lima, while Chile hold fourth spot after beating Paraguay 2-1.

Jun 8, 2013

Argentina held by Colombia, Chile wins

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Colombia climbed into second place in South America’s World Cup qualifying group after holding leaders Argentina 0-0 on Friday, while Chile did its chances of reaching the finals no harm with a win in Paraguay.

Colombia’s goal difference puts them above Ecuador, who lost 1-0 to Peru in Lima, while Chile hold fourth spot after beating Paraguay 2-1.

Jun 8, 2013

Soccer-Argentina held by Colombia, Chile win

BUENOS AIRES, June 8 (Reuters) – Colombia climbed into second place in South America’s World Cup qualifying group after holding leaders Argentina 0-0 on Friday, while Chile did their chances of reaching the finals no harm with a win in Paraguay.

Colombia’s goal difference puts them above Ecuador, who lost 1-0 to Peru in Lima, while Chile hold fourth spot after beating Paraguay 2-1.

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