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Nov 23, 2014

Rugby-Argentina go back to the future a year from World Cup

Nov 23 (Reuters) – It was back to the future for Argentina with their upset win over the French at the Stade de France where they started their remarkable 2007 World Cup by beating the same opponents.

It had taken the Pumas three years to get their maiden Rugby Championship win against Australia in October and France head coach Philippe Saint Andre saw the signs of their progress as he watched his team lose 18-13 on Saturday.

Nov 19, 2014

Uruguay win in Chile without Suarez, Mexico lose to Belarus

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – Uruguay made light of the absence of striker Luis Suarez to recover from a goal down and beat 2015 Copa America hosts Chile 2-1 in a friendly in Santiago.

In a spate of friendlies on Tuesday involving Latin American teams, Colombia beat Slovenia 1-0 in Ljubljana but Mexico followed last week’s impressive away win over the Netherlands with a 3-2 loss to Belarus in Borisov.

Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Uruguay win in Chile without Suarez, Mexico lose to Belarus

MANCHESTER, England, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Uruguay made light of the absence of striker Luis Suarez to recover from a goal down and beat 2015 Copa America hosts Chile 2-1 in a friendly in Santiago.

In a spate of friendlies on Tuesday involving Latin American teams, Colombia beat Slovenia 1-0 in Ljubljana but Mexico followed last week’s impressive away win over the Netherlands with a 3-2 loss to Belarus in Borisov.

Nov 19, 2014

Martino looks beyond defeat to encouraging Argentina show

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – Argentina may have lost 1-0 to Portugal on Tuesday but a nine-day trip to England that ended with a fine performance at Old Trafford has given coach Gerardo Martino hope for the future.

Argentina dominated Portugal, especially in the first half when Lionel Messi faced Cristiano Ronaldo for the 27th time in the big individual soccer rivalry of the age before they both bowed out at halftime.

Nov 18, 2014

Portugal beat Argentina with Ronaldo versus Messi a sideshow

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) – ‘Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi’ got top billing at a packed Old Trafford but it was a lesser light who scored as Portugal scraped a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday.

Raphael Guerreiro headed the winner in added time after a second half riddled with substitutions and missing the excitement factor provided by the game’s two biggest players who did not reappear after halftime.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Portugal beat Argentina with Ronaldo v Messi a sideshow

MANCHESTER, England, Nov 18 (Reuters) – ‘Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi’ got top billing at a packed Old Trafford but it was a lesser light who scored as Portugal scraped a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday.

Raphael Guerreiro headed the winner in added time after a second half riddled with substitutions and missing the excitement factor provided by the game’s two biggest players who did not reappear after halftime.

Nov 16, 2014

Old Trafford new chapter in Messi-Ronaldo rivalry

LONDON (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Old Trafford home-coming will be another highly-charged affair with big rival Lionel Messi leading Argentina in their friendly with Portugal on Tuesday.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford for the first time after leaving Manchester United in 2009 when Real Madrid beat United 2-1 with his winning goal in a Champions League tie in March last year, but he can expect plenty of support this time from fans who would love him to make a permanent move back.

Nov 16, 2014

Soccer-Old Trafford new chapter in Messi-Ronaldo rivalry

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Old Trafford home-coming will be another highly-charged affair with big rival Lionel Messi leading Argentina in their friendly with Portugal on Tuesday.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford for the first time after leaving Manchester United in 2009 when Real Madrid beat United 2-1 with his winning goal in a Champions League tie in March last year, but he can expect plenty of support this time from fans who would love him to make a permanent move back.

Nov 14, 2014

Late header gives Colombia 2-1 win over U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) – Striker Teofilo Gutierrez scored with a late header to give Colombia a 2-1 win over the United States in a lively friendly international at Craven Cottage on Friday.

The Americans took the lead in the ninth minute when striker Jozy Altidore converted a penalty after Colombia left back Pablo Armero handled.

Nov 14, 2014

Soccer-Late header gives Colombia 2-1 win over U.S.

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Striker Teofilo Gutierrez scored with a late header to give Colombia a 2-1 win over the United States in a lively friendly international at Craven Cottage on Friday.

The Americans took the lead in the ninth minute when striker Jozy Altidore converted a penalty after Colombia left back Pablo Armero handled.

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