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Nov 13, 2014

Italy-Argentina brought forward to Friday due to weather

LONDON (Reuters) – Argentina’s test against Italy in Genoa has been brought forward to Friday (1615 GMT) because bad weather in the Liguria region is expected to worsen this weekend, the Argentine and Italian Rugby Unions said.

Further heavy thunderstorms are forecast in the wake of the flash flooding that has been affecting northern Italy, causing a number of deaths.

Nov 13, 2014

Rugby-Italy-Argentina brought forward to Friday due to weather

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Argentina’s test against Italy in Genoa has been brought forward to Friday (1615 GMT) because bad weather in the Liguria region is expected to worsen this weekend, the Argentine and Italian Rugby Unions said.

Further heavy thunderstorms are forecast in the wake of the flash flooding that has been affecting northern Italy, causing a number of deaths.

Nov 13, 2014

Falcao will soon get back to his best, says Colombia coach

LONDON (Reuters) – Colombia striker Radamel Falcao is a world class player who will soon rediscover his best form for Manchester United and his country, his international coach Jose Pekerman said on Thursday.

Falcao, on loan from Monaco, has seen only limited action so far in England with United under new manager Louis van Gaal, who has rebuilt the team with several new signings.

Nov 13, 2014

Soccer-Falcao will soon get back to his best, says Colombia coach

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Colombia striker Radamel Falcao is a world class player who will soon rediscover his best form for Manchester United and his country, his international coach Jose Pekerman said on Thursday.

Falcao, on loan from Monaco, has seen only limited action so far in England with United under new manager Louis van Gaal, who has rebuilt the team with several new signings.

Nov 12, 2014

Messi penalty gives Argentina 2-1 friendly win over Croatia

LONDON (Reuters) – Lionel Messi’s penalty earned Argentina a 2-1 win over Croatia after a fortunate equaliser that stood despite an unintentional handball by Sergio Aguero in a friendly at West Ham United’s Upton Park ground on Wednesday.

Messi scored from the spot in the 57th minute after Aguero had been brought down by goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.

Nov 12, 2014

Soccer-Messi penalty gives Argentina 2-1 friendly win over Croatia

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi’s penalty earned Argentina a 2-1 win over Croatia after a fortunate equaliser that stood despite an unintentional handball by Sergio Aguero in a friendly at West Ham United’s Upton Park ground on Wednesday.

Messi scored from the spot in the 57th minute after Aguero had been brought down by goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.

Nov 11, 2014

Messi wide right, Tevez could be number nine – Martino

LONDON (Reuters) – Argentina coach Gerardo Martino kept his cards close to his chest on Tuesday over his lineup for Wednesday’s friendly against Croatia and whether Lionel Messi and the recalled Carlos Tevez would start together.

Martino, who took charge when Alejandro Sabella stepped down after leading Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil in July, said he was still at the stage of viewing players and introducing them to his tactics rather than settling on a fixed 11.

Nov 11, 2014

Soccer-Messi wide right, Tevez could be number nine – Martino

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Argentina coach Gerardo Martino kept his cards close to his chest on Tuesday over his lineup for Wednesday’s friendly against Croatia and whether Lionel Messi and the recalled Carlos Tevez would start together.

Martino, who took charge when Alejandro Sabella stepped down after leading Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil in July, said he was still at the stage of viewing players and introducing them to his tactics rather than settling on a fixed 11.

Nov 6, 2014

Rugby-Centre Hernandez set to win 50th Argentina cap v Scotland

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Centre Juan Martin Hernandez, who as flyhalf steered Argentina to third place at 2007 World Cup, is set to win his 50th Pumas cap against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Hernandez will again be at inside centre in a team with five changes from the side that gave Argentina their maiden southern hemisphere Rugby Championship victory, 21-17 over Australia in Mendoza a month ago.

Nov 4, 2014

Sunderland mission to restore confidence says Taricco

LONDON (Reuters) – Being thrashed 8-0 at Southampton shocked Sunderland to the core and rebuilding confidence will take time but Monday’s 3-1 win at Crystal Palace was a good start, assistant head coach Mauricio Taricco said.

Taricco told Reuters that luck had also played a part on Monday with Sunderland surviving a strong penalty appeal from Palace in the first minute after Santiago Vergini appeared to bring down Frazier Campbell.

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