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Newell’s, San Lorenzo draw 0-0 in Argentina

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport96 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Newell’s Old Boys and San Lorenzo drew 0-0 on Wednesday in an Argentine league match delayed for almost two weeks because of hooligan violence. The match scheduled for June 4 was called off before it began after a police officer was shot by hooligans. He sustained only minor injuries, but the threat of more violence forced officials to reschedule. The g...Full Story »

Russo stepping down as coach of Argentina’s Racing

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport27 hits

BUENOS AIRES (AP)—Miguel Russo says will step down as the coach of Racing Club following Sunday’s season-ending match against Velez Sarsfield. Russo said Wednesday at a news conference alongside club president Rodolfo Molina that he had informed the players of his decision. He said he and club officials decided the club needed to take a new course. Racing started the Clausura seaso...Full Story »

Argentina in search for Messi understudy

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by timesofindia.indiatimes.com121 hits

BUENOS AIRES: Gonzalo Higuain is training for a similar role to Lionel Messi's in the Argentina team in preparation for matches when the Barcelona forward is not playing, coach Sergio Batista said on Tuesday. Messi is first choice as the central striker in Batista's tactics for next month's Copa America even though the coach has classic centre forwards in his squad, like Real Madrid's Higuai...Full Story »

Lionel Messi: I want more trophies with Barcelona & Copa America title with Argentina

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by Goal.com217 hits

Lionel Messi is as hungry as ever to continue tasting success with Barcelona and Argentina as he aims to triumph in the Copa America, and enjoy continued glory at Camp Nou. The Argentine international scored 53 goals in all competitions for his club last term, a haul which helped them win La Liga's Primera Division title as well as the Champions League, and Messi is in no mood to rest on his ...Full Story »

Argentina vs. Nigeria again—in Bangladesh

Posted Friday, June 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport107 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Argentina is playing another match against Nigeria, this time in the unusual football location of Bangladesh. The Sept. 6 match, which was first announced last month, will be played three months after Nigeria’s 4-1 victory last week against Argentina in Abuja, which is being investigated for suspicious betting. The match organizer, Buenos Aires-based Wo...Full Story »

Nigeria agree rematch with Argentina in Bangladesh

Posted Thursday, June 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced on Wednesday they have agreed a rematch with Argentina in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on September 6. The announcement comes a week after Nigeria recorded their first ever win over the two-time World Cup winners, 4-1 in Abuja, though against a largely second string Argentinian side. "Yes, we can confirm that there will be an international friendly match...Full Story »

Poland defeats Argentina 2-1 in friendly

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

WARSAW, Poland (AP)—Poland defeated a weakened Argentina team 2-1 in an international friendly on Sunday with Adrian Mierzejewski scoring in the first half and Pawel Brozek adding another in the second. Defender Pablo Zabaleta was the only Argentina player in the starting lineup who has also made the 26-man preliminary roster for next month’s Copa America— the South American c...Full Story »

Argentina slump again in friendly

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

WARSAW (AFP) - Sergio Batista has much to ponder after his experimental Argentina side went down to a friendly loss in Poland on Sunday, losing 2-1 hot on the heels of a 4-1 thumping by Nigeria. The earlier match is subject to a FIFA investigation following irregular betting patterns but what will worry Batista more is that he has yet to come up with a formula less than a month out from the sta...Full Story »

FIFA to probe betting on Nigeria v Argentina match

Posted Saturday, June 04, 2011 by 72 hits

FIFA are investigating reports of unusual betting patterns following Nigeria's defeat of Argentina in a recent international friendly, it was reported on Saturday. Nigeria ran out 4-1 winners against a largely second-string Argentinian side in the friendly encounter in Abuja. Ike Uche scored twice and Victor Obinna once to put the hosts three up at the break, while Emmanuel Emenike made it f...Full Story »

Argentina likely to leave out Tevez for Copa: Batista

Posted Friday, May 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

Argentina coach Sergio Batista has indicated he will not call up Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez for the Copa America in July. Tevez is coming off a long but successful season with City with whom he won the FA Cup and also qualified for the Champions League but Batista said he had to determine what was best for the squad as a whole with World Cup qualifiers looming after the Copa. "I un...Full Story »

No Messi in Argentina squad for friendlies

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Supersport.com75 hits

A squad of 22 players mostly aged under 25 and based in Europe will represent Argentina for friendlies against Nigeria on June 1 and Poland four days later. Manchester City fullback Pablo Zabaleta, fresh from winning the FA Cup in England, plus Nicolas Otamendi and Fernando Belluschi, both members of FC Porto's Europa League-winning squad, were named on the list by coach Sergio Batista on Wed...Full Story »

Argentina’ll be tough even without Messi – Siasia

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2011 by Businessdayonline.com168 hits

Nigeria coach, Samson Siasia, has insisted his team will face a very formidable Argentina next month even if superstar Lionel Messi will not be part of the friendly. Argentina have named a squad for the June 1 clash in Abuja without household names like Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel di Maria, Fernando Gargo and Carlos Tevez with Nicolas Otamendi, Emiliano Insua and Pablo Zabaleta the on...Full Story »

Messi misses Argentina friendly with pulled muscle

Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by UK.eurosport.yahoo.com307 hits

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was a late withdrawal with a leg injury from the Argentina side that lined up against Costa Rica in a friendly on Tuesday. "I had prepared the team with (Messi) in it. We're not pressured by Barcelona or anyone...I think that with the scan done on him today, if he played he'd last five minutes," coach Sergio Batista told Argentine media. "He suffered a pulled (...Full Story »

Winners And Losers: USA 1-1 Argentina

Posted Monday, March 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport115 hits

Tim Howard: In all honesty, Howard didn't have a great World Cup, as at times he was a bit overeager and out of position. Yet he not only has now cemented himself as the USA's No.1, but he's also entered that exalted status of having fans plead with fate or whatever deity they follow for Howard to avoid injury, because the team would be so diminished without him. Against Argentina, Howard ma...Full Story »

Nigeria to play Argentina in friendly on June 1

Posted Thursday, March 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP)—The Nigerian Football Association says the West African country will host Argentina in an international friendly on June 1. Ademola Olajire, spokesman for the Nigerian Football Association, said Wednesday that the match will take place at National Stadium in the capital city of Abuja. The two teams’ last meeting was in the group stage at last year’s Worl...Full Story »

Rioting fans cause top-division match in Argentina to be abandoned

Posted Monday, March 21, 2011 by theguardian.com301 hits

• San Lorenzo fan reported to have died in clashes before match• Vélez Sársfield's goalkeeper hit by missile thrown from crowd Supporters of San Lorenzo break the tribune fence during their Argentinian Primera División match against Vélez Sársfield. Rioting fans caused an Argentinian Primera División match between Vélez Sársfield and San Lor...Full Story »

Fan dies at match in Argentina

Posted Monday, March 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—A football fan died at a match on Sunday between Argentina first-division clubs Velez and San Lorenzo, a federal police spokesman said. Nestor Rodriguez said the circumstances of the death were not clear. He said the fan was “about 40” and may have died of a heart attack. The match at Velez stadium in Buenos Aires was suspended after seven minutes...Full Story »

Former Argentina captain Ayala retires

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Former Argentina captain Roberto Ayala, his country's second most-capped player, has told his club that he is retiring, according to Argentine media reports. The reports said the former Napoli, AC Milan, Valencia and Real Zaragoza player had informed Racing Club of his decision on Thursday, although Ayala has not made any public comment himself. Ayala, 37, wo...Full Story »

Argentina 1-0 Brazil: Messi Magic Gives Albiceleste Last-Minute Victory

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com65 hits

A last-minute wonder goal by Lionel Messi stole a tight encounter for Argentina over South American rivals Brazil, when a surprisingly low-key game appeared destined for a draw. The Barcelona talisman scored with a typically mazy run and driven shot, to give Sergio Batista a great scalp in his first match since being confirmed as Diego Maradona's successor. Right from the outset it was clear th...Full Story »

Brazil Coach Mano Menezes Recalls Ronaldinho For Friendly Against Argentina

Posted Saturday, October 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has handed a surprise recall to Milan playmaker Ronaldinho, as he announced his 23-man squad for the friendly against Argentina next month. The former Barcelona star last featured for the Selecao in April 2009 in a World Cup qualifying match against Peru, and afterwards was frozen out by then-coach Dunga, who opted not to select him in the World Cup squad bound for Sou...Full Story »

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