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Pressure on Argentina to win Copa America at home

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport111 hits

Anything less than winning the Copa America will be a disaster for Argentina, an elite football country that hasn’t won a major international event since this South American tournament in 1993. Every ingredient is present for success. Argentina is the host nation, new coach Sergio Batista has handled himself well in the wake of Diego Maradona’s acrimonious departure, and the team ha...Full Story »

The Copa - a century of latin rivalry

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

Spanning a century of keen rivalry, suffused by politics and history - the Copa America, which kicks off Friday in Argentina, is where the cultural and sporting twain meet, uniting a continent in one of its most enduring passions. It used to be only the world's second oldest international football tournament - but after the 1980s demise of the old British Home Internationals it is the Copa, fir...Full Story »

Farfan concern for Copa America underdogs Peru

Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

LIMA (AFP) - Peru are sweating on the fitness of key forward Jefferson Farfan ahead of the start of the Copa America in Argentina next Friday. The 26-year-old, who inspired his German club side Schalke 04 to the semi-finals of last season's UEFA Champions League, sustained a thigh injury in training on Friday. He is due to have a scan to assess the extent of the problem. "It was 20 minutes in...Full Story »

Peru coach beset by injuries in Copa America build-up

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Peru’s efforts to climb off the bottom rung of South American football at the Copa America have been undermined by injuries to key players. Winger Jefferson Farfan was the latest player to suffer a setback when he hurt his left thigh muscle in practice on Friday, the team’s Uruguayan coach Sergio Markarian told reporters ahead of the tournament in Argentina that starts on July 1. P...Full Story »

Messi and Neymar head Copa America talent show

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport428 hits

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - For another stunning season at Barcelona even by his own exalted standards Lionel Messi undoubtedly deserves the epithet of best player in the world. But La Pulga (the flea) has yet to transfer his scintillating club form to the international arena - witness his near anonymous showing in last year's World Cup quarter-final humiliation by Germany. Argentina coach Sergio B...Full Story »

Brazil, Argentina favourites for Copa, says Tiago

Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Argentina and Brazil must be considered joint favourites to lift the Copa America next month, AC Milan's Brazilian defender Thiago Silva said Monday. "Between Brazil and Argentina, it'll be 50/50 - Argentina can be seen as favourites as they'll be at home but we are also seen as the team to beat as we won the last two editions," Silva told a media conference in Rio. Bu...Full Story »

YouTube to live-stream Copa America

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

WASHINGTON (AFP) - YouTube, which began live-streaming Indian Premier League cricket matches last year, announced Wednesday that it will show all 26 matches in next month's Copa America. YouTube said matches from the Copa America, which begins on July 1 and is being held in Argentina, will be live-streamed at and available in more than 50 countries around the world. "Fa...Full Story »

Three tactical observations from USA 1-0 Guadeloupe

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

Kansas City certainly did not get a match to live up to its new stadium when the United States national team hosted Guadeloupe in the final match of Gold Cup group play. A 1-0 win for the U.S. proved sufficient to limp into the quarterfinals, where Jamaica awaits on Sunday. Here's three quick-fire tactical observations from the dreary match: 1. Pace at fullback helped. Bob Bradley made two ...Full Story »

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

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by Goal.com207 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 »

Spurs to sign Friedel from Villa

Posted Friday, June 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

LONDON (AFP) - American goalkeeper Brad Friedel is set to sign a two-year deal with Tottenham as the London club look to bolster their last line of defence following Heurelho Gomes' mitigated season as number one. At 40 years old Friedel is in the twilight of his career but he is expected to provide competition to Brazilian Gomes, who came under fire after committing a number of costly errors d...Full Story »

Rio backs Rooney to deliver

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport64 hits

Rio Ferdinand backed Wayne Rooney to rise to the occasion after a difficult year as Manchester United prepared to face Barcelona in Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley. Rooney has endured a torrid 12 months since he flopped for England at last year's World Cup in South Africa, dogged by a prolonged loss of form as well as lurid tabloid revelations about his private life. The 25-year...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 »

Poland’s national stadium faces delays

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport26 hits

WARSAW, May 25 (Reuters) - Faulty construction of evacuation stairs at Poland’s new national sports stadium in Warsaw may delay the opening of the arena built for soccer’s 2012 European Championship, officials said on Wednesday. The stadium on the bank of the Vistula river was scheduled to be ready by the end of June, one year before Poland is due to co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine. ...Full Story »

Brazil striker Pato to miss Copa America

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

ROME, May 23 (Reuters) - Brazil forward Alexandre Pato will miss July’s Copa America after dislocating his shoulder on Sunday during AC Milan’s final match of the season. Pato was carried off injured in the 70th minute of the goalless draw against Udinese after falling awkwardly in a challenge with defender Christian Zapata. He will be in plaster for at least a month, Milan club do...Full Story »

Del Neri sacked by Juventus

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by Supersport.com43 hits

Juventus coach Luigi Del Neri has been sacked and will leave after Sunday's final game of the season against Napoli as the once mighty club again try desperately to rediscover former glories. "The club told me of their decision during the week," Del Neri, whose side lie seventh in Serie A after a second season of woe, told a news conference on Saturday. "It is not my defeat. I hope it is the...Full Story »

Irina Shayk pours her model curves into a sheer white gown as she parties in Cannes

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by 2746 hits

She's one of the most famous models in the world, with legions of fans looking to her for style inspiration. And Irina Shayk certainly disappoint as she attended a party in Cannes earlier this week looking incredible in a sheer white Atelier Versace gown. The 25-year-old left little to the imagination in the Grecian-style draped gown, which she teamed with sky-high silver heels and a pair o...Full Story »

Juventus vs Napoli preview - Del Neri hopes to stay in charge

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA43 hits

Juventus go into their season-ending clash with Napoli with manager Luigi Del Neri knowing it could be his last game in charge of the Turin side. The 60-year-old`s position with the club has been under some question of late, with Juve having failed to secure a top-six position and with it a European finish. They are currently in seventh spot, three points shy of Roma, and even if they beat Nap...Full Story »

Stadium delay could hit Poland's France friendly

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

WARSAW (AFP) - A friendly pitting Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland against France could be shifted to the capital Warsaw because of stadium delays in the Baltic port of Gdansk, the Polish football association (PZPN) said Friday. Poland's June 9 meeting with les Bleus was meant to mark the inauguration of Gdansk's PGE Arena, one of four Polish venues for the European Championships. "Right now, the sta...Full Story »

Kaka out of Brazil’s Copa plans, Fred recalled

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 19 (Reuters) - Brazil playmaker Kaka has been overlooked for the Copa America while striker Fred earned another shot at the tournament when he was named in coach Mano Menezes’s squad on Thursday.Menezes, who also left out Ronaldinho, picked 28 players for friendlies at home to Netherlands and Romania next month from which he will draw his squad for the tournament being ...Full Story »

Delneri accepts Juve's Euro quest over

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by Supersport.com25 hits

Juventus coach Luigi Delneri said his team's hopes of playing in Europe next season are over after they lost 1-0 at Parma on Sunday. That left them in seventh place, three points behind Roma in sixth and the last European qualification place. Although they have the better head-to-head record, they need Roma to lose at home to relegated Sampdoria and to beat Napoli next week to snatch a place...Full Story »

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