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October 20, 2014
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  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    UK Minister on Malvinas: Argentine efforts are 'counter-productive'

    The UK Foreign Office Minister to Latin America, Hugo Swire, criticised the actions of the Argentine government in the ongoing dispute over the Malvinas Islands, also slamming the use of a "Malvinas are Argentine" banner in a national team game.

  • 30/07/2014 | Argentina

    Condolences for Grondona take over social media

    News of Grondona’s death quickly found its way to Twitter and Facebook with politicians, soccer players, and Argentine clubs expressing their condolences to family of AFA's N°1 for their loss.

  • 08/10/2012 | Argentina

    River Plate football fans present world's longest flag

    River Plate football fans were out in their hundreds today to present the world’s longest flag, a whopping 7,829.74 metres, making their way with it on foot from Figueroa Alcorta and Tagle streets to the club’s Monumental stadium in Nuñez.

  • 14/12/2012 | Argentina

    Berni blasts Macri over Boca violence, rules out Security 'crisis'

    Sergio Berni pointed the finger today at Mauricio Macri for the violent incidents caused on Wednesday in the city centre by the Boca Juniors football fans, whilst also denying that there was any kind of “crisis” in the national security ministry.

  • 24/01/2014 | Argentina

    272 goals during 2014

    By Eric Weil
    New Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, who seems to have taken over the presidency, will hardly score 272 goals during 2014, nor will anybody else, but he says that he has that number of projects to accomplish this year.

  • 24/08/2012 | Argentina

    AFIP’s Echegaray: 'We have to ensure football's coherency and transparency'

    The head of AFIP tax agency Ricardo Echegaray said today in a press conference the agency has blocked the identification of 146 taxpayers connected to the football business. “We have to ensure football’s coherency and transparency,” he remarked this afternoon.

  • 27/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Let's get together to ban hooligans from stadiums,' Senator Fernández

    Victory Front’s Senator Aníbal Fernández stated today that “we must put all efforts together in order to eradicate those responsible for violent and criminal acts in football”, during a TV interview.

  • 08/10/2012 | Argentina

    Two die after falling from train on way to River flag ceremony

    Two people were killed today and one person injured after falling from a train travelling between the capital and Vicente López neighbourhood on the Belgrano Norte line, police said.

  • 30/07/2012 | Argentina

    CFK: 'violence in football has been blown out of proportion with clear political intentions'

    At a ceremony at the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred to the problem of violence in football and assured that the matter “has been blown out of proportion with clear political intentions.”

  • 16/08/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina finally bring out the best in Messi

    After a rollercoaster ride under Diego Maradona followed by Sergio Batista's failed attempts to imitate Barcelona, Argentina are once again beginning to look a threat to the world's top sides.

  • 20/08/2012 | Argentina

    Córdoba gov't says TV spot ‘an insult’ to the province

    Córdoba province Cabinet Chief Oscar González came on stage today to bash a TV spot ran by the national government during a football match halftime by saying it was an “insult” to the province.

  • 06/05/2012 | Argentina

    Banfield’s football player killed in shootout

    Banfield’s reserve football team player Lautaro Bugatto (20) was shot dead at his house’s front door in Southern Greater Buenos Aires district of Almirante Brown during a shootout between a Buenos Aires province police officer and robbers. The officer was detained and remains in custody.

  • 15/06/2012 | Argentina

    Suspect in custody for River’s hooligan murder

    Police detained this morning the main suspect of killing Gonzalo Saucedo at River's Monumental stadium last weekend. Matias “El Mati” Soria was wanted by the police since Monday.

  • 18/06/2012 | Argentina

    Main suspect of killing River fan refuses to testify

    The main suspect of stabbing to death River's fan Gonzalo Saucedo at the Monumental stadium last weekend, during a River v. Boca Unidos match, Matias “El Mati” Soria refused to testify before Judge Jorge López, judicial sources informed today.

  • 21/05/2011 | Argentina

    Olimpo de Bahía Blanca beat Argentinos Juniors

    Olimpo de Bahía Blanca beat Argentinos Juniors 1-0, with a second half goal scored by Martin Aguirre, in a match for the fifteenth round of the Clausura Tournament. The match was played at the Diego Maradona stadium in the City neighbourhood of La Paternal.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Macri ‘concerned’ that football may be used as a political tool

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri said he was “concerned” that football is being used as a political tool, adding that he was happy that the AFA had decided to backpeddle on their controversial new project that looked to unite both the First and the National B divisions.

  • 25/01/2012 | Argentina

    Eight clubs ask AFA to suspend relegations

    A total of eight First Division “A” football clubs will ask the Argentine Football Association to reform the current system of tournaments and most important to suspend all relegations to “B” National second division.

  • 24/03/2012 | World

    Deadly clashes in Egypt after soccer club banned

    One person was shot dead and 18 injured when angry soccer fans clashed with security forces in Egypt's Port Said after their club was banned over the country's worst stadium disaster, a medical source said.

  • 15/11/2012 | World

    France gain more respect with Italy win

    France may no longer be the team who dominated world soccer in the late 1990s, but a draw against Spain and a win in Italy have shown they have at least become a force once again.

  • 07/09/2014 | Sports

    Unbeaten River defeat Tigre, consolidate at top

    Forward Rodrigo Mora extended River’s advantage as the Primera División's only unbeaten side with two strikes that sealed a 2-0 victory over Tigre.

  • 30/09/2014 | Sports

    Marchesín, Gago, Vangioni called up for Argentina's Asia tour

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has finalised the squad that will dispute two friendlies in Asia during October, calling up Lanús goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín, Boca's Fernando Gago and Leonel Vangioni of River as the team's locally-based contingent.

  • 12/10/2014 | Sports

    Rooney closes on Three Lions scoring record with winner in Estonia

    Wayne Rooney struck with a 74th-minute free kick to give England a 1-0 win over Estonia in Euro 2016 Group E and move to within six goals of Bobby Charlton's record tally of 49.

  • 30/07/2014 | Sports

    Argentinos' Segura to take over at AFA

    Argentinos Juniors president Luis Segura will take over at the top of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), after the death of current chief Julio Humberto Grondona earlier today.

  • 10/08/2014 | Sports

    Dominant Arsenal thrash City in Community Shield

    Arsenal, who went nine years without a trophy before winning the FA Cup in May, collected their second piece of silverware in three months when they crushed champions Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley.

  • 05/09/2014 | Sports

    Mexico's Queretaro signs Brazilian star Ronaldinho

    Mexican soccer club Queretaro has signed Brazilian striker Ronaldinho, a former champion with his country in the 2002 World Cup, the club's owner said.

  • 24/04/2014 | Sports

    Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar stolen in sticker heist

    Avid World Cup sticker collectors in Rio de Janeiro were given a shock this week when a van carrying hundreds of thousands of Panini stickers was stolen during a delivery.

  • 22/06/2014 | Sports

    Marcelo Gallardo era begins at River

    River Plate's new coach Marcelo Gallardo will have his first chance to meet the squad tomorrow, when he takes over the start of pre-season training at the current champions of Argentine football.

  • 20/07/2014 | Sports

    Exeter City celebrate unlikely first Brazil game

    A century of samba football, which began when an English team turned up unexpectedly in Rio de Janeiro in 1914 and took on a cobbled-together 'Brazil' side, was remembered in a celebratory match at the same stadium today.

  • 31/03/2014 | Sports

    President of Uruguay FA resigns in midst of conflict over police

    Uruguayan Football Association president Sebastián Bauza and the entire body's board of directors have tendered their resignations, as a fierce conflict sparked by President José Mujica's decision to remove police officers from Peñarol and Nacional games continues.

  • 07/04/2014 | Sports

    Olivera goal sends Estudiantes back to top

    Estudiantes were made to work for three points in the Estadio Único, but a late goal from Uruguayan forward Juan Manuel Olivera finally broke down the resolve of Argentinos Juniors, who succumbed to a 1-0 defeat which leaves the Pincha joint top of the Final championship.

  • 21/04/2014 | Sports

    Dock Sud fans burn cars, clash with police outside stadium as team loses

    Fans of Dock Sud, who were losing 1-0 to Deportivo Laferrere in the Primera C championship, rioted setting cars alight and fighting with police, who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas.

  • 19/02/2014 | Sports

    Estudiantes keep up perfect start to Final

    Estudiantes de la Plata remain at the top of the Torneo Final after three games with a narrow 2-1 victory over Lanús, meaning that the side coached by Mauricio Pellegrini is the only team to preserve a 100 percent record at the start of the season.

  • 26/02/2014 | Sports

    Benzema, Bale, Ronaldo shine as Madrid rip Schalke apart

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema scored twice each as rampant Real Madrid ripped Schalke 04 apart with an empathic, one-sided 6-1 away win in the first leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie today.

  • 06/02/2014 | Sports

    Lanus beats Caracas 1-0, qualifies to ‘Libertadores Cup’ group round

    Lanus beat Venezuela’s Caracas 1-0 in Buenos Aires Province and qualified to the “Libertadores Cup” group round. The global score was 3-0 for Lanus, who beat Caracas 2-0 in Venezuela.

  • 07/02/2014 | Sports

    Estudiantes beats Arsenal 1-0 in ‘Torneo Final 2014’ first match

    Estudiantes beat Arsenal de Sarandí 1-0 in La Plata, in the debut of the AFA ‘Torneo Final’. Later, Velez and Tigre tied 0-0.

  • 14/02/2014 | Sports

    Former England great Finney dies aged 91

    Tom Finney, one of England's greatest players who was famously known as the Preston Plumber, has died at the age of 91, his former club Preston North End said.

  • 31/01/2014 | Sports

    Vélez beats Arsenal 1-0 to win Supercup

    Vélez Sarsfield beat Arsenal 1-0 in San Luis and won the Argentine Supercup. Héctor Canteros scored for Vélez at 14 minutes of the second half, after a great individual play by Lucas Pratto.

  • 02/02/2014 | Sports

    River beats Boca 2-1 to win third and last summer 'Superclásico'

    River Plate beat Boca Juniors 2-1 today in “Malvinas Argentinas” stadium in Mendoza and won the Luis Nofal Summer Cup. This was the third and last summer "Superclásico".

  • 03/02/2014 | Sports

    Final Tournament to take place without away fans

    Restrictions on visiting supporters in all categories of Argentine football, including the Primera División, will remain in place throughout the first half of 2014 on the recommendation of the Security Council.

  • 16/01/2014 | Sports

    Messi strikes twice, Neymar injured in Barca cup win

    Quicksilver Lionel Messi hit a double as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 and qualified 6-0 on aggregate for the King's Cup quarter-finals but they lost Neymar to injury midway through the first half.

  • 20/01/2014 | Sports

    Keep to your true colours, not marketing

    By Eric Weil
    Marketing is important for sports clubs to gain revenue which has not been too well exploited in Argentina, but one of the worst aspects is the continual changing of jerseys by soccer clubs from their original ones — some even change colours, which is a raid on the fans’ pockets.

  • 24/01/2014 | Sports

    Football aerosol to be tested during UEFA youth tournament

    European football governing body UEFA has announced that an aerosol invented by an Argentine to mark out distances at free kicks would be tested at the upcoming European Under-17 Championships.

  • 21/12/2013 | Sports

    Bayern brush aside Casablanca to win Club World Cup

    European champions Bayern Munich added the Club World Cup to their collection of trophies when they comfortably swept past Raja Casablanca 2-0 in the final.

  • 27/12/2013 | Sports

    Romania, Slovenia in Argentina's Brazil warm-up plans

    Argentina will play Romania in a friendly in Bucharest on March 5 and complete their World Cup warm-up programme at home to Slovenia on June 7.

  • 05/01/2014 | Sports

    Portuguese Football legend Eusebio passes away at 71

    Portuguese great Eusebio, top scorer at the 1966 World Cup, died today from a heart attack at the age of 71 with the small Iberian nation mourning him as an "eternal symbol" of their football pride.

  • 23/10/2013 | Sports

    Ronaldo inspires Real win, Zlatan smashes four

    Cristiano Ronaldo continued his blistering start to Real Madrid's Champions League campaign when he struck twice in a 2-1 win at home to 10-man Juventus on Tuesday that put Real firmly in charge of Group B.

  • 30/11/2013 | Sports

    Bale scores his first hat-trick for Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale struck his first Real Madrid hat-trick and set up another goal in a thumping 4-0 La Liga victory over Real Valladolid.

  • 14/12/2013 | Sports

    Neymar brace as Barca sink Villarreal

    Free-scoring Neymar hit a double as Barcelona beat Villarreal 2-1 to move three points clear at the top of La Liga while 10-man Real Madrid lost ground as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Osasuna after Sergio Ramos was sent off.

  • 24/09/2013 | Sports

    Government and AFA confirm: No football away fans until 2014

    The Argentine Football Association has confirmed that away supporters will be prohibited from attending local games at least until the beginning of 2014, in a decision reached between the football authority, national government and that of BA Province.

  • 02/10/2013 | Sports

    Bayern destroy sorry City, Di Maria double drives Real Madrid

    Bayern Munich thumped hosts Manchester City 3-1 in their Champions League Group D encounter, as the holders taught the English side they still have a lot to learn if they are to achieve continental success.

  • 15/10/2013 | Sports

    Rooney and Gerrard send England to 2014 World Cup finals

    Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard scored to send England to the World Cup finals with a 2-0 victory over Poland that gave them top spot in qualifying Group H on a thrilling and nervy night at Wembley.

  • 10/09/2013 | Sports

    England stay top after holding firm in Ukraine

    England edged closer to next year's World Cup finals after a scrappy 0-0 draw in Ukraine left the Group H leaders in pole position to secure a ticket to Brazil with two matches to play.

  • 12/09/2013 | Sports

    Euro 2020 bidding interest arrives from across the region

    A host of cities from Oslo to Baku registered an interest in staging matches at Euro 2020 ahead of tonight's UEFA deadline.

  • 17/09/2013 | Sports

    Ronaldo treble helps Real Madrid win 6-1; Manchester clubs prevail

    Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his contract extension by grabbing a second-half hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray 6-1 in their Champions League Group B opener.

  • 14/08/2013 | Sports

    Lambert marks dream England debut with winner vs. Scotland

    Journeyman striker Rickie Lambert scored with his first touch in international football as England fought off a tenacious Scottish uprising to earn a 3-2 friendly victory at Wembley on Wednesday.

  • 18/08/2013 | Sports

    Martino marks Barcelona debut with Levante thrashing

    New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino experienced the perfect start to his reign at Camp Nou, as the reigning Liga champions destroyed Levante 7-0 on the opening day of the 2013-14 season.

  • 29/07/2013 | Sports

    Gago promises title fight as he returns to Boca

    Argentina international midfielder Fernando Gago addressed the press for the first time since his return to Boca Juniors was confirmed, and asserted that his club "are always favourites for the title" as he readied himself to fight for the 2013 Inicial trophy.

  • 30/07/2013 | Sports

    Aguero out of Argentina friendly against Italy

    Striker Sergio Aguero is missing from the squad named by coach Alejandro Sabella for Argentina's friendly against Italy in Rome next month.

  • 31/07/2013 | Sports

    Christian Benitez death caused by heart failure, according to autopsy

    Directors of Qatari football club Al Jaish have received reports from the autopsy on their former player, Ecuador international Christian Benitez, which determine that the 27-year-old striker's death was caused by heart failure.

  • 10/07/2013 | Sports

    Uruguay reach U20 World Cup final after penalty victory

    The Uruguay national football team will play in the final of the Under-20 World Cup this Saturday after defeating Iraq in a penalty shootout.

  • 22/07/2013 | Sports

    Spanish media report Martino as new Barcelona boss

    Sections of the Spanish media are already reporting that the former Newell's Old Boys and Paraguay coach will succeed Tito Vilanova at the head of the Catalan club.

  • 29/07/2013 | Sports

    Ecuador international Benitez dies aged 27

    Ecuador international striker Christian Benitez has died in Qatar of heart failure at the age of 27, after he was hospitalised following the onset of sudden pains in Sunday's match with new club El Jaish.

  • 15/03/2013 | Sports

    Brazil's Romario calls for investigation into soccer chief

    Former Brazil striker Romario has called on authorities to investigate a possible connection between the head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the mysterious death of a TV journalist 38 years ago.

  • 20/03/2013 | Sports

    San Lorenzo's hope for boost from the hand of Pope Francis

    The arrival of former Argentine BA City archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the Vatican has shaken up the football scenario. San Lorenzo’s authorities are already planning advertising strategies to promote the Boedo club in the world.

  • 04/07/2013 | Sports

    Italy and Argentina to play in honour of Pope Francis

    The national football teams of Italy and Argentina will play a friendly in Rome on August 14 in honour of Pope Francis, the Italian Football Federation (DIGC) confirmed.

  • 07/02/2013 | Sports

    Neymar losing out from stay-at-home decision

    With 11 lucrative sponsorship contracts to his name, a legion of adoring fans and the beach on his doorstep, it is not hard to blame Neymar for his decision to stay at home in Brazil.

  • 16/02/2013 | Sports

    Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Blackburn

    Arsenal were booed off the pitch after a second humiliation in two months against lower league opponents when visitors Blackburn Rovers beat them 1-0 in the FA Cup fifth round with a late Colin Kazim-Richards goal today.

  • 11/03/2013 | Sports

    FIFA bans executive committee member Fernando

    President Sepp Blatter's push to clean up FIFA flushed out another potentially corrupt official today when executive committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando of Sri Lanka was banned from any football activity for three months.

  • 30/01/2013 | Sports

    Rooney puts United seven clear, Chelsea held

    Wayne Rooney struck both goals for Manchester United as they recovered from conceding an early goal to earn an unconvincing 2-1 victory over Southampton and open up a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League today.

  • 02/02/2013 | Sports

    Rooney puts United 10 points clear, Chelsea lose

    Wayne Rooney's hot scoring streak continued today as he fired Manchester United 10 points clear in the Premier League title race with the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Fulham.

  • 06/02/2013 | Sports

    Fix probe reopens questions about Argentina-Bolivia game

    A European police investigation into a huge football match-fixing and betting ring has reopened questions about an under-20 friendly between Argentina and Bolivia two years ago.

  • 23/01/2013 | Sports

    Family of ex-football star Junior Seau sues NFL over suicide

    The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself last year, sued the National Football League on Wednesday, saying that brain damage he suffered during his 20 years in the league led to his suicide.

  • 28/01/2013 | Sports

    Cape Verde loving Nations Cup fairytale

    Football history is full of unlikely upsets and fairytale victories, but few compare with the tale the dreamweavers of the Cape Verde Islands are spinning in their first ever appearance in the African Nations Cup finals.

  • 05/01/2013 | Sports

    Riquelme not returning to Boca

    Boca Juniors idol Juan Román Riquelme announced that he will not return to the club. The playmaker has his contract suspended, but rumours of his return came after coach Carlos Bianchi’s arrival. Riquelme did not say he retired from soccer.

  • 09/01/2013 | Sports

    Italian officials can stop matches for racist behaviour

    Italian public security officials will be given the power to stop or interrupt football matches in the case of racist behaviour by fans, the government's watchdog for sports events (ONMS) said.

  • 23/01/2013 | Sports

    Baggio quits as Italy technical director

    Italy great Roberto Baggio resigned as the Italian soccer federation's technical director on Wednesday, saying he was not permitted to do the job he wanted to do.

  • 11/12/2012 | Sports

    Platini sticks to his guns on technology

    UEFA President Michel Platini remains ardently opposed to the use of goal-line technology, which is being employed by FIFA for the first time at the Club World Cup, and said the money would be better spent developing the game.

  • 17/12/2012 | Sports

    Millonarios end 24-year wait

    Millonarios, the team that was a stepping stone for Alfredo di Stefano on his way from River Plate to Real Madrid 60 years ago, have ended a 24-year wait for a record 14th Colombian league title.

  • 18/12/2012 | Sports

    Far from perfect, but Brazil set fair for World Cup

    Brazil has problems like most countries but one that appears to be rapidly disappearing is the notion that it will not be ready to host the World Cup in just over 18 months' time.

  • 30/11/2012 | Sports

    Ramón Díaz presented as new River Plate coach

    Ramón Díaz was presented today as the new coach of top league football team River Plate after his predecessor Matías Almeyda stepped down.

  • 01/12/2012 | Sports

    FIFA left red-faced after chaotic Confederations Cup draw

    Hosts Brazil will face Japan in the opening match of next year's Confederations Cup in Brasilia on June 15 although FIFA were left red-faced following a chaotic draw.

  • 03/12/2012 | Sports

    Vélez Sárfield win ninth league title

    Top-scorer Facundo Ferreyra struck twice to give Vélez Sársfield a 2-0 home win over Unión which clinched Argentina's "Inicial" championship.

  • 15/11/2012 | Sports

    Seville derby tougher than a 'Clásico' says Alves

    The Real Madrid-Barcelona "clásico" is televised around the world and often decides the La Liga title, but a Seville derby is a tougher proposition, Barca defender and former Sevilla favourite Dani Alves has said.

  • 20/11/2012 | Sports

    Agüero clings to hope as City in last-chance saloon

    Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero has an added incentive to keep his side's slim Champions League hopes alive when they welcome Real Madrid to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

  • 23/11/2012 | Sports

    Italy soccer attack stokes fears of neo-fascist violence

    A brutal attack on fans of English football club Tottenham Hotspur in Rome has stoked fears in Italy of rising right-wing and anti-Semitic violence.

  • 07/11/2012 | Sports

    Erratic Man City find money does not buy European success

    Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is discovering the adage 'money can't buy you happiness' extends to European success after a 2-2 draw at home to Ajax Amsterdam left their Champions League hopes in tatters.

  • 07/11/2012 | Sports

    FIFA ranking: Argentina climb 3rd

    With plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA World Ranking, Spain at top and Germany in second-placed remain unchallenged, while Argentina’s move into third place following wins over Uruguay and Chile edging Portugal down to fourth.

  • 13/11/2012 | Sports

    Pelé undergoes hip replacement surgery

    Brazil legend Edson Arantes Do Nascimento "Pele" has undergone hip replacement surgery in Sao Paulo after complaining of pain in the area for some time.

  • 30/10/2012 | Sports

    Sabella unveils list of players to face Saudi Arabia

    Argentina's national football team's coach, Alejandro Sabella, unveiled the list of players summoned for th friendly match against Saudi Arabia to be held on November 14 in Riyadh.

  • 31/10/2012 | Sports

    Brazil tribunal to probe replay use in Barcos' disallowed goal

    Brazilian football's disciplinary tribunal is to investigate a complaint that match officials used information based on TV replays in their decision to disallow a goal of Palmeiras' Argentine striker Hernán Barcos in his team's lost against Internacional at the weekend.

  • 06/11/2012 | Sports

    Near-perfect Redskins Rule favors Romney

    In the history if the NFL there has been an unusual occurance that has never been wrong with the exception of John Fitzgerald Kennedy due to his assassination. It's called the Redskins Rule.

  • 20/10/2012 | Sports

    FA to investigate attack on Sheffield Wednesday player

    The FA is to investigate the incident in which Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was attacked during a match by an opposing fan, English soccer's ruling body said today.

  • 26/10/2012 | Sports

    Italian football needs drastic reform says Juventus chief

    Juventus president Andrea Agnelli demanded drastic reform to Italian football on Friday, likening the soccer authorities to a local sports club.

  • 30/10/2012 | Sports

    Falcao uncertain about his future

    Radamel Falcao's future at Atlético Madrid depends on factors outside his control, the in-form Colombia striker said in a Spanish television interview.

  • 16/10/2012 | Sports

    Argentina weather Chile storm to win

  • 17/10/2012 | Sports

    Experimenting Menezes closes on ideal Brazil team

    Brazil coach Mano Menezes is finally close to finding his ideal team, two years after disbanding predecessor Dunga's unpopular counter-attacking outfit and starting from scratch.

  • 17/10/2012 | Sports

    Dempsey double secures World Cup progress for US

    Clint Dempsey scored twice as the United States booked their place in the final qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup finals with a convincing 3-1 win over Guatemala in Kansas City.

  • 06/10/2012 | Sports

    Steven Gerrard pledges future to Liverpool

    Steven Gerrard has pledged his future to Liverpool for the rest of his playing career saying he will never leave the club.

  • 09/10/2012 | Sports

    Penn State's Sandusky gets 30-60 years prison for child abuse

    Former Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky was ordered to spend at least 30 years in prison for sexually abusing at-risk boys for more than a decade, a sentence likely to keep him behind bars until he dies.

  • 16/10/2012 | Sports

    Barça against playing Spanish Super Cup in China

    Barcelona are not prepared to play the Spanish Super Cup in Beijing next year despite a preliminary agreement between the soccer federation (RFEF) and a Chinese promoter, a club spokesman said.

  • 29/09/2012 | Sports

    Villa late show score snatches Barca win at Sevilla

    Substitute David Villa scored a superb last-gasp winner and Cesc Fabregas netted twice as leaders Barcelona came from two goals down to stun 10-man Sevilla 3-2 and extend their perfect La Liga record today.

  • 02/10/2012 | Sports

    Former Germany captain Ballack retires at 36

    Former Germany captain Michael Ballack quietly announced his retirement at the age of 36, ending a career in which he played for top clubs Bayern Munich and Chelsea and helped his country reach the 2002 World Cup final.

  • 03/10/2012 | Sports

    FIFA rankings: Argentina climb to 4th position

    Argentina climbed three positions in the FIFA rankings after beating Gemrany 3-1 in a friendly, and clinching four World Cup qualifying points as result of September's 3-1 win against Paraguay at home and 1-1 draw against Peru in their visit to Lima.

  • 27/09/2012 | Sports

    Sabella unveils list for next World Cup qualifiers matches

    Argentina's national football team's coach Alejandro Sabella unveiled the list of players summoned for the next Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers matches against Uruguay and Chile, to be held on October 12 and 16, respectively.

  • 28/09/2012 | Sports

    New French taxes will be 'disastrous' for football

    Clubs and players lashed out after the French government unveiled its 2013 budget, saying new tax plans would have a "disastrous effect" on domestic football.

  • 29/09/2012 | Sports

    Russia to have 12 stadiums for 2018 World Cup

    Twelve venues, located in 11 Russian cities, will host the 2018 World Cup finals, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the tournament organisers announced during a live television show today.

  • 22/09/2012 | Sports

    Barca leave it late to beat stubborn Granada 2-0

    Barcelona's Xavi crashed a shot into the top corner three minutes from the end and Lionel Messi forced a stoppage-time own goal as the hosts overcame a stubborn Granada 2-0 to maintain their perfect La Liga start today.

  • 25/09/2012 | Sports

    Rooney likely to return this week

    England striker Wayne Rooney, who has not played for a month after suffering a severely gashed thigh against Fulham, is likely to return for Manchester United this week.

  • 27/09/2012 | Sports

    NFL referees agree deal with league to end lockout

    The National Football League (NFL) reached an agreement to end a labour dispute with its regular game officials last night, ending three weeks of questionable calls that had threatened the integrity of the sport.

  • 11/09/2012 | Sports

    Road to World Cup: Peru fans stone Argentina team's bus

    On the verge of tonight qualifier between hosts Peru and Argentina, the torrid environment can already be perceived. A good –or bad, very bad- example is that of Peruvians fans stoning the bus that was waiting for taking the Argentine players back to their hotel after their practice at the National Stadium.

  • 11/09/2012 | Sports

    Brazil recall striker Luis Fabiano for Argentina friendly

    Striker Luis Fabiano has earned a Brazil recall for the first time since the 2010 World Cup after being named in the squad to play Argentina in a friendly later this month.

  • 11/09/2012 | Sports

    Road to WC: Higuaín rescues point to keep Argentina atop

    Gonzalo Higuaín's equaliser salvaged a point for Argentina in a disappointing 1-1 draw against Peru in their 2014 World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Nacional.

  • 06/09/2012 | Sports

    Sabella still has doubts about the team's line-up

    Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella still has doubts to define the team that will face Paraguay for the World Cup qualifiers on Friday.

  • 10/09/2012 | Sports

    Messi-management foremost in Peruvian minds

    Peru's mission to stall Lionel Messi and the Argentine juggernaut at home in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday may see the team seek inspiration from a famous victory over their South American rivals in Lima 27 years ago.

  • 03/09/2012 | Sports

    Sabella summons Ustari for World Cup qualifiers

    The coach of Argentina's national football team, Alejandro Sabella, summoned Boca Juniors' goalkeeper Oscar Ustari to join the team that will face Paraguay and Peru for the World Cup Brazil 2014 South American qualifiers.

  • 05/09/2012 | Sports

    Russia to reveal 2018 World Cup host cities this month

    The host cities for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be announced this month, the tournament's organisers said.

  • 05/09/2012 | Sports

    Casillas, Xavi win prestigious Spanish sports award

    Spain captain Iker Casillas and team mate Xavi have been jointly awarded the nation's most prestigious sports prize, the Premio Principe de Asturias de los Deportes, the jury announced.

  • 28/08/2012 | Sports

    'I picked Premier League because of Tevez,' Suárez

    Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez has revealed that he decided to move to the English Premier League after seeing the success Carlos Tevez had in England.

  • 30/08/2012 | Sports

    Terry included in England's World Cup squad

    Chelsea captain John Terry, awaiting an FA hearing after being charged with racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, is in England's squad for the opening World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine next month.

  • 03/09/2012 | Sports

    'Unhappy' Ronaldo drops the bomb, awaits club's reply

    Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo made the shock claim that he was unhappy with the club after he refused to celebrate his 149th and 150th goals in the win over Granada.

  • 22/08/2012 | Sports

    Adriano gets another chance at Brazil's Flamengo

    Former Inter Milan and Brazil forward Adriano has been given another chance to revive his flagging career after re-signing for Brazilian club Flamengo.

  • 23/08/2012 | Sports

    'Bionic' Zanetti to make 800th Inter appearance

    Internazionale Milan’s coach Andrea Stramaccioni praised teams’ capitano Javier Zanetti ahead of the 39 year-old's 800th appearance today against Romanian side Vaslui in the first leg match for a place in this season's Europa League.

  • 25/08/2012 | Sports

    Boca football hooligans caught in violent clashes, 5 injured, 3 arrested

    Five people were injured when shots were fired between two factions of Boca football hooligans today, at kilometre 12 along the Rosario-Santa Fe motorway when the groups were on their way to watch Boca play against Unión.

  • 17/08/2012 | Sports

    TV broadcasters agree three-year deal for La Liga rights

    The dispute between broadcasters which had threatened to delay the start of Spain's La Liga season was resolved when Canal+ and Mediapro agreed a three-year deal to share the television rights.

  • 20/08/2012 | Sports

    Independiente's president says hooligans behind molotov attack

    After Sunday's 2-0 defeat against classic rivals Racing Club, Independiente's offices were attacked with a molotov cocktail bomb during last night by hooligans, according to Independiente's president Javier Cantero.

  • 21/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentine league 'worse than 10 years ago,' Maxi faces reality

    After returning from his long stay in Europe’s prime leagues, it took few weeks for Newell's Old Boys midfielder Maximiliano Rodríguez to give away his verdict on football in Argentina: “It’s worse than 10 years ago.”

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    Maradona wants China coach job

    Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has underlined his desire to coach in China after arriving in the country for an eight-day charity trip, local media reported.

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentina outclass Germany in World Cup rematch

    Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty but made amends with a superb second-half goal as Argentina outclassed Germany 3-1 in a friendly match.

  • 16/08/2012 | Sports

    United States end drought on Mexican soil

    Michael Orozco scored a late winner as the United States upset Mexico 1-0 in a stirring soccer friendly on Wednesday to register their first win away to their arch-rivals.

  • 11/08/2012 | Sports

    Mexico stun Brazil to win football gold

    Mexico won the Olympic men's soccer title for the first time when they stunned favourites Brazil 2-1 in front of 86,162 fans at Wembley Stadium.

  • 13/08/2012 | Sports

    Ireland goalkeeper Given quits internationals

    Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is retiring from international football after winning a record 125 caps for his country, he said.

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    'Argentina is more than just Messi,' Germany's Bender

    Germany midfielder Lars Bender is eagerly anticipating today's international friendly against Argentina, and is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Lionel Messi again in particular.

  • 07/08/2012 | Sports

    La Liga clubs threaten to delay season over TV dispute

    Thirteen La Liga clubs have threatened to postpone the start of the season on the weekend of Aug. 18-19 over a television rights dispute involving broadcasters Canal+ and Mediapro.

  • 07/08/2012 | Sports

    Imperious Brazil move step nearer football gold

    Brazil's dream of winning an elusive Olympic football gold came a step closer to reality when they beat South Korea 3-0 in a one-sided semi-final at Old Trafford.

  • 10/08/2012 | Sports

    Man United shares flat in debut after IPO disappoints

    Shares in Manchester United Ltd made a flat stock market debut, a disappointment for the world's most famous football club but one it insisted would have no effect on its ability to acquire top-flight players.

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Britain stun Brazil in front of record home crowd

    Britain secured a remarkable 1-0 win over Olympic gold medal contenders Brazil at Wembley in front of the biggest crowd to watch a women's football match in the country.

  • 01/08/2012 | Sports

    Britain sink Uruguay to reach last eight

    Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament.

  • 02/08/2012 | Sports

    Chinese investors buy into Inter Milan football club

    A group of Chinese investors will pay 55 million euros for a 15 percent stake in Inter Milan, becoming the second-biggest shareholder of the Italian premier league football club, sources close to the situation said.

  • 25/07/2012 | Sports

    North Korea match delayed after wrong flag displayed

    North Korea women's football team delayed the beginning of the match against Colombia after the South Korean flag was incorrectly displayed on a giant screen before kickoff at Glasgow's Hampden Park stadium.

  • 28/07/2012 | Sports

    La Liga start not in danger from TV dispute, LFP says

    Spain's professional soccer league (LFP) is adamant the 2012-13 La Liga season will begin as planned on the weekend of Aug. 18-19 despite a dispute over television rights between broadcasters Canal+ and Mediapro.

  • 29/07/2012 | Sports

    Neymar shows the way, Brazil through to last eight

    Gold medal favourites Brazil became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals when they came from behind to beat Belarus 3-1 at Old Trafford thanks to an inspired performance from Neymar, who scored and made the two other goals.

  • 13/07/2012 | Sports

    Prosecutor closes Monumental stadium down for 20 days

    Prosecutor Martín Lapadú confirmed River Plate's Monumental stadium will remain closed down for the next 20 days, and the club will have to pay a $110,000 pesos fine.

  • 14/07/2012 | Sports

    'People believed I was mute when I first arrived in Barcelona,' Messi

    Argentine football star Lionel Messi revealed that when he first arrived to Barcelona as a junior player, aged 13, “people believed I was mute” because he was shy and aloof.

  • 16/07/2012 | Sports

    Manchester United world's most valuable team, Forbes

    English football club Manchester United retained their title as the world's most valuable sports team, according to an annual top 50 list released by Forbes that was dominated by National Football League (NFL) franchises.

  • 05/07/2012 | Sports

    'I will no longer play for Boca,' Riquelme announces

    Heavy losses lead to heavy decision-making, but in the case of Boca Juniors' Juan Román Riquelme, the decision was made before the team's loss, as the very same midfielder told the club's president Daniel Angelici that no matter what the Libertadores final's outcome, he would no longer play for the Xeneizes.

  • 06/07/2012 | Sports

    Forlan going from Inter to Internacional

    Uruguay's Diego Forlan will join Brazilian club Internacional on Saturday, a day after Inter Milan terminated the striker's contract.

  • 09/07/2012 | Sports

    Olympics: Suárez, Cavani to lead Uruguay attack in men's football

    World Cup strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani will lead Uruguay's attack in the Olympic football tournament at the London Games.

  • 20/06/2012 | Sports

    Germany's Merkel to attend football match with Greece

    German chancellor Angela Merkel will attend Friday's Euro 2012 quarter-final with Greece in Gdansk, adding to the political spice in a clash that pitches the euro zone's most troubled economy against its rich northern paymaster.

  • 23/06/2012 | Sports

    River Plate back in First Division

  • 25/06/2012 | Sports

    Betis defender Roqué dies of cancer

    Miquel Roqué Farrero, a Real Betis defender who started out in Barcelona's youth ranks and had a stint at Liverpool, has died of cancer at the age of 23, Betis said.

  • 11/06/2012 | Sports

    Mandzukic gets Croatia off to flying start

    Mario Mandzukic may have got lost in translation when he was quoted as saying that he likes to "jump a lot" but the robust Croatia striker has left no doubt about the threat he poses in the penalty area.

  • 13/06/2012 | Sports

    Prosecutor: 'Collusion between hooligans, River's authorities is proven'

    Prosecutor José María Campagnoli, currently investigating the murder of Gonzalo Saucedo at the River Plate's Monumental stadium last weekend, accused the club's authorities of “not collaborating” with the case, and linked them to the hooligans responsible for the killing.

  • 16/06/2012 | Sports

    River Plate in shock; lose 1-0 to Patronato

    River Plate suffered a major strike to their hopes of promotion as Patronato put Matias Almeyda's men in shock with a 1-0 victory.

  • 07/06/2012 | Sports

    'Argentina is much more than Messi,' Brazil’s Uvini warns

    Brazil’s centre-back Bruno Uvini has described Lionel Messi as "the best player in the world" but warned that the “Canarinha” will have to respect Alex Sabella’s team as a whole and not solely concentrate on stopping the Barcelona star in Sunday's friendly clash with Argentina in US soil.

  • 07/06/2012 | Sports

    Football players often recover from fractures

    Most football players who break a bone will return to the playing field and compete at the same level as before their injury, a new study from Scotland suggests.

  • 09/06/2012 | Sports

    Denmark produce first shock of Euro 2012

    Denmark provided the first upset of Euro 2012 when they beat Netherlands 1-0 in Kharkiv today in the opening game of Group B to leave the Dutch in a perilous position.

  • 05/06/2012 | Sports

    Fabregas back in training for Spain

    Midfielder Cesc Fabregas has recovered sufficiently from a hamstring strain to be able to rejoin his Spanish team mates in training, the world and European champions said.

  • 05/06/2012 | Sports

    'I'd like to assist Messi once again,' Riquelme

    Boca Juniors’ Juan Román Riquelme admitted he wishes to “assist Lionel Messi once again”, and considered the Barcelona FC's striker as “the best of the world”, showing that the playmaker is willing to wear Argentina’s national football team’s shirt again.

  • 06/06/2012 | Sports

    Beer to be sold at Brazil World Cup

    Beer must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, as the neighbouring country’s President Dilma Rousseff enshrined it in a law after the constant pressure coming from the football's world governing body FIFA.

  • 01/06/2012 | Sports

    'I haven't decided the team yet'

    Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella could not decide between "giving the chance to an offensive team or balance the midfield" when he was asked about the players' list that will face Ecuador for the South American Qualifiers for Brazil World Cup 2014.

  • 02/06/2012 | Sports

    Lambert takes over as Villa manager

    Aston Villa appointed Paul Lambert as manager today, following hot on the heels of Liverpool in looking to smaller Premier League rivals for the man to revive their faded fortunes.

  • 04/06/2012 | Sports

    Ronaldinho signs short-term deal with Atletico Mineiro

    Former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker Ronaldinho signed a short-term contract with Brazilian top-flight club Atletico Mineiro, just four days after his acrimonious split with Flamengo.

  • 08/05/2012 | Sports

    Spain's Puyol almost certain to miss Euro 2012

    Spain defender Carles Puyol will almost certainly miss Euro 2012 after he sustained an injury to his right knee that his club Barcelona said requires arthroscopic surgery and will sideline him for around six weeks.

  • 29/05/2012 | Sports

    Italy PM Monti urges halt to soccer after scandal

    Italian professional soccer should be halted for two or three years to get over the match-fixing scandal which has spattered its image, Prime Minister Mario Monti said.

  • 01/06/2012 | Sports

    Italy's troubles mount with defeat to Russia

    Italy's troubles mounted as they produced some slapstick defending in a 3-0 defeat by fellow Euro 2012 finalists Russia in their only warm-up match for the tournament.

  • 01/05/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola exit changes nothing for Real, Mourinho says

    Josep Guardiola's decision to step down as Barcelona coach at the end of the season will change nothing for Real Madrid, Guardiola's Real counterpart and bitter rival Jose Mourinho said today.

  • 01/05/2012 | Sports

    England appoint Hodgson on four-year contract

    Roy Hodgson has been appointed England manager on a four-year contract, the English FA said today.

  • 05/05/2012 | Sports

    Messi scores four as Guardiola gets emotional send off

    Lionel Messi scored four goals to take his La Liga tally to 50 this season as Barcelona hammered Espanyol 4-0 today in an emotional last game at the Nou Camp for outgoing coach Pep Guardiola.

  • 28/04/2012 | Sports

    Racing Santander relegated to second division

    Cash-strapped Racing Santander, cast adrift at the bottom of La Liga, were relegated to the second division after losing 3-0 at Real Sociedad on Saturday.

  • 29/04/2012 | Sports

    Benfica willing to sell Garay

    Benfica are receptive to the idea of parting company with centre-back Ezequiel Garay after the Argentine defender has been ever-present in Benfica's backline since completing a 5.5 million euros transfer from Real Madrid last year.

  • 21/04/2012 | Sports

    Ronaldo strike helps Real stun Barcelona

    Real Madrid have one hand on a first La Liga trophy in four years after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant winner in a 2-1 victory at Barcelona on Saturday that stretched their lead over their bitter rivals to seven points with four games left.

  • 25/04/2012 | Sports

    Ex-football star Deion Sanders charged in altercation with wife

    Former football star Deion Sanders has been charged with simple assault in his altercation with his estranged wife that got her arrested and jailed earlier in the week on a similar charge.

  • 26/04/2012 | Sports

    Missile strikes Neymar during Santos defeat by Bolivar

    The 20-year-old was soon back up on his feet, but the Fox Sports television commentator said Chilean referee Enrique Osses warned Bolivar he would suspend the match if there was a repeat of the incident.

  • 12/04/2012 | Sports

    Maradona describes Pelé’s opinion over Messi as ‘stupid’

    Football icon Diego Armando Maradona blasted Brazil’s Pelé once more after assuring that his opinion over Lionel Messi, who he challenged to “beat Neymar,” is “stupid.”

  • 14/04/2012 | Sports

    Livorno's Morosini dies, Italian games postponed

    Livorno's Piermario Morosini has died after suffering a cardiac arrest during an Italian second division game at Pescara on Saturday, prompting the country's football federation to postpone this weekend's professional matches.

  • 21/04/2012 | Sports

    Newcastle surge on as Chelsea hold Arsenal

    Newcastle United surged towards Champions League qualification with a 3-0 home win over Stoke City to move into fourth spot in the Premier League on Saturday as rivals Arsenal and Chelsea ground out a 0-0 draw and Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 at lowly Queens Park Rangers.

  • 09/04/2012 | Sports

    Bitter fans want Marseille to lose again to deny PSG

    Olympique Marseille have lost 10 of their last 11 matches and their biggest supporters group wants that miserable run to continue on Wednesday.

  • 09/04/2012 | Sports

    Football icon Pelé joins Twitter

    Brazil’s football icon Pelé has launched his official Twitter account on Monday and reached to the 38,149 followers in an hour.

  • 12/04/2012 | Sports

    Football: Juventus fined for racist chanting

    A leaders Juventus have been fined 30,000 euros (US$39,400) and warned about the future conduct of their fans after they made racist chants during Wednesday's 2-1 win at home to Lazio.

  • 22/03/2012 | Sports

    Deeply religious Blatter praises Muamba 'miracle'

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the recovery of Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba was "a miracle" which had deeply affected him as it brought back memories of Marc-Vivien Foe of Cameroon who died in similar circumstances in 2003.

  • 02/04/2012 | Sports

    Nine former Bari players in match-fixing probe

    Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello, now playing for Atalanta, was arrested in connection with alleged match-fixing in Serie A last season, the Italian federation (FIGC) said.

  • 02/04/2012 | Sports

    Football turns to helmet technology to tackle head injuries

    As Americans grow more aware of the risk of brain injury tied to football - the country's most popular sport - players and coaches are experimenting with the latest technology in a bid to make the game safer.

  • 17/03/2012 | Sports

    Bolton's Muamba collapses on pitch, FA Cup tie abandoned

    Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch during the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur today and the match was abandoned minutes later.

  • 17/03/2012 | Sports

    Messi, Xavi fire Barcelona past Sevilla

    A Xavi free kick and an exquisite lob from Lionel Messi fired Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Sevilla that cut Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga back to seven points today.

  • 22/03/2012 | Sports

    Brazil puts off World Cup law again, vexes FIFA

    Brazil's Congress postponed a key World Cup bill again, a move that is likely to frustrate officials of football's governing body who say its passage is crucial to preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

  • 16/03/2012 | Sports

    Barcelona to face AC Milan in quarter-finals

    Titleholders Barcelona will have to again face seven-times winners AC Milan in the Champions League quarter-finals after a draw which also cleared the way for a final against their eternal rivals Real Madrid.

  • 16/03/2012 | Sports

    Barça's 'Monster of Colombes' Basora dies aged 85

    Former Barcelona right winger Estanislau Basora, a pacy and skilful player with an eye for goal who featured alongside Ladislao Kubala in their hugely successful team of the 1950s, died on Friday aged 85, the La Liga club announced.

  • 16/03/2012 | Sports

    'We'll be ready for World Cup,' Brazil tells FIFA

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff assured FIFA chief Sepp Blatter the country would be ready to host the 2014 World Cup, easing tensions over the slow pace of preparations for the finals.

  • 03/03/2012 | Sports

    Ibrahimovic scores 15-minute hat-trick in Milan rout

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his return from a three-match ban by scoring a 15-minute first-half hat-trick as leaders AC Milan demolished Palermo 4-0 away in Serie A on Saturday.

  • 09/03/2012 | Sports

    Blatter to meet Brazilian president Rousseff

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to clear the air after a top official's remarks about the country's slow progress in preparing for the 2014 World Cup caused an uproar.

  • 14/03/2012 | Sports

    Maradona rocks Pelé with some heavy metal remarks

    Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona kept it up the war-of-words with rival Pelé, believing himself to be more passionate about football than the Brazil legend.

  • 18/02/2012 | Sports

    Real Madrid crush Racing Santander in at home match

    Cristiano Ronaldo header set Real Madrid on their way to a 4-0 win at home to 10-man Racing Santander on Saturday that stretched their advantage over second-placed Barcelona at the top of La Liga to 13 points.

  • 22/02/2012 | Sports

    Adriano back after weight loss, still out of pace

    Brazilian football star Adriano has delighted Corinthians with his pre-season weight loss but the club's head coach Tite believes he must now improve his fitness before he is ready for regular action.

  • 29/02/2012 | Sports

    Messi's hat-trick sinks Swiss hopes

  • 01/02/2012 | Sports

    Riquelme is happy: 'Now I can run, before I couldn't even walk'

    After a long injury-spell, Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Román Riquelme will once again step into a football field on tomorrow’s Copa Argentina game against Santamarina (Tandil) to be played in the Northern province of Salta.

  • 14/02/2012 | Sports

    AFA questioned over tournament's new name

    Football's governing body FIFA has questioned the Argentine FA over reports that the country's championship could be renamed after the General Belgrano cruiser sunk by the British Royal Navy when it was outside the British-declared Total Exclusion Zone during the Malvinas war in 1982.

  • 16/02/2012 | Sports

    Boca resume practices after Falcioni-Riquelme high voltage clash

    After yesterday's high-voltage clash between Juan Román Riquelme and coach Julio Falcioni, Boca Juniors resumed works today in a highly expected practice. President Daniel Angelici said house's in peace and said the alleged exchange of opinions between the coach and the players was just a "misunderstanding."

  • 30/01/2012 | Sports

    River Plate’s coach says team is ‘ready for first division’

    Coach Matías Almeyda assured today his team is ready to play on the first division of the national football league. “We are ready for the first division,” reiterated Almeyda today after yesterday’s classic match against Boca Juniors.

  • 31/01/2012 | Sports

    Parma-Juventus match postponed due to snow

    Parma's Serie A match at home to leaders Juventus was postponed less than an hour before kickoff today because of heavy snow in northern Italy.

  • 31/01/2012 | Sports

    Nueva Chicago football club hooligan leader dies

    A Nueva Chicago football club supporter died today as a result of the injuries he received during a clash between hooligans two weeks ago, sources said. Aldo Barralda was the leader of Las antenas hooligans squad and was attacked inside Santojanni hospital.

  • 25/01/2012 | Sports

    Iturbe seeks loan exit from Porto as Racing approach

    Porto attacker Juan Iturbe is keen to leave the club on loan until the end of the season, the player's agent has revealed. Likewise, Iturbe's father revealed that Racing Club, of which his son is fan, is after the young star.

  • 28/01/2012 | Sports

    Barca draw to leave Real seven clear in La Liga

    Real Madrid moved seven points clear at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-1 win over bottom side Real Zaragoza as Barcelona could only draw 0-0 at lowly Villarreal on Saturday.

  • 30/01/2012 | Sports

    Footballer Roberto Carlos says he will retire at end of year

    Brazilian fullback Roberto Carlos has said he will hang up his football boots at the end of 2012 but continue to work behind the scenes at Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala.

  • 21/01/2012 | Sports

    Chelsea, Newcastle stumble on day of surprises

    Chelsea wasted the chance to get back into the Premier League title race when held to a 0-0 draw at Norwich and Newcastle United lost 5-2 at Fulham as both sides failed to close in on the top four in disappointing setbacks on Saturday.

  • 23/01/2012 | Sports

    Spain federation takes no action on alleged Pepe stamp

    The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) will take no action against Real Madrid defender Pepe for his alleged stamp on Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's hand in Wednesday's King's Cup quarter-final first leg.

  • 25/01/2012 | Sports

    'Superclásico', a true summer classic

    Tonight River Plate and Boca Juniors will share a football field again after almost a year, and even though it’s a friendly, the clubs’ prestige will definitely be at stake tonight. Just as a warm-up for tonight’s action, let’s recap what happened over the past three summers.

  • 04/01/2012 | Sports

    Trezeguet follows his heart to River Plate

    David Trezeguet realised his dream when he joined a group of top flight players who have flocked to the cause of restoring relegated River Plate to the Argentine first division.

  • 07/01/2012 | Sports

    Iniesta returns from injury for Barcelona

    Andres Iniesta had been passed fit to return to action for Barcelona after recovering from a thigh injury and could return for the city derby at Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday.

  • 20/01/2012 | Sports

    Shooting victim Cabañas to make pro comeback

    Former Paraguay striker Salvador Cabañas is set to make a professional comeback two years after almost being killed when he was shot in the head in a Mexico City bar in January 2010.

  • 26/12/2011 | Sports

    Messi: 'I am sure I will win the World Cup with Argentina'

    Barcelona attacker, Argentine football player Lionel Messi, said that he expects to lift the World Cup trophy with Argentina at some point during his career.

  • 27/12/2011 | Sports

    Brees breaks Marino's record as Saints win NFC

    New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees broke Dan Marino's 27-year single-season passing record as the Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons 45-16 to clinch the NFC South.

  • 06/12/2011 | Sports

    Catania comfirms Maxi López transfer to AC Milan

    Catania general director Pietro Lo Monaco has confirmed that the club has reached an agreement with AC Milan to transfer Argentine centre-forward Maximiliano López to the Serie A champions in the January transfer window.

  • 06/12/2011 | Sports

    Blatter confirms goal-line technolgy for Brazil 2014

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed that goal-line technology will be introduced for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to avoid "phantom goals."

  • 07/12/2011 | Sports

    Coach Guardiola delighted with 'Baby Barca'

    The Barcelona youngsters given a chance to shine in Tuesday's 4-0 Champions League Group H win over BATE Borisov turned in an "impeccable" performance, according to delighted coach Pep Guardiola.

  • 20/11/2011 | Sports

    Chelsea title hopes take another hit from Liverpool

    Chelsea's faltering Premier League title challenge suffered another blow when they lost 2-1 at home to Liverpool whose defender Glen Johnson struck the winner three minutes from time.

  • 03/12/2011 | Sports

    Suspended Lion Suh uninjured after crashing car into tree

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is serving a two-game suspension after appearing to stomp on a Green Bay Packers player, lost control of his car and crashed into a tree early today but was not injured, police said.

  • 05/12/2011 | Sports

    Neymar doesn't hide sympathy for Barça

    Santos forward Neymar has publicly stated that he wants Barcelona FC to beat Real Madrid in next Saturday's Spanish derby due to the Brazilian players within tha Catalonian side.

  • 05/11/2011 | Sports

    An Englishman should lead England after Capello says Beckham

    David Beckham wants an Englishman to take charge of the England team when Italian Fabio Capello leaves the job after next year's European championship.

  • 12/11/2011 | Sports

    Lampard heads England to victory over Spain

    England claimed a memorable and unlikely 1-0 win over world champions Spain thanks to a headed goal from Frank Lampard and some resolute defending during the closing stages of a hugely entertaining friendly at Wembley Stadium.

  • 16/11/2011 | Sports

    Racist insults should be forgotten, says Blatter

    Players who are racially insulted during matches should accept it as part of on-field provocation and shake hands with their opponent at the end, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said.

  • 17/10/2011 | Sports

    Avila accuses Grondona of alleged ‘money laundering’

    Businessman Carlos Avila pressed charges against the head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Grondona, over an alleged case of “money laundering” and “fraudulent administration.”

  • 18/10/2011 | Sports

    Jets swoop on flailing Dolphins to snap slide

    The New York Jets ended a three-game slide in the NFL by taking advantage of the hapless Miami Dolphins with a 24-6 win at the Meadowlands.

  • 28/10/2011 | Sports

    'San Lorenzo's atmosphere is too hostile to work in,' Asad says

    The San Lorenzo trainer, Omar Asad, rejected claims that he had considered resigning and assured that he only plans to face the situation. “We all have to work together on the same side, to be able to work together,” he said.

  • 12/10/2011 | Sports

    Batista files lawsuit against Maradona

    Coach Sergio Batista filed a lawsuit against Diego Maradona accusing him of slander and called for a 20,000 pesos fine.

  • 15/10/2011 | Sports

    Coach Maradona in spotlight as UAE season starts

    A small corner of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will grab the attention of the football world on Sunday night when Diego Maradona's Al Wasl launch their league campaign.

  • 17/10/2011 | Sports

    NY Giants beat Bills in bounce-back win

    The New York Giants got back on track in the NFC East by beating the surprising Buffalo Bills 27-24 in a see-saw battle.

  • 21/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentina in the edge of FIFA's Top 10

    Argentina’s national football team dropped from the ninth to the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, who removed Netherlands from the top.

  • 22/09/2011 | Sports

    Spain puts squeeze on cash-strapped clubs

    Financially-troubled Spanish clubs will no longer be able to escape relegation by going into administration after the government agreed a change in the law.

  • 08/10/2011 | Sports

    Rooney under fire but Capello defends England selection

    Wayne Rooney came under a barrage of criticism from the media today after his red card in England's 2-2 draw in Montenegro ruled him out for at least the first match of Euro 2012.

  • 27/08/2011 | Sports

    Toure set for return from drugs ban next week

    Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is set make his return from a six-month drug ban in an African Nations Cup qualifier one day after his suspension ends early next month.

  • 06/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentina celebrate win against Nigeria

    Argentina celebrated their win against Nigeria, in a 3-1 goal victory at Bangabandhu stadium today. Today's match marked the Argentine team's second friendly match under new coach, Alejandro Sabella, in Dhaka city, Bangladesh.

  • 10/09/2011 | Sports

    Rampant Rooney and Man United trump City

    Manchester United stole neighbours City's thunder again today when a Wayne Rooney treble inspired a 5-0 demolition of Bolton Wanderers after their Premier League city rivals had hammered Wigan Athletic 3-0 with a hat-trick of their own.

  • 20/08/2011 | Sports

    Liverpool pile more misery on luckless Arsenal

    Arsenal suffered yet more misery today as Liverpool won 2-0 at the Emirates thanks to an own goal and a late Luis Suarez strike, with the London side reduced to 10 men for the second successive Premier League game.

  • 24/08/2011 | Sports

    Italian strike nearer as League refuses to sign

    The risk of a football strike increased in Italy on Wednesday as the League refused to sign an agreement over players' rights, three days before the scheduled start of the Serie A season.

  • 26/08/2011 | Sports

    Rummenigge: Blatter must clean up FIFA or face revolt

    FIFA boss Sepp Blatter needs to take responsibility for everything that is happening inside world soccer's governing body or risk a "revolution," Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

  • 27/07/2011 | Sports

    Grondona: 'football plan to be analyzed by Clubs Assembly'

    The head of the Argentine Football Association, Julio Grondona, ratified that the football reorganization plan to unify the country’s first- and second-tiers into one league “exists and will be debated by the Clubs Assembly” on October 18.

  • 01/08/2011 | Sports

    AFA backtracks on new football tournament bid

    So nothing’s going to change. The idea of fusing both the First Division and the National B into one new tournament has been shot down on Monday after the AFA (Argentine Football Association) released a statement announcing that it had decided to suspend the project.

  • 13/08/2011 | Sports

    Cagliari fire coach Donadoni before season starts

    Former Italy manager Roberto Donadoni has been fired by Serie A side Cagliari, kicking off the coaching merry-go-round two weeks before the football season has even started.

  • 21/06/2011 | Sports

    Simeone goes back to square one to coach Racing Club

    Former Argentina's national football team captain Diego Simeone has returned home to coach Racing Club having left Catania at the end of the Serie A season in Italy.

  • 21/06/2011 | Sports

    Maradona: 'Neymar is as bad-mannered as Pelé'

    Diego Maradona blasted Neymar, the football star who plays at the Brazilian team Santos, by saying that he is “as bad-mannered person as Pelé,” after the Brazilian assured that he does not need to leave Brazil to demonstrate that he is better than Lionel Messi.

  • 01/07/2011 | Sports

    Bomb threat in AFA headquarters

    A bomb threat led to the evacuation of the headquarters of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), located in Viamonte 1300, Buenos Aires.

  • 18/06/2011 | Sports

    Olimpo avoid relegation, Quilmes descends

    Quilmes 0-1 Olimpo. Olimpo defeated Quilmes with a goal of Rolle and avoided the relegation, while his opponent directly descended to the National B League.

  • 18/06/2011 | Sports

    Independiente smash Huracán

    Independiente 5-1 Huracán. Huracán visits Independiente today, directed by and idol from “Globo”, Antonio Mohamed, with the illusion of gaining triumph, which will allow them to avoid being lowered in the tournament.

  • 18/06/2011 | Sports

    Tigre avoid relegation after it drew Argentinos

    Tigre 1-1 Argentinos. Tigre managed to remain at the first division of the local football after it drew 1-1 with Argentinos Juniors and due to the rest of the results of the matches that defined the teams that were going to play the relagation.

  • 05/06/2011 | Sports

    Huracán beat Tigre

    Huracán beat Tigre 3-2, with goals scored by Gastón Machín and Javier Cámpora,twice. Mariano Etcheverría and Esteban González scored for Tigre. The match was played at the Hucarán stadium in the City neighbourhood of Parque Patricios.

  • 17/06/2011 | Sports

    FIFA bans Belize over gov't interference

    FIFA has suspended Belize from international football with immediate effect because of "severe government interference."

  • 18/06/2011 | Sports

    The worst moment of River Plate

    River 1-2 Lanús. Lanús defeated River Plate 2-1, and led the team from Núñez to the relegation play-off against Belgrano. It will be the last chance of the historical team to stay at the premier football league.

  • 29/05/2011 | Sports

    River and Olimpo tie

    Troubled River and Olimpo tied 0-0, in a match for the 16th round of the Clausura tournament. The match was played at the Olimpo stadium in the Greater Buenos Aires city of Bahía Blanca.

  • 01/06/2011 | Sports

    Blatter wins fourth term as FIFA president

    Sepp Blatter was re-elected unopposed for a fourth term as FIFA president, shrugging off the scandals that have hit world soccer's governing body to secure another four years in charge.

  • 02/06/2011 | Sports

    Grondona blasts Batista: 'We can't raffle off our prestige like this'

    The head of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Humberto Grondona, came up to stage and threw some stinger darts to coach Sergio Batista claiming that Wednesday's 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Nigeria had threatened the country's reputation.

  • 22/04/2011 | Sports

    Copa del Rey tournament attracts record audience

    More tan 14 million Spanish football fans watched Real Madrid’s glory over Barcelona with their 1-0 victory, in the final match of the Copa del Rey tournament last Wednesday, making the match’s transmission the most-viewed between both teams in history.

  • 23/04/2011 | Sports

    Hernandez leaps late to send Man United nine clear

    Livewire striker Javier Hernandez struck six minutes from time to send Manchester United nine points clear in the Premier League with a 1-0 home win over Everton.

  • 14/05/2011 | Sports

    Rooney penalty seals United's record 19th title

    Manchester United were crowned champions of England for a record 19th time on Saturday when a Wayne Rooney penalty earned them a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers and the point they needed to win the Premier League title.

  • 09/04/2011 | Sports

    Olimpo defeat Colón in Santa Fe

    Olimpo Club defeated Colón 2-0 during the match for the ninth round of the Clausura Tournament played at Colón Stadium in Santa Fe, also known as the "Elephant Graveyard."

  • 14/04/2011 | Sports

    Pele, Charlton and Cafu join FIFA's task force

    Pele, Bobby Charlton and former Brazil captain Cafu will join the FIFA task force which look at ways of brightening up the game and improve refereeing in time for the 2014 World Cup

  • 16/04/2011 | Sports

    San Lorenzo-Lanús end game in a tie

    San Lorenzo and Lanús ended the game in a tie, with each team scoring one goal as San Lorenzo's team fell on their defence.

  • 02/04/2011 | Sports

    Rooney hat-trick inspires Manchester United comeback

    A quickfire Wayne Rooney hat-trick rescued Manchester United today as they stormed eight points clear at the top of the Premier League after coming from two goals down to beat West Ham United 4-2.

  • 08/04/2011 | Sports

    Tévez on PFA Player of the Year shortlist

    Argentine striker Carlos Tevez was named on the shortlist for English soccer's players' player of the year award.

  • 09/04/2011 | Sports

    FIFA may help Japan for Copa America, says JFA chief

    FIFA could help negotiate the release of Japanese players from European clubs for July's Copa America after the country pulled out of the tournament following last month's deadly earthquake and tsunami.

  • 25/03/2011 | Sports

    FIFA and UEFA could ban in-game betting

    FIFA and UEFA are considering a ban on in-game betting, saying it represents a bigger threat of manipulation than the more conventional gambling on results.

  • 26/03/2011 | Sports

    England and Russia wary of Euro 2012 slip ups

    England and Russia are fully aware of the potential pitfalls of facing weaker opposition when they tackle Wales and Armenia respectively today.

  • 31/03/2011 | Sports

    Banned Man City defender Toure hopes to 'be back soon'

    Manchester City defender Kolo Toure made an unexpected appearance at a soccer convention today and said he hoped to be back soon after being suspended for a positive drug test earlier this month.

  • 18/03/2011 | Sports

    Sounders sign midfielder Rosales

    Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders have signed Argentine midfielder Mauro Rosales, the club said. The playmaker joins the Sounders in time for Saturday's game at the New York Red Bulls.

  • 20/03/2011 | Sports

    Estudiantes beat Racing; Olimpo deepen Boca's losing streak

    Estudiantes de La Plata defeated Racing Club 1-0 in Avellaneda with a goal scored by Uruguayan striker Hernán Rodrigo López. Olimpo took the lead of the championship after beating Boca Juniors 2-0 at La Bombonera stadium on Juan Román Riquelme’s return.

  • 24/03/2011 | Sports

    Batista: 'Argentina is desperate to win something'

    Argentina’s national football team coach Sergio Batista affirmed that the team is “desperate to win something” because it has been 18 years “without getting anything.”

  • 25/02/2011 | Sports

    Manchester United adamant club not for sale

    Manchester United poured cold water on the chances of its unpopular American owners, the Glazer family, selling the club as it announced increased earnings in the first half of its financial year.

  • 01/03/2011 | Sports

    Riquelme reports injury, could miss derby against Vélez

    Juan Román Riquelme, centrepiece of the last great controversy in Boca Juniors' world was reported injured during today's practice and there are doubts whether he will play on Sunday against Vélez Sarsfield for the fourth round of the Clausura Tournament.

  • 06/03/2011 | Sports

    Vélez beat Boca 1-0 in balanced match

    Vélez beat Boca Juniors with one goal by Fernando Ortíz in the first half during the fourth round of the Clausura Tournament. The match was balanced but Vélez seized the chance and scored.

  • 18/01/2011 | Sports

    'The mourning has ended'

    Former Argentina national football team coach Diego Armando Maradona affirmed that the mourning for the national team has ended, referring to the elimination during South Africa World Cup 2010.

  • 12/02/2011 | Sports

    Rooney stunner seals derby win for Man United

    Wayne Rooney conjured a breathtaking overhead kick to earn Premier League leaders Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in a memorable derby.

  • 18/02/2011 | Sports

    Giggs signs new Manchester United deal

    Ryan Giggs will extend his playing career with Manchester United into 2012 after the 37-year-old Welsh midfielder signed a contract extension until the end of next season.

  • 20/12/2010 | Sports

    Bilbao brace for Barca juggernaut

    Athletic Club Bilbao face the daunting task of trying to derail the Barcelona juggernaut as the La Liga leaders seek their 11th consecutive victory in all competitions in their King's Cup last 16 first leg tie on Tuesday.

  • 21/12/2010 | Sports

    Bilardo assures ‘there’s no turning back’ in his relationship with Maradona

    Argentina's national football team's technical secretary Carlos Bilardo answered to sports-icon Diego Maradona's accusations and assured he is a "chicken" and added that his relationship with the ex coach of the national team "has no turning back."

  • 29/12/2010 | Sports

    Messi, best football player in Europe

    Argentina’s national football team and Barcelona's forward, Lionel Messi, has been chosen the best football player in Europe for the second consecutive time in a survey made by journalists which has been published in the Uruguayan news paper, El País.

  • 13/12/2010 | Sports

    Milan rule themselves out of Tévez bidding

    Serie A leaders AC Milan cannot afford Manchester City's unsettled striker Carlos Tévez, chief executive Adriano Galliani said.

  • 14/12/2010 | Sports

    Maradona to be next Blackburn Rovers manager?

    Diego Maradona has emerged as a surprise outsider to become the next Blackburn Rovers manager following the shock dismissal of Sam Allardyce according to English newspaper The Mirror.

  • 15/12/2010 | Sports

    Argentina becomes biggest exporter of footballers

    Argentina has surpassed neighbouring Brazil as the world's largest exporter of football players -a trend that may not be a good thing for the South American country's domestic game. Players had become assets to be sold off to repay club debts, one agent said, while the growing exodus of Argentina's best young players is leaving a void in the local game.

  • 07/05/2011 | Arts and Media

    David Beckham in car accident, unhurt

    Football star David Beckham was at the wheel of a Cadillac that struck another vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway, but he was not injured or cited in the collision, police said.

  • 08/03/2011 | Multimedia

    Footballer sent off for tackling 'Borat' pitch invader

    A minor league player has been sent off for wrestling a pitch invader dressed as comic Sacha Baron Cohen's faux-documentary character "Borat" to the ground.

  • 23/05/2012 | Multimedia

    England dominating international football?... Just in dreams

    British ITV network released an advert titled “It's good to dream”, which uses cutting-edge technology to imagine that the England national football team have dominated the international scene since lifting it’s only World Cup title in 1966. Maradona, of course, makes his part.

  • 29/06/2013 | Multimedia

    Hooligans' violent attack on Independiente’s leadership

    Chairs were thrown by hooligans at Independiente President Javier Cantero yesterday during the club members’ assembly at the Radrizzani gym at the soccer’s club facilities in Avellaneda.

  • 21/11/2011 | Sports

    Boca Juniors settle for 0-0 draw with Racing Club

    Apertura Tournament leaders Boca Juniors kept their eight-points advantage over second-placed Racing Club after their drew 0-0 at La Bombonera stadium. San Lorenzo lost against Unión a home and stayed in the promotion-relegation playoff zone.

  • 05/12/2011 | Sports

    Boca Juniors clinch Apertura title

    Boca Juniors won the Apertura Tournament with two matches to spare when they beat Banfield 3-0 at a heaving, chanting La Bombonera stadium. Julio Falcioni’s side, unbeaten in 27 matches going back to last season, have 39 points from 17 matches.

  • 13/01/2013 | Sports

    U-20: Argentina in need of a victory

    Argentina will play against Bolivia today in the under-20 South American Championship and, after losing the first two matches of the tournament, they need a victory in order to have the possibility of qualifying for the World Cup that will take place in Turkey.

  • 01/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Messi admits he'd 'give anything' to win with Argentina

    Lionel Messi strongly affirmed he would “give up anything, including all of the goals and all of the prizes to be able to win with the Argentine team.”

  • 02/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Ramos strike gives Colombia win over Costa Rica

    Striker Adrian Ramos gave Colombia a 1-0 win over 10-man Costa Rica that put them top of Group A after their first match at the Copa América.

  • 12/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Pope hopes World Cup becomes a 'feast of solidarity among peoples'

    Pope Francis is hoping the World Cup, which kicks off in Brazil later today, will be played in a spirit of fraternity and fair play, and can overcome any form of racism or intolerance.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Fidel Castro praises Maradona, Messi

    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro congratulated retired Argentine footballer Diego Maradona for his television program analyzing the World Cup and also saluted current Argentine goal-scorer Lionel Messi for carrying on the glory for Argentina.

  • 26/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Buenos Aires’ French community supports Les Bleus from afar

    By Dan Edwards
    Ever since the city was dubbed the ‘Paris of South America,’ Buenos Aires has had a special affinity with France. Founding father San Martín may have been born in Argentina, but he spent his final days living in Boulogne sur-Mer, in the heart of the European nation.


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