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Argentine FA chief set for Messi meeting, denies Sampaoli contact

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – The new president of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA) flew to Barcelona on Thursday to meet Lionel Messi but ruled out any possibility of an encounter with Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli.

“The only object of my trip is to see Messi. As for the new coach, we are relaxed about that because Bauza has only just left,” said the recently elected Claudio Tapia.

Argentine FA chief set for Messi meeting, denies Sampaoli contact

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – The new president of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA) flew to Barcelona on Thursday to meet Lionel Messi but ruled out any possibility of an encounter with Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli.

“The only object of my trip is to see Messi. As for the new coach, we are relaxed about that because Bauza has only just left,” said the recently elected Claudio Tapia.

Bauza fired as Argentina coach – AFA

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina’s football association fired Edgardo Bauza as coach of the crisis-hit national team as it struggles to qualify for next year’s World Cup, the head of the body said Monday.

It was the first big move by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) since it last month picked new executives tasked with ending three years of turmoil in the Argentine game.

Argentina pays players to avert strike

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina’s government said Thursday it paid $22 million dollars to the country’s Football Association to avert a players’ strike over unpaid wages that threatened to disrupt the new season.

The Argentina Footballers’ Union (AFA) had threatened to strike on the first day of the season Friday in a dispute over redistribution of broadcasting revenues.

Argentina vows AFA crisis won’t keep it from Copa

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Buenos Aires (AFP) The troubled Argentine Football Association (AFA) vowed Monday the national team will not miss next month's Copa America tournament, dismissing concerns over the potential impact of a court ruling against it.

"No one has taken over the AFA and no one is going to remove us from FIFA," the association's president, Luis Segura, told a press conference.

Argentina vows AFA crisis won’t keep it from Copa

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Buenos Aires (AFP) The troubled Argentine Football Association (AFA) vowed Monday the national team will not miss next month's Copa America tournament, dismissing concerns over the potential impact of a court ruling against it.

"No one has taken over the AFA and no one is going to remove us from FIFA," the association's president, Luis Segura, told a press conference.

Primera A

Weekly opinion: the 2016 transitional championship, and how it’ll work

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My latest piece forThe Bubble welcomes the new year with a look at how the Primera championship that will be held in the first half of the year is structured. Three and a half months, two groups, home-and-awayclásicos and a ... Continue reading →

Argentine football in 2015: a review

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2015 has just hours left to run (in Argentina that is; happy new year if it's already gone where you are), and the folk atThe Bubble have asked me to take a look back on the last twelve months in ... Continue reading →

The Argentine FA are giving everyone headaches again

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Last Wednesday, AFA president and FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona died. I wrote about it here, forESPNFC. Everyone knew that the organisation was in for a few changes, and it will be a while before we really get a handle on ... Continue reading →

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philadelphia and the other first professional soccer league in the U.S.

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Philadelphia was central to the formation of the first two pro soccer leagues in the US, the National League baseball-backed American League of Professional Football, and the American Association of Professional Football, which played its first games before, and outlived, the ALPF.

The founding of the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association

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A look at the founding of the EPSA, originally known as the Foot Ball Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District, in April, 1913, six days after the founding of the United States of America Football Association, known today as the US Soccer Federation.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 10: It’s only just begun

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Our series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia concludes.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 10: It’s only just begun

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Our series on the origins of soccer in Philadelphia concludes.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 9: Manz wins the 1897 American Cup

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After the quick demise of the Philadelphia Phillies pro soccer team in 1894, Philadelphia's other pro team would return to the amateur ranks before going on to win Philadelphia's first national soccer championship in 1897.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 8: Troubled times Philly’s first league and the city’s first professional soccer clubs

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The decline of Philadelphia's first organized league is followed by the appearance of the first professional soccer teams in the city.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 7: Philly’s first league continues to grow

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Philadelphia's first organized soccer league continued to grow in its second and third seasons with more teams, rising attendance, and intercity games.

Philly Soccer 100: Tacony adavances to American Cup semis, league play, fields for Fairmount Park

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One hundred years ago, Tacony FC took on Brooklyn FC in the third round of the American Cup. Also, a recap of league play and the Inquirer's call for soccer fields in Fairmount Park.

Philly Soccer 100: Open Cup draw, Hibs lose grounds, local league results

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One hundred years ago in Philadelphia soccer history, the fixtures for five area teams in the US Open Cup were announced, and Hibernian learned they were losing their home field. Also, local league results.

Philly Soccer 100: Bethlehem appeals AFA decision, riot call at Starr Garden

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100 years ago in Philadelphia soccer history, Bethlehem appealed the order to replay their American Cup match against Wissinoming. And while rain caused many league games to be postponed, an exhibition game at Starr Garden ended in a riot.

Philly Soccer 100: BFC ordered to replay American Cup first rounder, a poaching problem, league results

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One hundred years ago this week, Bethlehem was ordered to replay American Cup first rounder after fielding an ineligible player and the issue of teams poaching players was coming to a head. Also, results from around Philadelphia's leagues.

Philly and the first US Open Cup

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In 1913, seven area teams entered the inaugural National Challenge Cup tournament, known today as the US Open Cup.

Philly Soccer 100: Tacony lose American Cup final replay, West Philly wins Amateur Challenge Cup

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Tacony battles Paterson True Blues in the second replay of the 1913 American Cup final. West Philadelphia and Wilmington Irish Americans meet for the Allied American Amateur Cup.

Philly and the founding of the US Soccer Federation

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When efforts to form a national soccer organization seemed to have been shattered in 1913, Philadelphia stepped into the breach.

Philly Soccer 100: Philly takes on St. Louis champion, Boys Club tops Bethlehem

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100 years ago in Philly soccer history, Hibernian and Tacony hosted St, Louis champion Innisfails. Boys Club topped Bethlehem in the first game of the Amateur Championship of Pennsylvania series, and more.

Philly Soccer 100: All-Philadelphia American Cup semi, benefit match draw & more

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Tacony FC and Philadelphia Hibernian square off in the 1913 American Cup semifinal. Allied Amateur Cup and league play, benefit match, and more Philly soccer history, 100 years ago this week.

SELECCION ARGENTINA

Messi en AFA revista.

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Después de la fallida final de Brasil 2014, la Selección Argentina empieza su nuevo derrotero bajo las ordenes de Gerardo Martino (DT) en la inminente Copa América. AFA Revista, en su edición de marzo 2015, pone a Messi en tapa y lo reportea de cara a la nueva temporada. Podés leerlo acá.

Revista AFA / Revista RFEF

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AFA Revista

* Nota a Carlos Bilardo en su rol de Coordinador de Selecciones.
* Estadios Brasil 2014.
* Fixture Mundial Brasil 2014.
* Fixture Torneo Final 2014.
* Fixture Nacional B (2014) Segunda rueda.
* Fixture Torneo Argentino A.

Futbol Argentino

La AFA aprueba Torneo de 30 equipos para 2015.

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Sin demasiada información ni consenso previo, el Comité Ejecutivo de la AFA aprobó en el predio de Ezeiza el Torneo de Primera División de 30 equipos para la temporada 2015. El martillo del presidente Julio Grondona fue determinante para dar fin a los recelos y comentarios abolicionistas.
Circulan varias versiones (extraoficiales).

Todos los títulos AFA de San Lorenzo.

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El reconocimiento AFA de la Copa de Honor 1936 como título oficial.
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Fixture AFA Torneo Final 2013

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Fecha 1 - Domingo 10 de febrero de 2013 Argentinos Juniors - Vélez Sarsfield Atlético de Rafaela - Racing Club Unión - Arsenal F.C. All Boys - Godoy Cruz Estudiantes de La Plata - Tigre Boca Juniors - Quilmes Belgrano - River Plate San Martín de San Juan - San Lorenzo Lanús - Colón Independiente - Newell´s Old Boys
Fecha 3 - Domingo 24 de febrero de 2013 Lanús - Vélez Sarsfield Independiente - Racing Argentinos Juniors - Arsenal F.

The Rest

Weekly opinion piece: the AFA election scandal

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When does 38+38=75? When you're dealing with the Argentine Football Association's presidential elections. In fairness, theyare a bit out of practice with this new-fangled 'voting' malarkey. I've written a piece forThe Bubble about the result, what it means for the ... Continue reading →

Person of the weekend: referee Germán Delfino – a pioneer of video technology?

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The new 30-team Primera División is now eight weeks old in Argentina and, if nothing else, it's proving so far that if you increase by 50% the number of top flight matches each weekend, you're going to get a bump ... Continue reading →

Nuevos Torneos de la AFA - Manual de instrucciones

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El fútbol argentino vuelve a modificar sus torneos, pero esta vez de un modo drástico y difícil de comprender. Esta es una guía para (intentar) entender los cambios que se vienen.

Artículo publicado en ESPN Magazine, en julio de 2014
Por PABLO ARO GERALDES

Aunque la FIFA sugiere reducir las ligas nacionales a 18 o 16 equipos para adecuarse al calendario internacional y que no se superpongan fechas con las copas continentales ni los compromisos de selecciones, Argentina pasará de un campeonato de 20 equipos a 30 en 2015.

Maradona y Van Persie.

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Manchester United pasó por Dubai y, como no podía ser de otra manera, sucumbió al encanto del Diez. Fotos, autógrafos y malabares de Robin Van Persie con Maradona: la técnica europea del siglo XXI con los guantes sudamericanos del siglo XX.


En el marco de su público padrinazgo al club Deportivo Riestra (1ºD argentina), se supo de las intenciones de Diego Maradona (54) de volver a jugar al fútbol.

adidas Argentum – The Official 2014 Ball of the Asociación del Futbol Argentino

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adidas Argentina has launched the Argentum soccer ball. It will be the official ball for [...]

Reglamento AFA Desempate Torneo Inicial 2013

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11.11.2013 - Dando vuelta la triste página del desempate triangular, la AFA dio a conocer a través de su sitio web, el reglamento de definición del Torneo Inicial 2013 en caso de empate en el primer puesto. Newells, San Lorenzo, Boca, Lanús, Arsenal y Atlético Rafaela se anotan.
Reglamento del Campeonato Primera División 2013/2014 6.

Wednesday Kickoff: Monaco set to break the bank for Ronaldo; AFA bans away fans after supporter death; and more

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By DAN KARELL

AS Monaco just can't get enough.

After spending more than $172 million dollars on the transfers for Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, and James Rodriguez, the newly promoted Ligue 1 club is ready to spend some serious cash, offering Real Madrid nearly $133 million (€100m) for talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a report in England.

Violencia en el fútbol argentino: Nuevo comunicado de AFA

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13.03.2013 - Estacionamientos, puestos de comida, reventa de entradas, todo un botín en juego. Las peleas de barrabravas (ahora) son internas y las consecuencias transitan un camino de crecimiento inexorable, mucho más adelante que las repetidas y fracasadas medidas (llamadas) de seguridad.

AFA en Palestina

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15.02.2013 - Palestina en general y Gaza en particular fue muy atacada por Israel (no sólo) durante 2012. Aquí la foto de Paul Hansen (AP) ganadora del premio World Press Photo of the Year 2012 de la 56ª edición del concurso World Press Photo.
Suhaib Hijazi, de 2 años, y su hermano Muhammad, de 3 años, murieron al impactar un misil contra su casa durante un ataque aéreo israelí.

Futsal’s finest to hit the Jersey Shore

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The U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Tournament will be Held in Wildwood, NJ this weekend. New PSP contributor Casey Pladus has the lowdown.