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Aguero deserves more acclaim, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is worthy of his place in Manchester City history, even if he continues to be ignored when it comes to individual honours.

Aguero is on the verge of becoming City’s all-time record scorer as he looks to break the record of 177 set by Eric Brook in 1939.

Aguero deserves more acclaim, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is worthy of his place in Manchester City history, even if he continues to be ignored when it comes to individual honours.

Aguero is on the verge of becoming City’s all-time record scorer as he looks to break the record of 177 set by Eric Brook in 1939.

Argentina, Chile stumble, Uruguay on brink in World Cup qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Argentina and Chile’s World Cup qualification hopes were left on a knife edge Tuesday after the South American heavyweights slipped up once again on the road to next year’s finals in Russia.

Argentina needed a second-half own goal to help them snatch a 1-1 draw against already-eliminated Venezuela in Buenos Aires while Chile crashed to a 1-0 defeat against Bolivia in La Paz.

Argentina, Chile seek advantage in S. America World Cup qualifying race

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Montevideo (AFP) – Lionel Messi and Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile with a victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.

A faltering campaign has left Argentina fifth in the standings with three games remaining, just outside the top four spots which guarantee automatic entry to next year’s finals in Russia.

Argentina, Chile seek advantage in S. America World Cup qualifying race

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Montevideo (AFP) – Lionel Messi and Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile with a victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.

A faltering campaign has left Argentina fifth in the standings with three games remaining, just outside the top four spots which guarantee automatic entry to next year’s finals in Russia.

Uruguay, Argentina in World Cup qualifier stalemate

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez returned from injury but Uruguay were forced to settle for a point in a 0-0 stalemate with Argentina in their World Cup qualifying duel on Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Suarez was given the all-clear to play for the Uruguayans after making a quicker-than-expected recovery from an injury to his right knee cap two weeks ago.

Uruguay, Argentina in World Cup qualifier stalemate

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez returned from injury but Uruguay were forced to settle for a point in a 0-0 stalemate with Argentina in their World Cup qualifying duel on Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Suarez was given the all-clear to play for the Uruguayans after making a quicker-than-expected recovery from an injury to his right knee cap two weeks ago.

Paraguay joins Argentina, Uruguay 2030 World Cup bid

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Asuncion (AFP) – Paraguay will join in the shared bid by its neighbors Argentina and Uruguay to host the 2030 World Cup, the country’s president Horacio Cartes said on Thursday.

Uruguay and Argentina had already said they will officially launch their joint proposal at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders in October.

Paraguay joins Argentina, Uruguay 2030 World Cup bid

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Asuncion (AFP) – Paraguay will join in the shared bid by its neighbors Argentina and Uruguay to host the 2030 World Cup, the country’s president Horacio Cartes said on Thursday.

Uruguay and Argentina had already said they will officially launch their joint proposal at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders in October.

Fit-again Carlos Tevez back in China after Argentina stay

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Shanghai (AFP) – Underperforming Carlos Tevez has returned to China following treatment in Argentina and is back training with Shanghai Shenhua, the club confirmed on Thursday, allaying doubts about his immediate future.

The 33-year-old forward had returned home to Argentina for two weeks to seek treatment on a leg-muscle injury, triggering speculation that he may not come back to China, where he has failed to settle.

Fit-again Carlos Tevez back in China after Argentina stay

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Shanghai (AFP) – Underperforming Carlos Tevez has returned to China following treatment in Argentina and is back training with Shanghai Shenhua, the club confirmed on Thursday, allaying doubts about his immediate future.

The 33-year-old forward had returned home to Argentina for two weeks to seek treatment on a leg-muscle injury, triggering speculation that he may not come back to China, where he has failed to settle.

Argentina, Uruguay collide in World Cup South America qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.

With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.

Argentina, Uruguay collide in World Cup South America qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.

With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.

River Plate threaten Leverkusen over Alario

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina’s River Plate has threatened Bayer Leverkusen after the German league side put striker Lucas Alario through a medical examination without his club’s consent.

Leverkusen want to sign Argentina international Alario, who has scored 41 goals in 82 games and won four trophies with River Plate, to replace Mexico striker Javier Hernandez after ‘Chicharito’ joined West Ham.

River Plate threaten Leverkusen over Alario

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina’s River Plate has threatened Bayer Leverkusen after the German league side put striker Lucas Alario through a medical examination without his club’s consent.

Leverkusen want to sign Argentina international Alario, who has scored 41 goals in 82 games and won four trophies with River Plate, to replace Mexico striker Javier Hernandez after ‘Chicharito’ joined West Ham.

Uruguay, Argentina to announce 2030 football World Cup bid

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Montevideo (AFP) – Uruguay and Argentina will officially launch their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup next week at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders, Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez said Monday.

Vazquez said the formal announcement of the bid would take place during a visit to Uruguay by Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri on August 30.

Uruguay, Argentina to announce 2030 football World Cup bid

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Montevideo (AFP) – Uruguay and Argentina will officially launch their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup next week at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders, Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez said Monday.

Vazquez said the formal announcement of the bid would take place during a visit to Uruguay by Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri on August 30.

Football, showbiz stars to dance at Messi’s wedding

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Football and showbiz stars gathered on Friday for the celebrity “wedding of the century” in Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi’s Argentine hometown as he prepared to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, were expected among the 260 guests, according to sources close to the event and local media, which dubbed it the biggest wedding in decades in the city of Rosario.

Football, showbiz stars to dance at Messi’s wedding

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Football and showbiz stars gathered on Friday for the celebrity “wedding of the century” in Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi’s Argentine hometown as he prepared to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.

Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, were expected among the 260 guests, according to sources close to the event and local media, which dubbed it the biggest wedding in decades in the city of Rosario.

Football, showbiz stars gather for Messi’s wedding

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Football and showbiz stars gathered in Argentina for Latin America’s celebrity wedding bash of the decade as Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi prepared to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday.

Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, were expected among the 260 guests, according to media and locals close to the event.

Football, showbiz stars gather for Messi’s wedding

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Football and showbiz stars gathered in Argentina for Latin America’s celebrity wedding bash of the decade as Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi prepared to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday.

Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, were expected among the 260 guests, according to media and locals close to the event.

Messi’s bride Antonella, ‘first lady of football’

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Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Celebrity magazines have dubbed brunette mother-of-two Antonella Roccuzzo “the first lady of football” - her man, Lionel Messi, is widely considered the best player on the planet.

Showbiz and football stars will attend their wedding on Friday in the couple’s hometown of Rosario, Argentina.

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‘Chinese Players Are Not Naturally Skilled’ – Carlos Tevez Continues His Charm Offensive At Shanghai Shenhua

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Carlos Tevez has continued on his charm offensive in the Chinese Super League, a week or so after he was declared too podgy to play by his Shanghai Shenhua coach.

Having replaced Gus Poyet in the hotseat earlier in the month, new Shanghai boss Wu Jingui was alarmed to discover that Tevez and fellow vastly expensive international marquee signing Fredy Guarin were unfit, out of shape and therefore not viable for selection.

Diego Maradona Announces He’s Very Much In Favour Of Video-Assisted Refereeing Being Used To Prevent Cheating In Football

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The hand that did the damage: Diego Maradona has just been unveiled as the new coach of FC Fujairah of the UAE

Diego Maradona has had his say on video-assisted refereeing (VAR), speaking out as a somewhat unlikely advocate of the controversial new system.

Maradona famously benefited from an absence of such technology at the 1986 World Cup, when he used his divine extremity to plink the ball over Peter Shilton and 'hand' Argentina the lead against England in the quarter-finals.

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Boca Juniors and River Plate matches now available in US via new streaming service

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For the first time in a long time, Argentina Superliga matches featuring Boca Juniors and River Plate will be available legally for viewing in the United States.

A new streaming service called Fanatiz is now offering soccer fans around the world matches from Argentina, Chile, Peru and Mexico.

Boca Juniors and River Plate matches now available in US via new streaming service

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For the first time in a long time, Argentina Superliga matches featuring Boca Juniors and River Plate will be available legally for viewing in the United States.

A new streaming service called Fanatiz is now offering soccer fans around the world matches from Argentina, Chile, Peru and Mexico.

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Máximos goleadores de ligas

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Cada mes Lionel Messi bate un nuevo récord en la Liga española, de la que ya es el goleador histórico. Este es un repaso a los máximos anotadores del campeonato mayor de cada país. Son los hombres récord de la liga, los que más goles marcaron en la élite. Gran parte de estos futbolistas sigue en actividad, (se los detalla en amarillo) por lo que reviso periódicamente esta lista para actualizar los datos y sumar nuevos campeonatos cuyos números estoy chequeando.

Los máximos goleadores de cada selección

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Son los hombres récord de cada país, los que más goles marcaron con la camiseta de su equipo nacional. Gran parte de estos futbolistas sigue en actividad, (se los detalla con un *) por lo que esta lista es revisada periódicamente para actualizar la información y sumar nuevos países cuyos datos estoy chequeando.

South America

Argentina: Adorable Little Dog Invades Pitch, Steals Show, Gives Post-Match Interview In Tunnel (Video)

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San Lorenzo's narrow 1-0 victory over Arsenal di Sarandi in the Argentinian Superliga will live long in the memories of those fortunate enough to watch it.

This was because the game played host to what might just rank as the most adorable pitch invasion ever.

During the second half, a small sausage-ish dog came bounding onto the pitch, stole the ball and then continued to evade capture in the cutest manner imaginable.

Copa Argentina: Cosplay Enthusiasts Sacachispas Emerge From Tunnel Dressed As Gladiators Ahead Of Tricky Cup Tie (Photo & Video)

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You'll no doubt be glad to know that Sacachispas, everybody's favourite cosplaying Argentinian football team, have been up to their old tricks.

Having steeled themselves for a tricky cup tie back in May by dressing up as the Justice League, the fourth-tier side attempted to repeat the feat for their Copa Argentina Round of 32 game against Sarmiento de Junin on Monday night by charging out of the tunnel dressed up as gladiators.

Hark At These Glorious 360-Degree Images Of Argentinian Football Stadiums (Photos)

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Ever wished you could view a succession of Argentinian football stadiums, all 360 degrees at once?

Well, Brazilian photographerGabriel Uchida (@uchidagabriel) has spent months touring a variety of Argentina's football grounds, across several different divisions, so you can do exactly that from the comfort of your own living room.

Bullseye: Argentinian Fan Knocks Drone Out Of The Air With Laser-Guided Toilet Roll Missile (Video)

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When a pesky drone descended over Gimnasia de Mendoza's big Torneo Federal tie withCA Mitre on Sunday, one fan in the stands demonstrated the proper decorum in dealing with invasive technology.

Armed solely with a roll of toilet paper (or possibly till roll),

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Diego Maradona Does Series Of Very ‘Diego Maradona’ Things Before Being Made Honorary Citizen Of Naples (Videos)

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Diego Maradona is not what you would call a wallflower.

The Argentinian hero – nay, God – has very rarely taken his foot off the pedal in a life and career that has seen it's fair share of chaos, brilliance, magic and just plain weirdness.

After finishing up his business with the Russian national ice hockey team, the diminutive wizard boarded a flight to Italy, Naples specifically, during which he wasfilmed enjoying a.

The Magic of Marcelo Bielsa: Sometimes brilliant, sometimes bad, never boring

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Paulo Dybala Scores ‘Impossible’ Freekick Against 18 Defenders And Two Goalkeepers In Hometown Charity Match (Video)

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With proper football on the back-burner for a few more weeks, Paulo Dybala returned home to Argentina on Saturday to take partin a light-hearted charity match in his hometown of Laguna Larga.

Twas during said game that Dybala was challenged with scoring an 'impossible' freekick as the entire opposing team (along with several stowaways from the crowd) filled the goalmouth in an attempt to block the Juventus forward's shot.

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Where to find Argentina vs. Venezuela World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Venezuela in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

After a tense 0-0 draw with Uruguay last week, Argentina now only has three games remaining to try to secure a top four finish in the World Cup qualifying group for CONMEBOL.

Where to find Argentina vs. Venezuela World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Venezuela in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

After a tense 0-0 draw with Uruguay last week, Argentina now only has three games remaining to try to secure a top four finish in the World Cup qualifying group for CONMEBOL.

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Tuesday Kickoff: Lionel Messi drama, Diego Simeone signs extension and more

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Lionel Messi drama for both club and country headlines Tuesday's news.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reiterated that Lionel Messi's contract extension is already agreed upon and just awaiting the Argentine's signature. The reports come in the wake of criticism of Bartomeu and reports that Messi could leave if the executive remains in power at the club.

On This Day in Football: Spurs present Argentine duo, Heysel rises

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Tottenham Hotspur shocked the world in the summer of 1978 when they signed Argentina’s World Cup winning stars Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa from Huracan and Racing Club respectively.

Spurs were back in the First Division after spending the previous season away from top flight football.

Who is Nicolás Martínez?

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The Union are rumored to be signing Nick Martinez on loan. We take a look at the attacking midfielder.