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Maxi Sets Goals Target

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Maxi Rodriguez hopes his new squad number will inspire him to a best ever goals tally in a Liverpool shirt.
The Argentine enjoyed a rich vein of form in the latter stages of 2010-11 including hat-tricks in consecutive games but has already set his sights on surpassing those exploits this time around.

Insua To Galatasary

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Current specualtion is that Liverpool left back Emiliano Insua is heading to Galatasary in a deal trying to be clinched before the transfer window closes later today.

The Argentinian has been deemed as surplus to requirements at Anfield this summer and moves away from the club have been in progress since before Roy Hodgson arrived to take over at the helm.

Mascherano Would “Love” To Join Barca

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Now that Ashley Cole, Maicon, and Cesc Fabregas all seem to be staying at their selected destinations, it appears a new superstar footballer must step up and take over the number one spot on Barcelona's target list. And considering the former treble winners did just lose Yaya Toure to a 28 million dollar transfer deal, I'd say that a defensive midfielder has to be near the top of the list for the La Liga giants.

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Group A Copa América 2011

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Match reports and highlights from Group A of the 2011 Copa América tournament. Standings TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts  Colombia321030+37  Argentina312031+35  Costa Rica310224-23  Bolivia301215-41 Results 01-07-11 Argentina 1-1 Bolivia 02-07-11 Colombia 1-0 Costa Rica 06-07-11 Argentina 0-0 Colombia 07-07-11 Bolivia 0-2 Costa Rica 10-07-11 Colombia 2-

TyC World Cup 2010 advert with subtitles

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While British viewers of the 2010 World Cup had to the watch endless variations on a dreadful theme that was the "Carling camels" advertising campaign over in Argentina the sports channel TyC came up with something a bit more emotive and inspiring.

Lujos: Juan Pablo Sorín caño against Ronaldinho

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For several years Ronaldinho was the undisputed king of clever tricks and flicks. When Brazil played Argentina in a 2006 World Cup qualifier, Juan Pablo Sorín took the opportunity to show that Ronaldinho is not the only one who could pull off a trick. You have to laugh at the way Ronaldinho lashed out at his opponent when he realised that he'd been done.

Argentina News: Playing for Argentina in the World Cup – Colorado Rapids

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Colorado Rapids forward Claudio Lopez played for the Argentina National Team in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup. He shares his story of making the Argentina World Cup teams in a video interview. "You see it (playing for the National Team) off to ...

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Guess Who Is Coming to Play? Argentina!

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I had heard whispers about this during the World Cup, and now it is a date. Argentina is scheduled to take on the US Men's National team on March 26, at the New Meadowlands Stadium at 7:00 p.m. ET. In case a trip to Jersey isn't in your cards, you can watch the match on ESPN2 or follow via ussoccer.

Why think about retirement, Carlitos?

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Isn't it astonishing when a 26-year old footballer in his prime begins to consider retirement from the sport?

It becomes all the more astonishing when one factors in the idea that the player in question is far from being injury prone and in fact, is the leading scorer in the current squad of the Premier League's second-placed team.

TEVEZ AND MANCINI BLOW UP

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Manchester City hit-man Carlos Tevez and manager Roberto Mancini got into it during half-time of their 2-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday.

Rumor has it that Tevez was upset with Mancini's negative tactics and spoke up when his boss was in the heat of his attack directed at City players in the locker room at Eastlands.

Argentina Thrashes Spain

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Well you at least have to credit their timing to lose.

Spain lost for the first time since the World Cup ended in humiliating fashion to a hungrier Argentina squad. The final score of the match was 4-1 in favor of Maradona's former side and La Furia Roja experienced their first loss since that shocking 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in their debut match of the World Cup.

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DEIGO MARADONA VISITS REAL MADRID - JOSE MOURINHO

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Very little real news of note in the Spanish Football area today. However as a general news piece that may be of interest to all World Soccer fans Argentine leyend DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA visited this afternoon REAL MADRID during their afternoon training session. Maradona chats with Mourinho The ex-Argentina National Team Coach meet up with the players & then had a long chat with Coach

Mid-Day Ticker: Batista claims Argentina job, USWNT wins its group and more

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Sergio Batista has apparently proven his worth.

Named the interim coach after Diego Maradona's firing in the aftermath of the World Cup, Batista is set to shed that interim label and become the permanent coach for the Argentina national team.

MARADONA CLAIMS HE WAS LIED TO AND BETRAYED BY AFA

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So, as soon as we at Soccer Jones found out on Monday that Diego Maradona was no longer going to remain as the Argentina national team coach, we knew it was only a matter of days until there was a media fiasco. Maradona is now making claims that he was "lied to" and "betrayed" by the AFA.

MARADONA STEPS DOWN AS COACH

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Argentina national team coach and living legend, Diego Maradona, has stepped down following a unanimous vote from the Argentine Football Association.

Initially, Maradona was offered a contract keeping him as boss for the next four years. His conditions for returning included keeping all of his current staff on board, and after being unable to resolve their differences, Maradona left his post as coach.

Argentina Sack Diego Maradona

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Diego Maradona has been inevitably sacked as manager of the Argentina National team despite him declaring his interest of staying on as coach.

His job had been in doubt since Germany hammered Argentina at the Quarter- Finals stage of this Summers World Cup in South Africa going down 4-0.

Maradona Will Remain Argentina National Team Coach

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Good news for all of those that enjoy being entertained.

Diego Maradona is reportedly returning to his Argentina national team as head coach. And the man that once told FIFA to "suck it" should be on the sidelines for his side's August 11th match against the most unlucky team in the world, Ireland.

World Cup 2010: Six Reasons Why I Love Argentina

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Shhh, don't tell anyone. But I'm in love with Argentina. Not the country but the incredible way that the Argentina national team is playing soccer. After today's performance, they are by far the greatest football playing team in the tournament.

Against Nigeria in the opening game, they showed glimmers of hope but today against South Korea, Diego Maradona's side looked like the finished product except for a few vulnerabilities in defense.

Diego Maradona to Run Nake Through Buenos Aires

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As if our blog didn't have enough man skin after yesterdays post with near naked Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba, Argentina national team coach and legend Diego Maradona has pledged to run naked through the streets of Buenos Aires if Argentina bring the World Cup home from South Africa. No stranger to controversy, Maradona made the [.

Diego Maradona Names Argentina Squad, Runs Over Cameraman

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It's all in a days work for Diego Maradona. Make decisions about the Argentina national team? Check. Assault and/or insult a member of the media? Check.

On his way to naming his final squad of 23 for the World Cup today, Diego Maradona managed to accientally I might add run over a cameraman's leg.

Group B Opponent Watch: Argentina - Maradona Blasts FA For Friendly Cancellation

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A bit of news on one of Greece's prospective opponents in South Africa, with Argentina national team boss Diego Maradona blasting his country's FA for the cancellation of their May 29 friendly against Israel in Dubai (five days after a match with Canada in River Plate).

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Mourinho master-class reason why Argentina won’t win World Cup

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Anyone who doesn't take an active interest in football could have been forgiven in recent weeks for thinking Lionel Messi was some four-legged, turbo charged mystical deity, such was the praise lavished on the Argentinean's shoulders.

It is true that his recent performances, particularly in the Champions League demolition of Arsenal, were spell binding and he was deservedly put on a pedestal with the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona, but the praise did get a bit hysterical in places.

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CARLOS TEVEZ

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Carlos Tevez plays striker for the Premier League's Manchester City and the Argentina national team.

Early this morning, Tevez netted the game's lone goal just before the hour mark. This was all Man City needed to Chelsea at Eastlands.

Tevez's goal came off of a Yaya Toure pass the led the Man City hit-man on a tear down the pitch.

CARLOS TEVEZ

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Carlos Tevez plays striker for Manchester City and the Argentina national team.

During yesterday's match against Liverpool, the 26 year-old striker netted two goal in their 3-0 win. Tevez's 13th minute goal sent City into the break up 1-0, before he scored again in the 52nd minute of play.

LIONEL MESSI

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Lionel Messi (24 June 1987) plays winger for Barcelona and the Argentina national team. During Saturday's Supercopa match against Sevilla yesterday at Camp Nou, Messi netted three of Barcelona's four goals in the match.

Barca was able to respond and turn around from a 3-1 deficit to nab the Supercopa title thanks to the 23 year-old playmaker's hat-trick.

DIEGO MILITO

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Diego "El Principe" Milito (12 June 1979) plays striker for Inter Milan and the Argentina national team. Milito is an outstanding center forward who has averaged more than one goal every two appearances throughout his 10-tear career.

There is no doubt that soccer runs in Diego's blood.

CARLOS TEVEZ

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Carlos Tevez (5 Feb 1984) plays striker for the Argentina national team. During yesterday's match against Mexico in the round of 16, Tevez netted goals in the 16th and 52nd minutes to help his team come up with the 3-1 win.

Tevez's first goal should have been disallowed after being caught in an offside position, however, the referee allowed it.

GABRIEL HEINZE

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Gabriel Heinze (19 April 1978) plays defense for French club Marseille and the Argentina national team. During this morning's match against Nigeria, Heinze netted the game's only goal early in the match. Heinze headered the ball into the top left corner of the goal, leaving the Nigeria goalie motionless, never having a chance to get to the shot.

LIONEL MESSI

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Lionel Messi is arguably the world's best player. Messi plays winger for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. The young Argentine netted two goals in the 4-0 victory over Valladolid at Camp Nou as Barcelona retained the Primera Division crown.

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SERGIO AGUERO

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Sergio Aguero (2 June 1988) plays striker for Atletico Madrid and the Argentina national team. This week, Aguero helped his club land a Europa League title by knocking off the EPL's Fulham. This summer in South Africa, Aguero will be surrounded by a cast of players who have been playing their best soccer as of late.

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Lionel Messi “Titanium” Skills Goals and Tricks in HD

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Sit back and relax, turn up your speakers and enjoy some of the best of Lionel Messi in this collection of Skills, Goals, and Tricks. The Messi video is nicely put together and set to the music and song by David Guetta featuring Sia, Performing Titanium...Soccer and Music at it's finest.

Just in case you've been living under a rock and have no idea just how good a soccer player Messi is or who he is.

Friday Kickoff: Henry finalizes Arsenal loan, Rongen heads TFC academy & more

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It's official: Thierry Henry is going back to Arsenal.

The New York Red Bulls forward and his former Premier League club put the final touches on a short-term loan that has Arsenal's all-time leading goal scorer returning to the Emirates through the end of February.

Henry will be eligible for the club's FA Cup match against Leeds United on Monday.

What ever happened to? Claudio Marangoni

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Marangoni was one of four Argentinians to play in England in the early 1980s. Osvaldo Ardiles, Marangoni, Alex Sabella & Ricardo Villa (left to right). In 1979 Sunderland AFC signed Argentine midfielder Claudio Marangoni from San Lorenzo for £380,000. Marangoni who was born on 11 November 1954 was a trainee at local club Rosario Central but never played for the first team.

Some News for Tue Jul 27, 2010

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Sacha Kljestan scored just 7 minutes into his UEFA Champions League debut for Anderlecht as they won 1-3 at TNS. They get the 2nd leg next week at home.

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Diego Maradona is OUT as manager of the Argentina national team. Long live Diego, and good for the team, as they will be better without him.