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Carlos Tevez Jokes Botched Shanghai Shenhua Move Was ‘Seven-Month Holiday In China’ After Rejoining Boca Juniors

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Just as the prophecy foretold, Carlos Tevez returned from his worldwide wanderings to re-re-sign for boyhood club Boca Juniors earlier this month.

The Argentinian striker left Boca in December 2016 to sign for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in a deal worth around €40million per season, promptly contributing little of note for half-a-season before falling out with coach Wu Jingui over his general lack of fitness and application.

Heaven Is Five Uninterrupted Minutes Of Diego Maradona Scoring Loads Of Fantastic Goals (Video)

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Hey, you kids ever heard of Diego Maradona? Back in the 1970s and 80s, he was kind of like Lionel Messi if Lionel Messi had a predilection for acting the giddy goat and gorging himself senseless on Class A narcotics.

Undoubtedly more spontaneous and playful than Messi, the man they callThe Golden Child was the best footballer in the world and arguably the most naturally gifted player ever to take to a pitch in anger.

Boca Juniors Fan Attempts To Sneak Into Bombonera Stadium Through Small Hole In Perimeter Wall, Gets Stuck (Photo)

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Flying high at the top of the Argentinian Superliga, Boca Juniors sauntered to a 4-0 drubbing of Belgrano on Sunday evening in front of a packed house at the Bombonera stadium.

Alas, there was at least one staunch Boca supporter who didn't manage to witness the victory, largely because he tried to sneak into the ground through a small gap in the perimeter wall and quickly became lodged there.

112 Years And Counting: Boca Juniors Install Giant Clock At La Bombonera Displaying The Last Time They Were Relegated (As In Never!)

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Boca Juniors formally wrapped uptheir 32nd Argentinian championship on Sunday eveningwith a 2-1 win over Sante Fe in their final game of the campaign.

As you might imagine, La Bombonera erupted at the final whistleas fans celebrated the title amid a cacophony of flares, streamers and flashing lights.

Boca Juniors: Slightly Concerning Footage Proves La Bombonera Actually ‘Rocks’ On Matchdays (Video)

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It's well-versedin footballing lorethat Boca Juniors' erstwhile stadium, La Bombonera, is said to 'rock' on matchdays.

Indeed, the relentless pogo-ingof the ever-bombasticsupporters atop the terraces cause a certain amount of sway.

However,Planet Boca have posted a snippet of slightly worrying footage recorded during a recent match that shows an entire stand coming away from the wall as it undulates back and forth.

Estudiantes Coach Nelson Vivas Tears Off His Shirt In Fit Of Rage After Being Sent To Stands (Video)

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"Grease me up, I'm ready to go"

As you can probably tell from the image above, Estudiantes coachNelson Vivas suffered a miniature meltdown duringlast night's goalless draw with Boca Juniors.

Utterly enraged that the referee didn't give a foul against Boca 'keeper Agustin Rossi, Vivas became embroiled in a 'lively discussion' with the match officials.

Retro Thuggery: Velez Sarsfield Keeper Gaston Sessa Plants Studs In Rodrigo Palacio’s Face, Can’t Fathom Why He’s Been Sent Off, 2007 (Video)

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In the grandest tradition of South American goalkeepers, former Velez Sarsfield stopper Gaston Sessa was laced with just a soupçon of thinly-concealed lunacy.

On a related note, he's also the man responsible for one of the worst fouls ever seen on a football pitch, having once almost reduced Rodrigo Palacio's face to a plate of blood-spattered mince.

Pies’ 2016 Christmas Football Gift Guide, No.17: Official Boca Juniors Chest Of Drawers

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With the geese sufficiently corpulent and the big day crowning on the horizon, Pies are once again here to help with our annual Christmas Football Gift Guide.

Give the gift of storage this Christmas with the official Boca Juniors chest of drawers, available from the club's webstore for just3,500 Argentinian pesos (approx.

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Shanghai Shenhua snare Real Madrid doctor, German coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua shrugged off their disappointment over Carlos Tevez’s disappointing stint to pluck a doctor from Real Madrid and a German assistant coach formerly with Bayern Munich.

Argentine striker Tevez quit Shenhua earlier this month for a return to Boca Juniors following a turbulent year, but the Chinese side appear keen to keep adding to their foreign contingent.

Shanghai Shenhua snare Real Madrid doctor, German coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua shrugged off their disappointment over Carlos Tevez’s disappointing stint to pluck a doctor from Real Madrid and a German assistant coach formerly with Bayern Munich.

Argentine striker Tevez quit Shenhua earlier this month for a return to Boca Juniors following a turbulent year, but the Chinese side appear keen to keep adding to their foreign contingent.

Tevez back at Boca, dreams of last World Cup fling

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Carlos Tevez hopes to turn back the clock and use his return to Boca Juniors as a springboard to get back in the Argentina team for this year’s World Cup in Russia.

“I have a few years of football left, being in a World Cup for a player of my age would be something very nice,” Tevez said.

Tevez back at Boca, dreams of last World Cup fling

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Carlos Tevez hopes to turn back the clock and use his return to Boca Juniors as a springboard to get back in the Argentina team for this year’s World Cup in Russia.

“I have a few years of football left, being in a World Cup for a player of my age would be something very nice,” Tevez said.

Hero to ‘very homesick boy’: how Tevez unravelled in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Argentine star Carlos Tevez arrived in Shanghai to a hero’s welcome but sneaked out of China less than a year later and has now sealed a return to Boca Juniors.

The 33-year-old, whose former clubs include Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, scored just four goals in the Chinese Super League and missed half the matches injured, out of form or out of shape.

Tevez leaves China, signs for Boca Juniors for 3rd time

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Paris (AFP) – Former Manchester United and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez agreed a move back to boyhood club Boca Juniors on Friday after 12 months in Chinese football with Shanghai Shenhua, the Argentine team announced.

“Tevez is coming home! He joined the team today and is already training with his teammates,” Boca said on its various social media accounts alongside a photo of the player working out in a gym.

Tevez leaves China, signs for Boca Juniors for 3rd time

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Paris (AFP) – Former Manchester United and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez agreed a move back to boyhood club Boca Juniors on Friday after 12 months in Chinese football with Shanghai Shenhua, the Argentine team announced.

“Tevez is coming home! He joined the team today and is already training with his teammates,” Boca said on its various social media accounts alongside a photo of the player working out in a gym.

Tevez close to Boca Juniors return: report

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Former Manchester United and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez appears closer to a move back to boyhood club Boca Juniors after 12 months in Chinese football with Shanghai Shenhua, according to Argentine press reports Friday.

“It’s already a fact: Carlos Tevez is a Boca player once again,” La Nacion newspaper reported on its webpage.

Wantaway Tevez poised to end miserable China spell

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez looks poised to end his miserable 12-month spell in China with the Argentine former international in talks with his club Shanghai Shenhua to terminate his mammoth contract.

It would allow the forward to seal a rumoured return to Boca Juniors, the club he left to join Shenhua in January 2017 on an estimated 730,000 euros a week, some of the highest wages in football.

Wantaway Tevez poised to end miserable China spell

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez looks poised to end his miserable 12-month spell in China with the Argentine former international in talks with his club Shanghai Shenhua to terminate his mammoth contract.

It would allow the forward to seal a rumoured return to Boca Juniors, the club he left to join Shenhua in January 2017 on an estimated 730,000 euros a week, some of the highest wages in football.

Argentina call up Boca Juniors duo for Russia clash

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Boca Juniors strikers Dario Benedetto and Cristian Pavon were called into the Argentina squad on Thursday for the November 11 friendly international against World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow.

They join the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Angel Di Maria in Jorge Sampaoli’s squad who will also face Nigeria in Krasnador four days later.

Tevez sheds bulk in bid to win over Chinese critics

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez has lost several kilos in weight and wants to prove himself to sceptical Chinese fans who have booed him and labelled him “very homesick boy”, his club Shanghai Shenhua said on Thursday.

The former Argentina international has endured a turbulent 10 months in China since arriving to a hero’s welcome from Boca Juniors, missing around half the matches this season injured or unavailable.

Tevez expected back in China after treatment – Shenhua

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai Shenhua denied suggestions that Carlos Tevez’s career in China was over and said Wednesday they expected him to return after the Argentine went home for treatment on a muscle injury.

The 33-year-old forward, one of the best-paid players in the world on reported weekly wages of around 730,000 euros ($850,000), has scored just twice since joining the Chinese Super League (CSL) club in January from Boca Juniors and has missed half of this season’s games with injury.

Tevez expected back in China after treatment – Shenhua

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai Shenhua denied suggestions that Carlos Tevez’s career in China was over and said Wednesday they expected him to return after the Argentine went home for treatment on a muscle injury.

The 33-year-old forward, one of the best-paid players in the world on reported weekly wages of around 730,000 euros ($850,000), has scored just twice since joining the Chinese Super League (CSL) club in January from Boca Juniors and has missed half of this season’s games with injury.

Angry Shenhua fans turn on misfiring Tevez

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez faced growing calls Monday to be shipped out as angry Shanghai Shenhua fans turned on the Argentine forward and under-pressure manager Gus Poyet.

Shenhua fans are fast losing patience with Tevez, who only moved to the Chinese club at the start of the year from Boca Juniors on a reported 38-million-euro ($42 million) salary that makes him one of the highest-rewarded footballers on the planet.

Angry Shenhua fans turn on misfiring Tevez

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez faced growing calls Monday to be shipped out as angry Shanghai Shenhua fans turned on the Argentine forward and under-pressure manager Gus Poyet.

Shenhua fans are fast losing patience with Tevez, who only moved to the Chinese club at the start of the year from Boca Juniors on a reported 38-million-euro ($42 million) salary that makes him one of the highest-rewarded footballers on the planet.

Primera Argentina

Boca Juniors 2017/18 Nike Third Kit

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DefendingArgentine Primera División champions and current table toppersClub Atlético Boca Juniors have dropped their 2017/18 third kit from Nike. The three-time world club champions will wear the new jersey as an alternate to their latest home and away shirts for their league, Copa Argentina and Copa Libertadores runs over the next year.

Boca Juniors 2017/18 Nike Home and Away Kits

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South American and Argentine football giantsClub Atlético Boca Juniors have quietly released their home and away kits for their 2017/18Primera División, Copa Argentina and Copa Libertadores seasons. Both are expected to be available atKitbag,World Soccer Shop,UK Soccer Shop,Pro:Direct Soccer,Lovell SoccerandSubside Sports.

Boca Juniors 2017 Nike Third Jersey

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Among South America's most successful an well-supported teams, Club Atlético Boca Juniors have launched their [...]

River Plate

Where to find River Plate vs. Boca Juniors on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch River Plate vs. Boca Juniors in the Superclásico, you’ve come to the right place.

One of the most eagerly-anticipated games of the soccer calendar pits River Plate against Boca Juniors. In previous years, it’s been difficult to find the game on US airwaves, but here’s all of the info you need below.

Where to find River Plate vs. Boca Juniors on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch River Plate vs. Boca Juniors in the Superclásico, you’ve come to the right place.

One of the most eagerly-anticipated games of the soccer calendar pits River Plate against Boca Juniors. In previous years, it’s been difficult to find the game on US airwaves, but here’s all of the info you need below.

River Plate-Boca Juniors Superclásico to be streamed live on Sunday in United States

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Sunday’s Superclásico between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be streamed free of charge to soccer fans in the United States.

The eagerly anticipated match between the two giants of Argentine soccer will be streamed via a company named Fanatiz, which owns the rights to several leagues from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

River Plate-Boca Juniors Superclásico to be streamed live on Sunday in United States

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Sunday’s Superclásico between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be streamed free of charge to soccer fans in the United States.

The eagerly anticipated match between the two giants of Argentine soccer will be streamed via a company named Fanatiz, which owns the rights to several leagues from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

Hand Of Pod 262: the season review

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The two hundred and sixty-second episode of the best and worst English-language Argentine football podcast on the internet is up now. In it, I talk to Andrés about Boca's title win, what's left to decide continental qualification next year, our team (or rather, squad) of the season – which you can see over on theHOP.

Weekend Primera preview: 2016-17 round 12

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For ESPNFC: five reasons behind Boca Juniors’ title win

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With the Argentine Primera División season over, I wrote an article this week forESPNFC looking at some of the main factors in Boca Juniors' title victory, from the personality of their sometimes embattled manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the potency of their front three, and how it helped them recover from the blow of Carlos.

Which Argentine clubs are playing in next year’s continental cups?

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D.C. United

D.C. United Stadium Zoning Commission Live Stream

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Whether it's in person or not, a lot of people have their eyes on this.

Two weeks ago D.C. United solved the most important part of their on-field business when they made the loan for Luciano Acosta from Argentina side Boca Juniors a formal sale. Tonight the most important part of their off-field business is addressed when the D.

D.C. United officially signs Luciano Acosta from Boca Juniors

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United's most creative attacker in years in here to stay.

The biggest priority on D.C. United's offseason checklist has been completed. The team has announced that they have completed the transfer of attacking midfielder Luciano Acosta, paying an undisclosed (but large) fee to Boca Juniors to secure his services for 2017 and beyond.

The Rest

Arsenal Must Meet €35m Release Clause In Order to Land Boca Juniors’ Cristian Pavon

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Il Boca in trionfo da spettatore. Il Banfield stecca e gli Xeneizes fanno festa

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Campione senza ancora scendere in campo. Il Boca festeggia il 32 titolo della sua storia e lo fa "da spettatore", ringraziando il San Lorenzo che supera 1 a 0 il Banfield, regalando la matematica vittoria del campionato argentino agli xeneizes, con due turni di anticipo. In ritiro a Bahia Blanca per preparare la sfida di [.

Major Link Soccer: Philadelphia Union to host a town hall

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Union hope to connect with fans, UEFA is going ABBA, and Schelotto is tied to LAFC.

MLS

MLS, thanks largely to the Sounders, have been tied to harvesting Boca Juniors for players, but now LAFC is tied to taking something else - a manager. Guillermo Barros Schelotto appears to be in the running to take the helm for the expansion club.