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Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – The world’s top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1970 after Lionel Messi’s suspension and a humiliating defeat to Bolivia.

The two-time world champions’ woes deepened just as the Argentine Football Association (AFA) named new executives on Wednesday.

Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – The world’s top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1970 after Lionel Messi’s suspension and a humiliating defeat to Bolivia.

The two-time world champions’ woes deepened just as the Argentine Football Association (AFA) named new executives on Wednesday.

Where to find Bolivia vs. Argentina on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Bolivia vs. Argentina, you’ve come to the right place.

Argentina’s impressive 1-0 victory against Chile last week raises their hopes of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but they still have a long way to go before they can book their tickets to Russia.

Where to find Bolivia vs. Argentina on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Bolivia vs. Argentina, you’ve come to the right place.

Argentina’s impressive 1-0 victory against Chile last week raises their hopes of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but they still have a long way to go before they can book their tickets to Russia.

Debutantes Copa Libertadores 2017

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Con el número de participantes elevado a 47, se amplió la posibilidad de que nuevos equipos se sumen a la historia de la Copa Libertadores de América. Para esta edición son seis, de cinco países, los que escribirán sus nombres en las páginas del torneo de clubes más importante del continente.

Futbolistas fallecidos en actividad

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En el mundo del fútbol se han producido muertes de futbolistas en actividad que enlutan a toda la familia deportiva. Accidentes de tránsito, tragedias aéreas, enfermedades, asesinatos, suicidios que pusieron fin a carreras en pleno desarrollo y los cada vez más preocupantes casos de muerte súbita.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Argentina attempts to stop skid, and more

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A place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia is off in the distance and fuzzy right now for Argentina, but can be brought back into focus with a slump-busting win at home vs. one of the teams that sits above in the standings.

Matchday 12 of CONMEBOL's World Cup Qualifying campaign takes place on Tuesday, and arguably the biggest match in this round will be held in Argentina whenLa Albicelestewelcome Colombia.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Brazil rout adds to Argentina's woes, and more

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Losing to Brazil is toughunder any circumstances when you are Argentina, butdoing so by a lopsided margin when you are fighting for your World Cup life is about as bad as it gets.

Brazil pummeled a lackluster Argentina to the tune of 3-0 on Thursday in the latest chapter of their South American rivalry, leavingLa Albicelestefurther woundedin its World Cup Qualifying campaign.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Messi and Neymar resume rivalry, and more

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One of the the world's biggest rivalries is set to write its latest chapter, and this one comes with an interesting twist that comes as a result of a controversial decision from FIFA.

South American giants Argentina and Brazil are ready to lock horns once again in a CONMEBOLWorld Cup Qualifier on Thursday, and leading the way respectively will be Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Uruguay faces Venezuela, Brazil takes on Peru and more

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While the top four all avoid one another,plenty of intriguing matches remain on the schedule for match day nine in 2018 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying.

Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, and Chile lead Thursday's schedule as they try to rebound from their recent form against Enner and Antonio Valencia and Ecuador, currently sitting in fifth,two places and two points above their CONMEBOL rivals.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Neymar, Rodriguez collide in Brazil-Colombia, and more

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Two of the world's biggest superstars will face off on Tuesday night, and they will do so in amouthwatering showdown that many fans around the globe will be tuning in to watch.

Neymar and James Rodriguez are set to do battle when Brazil welcomes Colombia for a World Cup qualifier that highlights CONMEBOL's eight round of action.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Messi scores winner in return, and more

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Drama, excitement, and golazos. World Cup Qualifying in South America returnedwith a bang.

So too did Lionel Messi.

The seventhround of CONMEBOL's qualifying campaign took place on Thursday, and it was Messi who stole a healthy portion of the headlines around the world. A 10-man Argentina side edged Uruguay, 1-0, at home, and it was none other than the superstar forward who scored the winner in his first game for his country since ending his brief international retirement.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Neymar attempts to lift Brazil, and more

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South America's nations shifted gears from World Cup Qualifying to the Copa America Centenario this summer. Now, it is time to shift back.

CONMEBOL's action-packed qualifying campaign is set to resume on Thursday with the seventh round of games, and there is no shortage of intriguing storylines to follow.

Apodos del fútbol sudamericano

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Todos los clubes tienen al menos un apodo, una manera cotidiana e informal de identificarse. Y también cargan, a veces, con el apelativo despectivo que tratan de endosarles sus adversarios más característicos... aunque muchas veces estos motes son adoptados con orgullo por los propios simpatizantes.

Conmebol

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El 9 de julio de 1916, en medio de las celebraciones por el centenario de la declaración de la Independencia argentina se jugaba el primer Campeonato Sudamericano de Foot-Ball y las cuatro asociaciones pioneras daban un paso monumental.

El torneo fue un éxito y durante su disputa el dirigente uruguayo Héctor Rivadavia Gómez encontró el contexto ideal para materializar su proyecto: fue así que en el atardecer de Buenos Aires, un grupo de 22 delegados de Argentina, Brasil, Chile y Uruguay se reunieron para fundar la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol.

SBI's Top 10 Goals of the Copa America Centenario

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The Copa America Centenario was always expected to be a showcase of high-quality skills and goals. It certainly did not disappoint, especially with regards to the latter.

Whether it was free kicks, volleys, shots from range, or something else entirely, the recently-concluded Copa America Centenario had a number of impressive and memorable strikes.

Messi and Argentina are coming to Gillette Stadium

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The Copa America quarterfinal match at Gillette Stadium will be Argentina vs. Venezuela.

Locals will have the opportunity to see two big-name South American countries face off as Argentina and Venezuela are set to visit Gillette Stadium on Saturday for a Copa America quarterfinal match.

Argentina finished top of Group D after recording wins over Chile (2-1), Panama (5-0), and Bolivia (3-0).

Argentina may have beaten Bolivia 3-0, but the fans just wanted Messi

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Argentina's dominance overshadowed by the presence of Messi

The dominance of La Albiceleste was apparent from the first minute of the final group game of the Copa America Centenario. Argentina may have been slowed by traffic on I-90, but their speed and skill was on display as soon as they took to the pitch.

Argentina wrap up Copa Group D campaign with win over Bolivia

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Seattle (AFP) Argentina maintained their 100 percent record at the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over hapless Bolivia.

The tournament favorites, already assured of a quarter-final berth after wins over Chile and Panama, wrapped up their Group D campaign with an easy win at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

Argentina wrap up Copa Group D campaign with win over Bolivia

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Seattle (AFP) Argentina maintained their 100 percent record at the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over hapless Bolivia.

The tournament favorites, already assured of a quarter-final berth after wins over Chile and Panama, wrapped up their Group D campaign with an easy win at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

Argentina rolls past Bolivia, tops Group D

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SEATTLE A not entirely meaningful match quickly turned into a one-sided display on Tuesday night in front of 45,753 at CenturyLink Field, as Argentina topped Bolivia 3-0 in Copa America group stage play.

With the victory, Argentina handily won Group D with three wins in three matches.

Argentina vs. Bolivia, Copa America 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The Messi experience comes to Seattle as Argentina look to wrap up Group D while Chile and Panama play for one spot in the quarterfinals of Copa America. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

Chile (FIFA Rank 5) v Panama (56)

Chile and Panama both enter this match on three points, the winner of this game advances to the quarterfinals and the loser goes home.

Where to find Argentina vs. Bolivia on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Bolivia in the Copa America Centenario, you've come to the right place.

Lionel Messi is scheduled to play in this match. After he scored a hat trick in 19 minutes against Panama, Bolivia will be fearing that they may end up being the whipping boys in this match.

Where to find Argentina vs. Bolivia on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Bolivia in the Copa America Centenario, you've come to the right place.

Lionel Messi is scheduled to play in this match. After he scored a hat trick in 19 minutes against Panama, Bolivia will be fearing that they may end up being the whipping boys in this match.

Copa America 2016: Argentina vs. Bolivia time, TV schedule and live stream plus full schedule

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It's the final day of the group stage, and two teams are competing for one spot.

The group stage of Copa America Centenario concludes tonight. Sitting at the top of Group D with six points, Argentina have already advanced to the group stage. Lionel Messi is healthy, and he proved it by scoring a 20-minute hat trick in a substitute appearance against Panama.

Copa America Highlights (Day 8)

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Bolivia forfeits two World Cup qualifiers due to ineligible player

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South American World Cup qualifying received a major shakeup on Tuesday due to an ineligible player.

FIFA announced on Tuesday that Bolivia will forfeit two matches after fielding an ineligible player in a pair of September qualifiers against Chile and Peru. Bolivia defeated Peru, 2-0, while tying Chile, 0-0, but will no forfeit the two matches by identical 3-0 scorelines.

The controversial end to Bolivia vs. Chile was underserving and unfortunate for Bolivia

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Bolivia got robbed by Jair Marrufo.

Referee Jair Marrufo—one of the two American officials employed at the Copa America this year, alongside Mark Geiger—spent around 90 minutes without any sort of controversy at the center of Bolivia and Chile's match in Foxborough. He didn't miss any major calls and has appeared to rebound well from his poor showing in the MLS Cup final last season.

Late Vidal penalty puts Chile past Bolivia

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The defending Copa America champions needed a controversial late penalty call to beat Bolivia Friday night and pick up their first three points of the Copa America Centenario. Two goals by Arturo Vidal at either end of the second half gave Chile a2-1 win over Bolivia,keepingChile's hopesalive in Group D.

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FIFA punish Bolivia for fielding ineligible player

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Zurich (AFP) World football body FIFA on Tuesday docked Bolivia points for fielding an ineligible player in World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Chile.

Perennial South American makeweights Bolivia, whose only World Cup finals appearance came in 1994, beat Peru 2-0 in La Paz and then shared a goalless draw with Chile.

FIFA punish Bolivia for fielding ineligible player

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Zurich (AFP) World football body FIFA on Tuesday docked Bolivia points for fielding an ineligible player in World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Chile.

Perennial South American makeweights Bolivia, whose only World Cup finals appearance came in 1994, beat Peru 2-0 in La Paz and then shared a goalless draw with Chile.

Valencia double rescues Ecuador

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La Paz (AFP) Everton striker Enner Valencia put the seal on a tumultuous week with two goals as Ecuador came from behind to snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw with Bolivia in South America's World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.

Valencia lashed home an 89th-minute leveler to give Ecuador a share of the points after earlier giving his team hope with a 48th-minute goal.

Valencia double rescues Ecuador

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La Paz (AFP) Everton striker Enner Valencia put the seal on a tumultuous week with two goals as Ecuador came from behind to snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw with Bolivia in South America's World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.

Valencia lashed home an 89th-minute leveler to give Ecuador a share of the points after earlier giving his team hope with a 48th-minute goal.

‘We were robbed’ Bolivia leader says after Copa loss to Chile

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La Paz (AFP) President Evo Morales complained bitterly Saturday that Bolivia was "robbed" one day after a controversial loss to Chile at football's Copa America Centenario tournament.

"Congratulations to our football team, excellent battle," the Bolivian leader wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately we were robbed" during the penalty kick to break a one-one tie, Morales tweeted following the controversial match.

‘We were robbed’ Bolivia leader says after Copa loss to Chile

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La Paz (AFP) President Evo Morales complained bitterly Saturday that Bolivia was "robbed" one day after a controversial loss to Chile at football's Copa America Centenario tournament.

"Congratulations to our football team, excellent battle," the Bolivian leader wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately we were robbed" during the penalty kick to break a one-one tie, Morales tweeted following the controversial match.

Chile scrape Copa win after penalty shocker

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Foxborough (United States) (AFP) Arturo Vidal scored a controversial penalty deep into injury time as holders Chile snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bolivia to keep their Copa America Centenario campaign alive.

Bayern Munich star Vidal struck from the spot in the 10th minute of time added on after a hugely debatable penalty was awarded against Bolivian defender Luis Gutierrez for handball by US referee Jair Marrufo.

Chile scrape Copa win after penalty shocker

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Foxborough (United States) (AFP) Arturo Vidal scored a controversial penalty deep into injury time as holders Chile snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bolivia to keep their Copa America Centenario campaign alive.

Bayern Munich star Vidal struck from the spot in the 10th minute of time added on after a hugely debatable penalty was awarded against Bolivian defender Luis Gutierrez for handball by US referee Jair Marrufo.

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Bolivian reports have D.C. United moving for Universidad de Chile’s Bruno Miranda

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Hey, young Bolivian forwards have worked before.

A report yesterday from Jaime Vega, a journalist in Bolivia, claims that D.C. United has come to terms with Bruno Miranda, a forward playing at Universidad de Chile. A second report this morning in Bolivia has Miranda's agent claiming the deal is essentially done, with an 18-month contract allegedly agreed.

World Cup Qualifying: Pablo Escobar Scores Couple Of Stonkers In Bolivia’s 2-2 Draw With Ecuador (Videos)

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Taking time out from his hectic schedule as an international drug baron, Pablo Escobar helped himself to a couple of superb goals as Bolivia and Ecuador hammered out a 2-2 draw in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday evening.

Bolivia went in 2-0 up at half-time thanks to Escobar's early brace the first of which came just three minutes in when the midfielder absolutely walloped one into the top corner from all of 25 yards.

Neymar dazzles as Brazil thrash Bolivia

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Natal (Brazil) (AFP) Neymar scored one goal and set up two more as Brazil turned on the style with a 5-0 thrashing of Bolivia in South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Barcelona superstar Neymar's 49th international goal in his 73rd appearance took him one clear of Zico on Brazil's all-time topscorer's list.