Gabriel Mercado

Argentina

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.

Chastened Brazil to take no chances against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – The world’s number one team Brazil will not be under-estimating Australia as they bid to rebound from their Superclasico loss to Argentina, officials said Sunday.

The five-time World Cup champions are eager to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to their great South American rivals in Tuesday’s friendly against the Confederations Cup-bound Socceroos in Melbourne.

Chastened Brazil to take no chances against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – The world’s number one team Brazil will not be under-estimating Australia as they bid to rebound from their Superclasico loss to Argentina, officials said Sunday.

The five-time World Cup champions are eager to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to their great South American rivals in Tuesday’s friendly against the Confederations Cup-bound Socceroos in Melbourne.

Brazil coach Tite ponders changes for upcoming Australia match

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Melbourne (AFP) – Brazil manager Tite says he is considering changes for Tuesday’s game against Australia after blasting his side’s poor finishing in the loss to Argentina in Melbourne.

The world’s number one ranked team wasted several scoring opportunities as Argentina hung on for a 1-0 win in their Superclasico at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Brazil coach Tite ponders changes for upcoming Australia match

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Melbourne (AFP) – Brazil manager Tite says he is considering changes for Tuesday’s game against Australia after blasting his side’s poor finishing in the loss to Argentina in Melbourne.

The world’s number one ranked team wasted several scoring opportunities as Argentina hung on for a 1-0 win in their Superclasico at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Football: Messi’s Argentina down Brazil in Australian ‘Superclasico’

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Melbourne (AFP) – Argentina gained a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in their Superclasico in Melbourne Friday ahead of their make-or-break World Cup qualifiers later in the year.

A goal from Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado right on half-time proved the eventual winner as Argentina matched the world’s number one ranked Brazilians before 95,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Football: Messi’s Argentina down Brazil in Australian ‘Superclasico’

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Melbourne (AFP) – Argentina gained a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in their Superclasico in Melbourne Friday ahead of their make-or-break World Cup qualifiers later in the year.

A goal from Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado right on half-time proved the eventual winner as Argentina matched the world’s number one ranked Brazilians before 95,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Lionel Messi scores 50th international goal as Argentina down Bolivia

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Lionel Messi scored his 50th international goal as Argentina defeated Bolivia 2-0 to advance their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

Barcelona superstar Messi on Tuesday emphatically netted a 30th-minute penalty at the Estadio Mario Kempes in Cordoba as Argentina wrapped up their third consecutive qualifying victory.

Lionel Messi scores 50th international goal as Argentina down Bolivia

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Lionel Messi scored his 50th international goal as Argentina defeated Bolivia 2-0 to advance their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

Barcelona superstar Messi on Tuesday emphatically netted a 30th-minute penalty at the Estadio Mario Kempes in Cordoba as Argentina wrapped up their third consecutive qualifying victory.

Revenge for Argentina against Chile while Ecuador leave it late in World Cup qualifiers

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Argentina avenged their Copa America final defeat to Chile with a 2-1 victory as Ecuador scrambled a late draw with Paraguay to preserve their unbeaten start to South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Goals from Angel Di Maria and defender Gabriel Mercado secured a vital three points for Argentina in Santiago after Chile had taken an 11th-minute lead through Felipe Gutierrez at the National Stadium.

Revenge for Argentina against Chile while Ecuador leave it late in World Cup qualifiers

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Argentina avenged their Copa America final defeat to Chile with a 2-1 victory as Ecuador scrambled a late draw with Paraguay to preserve their unbeaten start to South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Goals from Angel Di Maria and defender Gabriel Mercado secured a vital three points for Argentina in Santiago after Chile had taken an 11th-minute lead through Felipe Gutierrez at the National Stadium.

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Derby win lifts Sevilla up to second

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Madrid (AFP) Argentine international Gabriel Mercado bundled home the winner as Sevilla moved up to second in La Liga with a 1-0 win over fierce local rivals Real Betis on Tuesday.

Mercado's first goal for the club from on-loan Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri's free-kick continued the Europa League holders' four-year unbeaten run in the Seville derby in La Liga.

Derby win lifts Sevilla up to second

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Madrid (AFP) Argentine international Gabriel Mercado bundled home the winner as Sevilla moved up to second in La Liga with a 1-0 win over fierce local rivals Real Betis on Tuesday.

Mercado's first goal for the club from on-loan Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri's free-kick continued the Europa League holders' four-year unbeaten run in the Seville derby in La Liga.

Mundial Brasil 2014: Los 30 de Argentina.

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Alejandro Sabella (DT) eligió el martes 13 para entregar el listado oficial de 30 convocados para el Mundial de Brasil 2014.
Martín Demichelis (Manchester City), Gabriel Mercado (River Plate), Fabián Rinaudo (Catania), Enzo Pérez (Benfica) y Franco Di Santo (Werder Bremen) fueron las sorpresas de la nómina que excluye nombres como los de Carlos Tévez y Esteban Cambiasso.

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Messi, Suarez, James Rodriguez headline Copa America rosters

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Organizers of the 2016 Copa America unveiled the final 23-man rosters for the tournament, and the level of competition should be high.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, James Rodriguez, Chicharito Hernandez and Arturo Vidal are among the players named to their respective squads. Rosters were submitted on Friday, and teams have until 24 hours before the opening match on June 3 to make replacements due to serious injury.

River Plate Win 2014 Copa Sudamerican Title in their History (Highlights)

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River Plate became the sixth Argentine side to win the Copa Sudamericana last night when they defeated Colombian side Atletico National 2-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate to record their first ever title win in the competition.

River Plate to the game to their Colombian counterparts and had it not been for the heroics of the keeper could have been out of sight before the goals eventual came in the second-half.