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Copa Argentina: Sacachispas Pull Off Cup Shock After Dressing Up As Superheroes Before Kick-Off (Photo & Video)

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Realising they had a mountain to climb, fourth-tier Sacachispas decided to assemble their very ownJustice League in a bid to knock Primera Division side Arsenal de Sarandi out of the Copa Argentina.

Having raided the local partyshop beforehand, Sacachispas' players lined up for their customary pre-match photo while wearing a variety of different superhero masks, from Iron Man to the Incredible Hulk.

Baby Shower: Rosario Central Fans Interrupt Match By Throwing Barrage Of Dolls Onto Pitch (Video)

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Monday night's Argentinian Primera Division clash between Rosario Centraland Newell's Old Boyshad to be momentarily halted in the early stagesafter play was interrupted by a faintly unsettling baby shower.

With 24 minutes on the clock, Rosario fans hurled around 20-30 dolls, all dressed in Newell's club colours, out onto the pitch.

Video: Arsenal keeper does chin-ups at home

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Entrenamiento mi hábito @marianapajon fútbol mi pasión #AquiNoTermina la exigencia de cada día. @PaulinaVegaDiep cómo es el tuyo? @adidasCO...

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Video: Former Arsenal man rips off his shirt after being sent to the stands

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Ex-Arsenal defender Nelson Vivas tore off his shirt in anger after being sent to the stands by a referee over the weekend. The former Gunner, who is...

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Copa Libertadores: Santa Fe Accidentally Hold Minute’s Silence For Player Who Was Stood (Very Much Alive) On The Pitch

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Before Thursday evening'sCopa Libertadores match between Independiente Santa Fe and Santos was allowed to get underway, a message came over the stadium PA system to announce that a minute's silence was to be observed.

And so, as the two teamslined up and nodded their heads in sombre remembrance, theannouncement blared: "Ladies and gentlemen, please stand up and offer this minute of silence in honour of former Santos player Ricardo Oliveira.

Joga Bonito: Brazilian Match Produces Magnificent Spectacle For Goalmouth Scramble Purists (Video)

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Caxias pipped Juventude in theCampeonato Gaucho on Sunday afternoon, smuggling a 1-0 away win to keep themselves within four points of top spot in the Group 1 table.

However, the real highlight of the match was the sensationalgoalmouth scramble that eruptedat one point.

Video: Is Alexis Sanchez hinting at a free transfer to Chelsea?

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Hot on the heels of the news that Chelsea have made Alexis Sanchez their number one transfer target, the Arsenal star has made comments that appear...

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Video and Photos: Alexis Sanchez scores for Chile vs Venezuela

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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.

Video and Photos: Philippe Coutinho scores to help Brazil qualify for Russia 2018

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Coutinho's goal for Brazil v Paraguay! pic.twitter.com/S3wqQxp3sb Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) March 29, 2017 Liverpool star...

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World Cup: Alexis Sanchez Scores Cracking Free-Kick As Chile Beat Venezuela 3-1 (Video)

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Currently linked with a move across London to Chelsea) imagine Arsenal Fan TV if that happens), Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal's current woes behind him to produce a fine man of the match display for Chile in their World Cup qualifier with Venezuela on Tuesday.

Sanchez opened the scoring after just five minutes, via an exquisite free-kick.

Video: Another Everton defender picks up an injury

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#EliminatoriasEnTyC Funes Mori tuvo que salir por una problema en su rodilla, entró Matías Caruzzo. Argentina pierde 1-0 en Bolivia....

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FAIL: River Plate Make Dog’s Dinner Of Four-On-One Situation In Argentine Primera Division (Video)

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River Plate's Primera Division clash with Belgrano on Sunday produced a very strong contender formiss of the season, with Tomas Andrade making a dog's dinner of a four-on-one situation for River.

The incident happened late on in the game, with River 2-1 up.

Catching Belgrano on the break, River players raced forward, with four players bearing down on the opposition goal.

FAIL: Ex-Sevilla Striker Luis Fabiano Sent Off After Referee Feigns Headbutt During Brazilian Match (Video)

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Luis Fabiano found himself the recipient of one of the softest red cards theCampeonato Carioca has ever seen when the veteran striker was dismissed during the 54th minute of Vasco da Gama's 2-2 draw with Flamengo on Sunday evening.

Having already picked up a yellow earlier in the match, Fabiano made the mistake of getting all up in the referee's business only to find that the official had been taking pointers from his hero, one Paul Alcock.

Videos: Man Utd pair help Argentina to victory over Chile

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#VamosArgentina ¡@Argentina a la cancha! pic.twitter.com/k9B5xy5KNt Selección Argentina (@Argentina) March 23, 2017 Manchester United pair...

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Neymar Scores Impudent Chip, Ex-Tottenham Flop Paulinho Nets Stunning Hat-Trick As Brazil Beat Uruguay 4-1 (Video)

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With both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldoentering the autumns of their respective careers, 25-year-old Neymar is surely destined to eventually take their places as the best player on the planet.

During Brazil's World Cup qualifier away to Uruguay on Thursday night, the Barcelona star scored a peach of a goal while ex-Tottenhammidfielder Paulinho bagged a cracking hat-trick.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez plays for Chile against Argentina

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez started for Chile in their World Cup qualifier against Argentina last night, despite the ankle injury he suffered at West...

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Video: Willian and Liverpool stars in Brazil training

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Veja como foi o último treino da #SeleçãoBrasileira antes do duelo contra o Uruguai!

Brazil

Official: Real Madrid Complete Signing Of 16-Year-Old Vinicius Junior After Triggering €45m Release Clause

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Real Madrid have just droppedapproximately £38million to sign a Brazilian striker whowasn't born when Family Guy first aired in the United States.

The newly-crowned La Liga champions have issued a statement to confirm that they have completed a deal for Vinicius Junior, who has two count 'em, two senior appearances under his belt for Flamengo.

Brazilian Supreme Court Settle 30-Year Dispute By Finally Awarding 1987 Championship Title To Sport Recife

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It's taken almost 30 years, but today a court ruling has resolvedthe bitter dispute over just who won the 1987 Brazilian footballchampionship.

Both Sport do Recife and Flamengo claim to be the true champions of 1987, but the Supreme Court has now ruled in favour of the former.

Dressed To Shill: Brazilian Team Forgo Squad Numbers To Play With Supermarket Price Offers On Back Of Shirts (Photo)

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In the relentless quest to milk as much money out of shirt sponsors as possible, Brazilian side Flu de Feira came up with a novel way in which to shill for the local supermarket chain.

For Wednesday evening's Serie D clash against Bahia, Flu took to the pitch wearing jerseys that featured several special price offers.

Argentina

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.

Newell’s Old Girl: Maxi Rodriguez Visits Argentinian Club’s Oldest Fan On Her 105th Birthday (Photo)

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Newell's Old Boys captain Maxi Rodriguez dropped in the Argentinian club's oldest fanlast week to deliver a couple of special presents in person on the occasion of her 105th birthday.

Born in 1912, Tati Rodriguez (no relation) moved to Rosario at the age of 18, immediately fell in love with Newell'sand she's been a staunch supporter ever since in fact, the club itself is only nine years older than her!

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Photos: Liverpool pair flying back from Brazil

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Liverpool duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are on their way back to Liverpool after representing Brazil in last night's World Cup...

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Photo: Philippe Coutinho and Fernandinho model new Brazil third kit

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Jogadores da #SeleçãoBrasileira vestem o novo terceiro uniforme #Brasileiragem pic.twitter.com/HrXfVa46mE CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) March...

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Photos: Liverpool star in Brazil training

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Tem pouca qualidade nessa altinha? ⚽️

Photo: Arsenal star gets a gaudy statue in his hometown

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A las 19 horas de hoy es la inauguración de la estatua de @Alexis_Sanchez en #Tocopilla, habrá sorpresas y regalos a los hinchas de la roja....

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Photos: Liverpool men play in Brazil’s 4-1 win over Uruguay, Spurs flop stars

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Photos: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez arrives in Argentina

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and his Chile team-mates have arrived in Buenos Aires ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Argentina. The game will...

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Photo: Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho in Brazil training

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#SeleçãoBrasileira afiou a pontaria durante o #TreinodaSeleção ontem! ⚽️

Photo: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez strips to his pants in Chile training

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Photos: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez at Chile training

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has been training with the Chile national team overnight. The Gunners forward was photographed in action on the training...

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Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez indicates he is planning to play for Chile

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El único fracaso Es No intentarlo... ⚽️

UEFA Champions League

Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters.

Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years.

Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters.

Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years.

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‘I Thought It Would Be Harder’ – Man City Striker Gabriel Jesus Discusses Making Big Jump To Premier League

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Instant successes don't come much more immediate than Gabriel Jesus, who has hit the ground running at Man Citysince joining from Palmeiras in January.

The 20-year-old striker has managed 7 goals in 11 appearances for City, either side ofa seven-week lay-off caused by the knackered metatarsal he suffered in mid-February.

Man Utd keeper and West Ham star named in Argentina squad

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El Dto. de Selecciones Nacionales y el CE de AFA dieron a conocer los jugadores citados del fútbol local para los próximos amistosos....

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Philippe Coutinho, Chelsea and Man City stars named in Brazil squad

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GOLEIROS: Diego Alves, Weverton e Ederson #FechadoComASeleção #SeleçãoBrasileira pic.twitter.com/1bDUbVsmlo CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) May...

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‘Sozinho’ – Ronaldinho Releases First Self-Penned Solo Single On His 37th Birthday (Video)

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Having not made a professional competitive appearance since 2015, Ronaldinho is certainly doing a fine impression of a retired footballer despite having never formerly announced his decision to call it quits.

Over the past few years, the ex-Barcelona starhas involved himself in a number of musical projects, appearing as a guest artiste on several lively Brazilian numbers.

Peruvian Police Seize Enormous Shipment Of Cocaine With Lionel Messi’s Face All Over It (Photos)

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Drug police in Peru have seized a enormous shipmentof cocaine bearing the image of Lionel Messi and worth an estimated $85million (approx. £68million).

A massive 1,417 kilos of the drug were intercepted by the Peruvian National Police's Anti-drugs Office (Dirandro) in Lima on Wednesday after it was discovered wrapped in containers of squid fillets bound for Belgium.