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Argentina Cup 2016: Boca to quarter-finals on penalties

Sep 28. In eighth-finals of the 2016 edition, Boca drew 2-2 with Lanús and won 4-2 in the shoot-out.
Sep 22. River won 1-0 against Arsenal (53 Alario) and advanced to quarter-finals.

7 First Division teams qualified to quarter-finals and 1 from National B.

Champions qualify to Libertadores Cup 2017.


South American Cup 2016: Belgrano and Independiente out on penalties

Sep 28. In the second leg of eighth-finals, Belgrano lost 2-1 to Coritiba at Mario Kempes stadium and then lost 4-3 on penalties. They were winning with a scissors-kick goal from Bieler (30) but Brazilian team turned the game around with goals from Iago (43) and Nery (65). Goals. 'Pirates' scored first three shots (Suárez, Bieler, Lima) but Wilson saved last two to Luna and Álvarez Suárez.
Sep 21. In the first leg, Belgrano beat Coritiba 2-1 in Brazil with one goal from Bieler (4) and a header from Luján (50) Leandro closed the gap from a penalty (76). Goals. Olave saved a penalty shot by Kâzim (40).

Sep 28. In the second leg of eighth-finals, Independiente drew 0-0 with Chapecoense in Brazil and lost 5-4 in the shoot-out. Box score. Four shots were scored by Vera (2nd), Figal (4th), Cuesta (5th) and Toledo (7th). Danilo saved four to: Benítez (1st), Rigoni (3rd), Sánchez Miño (match point on 6th) and Tagliafico (8th).
Sep 21. In the first leg, Independiente were held to a scoreless draw by Chapecoense at Libertadores de América stadium. Box score.

Sep 22. In the first leg of eighth-finals, San Lorenzo beat Deportivo La Guaira 2-1 at the 'New Gasometre' stadium. They were winning easily with a free kick from Belluschi (11) and a goal from Blandi (42). Lucena closed the gap from a header (51). Goals. Second leg takes place in Venezuela on Thursday 29. Away goals are important.

Feb 10. Six teams qualified for South American Cup 2016. 1) San Lorenzo (champions of Argentine Super Cup), 2) Independiente (losers of Libertadores playoff final), 3 to 6) Belgrano, Estudiantes, Banfield, Lanús (winners of 4 finals of South American Cup play-offs).


World Cup Preliminary Round: Bauza calls up 22 'foreigners' and 3 'locals'

Sep 28. 3 players are out because of injuries: Messi, A.Fernández and Biglia. 'Patón' added Pizarro (TIG-MEX), Andújar (EST), Más (SLO) and Alario (RIV).
Sep 16. 'Patón -Bigfoot-' Bauza called up 24 players from abroad for the games of week 9 against Peru on Thursday 6 and week 10 against Paraguay on Tuesday 11: Romero (MUN-ENG), Guzmán (TIG-MEX); Zabaleta (MCI-ENG), Mercado (SEV-SPA), Demichelis (ESP-SPA), Otamendi (MCI-ENG), Rojo (MUN-ENG), Roncaglia (CEL-SPA), Funes Mori (EVE-ENG), Musacchio (VIL-SPA); Biglia (LAZ-ITA), Augusto Fernández (AMA-SPA) Mascherano (BAR-SPA), Banega (INT-ITA), Kranevitter (SEV-SPA), Gaitán (AMA-SPA), Lamela (TOT-ENG), Di María (PSG-FRA); Messi (BAR-SPA), Kun Agüero (MCI-ENG), Pratto (AMI-BRA), Correa (AMA-SPA), Dybala (JUV-ITA), Higuaín (JUV-ITA).

Sep 6. In week 8 of World Cup Russia 2018 Preliminary Round, Argentina drew 2-2 with Venezuela in Mérida. They were losing goals from Añor (35) and Josef Martínez (53) but they managed to draw with goals from Pratto (58) and Otamendi (83). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Rojo (82 Gaitán); Mascherano, Biglia (71 Alario); Lamela (67 Correa), Banega, Di María; Pratto. Messi had returned to Barcelona injured and we missed him very much.

Uruguay lead the standings with 16 points followed by Brazil and Argentina with 15 and Colombia and Ecuador with 13. In week 9, Argentina visit Peru on October 6th. In week 10, Argentina host Paraguay on October 11th.

Sep 1. In week 7, Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in Mendoza with goal from Messi at 43th minute. Argentina lined up: Romero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Mas; Mascherano, Biglia; Messi, Dybala, Di María (85th Gaitán); Pratto (71st Alario). Dybala was sent off at 45th minute

Jul 25, 2015. World Cup Russia 2018 Preliminary Round schedule was drawn in Saint Petersburg. First four qualify for World Cup and 5th placed will play off winners of Oceania Preliminary Round.


Perfect Estudiantes

Sep 25. In week 4 of 2016/17 tournament, Estudiantes hammered Temperley 3-0 in La Plata with a header from Schunke (20) and goals from Auzqui (56) and Solari (85). Goals.

River drew 3-3 with Defensa y Justicia in Florencio Varela. They were losing with a penalty from Pochettino (8), tied with an own goal from Bareiro (17) and went ahead twice with two goals from Driussi (27, 64) but 'Falcon' managed to draw twice with a header from Barbosa (31) and a goal from Ríos (82). Goals.

San Lorenzo drew 1-1 with Patronato in Paraná. They were losing with an own goal from Más (5) and tied with a goal from Más (31). Goals.

Boca hammered Quilmes 4-1 at the 'Chocolate Box' stadium with a hat trick from Benedetto (7, 17, 25) and one goal from Centurión (23). Da Campo had scored the equaliser for the 'Brewers' (13). Goals.

Estudiantes lead the standings with 12 points followed by Newell's with 10, Racing, River, San Lorenzo, Independiente and Colón with 8 and Boca, Gimnasia, At.Rafaela and Unión with 7. In week 5, on Friday, Unión visit Godoy Cruz. On Saturday, Newell's visit Temperley, Racing host Patronato and River host Vélez. On Sunday, Estudiantes visit Gimnasia, San Lorenzo host At.Rafaela, Independiente visit Sarmiento, Colón host Defensa y Justicia and Boca visit Tigre.

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Newell's at the top now

Sep 24. In week 4 of 2016/17 tournament, Newell's beat At.Tucumán 3-1 at Marcelo Bielsa stadium with two goals from Scocco (20, 57) and one from Formica (29). Menéndez closed the gap from a penalty for the 'Dean' (83). Goals.

Racing hammered Vélez 3-0 in Liniers with two goals from Acuña (13, 28) and one from Lisandro López (39). Goals.

Independiente drew 1-1 with Tigre at Libertadores de América stadium. They were losing with goal from 'Chinese' Luna (18) but they managed to draw with a penalty from Cuesta (47+). Goals.

There are 30 teams and similar system to 2015 tournament: 30 weeks: round robin and a week full of derbies. 4 teams will be relegated (averages system) and 2 will be promoted from National B. From 1st to 4th will qualify to Libertadores Cup 2018 and from 5th to 9th will qualify to South American Cup 2017.


South American Cup Winners Cup: River champions

Aug 25. In the second leg of South American Cup Winners Cup 2016, River beat Independiente Santa Fe 2-1 at the Monumental stadium with one goal from Driussi (3) and a header from Alario (51). Salaberry closed the gap for the Colombian team (65). Goals. River won their 5th international title with Marcelo Gallardo as coach.

Aug 18. In the first leg, River (champions of Libertadores Cup 2015) drew 0-0 with Independiente Santa Fe (champions of South American Cup 2015) in Bogota. Box score.


Olympic Games: Argentina out in first round

Aug 10. In Group D of Olympic Games Rio 2016, Argentina drew 1-1 against Honduras and were eliminated by goal difference. They were losing with a penalty from Lozano (75). They managed to draw with goal from Mauricio Martínez (90). Goals.

Portugal won Group D with 7 points followed by Honduras with 4.

Jul 25. The list with numbers for the Olympic Games was confirmed: 1-Rulli (RSO-SPA), 2-Gianetti (VEL), 3-Soto (BAN), 4-José Luis Gómez (LAN), 5-Lucas Romero (CRU-BRA), 6- Cuesta (IND), 7-Pavón (BOC) instead of Lanzini (WHA-ENG) -injured-, 8-Ascacíbar (EST), 9-Calleri (SPA-BRA), 10-Ángel Correa (AMA-SPA), 11-Simeone (GEN-ITA), 12-Werner (RAF), 13-Arzura (RIV), 14-Lo Celso (ROS), 15-Lisandro Magallán (BOC), 16-Leandro Vega (RIV), 17-Mauricio Martínez (ROS), 18-Espinoza (VIL-SPA).


Libertadores Cup 2016: Boca eliminated at the 'Chocolate Box'

Jul 14. In the second leg of semifinals, Boca lost 3-2 to Independiente del Valle at the 'Chocolote Box' stadium. They were winning with goal from Pavón (4) and were qualifying, but the Ecuadorian team turned the scoring around with goals from Caicedo (25), Cabezas (49) and Julio Angulo (51). Pavón closed the gap (91) and Azcona saved a penalty shot by Lodeiro (70). Goals.

Jul 7. In the first leg, Boca lost 2-1 to Independiente del Valle in Quito. They were winning with goal from Pérez (13) but Ecuadorian team turned the game around with goals from Cabezas (62) and José Angulo (76). Goals.


Centennial Copa America: Argentina to the final after destroying home team

Jun 21. In semifinals of Centennial Copa America, Argentina thrashed USA 4-0 in Houston with a header from Lavezzi (3), a free kick from Messi (32) and two goals from Higuaín (50, 86). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Mercado, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Rojo (84 Cuesta); A.Fernández (59 Biglia), Mascherano; Banega, Messi, Lavezzi (67 Lamela); Higuaín. Argentina will play the final against Chile on Sunday at 9 pm in New Jersey.

Jun 18. In quarter-finals, Argentina hammered Venezuela 4-1 in Foxborough (Boston) with two goals from Higuaín (8, 28), one from Messi (60) and one from Lamela (71). Rondón had closed the gap from header (70) and Romero saved a 'panenka-style' penalty shot by Seijas(44). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Mercado, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Rojo; A.Fernández, Mascherano; Gaitán (67 Lamela), Messi, Banega (80 Biglia); Higuaín (74 Agüero).

Jun 14. In the third match of Group D, Argentina hammered Bolivia 3-0 in Seattle with a free kick from Lamela (13) and goals from Lavezzi (15) and Cuesta (32). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Roncaglia, Otamendi (75 Maidana), Cuesta, Funes Mori; Banega (46 Biglia), Kranevitter, Lamela; Lavezzi, Higuaín (46 Messi), Agüero.

Argentina won Group D with 9 points followed by Chile with 6.

Jun 10. In the second match, Argentina hammered Panamá 5-0 in Chicago with a header from Otamendi (7), a hat trick from Messi (68, 78 -free kick- and 87) and a header from Kun Agüero de cabeza (90). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Mercado, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Rojo; A.Fernández (61 Messi), Mascherano; Gaitán, Banega, Di María (43 Lamela); Higuaín (76 Agüero).

Jun 6. In the first match, Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in Santa Clara with goals from Di María (51) and Banega (59). Fonzalida closed the gap from a header for the Chilean team (93). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Mercado, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Rojo; A.Fernández, Mascherano, Banega; Gaitán (87 Kranevitter), Higuaín (74 Agüero), Di María (80 Lamela). Four players were out because of injuries: Messi, Biglia, Pastore and Lavezzi.

May 20. Tata Martino called up 23 players for Centennial Copa America: 1) Romero (MUN-ENG), 2) Maidana (RIV), 3) Roncaglia (FIO-ITA), 4) Mercado (RIV), 5) Kranevitter (AMA-SPA), 6) Biglia (LAZ-ITA), 7) Di María (PSG-FRA), 8) A.Fernández (AMA-SPA), 9) Higuaín (NAP-ITA), 10) Messi (BAR-SPA), 11) Agüero (MCI-ENG), 12) Guzmán (TIG-MEX), 13) Funes Mori (EVE-ENG), 14) Mascherano (BAR-SPA), 15) Cuesta (IND), 16) Rojo (MUN-ENG), 17) Otamendi (MCI-ENG), 18) Lamela (TOT-ENG), 19) Banega (SEV-SPA), 20) Gaitán (BEN-POR), 21) Pastore (PSG-FRA), 22) Lavezzi (HEB-CHN), 23) Andújar (EST).


Talleres to First Division

Jun 5. Talleres from Córdoba became champions of National B. They are at the top of the standings with 47 points, followed by Chacarita with 39 and only two weeks left.

They take the place of Argentinos Jrs, which were relegated to National B.


Lanús champions

May 29. In the final match of Transition 2016 tournament, Lanús thrashed San Lorenzo 4-0 at Monumental stadium with a header from Benítez (18) and goals from Almirón (59), 'Pepe' Sand (74) and Acosta (89). Goals. Lanús became champions for the second time in their history.

May 28. In the match for the third place, Estudiantes won 1-0 against Godoy Cruz at Mario Kempes stadium with goal from Cavallaro at 16th minute and won a ticket to Libertadores 2017.

5 teams qualify for Copa Libertadores 2017: 1) Lanús (champions of Transition 2016), 2) San Lorenzo (runners-up of Transition 2016), 3) Estudiantes (third in Transition 2016). 4) Godoy Cruz (fourth in Transición 2016). 5th qualified will be Champions of Argentina Cup (or best placed if champions are already qualified).


Group A: San Lorenzo to the final

May 22. In week 16 of group A of Transition 2016 tournament, Godoy Cruz lost 2-0 to San Martín in San Juan with a header from Escudero (12) and a goal from Montagna (94). Goals. 'Tomba' had to get at least the same score than San Lorenzo but ...

May 22. San Lorenzo drew 1-1 with Banfield at 'New Gasometre' stadium. They were losing with goal from Silva (27) but they managed to draw with goal from Blanco (44). Goals.

San Lorenzo ended at the top of the standings with 34 points followed by Godoy Cruz with 33 and Independiente and Arsenal with 27. San Lorenzo qualified for Libertadores Cup 2017 and will play the final against Lanús on Sunday at the Monumental stadium. Godoy Cruz will play for 3rd place against Estudiantes on Saturday.

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Group B: Lanús to the final; Estudiantes play to go to the Cup

May 22. In week 16 of group A of Transition 2016 tournament, Estudiantes drew 1-1 with Unión in Santa Fe. They went ahead with goal from Cavallaro (54) but 'Tatengues' managed to draw with a header from García Guerreño (85). Goals.

May 22. At.Tucumán lost 2-1 to Newell's at Marcelo Bielsa stadium. They were losing with goal from Tévez (16), González scored the equaliser for the 'Dean' (70). They tried to win the game and a berth in the Cup but Mancini gave the victory to the 'Leprosy' in a counterattack (89). Goals.

Lanús ended at the top of the standings with 38 points followed by Estudiantes with 32 and At.Tucumán with 30. Lanús won the group, qualified for Libertadores Cup 2017 and will play the final against San Lorenzo on Sunday at the Monumental stadium. Estudiantes will play for the 3rd place against Godoy Cruz on Saturday -winners qualify for Libertadores Cup 2017 and also losers if there's no Argentine champion in South American Cup 2016-.

30 teams split in two groups of 15 and winners of each group play the final. There are 16 weeks, one against each team of the group, a derby between bye teams of each group and a week full of derbies, #12. There will be only one relegation. First two of each group qualify for Libertadores Cup 2017.


Relegation: Argentinos Jrs to National B

May 21. In week 16 of group A of Transition 2016 tournament, Argentinos Jrs beat At.Rafaela 2-0 at 'New Monumental' stadium with goals from Batallini (3) and Cobo (47). Goals. Till last minute they were forcing a tie breaker but ...

May 21. Sarmiento won 1-0 against Olimpo in Bahía Blanca with goal from Spinaci at 92th minute and send 'Little Red Bugs' to relegation.

In relegation standings Sarmiento avoided relegation with 47 points and Argentinos were relegated with 45.


Argentine Super Cup: San Lorenzo thrash Boca

Feb 10. In Argentine Super Cup, San Lorenzo (runners-up of Tournament 2015) hammered Boca (champions of Tournament 2015 and Argentina Cup) 4-0 at Mario Kempes stadium with one goal from Belluschi (44), two from 'Pitu' Barrientos (74, 83 -free kick-) and one from Blandi (89). Goals.
San Lorenzo clinched last spot in South American Cup 2016.

Six teams qualified for South American Cup 2016. 1) San Lorenzo (champions of Super Cup), 2) Independiente (losers of Libertadores playoff final), 3 to 6) Belgrano, Estudiantes, Banfield, Lanús (winners of 4 finals of South American Cup play-offs).


Club World Cup: River wait for their rivals

Dec 10. In the first round of Club World Cup Japan 2015, Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Auckland City 2-0 and face Mazembe from Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday 13. Winners of this game face River in semifinals on Wednesday 16, 7:30 am.

Libertadores Cup 2016 Playoffs: Racing to Libertadores, Independiente to South American Cup

Dec 6. In the second leg of the final of Libertadores Cup play-offs, Racing lost 2-1 to Independiente at the 'Cylindre' but it was enough to qualify to Libertadores Cup 2016. 'Cebolla -Onion-' Rodríguez (free kick, 67) and Lucero (91) scored for 'Red Devils'. Lollo had scored the equaliser from a header (72) for the 'Academy'. Goals. Independiente ended with nine: Méndez and Ortiz were sent off.

Nov 29. In the first leg, Racing beat Independiente 2-0 at Libertadores de América stadium with goals from Bou (37) and Romero (41). Goals.

Six teams qualify for Libertadores Cup 2016. 1) River (champions of Libertadores 2015), 2) Boca (champions of 2015 Tournament), 3) San Lorenzo (runners-up of 2015 Tournament), 4) Rosario Central (best placed in Argentina Cup, not qualified before), 5) Racing (winners of play-offs), 6) Huracán (best placed in South American Cup 2015).


South American Cup 2016 Playoffs: Estudiantes, Belgrano, Banfield and Lanús qualify

Dec 6. In the second leg of the finals of South American Cup play-offs, Lanús beat Gimnasia 2-1 at the 'Forest' with a penalty from Acosta (19) and a goal from Di Renzo (92). Mazzola had scored the equaliser from a penalty for the 'Wolf' (36). Goals.
Nov 28. In the first leg, Lanús beat Gimnasia 1-0 at the 'Fortress' with goal from Velázquez at 82nd minute.

Dec 5. In the second leg, Estudiantes hammered Olimpo 4-0 at Julio Grondona stadium with a header from 'Gata -Pussycat-' Fernández (42) and goals from Sánchez Miño (46), Pereira (48) and Cerutti (57). Goals.
Nov 28. In the first leg, Estudiantes beat Olimpo 1-0 in Bahía Blanca with goal from 'Gata -Pussycat-' Fernández at 24th minute.

Dec 5. In the second leg, Belgrano drew 1-1 with Colón at Mario Kempes stadium. They were losing with goal from Ledesma (19) but they managed to draw with a header from Óbolo (82). Goals.
Nov 28. In the first leg, Belgrano won 1-0 against Colón at the 'Cemetery of the Elephants' with goal from Márquez at 9th minute.

Dec 5. In the second leg, Banfield and Aldosivi drew 1-1 at Florencio Sola stadium. The 'Shark' went ahead with a header from Lugüercio (72) but Viatri scored the equaliser from a header for the 'Drill' (88). Goals.
Nov 29. In the first leg, Banfield won 3-2 against Aldosivi in Mar del Plata.They were losing with goals from Sand (22) and Lugüercio (41) but they turned the scoring around with goals from Villagra (24) and Bianchi Arce (62) and a header from Viatri (71). Goals.

Six teams qualify for South American Cup 2016. 1) Champions of Super Cup (Boca vs San Lorenzo -runners-up of tournament 2015-, to be held on Feb 10), 2) Independiente (losers of Libertadores playoff final), 3 to 6) Belgrano, Estudiantes, Banfield, Lanús (winners of 4 finals of South American Cup play-offs).


Nueva Chicago to National B

Nov 9. In week 30 -and last one- of Tournament 2015, Nueva Chicago beat Quilmes 2-1 in Mataderos with goals from Gagliardi (10) and Carrasco (74). Braña had scored the equaliser for the 'Brewers' (40). Goals.

Huracán drew 1-1 with Belgrano in Parque Patricios. Goals and Temperley drew 0-0 with Argentinos Jrs at Beranger stadium. Box score.

'The Balloon' and 'The Little Red Bugs' got the point they needed and sent Nueva Chicago to Nacional B in next season as well as Crucero del Norte.


Libertadores 2016: San Lorenzo qualify

Nov 8. In week 30 -and last one- of Tournament 2015, San Lorenzo won 1-0 against At.Rafaela at the 'New Monumental' with goal from Blandi at 17th minute.

Boca lost 3-1 to Rosario Central in Arroyito. They were winning with goal from Chávez (9) but the 'Scoundrels' turned the game around with a free kick from Delgado (63), one goal from Fernández (81) and a header from Larrondo (93). Goals.

Nov 7. Estudiantes beat Unión 2-0 at Julio Grondona stadium with one goal from Sánchez Miño (15) and a header from Schunke (31). Goals.

Boca, the champions, ended at the top of the standings with 64 points followed by San Lorenzo with 61, Rosario Central 59, Racing 57, Independiente 54, Belgrano and Estudiantes with 51 and Banfield with 50.

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Six teams qualify for Libertadores Cup 2016. 1) River (champions of Libertadores 2015), 2) Boca (champions of 2015 Tournament), 3) San Lorenzo (runners-up of 2015 Tournament), 4) Rosario Central (best placed in Argentina Cup, not qualified before), 5) Winners of play-offs (best 4 which haven't qualified from 1 to 4 will play off) (RAC vs EST, IND vs BEL), 6) Huracán (best placed in South American Cup 2015 which haven't qualified before).


Boca champions

Nov 1. In week 29 of Tournament 2015, Boca beat Tigre 1-0 at the 'Chocolate Box' stadium with a header from Monzón at 42nd minute and became champions.

Rosario Central lost 2-1 to Banfield at Florencio Sola stadium with a header from Gio Simeone (24) and one goal from Villagra (45). Niell closed the gap for the 'Scoundrels' (82). Goals.

San Lorenzo won 2-0 against Temperley at 'New Gasometre' stadium with goals from Cauteruccio (8) and Blandi (92). Goals.

Boca, the champions, lead the standings with 64 points followed by San Lorenzo with 58, Rosario Central and Racing 56, Independiente 51, Belgrano 50, River 49 and Estudiantes with 48.

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Argentina manage to draw against Mexico

Sep 8. In a friendly game played in Arlington, TX, USA, Argentina drew 2-2 with Mexico. They were losing with a penalty from 'Chicharito' Hernández (19) and one goal from Herrera (70) but they managed to draw with goals from Kun Agüero (85) and Messi (89). Goals. Argentina lined up: Guzmán; Roncaglia, Demichelis (76 Kranevitter), Otamendi, Rojo (71 Más); Gago (76 Pereyra), Mascherano, Banega; Messi, Tévez (76 Agüero), Correa (76 Lavezzi).

Next game is week 1 of World Cup Preliminary Round against Ecuador, on Thursday, October 8 at 9 pm at the Monumental stadium.

Sep 4. In a friendly game played in Houston, USA, Argentina hammered Bolivia 7-0 with two goals from Lavezzi (5, 41), two from Kun Agüero (33, 59), two from Messi (67 -header-, 75) and one from Correa (84). Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Casco (76 Roncaglia), Rodríguez, Funes Mori, Más; Pereyra, Kranevitter, Lamela (76 Banega); Lavezzi (81 Correa), Agüero (81 Tévez), Gaitán (65 Messi).

Aug 30. Six players are out because of injuries: Zabaleta, Garay, Biglia, Pastore, Di María and Higuaín. Martino called 5 players instead: Gonzalo Rodríguez (FIO-ITA), Más (SLO), Kranevitter (RIV), Gaitán (BEN-POR) and Correa (AMA-SPA).

Aug 17. Tata Martino called up the 23 players squad from Copa América and Funes Mori (EVE-ENG): Romero (MUN-ENG), Guzmán (TIG-MEX), Marchesín (SLA-MEX); Zabaleta (MCI-ENG), Garay (ZEN-RUS), Demichelis (MCI-ENG), Otamendi (MCI-ENG), Rojo (MUN-ENG), Roncaglia (GEN-ITA), Casco (NEW); Biglia (LAZ-ITA), Gago (BOC), Mascherano (BAR-SPA), R.Pereyra (JUV-ITA), Banega (SEV-SPA), Lamela (TOT-ENG), Pastore (PSG-FRA); Di María (PSG-FRA), Higuaín (NAP-ITA), Messi (BAR-SPA), Agüero (MCI-ENG), Tévez (BOC), Lavezzi (PSG-FRA).


Suruga Bank Cup: River champions

Aug 11. In Suruga Bank Cup 2015, River (champions of South American Cup 2014) hammered Gamba Osaka (champions of Japanese Cup) 3-0 in Osaka with a penalty from Sánchez (8), a header from Mercado (31) and a goal from 'Pity' Martínez (61). Goals and celebration. River won their 9th international title, the 4th in one year with Marcelo Gallardo as coach.

This cup is not important at all but winners count it as a new international title.


Libertadores Cup 2015: River champions of America

Aug 5. In the second leg of the finals, River hammered Tigres 3-0 at the Monumental stadium with a header from Alario (45), a penalty from Sánchez (75) and a header from Funes Mori (79). Goals and celebration. River won this Cup for the third time (1986 and 1996) and qualified for Clubs World Cup in Japan in December and for South American Cup Winners Cup.

Jul 29. In the first leg, River drew 0-0 with Tigres in Monterrey. Box score.


Argentine Supercup: Huracán champions

Apr 25. Third edition of the Argentine Supercup took place in San Juan between River (champions of Super Final 2013/14) and Huracán (champions of Argentina Cup 2013/14).

Huracán beat River 1-0 with goal from Puch at 22nd minute. The 'Balloon' qualified for South American Cup 2015.


South American Cup Winners Cup: River champions

Feb 11. In the second leg of South American Cup Winners Cup 2015, River won 1-0 against San Lorenzo at the 'New Gasometre' stadium with goal from Sánchez at 68th minute.

Feb 6. In the first leg, River (champions of South American Cup 2014) beat San Lorenzo (champions of Libertadores Cup 2014) 1-0 at the Monumental stadium with goal from Sánchez at 78th minute.


South American U-20 and Preolympic: Argentina champions

Feb 7. In the fifth game of final round of South American U-20 Uruguay 2015, Argentina beat Uruguay 2-1 in Montevideo. They were losing with goal from Pereiro (8) but they turned the scoring around with goals from Driussi (36) and Correa (81). Goals.

Argentina won the group with 13 points, followed by Colombia with 9, Uruguay with 8 and Brazil with 7. All four are qualified for Youth World Cup in New Zealand. Argentina also qualified to Olympic Games. Colombia will play-off third placed of CONCACAF.

Jan 6. U-20 National Team coach, Humberto Grondona, called up 23 players: 1-Augusto Batalla (RIV), 2-Emanuel Mammana (RIV), 3-Facundo Cardozo (VEL), 4-Nicolás Tripichio (VEL), 5-Lucas Bareiro (RAC), 6-Leandro Vega (RIV), 7-Cristian Espinoza (HUR), 8-Leonardo Rolón (VEL), 9-Giovanni Simeone (RIV), 10-Tomás Martínez (RIV), 11-Ángel Correa (AMA-SPA), 12-José Devecchi (SLO), 13-Agustín Rossi (EST), 14-Lucio Compagnucci (VEL), 15-Tiago Casasola (FUL-ENG), 16-Leonardo Suárez (VIB-SPA), 17-Joaquín Ibáñez (LAN), 18-Iván Leszczuk (BOC), 19-Rodrigo Contreras (SLO), 20-Facundo Monteseirín (LAN), 21-Rodrigo Moreira (IND), 22-Sebastián Driussi (RIV), 23-Maximiliano Rolón (BAB-SPA).


Club World Cup: San Lorenzo runners-up

Dec 20. In the final of Club World Cup Morocco 2014, San Lorenzo lost 2-0 to Real Madrid in Marrakech with a header from Sergio Ramos (36) and a goal from Bale (51). Goals.

Dec 17. In semifinals, San Lorenzo beat Auckland City 2-1 in extra time in Marrakech with goals from Barrientos (46+) and Matos (93). Berlanga had scored the equaliser for New Zealanders (67). Goals.


Racing champions

Dec 14. In week 19 of Transition 2014, Racing won 1-0 against Godoy Cruz in Avellaneda with a header from Centurión at 49th minute. Racing won the championship and qualified for Libertadores Cup 2015.

River beat Quilmes 1-0 at Centenary stadium with goal from Sánchez at 82nd minute.

Racing champions ended at the top of the standings with 41 points followed by River with 39, Lanús with 35, Independiente with 33 and Boca and Estudiantes with 31. 2015 tournament begins on February 13.

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South American Cup 2014: River champions

Dec 10. In the second leg of the final, River beat Nacional de Medellín 2-0 at the Monumental stadium with headers from Mercado (55) and Pezzella (59). Goals. River won the Cup and will play South American Cup Winners Cup (Recopa) against San Lorenzo (February 6, 11), Suruga Cup against Gamba Osaka in Japan (August 11, 7 am) and qualified for 2015 edition of this Cup.

Dec 3. In the first leg, River drew 1-1 with At.Nacional in Medellín. They were losing with goal from Berrío (34) but they managed to draw with goal from Pisculichi (66). Goals.

Nov 27. In the second leg of semifinals, River beat Boca 1-0 at the Monumental with goal from Pisculichi at 16th minute. Boca had the chance to score an away goal from a penalty at first minute and force River to score at least twice, but Barovero saved the shot to Gigliotti.

Nov 20. In the first leg, Boca and River drew 0-0 at the 'Chocolate Box' stadium. Box score.


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Argentina Cup 2013/14: Huracán champions

Nov 26. In the final, Rosario Central and Huracán drew 0-0 in San Juan. The 'Balloon' won 5-4 in the shoot-out. Shoot-out.

Huracán qualified for Libertadores Cup 2015 and for Argentine Super Cup against River (champions of Super Final 2013/14).

Oct 15. Preliminary round of the 2014/15 edition started before 2013/14 edition ends.


Libertadores Cup: San Lorenzo champions

Aug 13. In the second leg of the final, San Lorenzo beat Nacional from Paraguay 1-0 at 'New Gasometre' stadium with a penalty from Ortigoza at 36th minute and became champions of the Libertadores Cup for the first time in their history. In December, they will play the Club World Cup in Morocco as well as Real Madrid.

Aug 6. In the first leg, San Lorenzo drew 1-1 with Nacional de Paraguay in Asunción. They went ahead with goal from Matos (65) but Santa Cruz scored the equaliser for home team (93), with twenty seconds left. Goals.


River winners of the Super Final

May 24. In the Super Final of season 2013/14, River won 1-0 against San Lorenzo in San Luis with a header from Pezzella at 73rd minute.

River qualified for South American Cup 2014 and Super Cup where they will face winners of Argentina Cup 2014 on December 7.


River champions

May 18. In week 19 of the Final 2013/14, River hammered Quilmes 5-0 at the Monumental stadium with two goals from Cavenaghi (10, 71), a header from Mercado (25), and one goal from Ledesma (63) and Teo Gutiérrez (90). Goals. River won their 35th championship and qualified for Libertadores Cup 2015.

Estudiantes lost 2-1 to Tigre in Victoria. They were winning with goal from Carrillo (24) but 'Matador' turned the scoring around with goals from Itabel (43) and Godoy (48). Goals.

Gimnasia lost 1-0 to Boca at the 'Forest' with goal from Acosta at 13th minute.

Lanús and Newell's drew 1-1 at the 'Fortress'. Ayala opened the scoring for 'Garnets' (26) and Castro scored the equaliser for the 'Leprosy' (50). Goals.

River, the champions, ended at the top of the standings with 37 points, followed by Boca, Estudiantes and Godoy Cruz with 32 and Gimnasia with 31.

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South American Cup 2013: Lanús champions

Dec 11, 2013. In the second leg of the finals, Lanús beat Ponte Preta 2-0 at the 'Fortress' with goals from Ayala (25) and Blanco (48+). Goals. Lanús are the champions and will play Libertadores 2014, South American Cup Winners Cup and Suruga Cup.

Dec 4. In the first leg, Lanús drew 1-1 with Ponte Preta at Pacaembu stadium. They went ahead with a free kick from Goltz (57) but the Brazilian team managed to draw with a free kick from Felipe Bastos (78). Goals.


South American U-17: Argentina champions

Apr 28, 2013. In the last game of final round of the South American U-17 Championship in Argentina, Argentina drew 2-2 with Venezuela in San Luis. They were losing with goal from Ponce (17). They turned the scoring around with two goals from Suárez (20, 73). 'Red Wine' team managed to draw with goal from Peña (90). Goals.

Argentina (champions), Venezuela and Brazil ended the Final Round with 9 points followed by Uruguay with 8. All four qualified for the U17 World Cup in Dubai.

Mar 23. U-17 National Team coach, Humberto Grondona, called up 23 players: 1-Augusto Batalla (RIV), 2-Emnanuel Mammana (RIV), 3-Nicolás Pinto (BOC), 4-Nicolás Tripichio (VEL), 5-Germán Ferreyra (VEL), 6-Leandro Vega (RIV), 7-Jonathan Cañete (IND), 8-Marcelo Storm (VEL), 9-Sebastián Driussi (RIV), 10-Leonardo Suárez (BOC), 11-Marcos Aztina (LAN), 12-Axel Werner (RAF), 13-Fabricio Bustos (IND), 14-Lucio Compagnucci (VEL), 15-Rodrigo Moreyra (IND), 16-Dante Morán Correa (RIV), 17-Mauricio Del Castillo -Kun Agüero's brother- (IND), 18-Iván Leszczuk (BOC), 19-Franco Pérez (NEW), 20-Matías Sánchez (CHA), 21-Joaquín Ibáñez (LAN), 22-Matías Romero (BOC), 23-Fernando Benvenutti (ARS).


Libertadores Cup 2012: Boca runners-up

Jul 4, 2012. In the second leg of the final, Boca lost 2-0 to Corinthians at Pacaembu stadium with two goals from Emerson (53, 72). Goals. The Brazilian team were the champions and will play the Club World Cup in Japan.

Jun 27. In the first leg, Boca drew 1-1 with Corinthians at the 'Chocolate Box' stadium. They were winning with goal from Roncaglia (73) but Romarinho scored the equaliser for the Brazilian team. Goals.


New section: Argentine players abroad

Apr 9. We added Chile to the list.

Mar 12. We added the new section Argentine players abroad. It includes Argentine players who play in the most important First Divisions of the world and Argentine and foreign players who played in First A in our country.
We started with nine leagues and we accept and thank information for other leagues.


World Cup U-20: Argentina out on penalties

Aug 13, 2011. In quarter-finals of U-20 World Cup in Colombia, Argentina drew 0-0 with Portugal in Cartegena and lost 5-4 in the penalties shoot-out. Shoot-out and lineups. Andrada had saved two shots and Lamela, Iturbe and Nervo had scored. Argentina were winning 3-1 and had two chances of qualifying but González Pires crashed the crossbar and Mika saved Alan Ruiz' shot. Vuletich scored sixth shot and Mika saved the last shot to Tagliafico.

Aug 9. In eighth-finals, Argentina won 2-1 against Egypt in Medellín with two penalties from Lamela (42, 64). Salah closed the gap for Egypt (70), also from a penalty. Goals and lineups.

Jul 22. U-20 National Team coach, Walter Perazzo, called up 21 players for the Youth World Cup in Colombia: 1-Esteban Andrada (LAN), 2-Germán Pezzela (RIV), 3-Nicolás Tagliafico (BAN), 4-Hugo Nervo (ARS), 5-Ezequiel Cirigliano (RIV), 6-Leonel Galeano (IND), 7-Matías Laba (ARG), 8-Roberto Pereyra (RIV), 9-Facundo Ferreyra (BAN), 10-Erik Lamela (ROM-ITA), 11-Juan Iturbe (CPO-PAR), 12-Emiliano Rey (RIV), 13-Lucas Kruspzky (IND), 14-Adrián Martínez (SLO), 15-Alan Ruiz (GIM), 16-Lucas Villafáñez (HUR), 17-Rodrigo Battaglia (HUR), 18-Leandro González Pires (RIV), 19-Agustín Vuletich (VEL), 20-Martín Luque (COL), 21-Damían Martínez (ARS-ENG).


World Cup U-17: Argentina eliminated by penalties

Jun 30, 2011. In eighth-finals of U-17 World Cup in Mexico, Argentina drew 1-1 with England in Pachuca but lost 4-2 in the penalties shoot-out. Padilla opened the scoring for our National Team (12) and Sterling scored the equaliser for the English team (40). Goals and lineups. In the shoot-out, Ocampos and Pugh scored first two shots, but then, English keeper saved two shots kicked by Iñíguez and Allione.

The squad is: 1-Bruno Galván (BOC), 2-Edgardo Báez (RAC), 3-Marcos Pinto (LAN), 4-Enzo Beloso (NEW), 5-Gaspar Iñíguez (ARG), 6-Facundo Cardozo (VEL), 7-Lucas Ocampos (RIV), 8-Matías Montero (RIV), 9-Lucas Vera Piris (LAN), 10-Brian Ferreira (VEL), 11-Jorge Valdez (LAN), 12-Nicolás Sequeira (LAN), 13-Maximiliano Padilla (BOC), 14-Alexis Zárate (IND), 15-Pablo Carreras (RIV), 16-Jonathan Silva (EST), 17-Agustín Allione (VEL), 18-Lucas Pugh (RIV), 19-Juan Rodríguez (RIV), 20-Martín Benítez (IND), 21-Nicolás Carrasco (RIV).


South American Cup: King of Cups is back, Independiente champions

Dec 8, 2010. In the second leg of the final, Independiente beat Goiás 3-1 at Libertadores de América Stadium and then won 5-3 in the penalties shoot-out. Julián Velázquez opened the scoring for the 'Red Devils' (19). Rafael Moura scored the equaliser from a header for Goiás (22) and Parra scored twice (27, 34) to force the shoot-out. Goals. In the penalties, all five Independiente shooters scored: Maxi Velázquez, Parra, Gracián, Matheu and Tuzzio. Felipe missed the third shot for the Brazilian team. Shoot-out.
Independiente not only won the title, but also qualified for Libertadores Cup 2011.

Dec 1. In the first leg, Independiente lost 2-0 to Goiás at Serra Dourada Stadium with goals from Rafael Moura (15) and Otacílio Neto (21). Goals. 'Red Devils' ended with ten: Silvera was sent off at 57th minute.


Libertadores Cup: Estudiantes champions of America

Jul 15, 2009. In the second leg of the final, Estudiantes won 2-1 against Cruzeiro at the Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte and they became champions of the Libertadores Cup for the fourth time in their history. They started losing with goal from Henrique at 52nd minute but they came from behind with goal from 'Gata -Pussycat-' Fernández (57) and a header from Boselli (73). Goals. In December, 'Pinchas' will play in the Club World Cup in United Arab Emirates with Barcelona and Mexican Atlante.

Jul 8. In the first leg, Estudiantes drew 0-0 with Cruzeiro in La Plata.


Olympic Games: Gold medal again !

Aug 23, 2008. In the final, Argentina beat Nigeria 1-0 with goal from Di María at 57th, chipping the ball over the goalkeeper after pass from Messi. Argentina lined up: Romero; Zabaleta, Garay, Pareja, Monzón; Mascherano, Gago; Messi (92nd Lavezzi), Riquelme; Di María (88th Banega), Agüero (79th Sosa). Argentina won the gold medal for second time in a row.

Aug 19. In semifinals, Argentina hammered Brazil 3-0 with two goals from Kun Agüero at 52nd and 57th after crosses from Di María and Garay and one penalty from Riquelme at 75th. Goals. Argentina lined up: Romero; Zabaleta, Garay, Pareja, Monzón; Mascherano, Gago; Messi, Riquelme (90th Sosa); Di María, Agüero. First half was levelled but in second half Argentina found spaces after the goals, Brazil lost control, ended with nine -Lucas and Thiago Neves saw the red card-, and the game ended in a historic victory.

Jul 31. The list with numbers for the Olympic Games in August from 7 to 23 was confirmed: 1-Ustari (GET-SPA), 2-Garay (RMA-SPA), 3-Fabián Monzón (BOC), 4-Zabaleta (ESP-SPA), 5-Gago (RMA-SPA), 6-Federico Fazio (SEV-SPA), 7-Sosa (BMU-GER), 8-Éver Banega (VAL-SPA), 9-Lavezzi (NAP-ITA), 10-Riquelme (BOC), 11-Di María (BEN-POR), 12-Pareja (AND-BEL), 13-Lautaro Acosta (SEV-SPA), 14-Mascherano (LIV-ENG), 15-Messi (BAR-SPA), 16-Kun Agüero (ATM-SPA), 17-Buonanotte (RIV), 18-Sergio Romero (ALK-NED), 22-Nicolás Navarro (NAP-ITA).


South American Cup: Arsenal champions

Dec 5, 2007. In the second leg of the final, Arsenal lost 2-1 to América at Racing Stadium but they became champions thanks to away goals. They were losing with goals from Christian Díaz -own goal- at 17th and Silva at 62nd and the cup was travelling to Mexico. But Andrizzi scored at 83rd and gave the first title to Arsenal.

Nov 30. In the first leg, Arsenal beat América 3-2 at México. They started losing with goal from Cabañas at 5th. Matellán scored the equaliser from a header at 31st. Argüello put the Mexican team ahead again at 53rd and "Papu" Gómez turned the score around with two goals at 56th and 65th. Arsenal ended with ten: Casteglione was sent off at 80th.


Historic third place for Los Pumas

Oct 19, 2007. Argentine rugby national team, Los Pumas, beat France 34-10 in the match for the third place of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. It was the best place for Los Pumas in the World Cups history.
South Africa had won the semifinal 37-13. In quarter-finals, Los Pumas beat Scotland 19-13. Los Pumas had won their four games of the group D: 17-12 over France, 33-3 over Georgia, 63-3 over Namibia and 30-15 over Ireland.

World Cup U-20: Argentina hexachampions

Jul 22, 2007. In the final match of U-20 World Cup at Canada, Argentina beat Czech Republic 2-1 at Toronto and became champions for the sixth time in their history (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005). They started losing with goal from Fenin at 60th but they came back with goals from Kun Agüero at 62nd and Mauro Zárate at 85th. Argentina lined up: Romero; Mercado, Fazio, Sigali, Insúa; Sánchez, Banega, Piatti (80th Acosta), Moralez (92nd Cabral); M.Zárate, Kun Agüero.

The squad is: 1-Sergio Romero (RAC), 2-Federico Fazio (SEV-SPA), 3-Emiliano Insúa (LIV-ENG), 4-Gabriel Mercado (RAC), 5-Éver Banega (BOC), 6-Matías Cahais (BOC), 7-Claudio Yacob (RAC), 8-Matías Sánchez (RAC), 9-Mauro Zárate (VEL), 10-Sergio Agüero (ATM-SPA), 11-Damián Escudero (VEL), 12-Javier García (BOC), 13-Germán Voboril (SLO), 14-Leonardo Sigali (NCH), 15-Alejandro Cabral (VEL), 16-Alejandro Gómez (ARS), 17-Maxi Morález (RAC), 18-Ángel Di María (ROS), 19-Pablo Piatti (EST), 20-Lautaro Acosta (LAN), 21-Bruno Centeno (SLO).

Jan 28. Argentina qualified for Olympic Games Beijing 2008 (with Brazil) and for Youth World Cup Canada 2007 (with Brazil, Uruguay and Chile).


Libertadores Cup: Boca champions for sixth time

Jun 20, 2007. In the second leg of the finals, Boca won 2-0 over Gremio at Porto Alegre with goals from Riquelme at 68th and 80th and won Libertadores Cup for sixth time in their history.

Jun 13. In the first leg, Boca hammered Gremio 3-0 with goals from Palacio at 18th after Palermo's cross from the left, Riquelme at 73rd - free kick, Morel touched the ball and Román shot- and and own goal from Patrício at 88th after Ledesma's header.


End of dream after shoot-out

Jun 30, 2006. In quarter-finals Argentina lost 4-2 to Germany on the penalties shoot-out at Berlin. The match had ended 1-1. Ayala opened the scoring from a header at 49th after Riquelme's corner-kick from the right. Klose, also from a header, scored the equaliser at 80th. In the penalties shoot-out, Alemania scored four; in Argentina, Cruz scored, Ayala got his shot saved, Maxi Rodríguez scored and Lehmann saved Cambiasso's shot. Argentina lined up Abbondanzieri (71st Leo Franco -Pato was injured-); Coloccini, Ayala, Heinze, Sorín; Lucho González, Mascherano, Maxi Rodríguez, Riquelme (72nd Cambiasso); Tévez, Crespo (78th Cruz). Argentina had control of the ball during first half and Germany after first Argentine goal. Argentina had two scoring chances from counterattack but couldn't take profit of them. In extra-time, Argentina suffered the substitutions and were not deep in attack, even though they had the ball during second half of extra time.

Jun 24. In eighth-finals, at Leipzig, Argentina beat Mexico 2-1 in extra time. Rafa Márquez opened the scoring for the Mexican team at 5th and Crespo scored the equaliser at 10th after a corner-kick shot by Riquelme from the right. In extra time, at 98th, Maxi Rodríguez received an air pass, stopped the ball with his chest out of corner of the area on the right, and shot high with his left foot before the ball touched the ground to the opposite angle of the goalkeeper. Argentina line up: Abbondanzieri; Scaloni, Ayala, Heinze, Sorín; Maxi Rodríguez, Mascherano, Cambiasso (76th Aimar), Riquelme; Saviola (84th Messi), Crespo (75th Tévez). Mexico had a very good start, played better than Argentina and deserved a bit more in first half. In second half, Mexico defended more but Argentina only had two clear goal chances. Argentina didn't play well but could take advantage thanks to a great shot.

Jun 21. In the third match of Group C in Frankfurt, Argentina and Netherlands ended in a scoreless draw. Argentina lined up: Abbondanzieri; Burdisso (24th Coloccini), Ayala, Milito, Cufré; Maxi Rodríguez, Mascherano, Cambiasso, Riquelme (80th Aimar); Tévez, Messi (70th Cruz). Argentina looked for the victory a bit more than the Netherlands but they were not as effective in the area as in previous games. It was not necessary to take many risks because we have to play again in three days for the final rounds.

Jun 16. In the second match of Group C in Genselkirchen, Argentina hammered Serbia & Montenegro 6-0. At halftime they were winning 3-0 with goals from Maxi Rodríguez at 6th after pass from Saviola from the left; Cambiasso at 31st, great goal after great team play with a wall pass between Cuchu and Crespo's backheels pass; and Maxi Rodríguez again at 41st shooting from the left to correct a Saviola's shot from the right which Serbian defense had saved. In second half, Crespo scored at 78th after Messi's pass from the left, Tévez extended the advantage at 84th dribbling on the left with two tunnels to the defenders and Messi closed the scoring at 88th. Lucho González got injured. Argentina lined up: Abbondanzieri; Burdisso, Ayala, Heinze, Sorín; Mascherano, Lucho González (17th Cambiasso), Maxi Rodríguez (75th Messi), Riquelme; Saviola (59th Tévez), Crespo. Argentina were very effective in first half and during second half they took advantage of Serbia keeping the 0-3 and played at excellent level with many skill plays.

Jun 10. In the first match at Hamburg, Argentina won 2-1 over Cote d'Ivoire. Crespo scored the first goal at 24th after a free kick from Riquelme from the left and rebound in the defense. Saviola extended the advantage at 38th after a great pass from Riquelme that let him alone with the goalkeeper. Drogba closed the gap at 82nd.
During first half Cote d'Ivoire had more possesion of the ball and attacked more but Argentina could take profit of their chances. Good job of our National Team defense. In the second half, Argentina controlled the game in the first twenty minutes and when Pekerman took Crespo out, the African team began to attack but they only could close the gap. Argentina lined up: Abbondanzieri; Burdisso, Ayala, Heinze, Sorín; Mascherano, Cambiasso, Maxi Rodríguez, Riquelme (92nd Aimar); Saviola (76th Luis González), Crespo (64th Palacio).

May 15. Pekerman confirmed the final squad: 1-Abbondanzieri, 2-Ayala, 3-Sorín, 4-Coloccini, 5-Cambiasso, 6-Heinze, 7-Saviola, 8-Mascherano, 9-Crespo, 10-Riquelme, 11-Tévez, 12-Leo Franco, 13-Scaloni, 14-Palacio, 15-Gabriel Milito, 16-Aimar, 17-Cufré, 18-Maxi Rodríguez, 19-Messi, 20-Cruz, 21-Burdisso, 22-Luis González, 23-Ustari.


U-20: Argentina penta-champions

Jul 2, 2005. In the final, of the U-20 World Championship 2005 at Netherlands, Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1. Messi opened the scoring from a penalty at 40th. Ogbuke scored the equaliser at 53th. Messi gave the championship to Argentina from another penalty at 75th. Argentina lined up: Ustari; Barroso, Garay, Paletta, Fórmica; Zabaleta, Torres, Gago (71st Biglia), Archubi (60th Armenteros); Messi, Oberman (56th Agüero).
It was the fifth championship after Japan '79, Qatar '95, Malaysia '97 and Argentina '01.

The squad is: 1-Oscar Ustari (IND), 2-Gustavo Cabral (RAC), 3-Lautaro Formica (NEW), 4-Julio Barroso (BOC), 5-Juan Manuel Torres (RAC), 6-Gabriel Paletta (BAN), 7- Lucas Biglia (IND), 8-Pablo Zabaleta (SLO), 9-Pablo Vitti (ROS), 10-Patricio Pérez (VEL), 11-Emiliano Armenteros (BAN), 12-Nereo Champagne (SLO), 13-Ezequiel Garay (NEW), 14-David Abraham (IND), 15-Rodrigo Archubi (LAN), 16-Neri Cardozo (BOC), 17-Fernando Gago (BOC), 18-Lionel Messi (BAR-SPA), 19-Sergio Agüero (IND), 20-Gustavo Oberman (ARG), 21-Nicolas Navarro (ARG).


Olympic Gold for Argentina

Aug 28, 2004. In the final of the Olympic Games Athens 2004, Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0. Tévez, top scorer of the tournament with 8 goals, scored the only goal at 17th after Rosales' cross from the right to the near post. Argentina lined up: Lux; Coloccini, Ayala, Heinze; Lucho González, Mascherano, Kily González, D'Alessandro; Rosales, Tévez, Delgado (75th Clemente Rodríguez). Argentina was the best team of the tournament with 17 goals for and 0 goals against and deserved to bring a gold medal to Argentina after 52 years.

Jul 20. Squad winner of Gold Medal at the Olympic Games: 1-Wilfredo Caballero, 2-Ayala, 3-Burdisso, 4-Coloccini, 5-Mascherano, 6-Heinze, 7-Saviola, 8-César Delgado, 9-Figueroa, 10-Tévez, 11-Kily González, 12-Mauro Rosales, 13-Nicolás Medina, 14-Clemente Rodríguez, 15-D'Alessandro, 16-Lucho González, 17-Mariano González, 18-Germán Lux, 19-Leandro Fernández.


Olympic Gold in Basketball

Aug 28, 2004. In the basketball final game of the Olympic Games Athens 2004, Argentina beat Italy 84-69 and won the second gold medal in the Games. Scola was the top scorer with 25 points. In semifinals, Argentina had won 89-81 over the USA Dream Team with 29 points from Ginóbili.

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These are the Olympic Gold Medalist: 4-Pepe Sánchez, 5-Emanuel Ginóbili, 6-Alejandro Montecchia, 7-Fabricio Oberto, 8-Walter Herrmann, 9-Gabriel Fernández, 10-Hugo Sconochini, 11-Luis Scola, 12-Leonardo Gutiérrez, 13-Andrés Nocioni, 14-Carlos Delfino, 15-Rubén Wolkowyski.


Vivas to the Hall of Fame

Oct 17. Inter defender, Nelson Vivas, was the most voted star with 315 votes. You can see his personal profile. Artime may be the winner of the current poll (Nov 5) and Manso may win the following one (Nov 22). The stars who received most votes this week were: Tévez, Abreu, Cavenaghi, Comizzo and Chori Domínguez. We invite you to vote for your favourite players and take part in the final decision.

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Homage to Diego

Nov 10, 2001. The homage to Diego Maradona took place at the Chocolate Box Stadium with 50.000 people attending. Our National Team with Maradona beat the Stars Team 6-3. Argentina lined up Burgos (45th Cavallero); Zanetti, Ayala (45th Pochettino), Samuel (45th Berizzo); Sorín (45th Placente), Almeyda (45th C.Husaín), Verón (45th Castromán), Maradona, Aimar; Claudio López (45th Cruz), Kily González.

Stars: Oscar Córdoba (45th Carini(60th Higuita)); Ciro Ferrara, Bermúdez, Iván Córdoba (45th Lothar Mattheus), Gamarra; Solano, Riquelme (45th Recoba (60th Aguilera)), Valderrama, Francescoli (45th Leo Rodríguez); Stoichkov (45th Cantona), Suker (60th Careca).

Scorers for Argentina: Claudio López (16th), Aimar (48th, 87th), Maradona (61st, 90th penalties) and Castromán (75th). For the Stars: Suker (29th), Cantona (77th) and Higuita -penalty- (89th).


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