Football in Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25752/all en Soccer-Brilliant Cvitanich helps Nice thrash Valenciennes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-brilliant-cvitanich-helps-nice-thrash-valenciennes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Dario Cvitanich scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season and set up another as Nice moved up to fifth in Ligue 1 with a 5-0 home victory over Valenciennes on Sunday.</p> <p>The Argentine striker, signed in the off-season from Ajax Amsterdam for just 400,000 euros ($533,800), bent the ball in to break the deadlock on the stroke of halftime.</p> <p>He struck again in the 79th minute and set up Didier Digard for the fifth after Renato Civelli and Valentin Eysseric had both found the net for Nice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-brilliant-cvitanich-helps-nice-thrash-valenciennes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentine people Football in Argentina Renato Civelli Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:45:04 +0000 5733882 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Argentina and Brazil fail to qualify for youth World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-argentina-and-brazil-fail-qualify-youth-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Argentina and holders Brazil, who between them have 11 titles, will miss this year's Under-20 World Cup in Turkey after abysmal results in the South American qualifying tournament.</p> <p>The arch-rivals both failed to go through to the title round in the South American under-20 championship being hosted by Argentina in the western Andean region of Cuyo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-argentina-and-brazil-fail-qualify-youth-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Argentina Sport in Argentina Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:01:06 +0000 5736571 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Nothing friendly about Argentina's summer clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-nothing-friendly-about-argentinas-summer-clashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 20 (Reuters) - River Plate striker Rodrigo Mora was true to his word when he scored twice in a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Boca Juniors in his second "superclasico".</p> <p>The Uruguayan had said in the buildup to Saturdays friendly that he wanted to score in revenge for the 2-2 draw in the league championship in October when his goal put River two up before Boca hit back in the final quarter of an hour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-nothing-friendly-about-argentinas-summer-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Argentina Sport in Argentina Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:00:03 +0000 5736836 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Boca Juniors gain Martinez after losing Riquelme for good http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-boca-juniors-gain-martinez-after-losing-riquelme-good <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 22 (Reuters) - Boca Juniors have made up for the permanent loss of Juan Roman Riquelme with the biggest signing of Argentina's mid-season recess.</p> <p>Argentina forward Juan Manuel "Burrito" Martinez completed his transfer from South American champions Corinthians of Brazil when he was presented officially to the media in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-boca-juniors-gain-martinez-after-losing-riquelme-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Labor Sport in Argentina Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:45:13 +0000 5737867 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Banega recalled to Argentina squad after freak injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-banega-recalled-argentina-squad-after-freak-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 23 (Reuters) - Ever Banega has been recalled to the Argentina squad for next month's friendly against Sweden, with the Valencia midfielder named for the first time since October 2011 after a freak car accident sidelined him for six months.</p> <p>Banega has not played for Argentina since the shock 1-0 away loss to Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier, having suffered the injury last February when his car rolled onto his leg as he was filling up with fuel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-banega-recalled-argentina-squad-after-freak-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Sport in Argentina Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:00:36 +0000 5738199 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Atletico sign Argentine defender Insua from Sporting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-atletico-sign-argentine-defender-insua-sporting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign Argentine defender Emiliano Insua from Portugal's Sporting on a 3-1/2-year contract subject to a medical, the Spanish club said on Friday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old came through the youth ranks at Boca Juniors and has had spells with Liverpool and Galatasaray. Local media said the deal was worth around 3.5 million euros ($4.68 million).</p> <p>Insua will help provide cover at left back for Brazilian Felipe Luis, as Atletico chase silverware on three fronts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-atletico-sign-argentine-defender-insua-sporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:30:27 +0000 5739461 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Icardi scores four as another Masia product makes his mark http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-icardi-scores-four-another-masia-product-makes-his-mark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Teenager Mauro Icardi, scorer of four goals in Sampdoria's 6-0 demolition of Pescara on Sunday, was born in the same city as Lionel Messi and benefited Barcelona's youth programme, but the comparisons end there.</p> <p>As his performance on Sunday showed, the 19-year-old from Rosario is more of an out-and-out striker and, at 1.84 metres, a break in the recent tradition of diminutive Argentine forwards such as Messi, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-icardi-scores-four-another-masia-product-makes-his-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:31:05 +0000 5740249 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Malaga agree improved contract for highly-rated Isco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-malaga-agree-improved-contract-highly-rated-isco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Malaga have agreed an improved contract with their sought-after midfielder Isco by raising his buy-out clause from 21 to 35 million euros ($47.11 million), the La Liga club said on Monday.</p> <p>The 20-year-old playmaker, who is on the fringes of the Spanish national team, has agreed an improved salary and will continue to be tied at Malaga until 2016.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-malaga-agree-improved-contract-highly-rated-isco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Argentina Football in Spain Province of Málaga Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:15:50 +0000 5740725 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Grondona to quit Argentine FA presidency in 2015 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-grondona-quit-argentine-fa-presidency-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Argentine Football Association (AFA) chief Julio Grondona will step down in 2015 after 36 years in the job, he said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 81-year-old senior FIFA vice-president, widely criticised for the way in which he has run the AFA, will not seek reelection for the first time since he came to power in 1979.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-grondona-quit-argentine-fa-presidency-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA World Cup Football in Argentina Julio Grondona Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:02:14 +0000 5741042 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Valencia's Gago goes home to Velez on loan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/soccer-valencias-gago-goes-home-velez-loan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 31 (Reuters) - Argentine champions Velez Sarsfield have taken Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago on loan from Valencia for five months, the Spanish club said on Thursday.</p> <p>The two clubs "have reached an agreement for the release of the player Fernando Gago until the end of this season", a statement said on Valencia's website (<a href="http://www.valenciacf.com" title="www.valenciacf.com">www.valenciacf.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/soccer-valencias-gago-goes-home-velez-loan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Argentina Labor Sport in Argentina Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:45:52 +0000 5742103 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Argentina's Gago joins Velez on loan from Valencia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-soccer-argentinas-gago-joins-velez-loan-valencia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes, byline)</p> <p>By Rex Gowar</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Velez Sarsfield landed the top Argentine mid-season transfer by bringing Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago home on loan from Valencia on Thursday.</p> <p>The Spanish Primera Liga club and the Argentine champions "have reached an agreement for the release of the player Fernando Gago until the end of this season," said a statement on Valencia's website (<a href="http://www.valenciacf.com" title="www.valenciacf.com">www.valenciacf.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-soccer-argentinas-gago-joins-velez-loan-valencia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Gago Football in Argentina Sport in Argentina Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:16:13 +0000 5742127 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Messi, Ibra like video-game players, says Hamren http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-messi-ibra-video-game-players-says-hamren <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By By Philip O'Connor</p> <p>STOCKHOLM, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Sweden coach Erik Hamren compared his captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Argentina's Lionel Messi to their video game counterparts as the teams prepare to meet in a friendly on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Both of them are like players you see in those video games," Hamren told a news conference at the Friends arena where Sweden meet Argentina on Wednesday in front of a sell-out crowd.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-messi-ibra-video-game-players-says-hamren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:45:28 +0000 5746805 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Martinez strikes twice as Colombia crush Guatemala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-martinez-strikes-twice-colombia-crush-guatemala <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MIAMI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Jackson Martinez scored twice as Colombia cruised to a 4-1 win over Guatemala in an international friendly on Wednesday.</p> <p>Colombia's star striker, Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid, stayed on the bench throughout the game at the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life stadium.</p> <p>Martinez opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, swooping after a Juan Cuadrado shot was parried out by Guatemala keeper Ricardo Jerez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-martinez-strikes-twice-colombia-crush-guatemala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Radamel Falcao García Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:01:01 +0000 5748502 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Riquelme keeps Boca Juniors guessing on comeback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/preview-soccer-riquelme-keeps-boca-juniors-guessing-comeback <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUENOS AIRES, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Juan Roman Riquelme continued to keep everyone guessing about whether he would play again ahead of the final stage of the Argentine championship that starts this weekend.</p> <p>Having walked out on Boca Juniors in July and turned them down last month despite the return of record title-winning coach Carlos Bianchi, Riquelme has hinted he might want to wear their colours again after all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/preview-soccer-riquelme-keeps-boca-juniors-guessing-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Sport in Argentina Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:30:35 +0000 5748967 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Boca welcome back Riquelme seven months after walk-out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/soccer-boca-welcome-back-riquelme-seven-months-after-walk-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUENOS AIRES, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Boca Juniors have welcomed back midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme seven months after he walked out of the club due to differences with former coach Julio Cesar Falcioni.</p> <p>"After two and a half hours with Riquelme, the board has decided unanimously that given the player's will to resume training with the squad he should be part of (Boca's) professional squad from Monday," club president Daniel Angelici told a news conference on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/soccer-boca-welcome-back-riquelme-seven-months-after-walk-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Juan Roman Riquelme Sport in Argentina Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:45:15 +0000 5750673 at http://www.globalpost.com