Sport in Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26877/all en 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5738199 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 Thomson Reuters 5742103 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Valencia's Gago returns home on loan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-valencias-gago-returns-home-loan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Valencia have loaned Argentine midfielder Fernando Gago to Buenos Aires club Velez Sarsfield on loan until the end of the season, the Spanish side announced on their website on Thursday.</p> <p>The Argentine international midfielder only joined Valencia last summer from Real Madrid, where he had fallen out of favour and had been farmed out on loan to Roma.</p> <p>The 26-year-old started his career with Boca Juniors before moving to Real Madrid in January 2007 at the same time as compatriot Gonzalo Higuain.</p> <p>Velez Sarsfield won the most recent Argentine championship.</p> <p>gr/as/dj</p> Association football Sport in Argentina Sports Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742120 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 Thomson Reuters 5742127 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5750673 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Boca welcome back favourite son Riquelme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-soccer-boca-welcome-back-favourite-son-riquelme <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>* Riquelme to start training on Monday</p> <p>* Re-unites with successful coach (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Luis Ampuero</p> <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><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-soccer-boca-welcome-back-favourite-son-riquelme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Argentina Juan Roman Riquelme Politics Sport in Argentina Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750678 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dark start to Argentina's "Final" championship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/soccer-dark-start-argentinas-final-championship <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>Feb 9 (Reuters) - Title holders Velez Sarsfield made a winning start to Argentina's "Final" championship on Friday after the floodlights failed at both matches.</p> <p>Velez, winners of the "Inicial" championship in December, beat Argentinos Juniors 1-0 at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium through a fine strike from 30 metres by Lucas Pratto.</p> <p>Argentinos had started strongly but a power failure after 12 minutes caused a delay of more than half an hour and on their return to action Velez had adjusted their tactical plans and took control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/soccer-dark-start-argentinas-final-championship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Argentina Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750918 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Boca fight back from two down to win 3-2 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-soccer-boca-fight-back-two-down-win-3-2 <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>(Recasts after Boca victory)</p> <p>* Boca goalkeeper Orion saves penalty</p> <p>* Champions Velez win after power cut</p> <p>Feb 9 (Reuters) - Goalkeeper Agustin Orion saved a penalty and defender Guillermo Burdisso scored twice to give 10-man Boca Juniors a dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Quilmes in their opening match of Argentina's 'Final' championship on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-soccer-boca-fight-back-two-down-win-3-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Boca Juniors Entertainment Football in Argentina Sport in Argentina Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 02:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751459 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 1 results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-libertadores-cup-group-1-results-and-standings <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>Feb 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 1 matches on Tuesday Tuesday, February 12 Nacional M. (Uruguay) 2 Barcelona (Ecuador) 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Barcelona 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 2 Nacional M. 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 Boca Juniors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Toluca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Next Fixtures (GMT): Thursday, February 14 Boca Juniors (Argentina) v Toluca (Mexico) (0000)</p> Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores Sport in Argentina Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:30:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754414 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 1 results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-libertadores-cup-group-1-results-and-standings-0 <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>Feb 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 1 matches on Wednesday Wednesday, February 13 Boca Juniors (Argentina) 1 Toluca (Mexico) 2 Tuesday, February 12 Nacional M. (Uruguay) 2 Barcelona (Ecuador) 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Toluca 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 2 Barcelona 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 3 Nacional M. 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 4 Boca Juniors 1 0 0 1 1 2 0</p> Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores Sport in Argentina Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755210 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Boca Juniors upset 2-1 at home by Mexico's Toluca http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/soccer-boca-juniors-upset-2-1-at-home-mexicos-toluca <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>Feb 14 (Reuters) - Six times South American champions Boca Juniors were humbled 2-1 by Toluca of Mexico in their opening Libertadores Cup match at La Bombonera.</p> <p>Boca, losing finalists last year, were leading at halftime in Wednesday's Group One match after their goalkeeper Agustin Orion saved a penalty for the second match in succession.</p> <p>But defensive errors allowed Toluca, who had lost three straight Mexican league games, to snatch a shock victory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/soccer-boca-juniors-upset-2-1-at-home-mexicos-toluca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Argentina Sport in Argentina Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:01:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755345 at http://www.globalpost.com