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Argentina’s Hooligans: The Endless Cycle Of Football Violence

Violence before the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores

The embarrassing postponement of the Copa Libertadores final thrust Argentina’s problem with violence in football back into the spotlight, as well as society’s acceptance that it is part of football fan culture, analysts say. Argentina President Mauricio Macri admitted there had been a “security failure” on Saturday when Boca Juniors’ team bus came under attack from River Plate fans hurling pepper …

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Copa Libertadores Final To Be Played Outside Of Argentina

South American football administrators Conmebol said on Tuesday that the postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between fierce local rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors would be played outside Argentina. Following a meeting with the two Argentine clubs’ presidents in Asuncion, Conmebol said the match, to take place on “December 8 or 9,” would be at an as yet undecided …

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Laidlaw Kicks Scotland To Lacklustre Win Over Pumas

Winger Sean Maitland scored the only try of a dull Murrayfield encounter to help Scotland to a 14-9 victory over Argentina in their final November international. Captain and scrum-half Greig Laidlaw kicked three penalties from four attempts to help them past Argentina, who paid the price for failing with four of their seven kicks at the post. The Pumas’ record …

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“Leo Is A Friend Of Mine” – Maradona Denies Messi Criticism

Diego Maradona says he “loves” Lionel Messi and described as “false” comments attributed to him attacking his Argentine compatriot and Barcelona legend. “Leo is a friend of mine and I’d never speak ill of a friend,” Maradona assured Spanish sports newspaper Marca on Wednesday. Last month Maradona was quoted as telling Fox Sports in Mexico that Messi “is not a …

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Six Changes To Argentina Side Facing Ireland On Saturday

Argentina have named their lineup as they travel to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium to face Ireland on Saturday. In November 2017, when the two sides last met, it was Ireland who came out on top by a score of 28-19. The big takeaways from the recently announced Argentinian squad are, of course, the six changes head-coach Mario Ledesma has opted to …

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Luke McGrath Embracing Every Opportunity In The Green Shirt

Leinster and Ireland scrum-half, Luke McGrath has said that being chosen for the World Cup squad next year would be a “dream”.  The 25-year-old is competing with Connacht’s Kieran Marmion, and John Cooney of Ulster to be the backup for Conor Murray and with the British & Irish Lion currently out injured, the November Series is the perfect opportunity to …

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Crotty: Wounded All Blacks Out For Revenge Against Argentina

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty has warned Argentina the world champions are still hurting after a rare Test defeat and want to make amends against the Pumas this Saturday. The New Zealanders succumbed to unfancied South Africa 36-34 in Wellington on September 15 in their first Rugby Championship defeat for three years. Crotty said the result did not sit well …

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Kieran Read To Miss Rugby Championship Clash With Argentina

Captain, Kieran Read will miss the All Blacks’ upcoming Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, coach Steve Hansen said Friday. Read, who had a back operation late last year and only returned to Test rugby in August, was omitted from the 32-man squad to travel to Buenos Aires for the September 29 fixture. He will rejoin the team for the match …

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Watch: Folau Heavily Criticised For Butchering Match Winning Moment

Israel Folau has come under some severe criticism for butchering a golden opportunity at the end of the Wallabies’ 19-23 loss to Argentina which would have won them the game.  It was a day of upsets in the Rugby Championship as earlier this morning, the Springboks pulled off a shock win against the All Blacks in Wellington. Argentina continued that …

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All Blacks See Off Spirited Argentina In Rugby Championship

New Zealand were made to work to quell a spirited Argentina 46-24 in Nelson Saturday to remain unbeaten after the third round of the Rugby Championship.  A brief spurt before half-time and again in the closing minutes made the difference for the All Blacks against an unpredictable Argentinian attack. The All Blacks wanted to make an emphatic statement to mark …

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Diego Maradona Makes Bizarre Return To Management

Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hired to coach Mexican second-division football club Dorados in his latest foray into management, the club announced Thursday. Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July. But …

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