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When Argentina Used World Cup Soccer to Whitewash Its Dirty War

History - 16 Jul 2018
When it comes to the World Cup tournament, host nations have long used the event as a giant diversionary tool. Whether the economy is sagging (South Africa), corruption scandals are raging (Brazil) or world bodies have levied sanctions in response to ...
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Argentine soccer star to Abbas: I am a Palestinian

Arutz Sheva - 16 Jul 2018
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday met former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona, who expressed his solidarity with Abbas, reported Yediot Aharonot. In a short conversation, Maradona reportedly said to Abbas that he ...
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Ezequiel Barco denied Argentina U-20 call up

Dirty South Soccer (blog) - 15 Jul 2018
One of the most prestigious youth national team tournaments will get started in a few weeks, but one Atlanta United player will not be joining his teammates. According to Buenos Aires-based writer Peter Coates, Barco was requested to join the Argentina ...
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Amid Argentina's Drama, Lionel Messi's Brilliance Emerges

New York Times - 26 Jun 2018
Not for the first time, Maradona detected divine intervention just when Argentina had needed it most. This time, though, it had been a holy trinity, rather than a hand of God, on the field in front of him: the first touch to cushion the ball; the ...
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How Bangladeshis Became Argentine Soccer's Most Diehard Fans

Remezcla (blog) - 09 Jul 2018
First, there was silence. Then, thousands of throats erupting into a single scream – “GOALLLL!!!” – as a stream of people clad in blue and white shirts filled the streets. Marcos Rojo had just scored the goal that gave Argentina a hard-fought ticket to ...
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Former Argentina Star Reveals His Locker Room Fight With Messi

Soccer Laduma - 16 Jul 2018
A former Argentina international has revealed that he and superstar Lionel Messi once had to be stopped from physically clashing in the Albiceleste's dressing room. Man Utd Transfer News: Five In, Five Out? Messi is often described as a timid and shy ...
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Messi Exits the World Cup. Hours Later, So Does Ronaldo.

New York Times - 30 Jun 2018
But Argentina, no longer home to the world's best and most rugged defenders, gave Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud more room to roam on Saturday, which was surely not part of the Argentine game plan. Mbappé made the threat clear from the ...
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Soccer star Maradona tells Abbas: 'My heart is Palestinian'

The Jerusalem Post - 17 Jul 2018
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the president of the Palestinians' soccer governing body for alleged incitement that led to the cancellation of a friendly match between Argentina and Israel one week before the World Cup. The BDS ...
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Made in Argentina, and Now Coaching Everywhere at the World Cup

New York Times - 25 Jun 2018
In Argentine soccer, he knew he could never be certain when he might need it. This has not been a vintage World Cup, so far, for anything or anyone connected to Argentina. The national team, despite the presence of Lionel Messi, has lurched from crisis ...
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Argentine bull dubbed Mbappé in honor of French soccer star

AL DIA News - 17 Jul 2018
Mbappé, a 22-month-old bull weighing 920 kg (2,028 lbs) named after the young French national soccer team star a day after they won the World Cup, was the first specimen to enter Argentina's 132nd Livestock, Agriculture and Industry Expo on Monday.

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