Argentina

'Babyface' Gallardo rejuvenates Argentine game

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BUENOS AIRES - Marcelo 'Babyface' Gallardo made his River Plate and Argentina debuts at 17 and is now making waves as a young coach in the tough Argentine first division.

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Best is yet to come from Aguero, says Pellegrini 3:48pm BST

- Sergio Aguero may have scored eight goals in his last five games for Manchester City but the Premier League champions are yet to see the best of the Argentina striker, said manager Manuel Pellegrini.

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Citigroup to revisit U.S. court over Argentine bond payments 23 Oct 2014

NEW YORK - A U.S. judge has scheduled a Dec. 2 hearing to weigh whether or not Citigroup Inc can process an expected interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.

Injury-hit Pumas promote two locks for European tour 22 Oct 2014

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina, who recently broke their Rugby Championship duck, are braced for another tough task when the Pumas embark on their European tour, a year ahead of the World Cup.

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Argentina complains to BBC over 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson 21 Oct 2014

LONDON - Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behaviour during the filming of an episode in Argentina.

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Record-breaker Messi defines Barca's golden era 17 Oct 2014

BARCELONA - Lionel Messi may lack a World Cup for Argentina but his 10 years with Barcelona have seen him rewrite the history books and become symbolic with the club’s golden era.

Factbox - Messi's 10 golden moments at Barcelona 17 Oct 2014

- Lionel Messi, the Argentina captain and four times World Player of the Year, is marking 10 years with Barcelona. The following lists 10 golden moments in his time with the Spanish club.

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Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs, father insists 16 Oct 2014

MADRID - Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged fraud, his father Jorge has insisted.

Argentina's lawyers meet debt mediator, but not to negotiate 16 Oct 2014

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's lawyers met with a court-appointed debt mediator on Wednesday, but they attended only as officers of the court rather than representing the country in its years-old legal battle with holdout hedge funds.

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Hong Kong left to foot bill of Argentina trouncing 15 Oct 2014

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Football Association were left red-faced and out of pocket after only managing to sell half the tickets for Tuesday's glamour friendly against Argentina to mark their centenary.

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Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents.