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Current Argentina side is one of the best, Martino says

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SANTIAGO - The current generation of Argentina players is one of the best ever even though the team have not won a major trophy in 22 years, coach Gerardo Martino said on Friday.

Chile must be perfect to beat Argentina, defender says 03 Jul 2015

SANTIAGO - Chile will have to put on a perfect display in the Copa America final to overcome favourites Argentina and win the tournament for the first time, defender Gary Medel said on Friday.

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Despite FIFA scandal, the show goes on for South American soccer 03 Jul 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO - When Chile hosts Argentina on Saturday in the final of the quadrennial Copa America tournament, little may seem out of the ordinary unless the home team, which has never won a major soccer competition, pulls off an upset.

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Pastore proves to be missing attacking link for Argentina 03 Jul 2015

- Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore's contributions to the variety and depth of their attack at the Copa America includes his ability to link up with Lionel Messi even if that means acting like a post.

Greek debt better shielded from vultures than Argentina's 03 Jul 2015

LONDON - Greece might be spared the decade-long legal battles Argentina faced if it ends up restructuring its debt, although lawyers say vulture funds might still hold Athens to ransom.

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Argentina face Chile in history-rich Copa America final 02 Jul 2015

SANTIAGO - Argentina head into Saturday’s Copa America final seeking their first major silverware in 22 years while hosts Chile aim to end a century-long jinx by winning the trophy for the first time.

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We won’t man-mark Messi, Chile’s captain says 02 Jul 2015

SANTIAGO - Chile will not try to man-mark Argentina’s playmaker Lionel Messi out of the Copa America final but will concentrate on playing their own quick-fire passing game, captain and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo said on Thursday.

Factbox - Copa America final 02 Jul 2015

SANTIAGO - Argentina and Chile meet in the 2015 Copa America final at the national stadium in Santiago on Saturday.

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Argentina odds-on favourites to lift Copa America 01 Jul 2015

SANTIAGO - Argentina are odds-on favourites to win the Copa America for the first time since 1993 by beating Chile in Saturday's final.

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Martino demands more despite six-goal semi-final haul 01 Jul 2015

CONCEPCION, Chile - Coach Gerardo Martino believes Argentina can improve on Tuesday's 6-1 Copa America semi-final demolition of Paraguay, adding that aspects of the goalless draw against Colombia in the previous round had pleased him more.

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Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

ATHENS - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. | Video