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Argentina changes point to the hand of Sampaoli

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Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi and West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini were named on Friday in a squad from which Jorge Sampaoli is expected to pick his first Argentina team next month.

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Neymar left out of Brazil squad for Argentina friendly 19 May 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO Neymar and several other top Brazilian players have been left out of the national squad for friendlies next month against Argentina and Australia, coach Tite said on Friday, giving some of them a long summer break for the first time since 2010.

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Sevilla’s Sampaoli says could not snub 'dream' Argentina job 19 May 2017

MADRID, - Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Friday a firm offer to coach Argentina would be too tempting to turn down, adding negotiations between his native country and the La Liga club were well advanced.

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Contrite Lavezzi apologises over offensive photograph 15 May 2017

HONG KONG Ezequiel Lavezzi has issued an apology after a photograph of the Argentina international pulling a face to mimic Chinese characteristics went viral on social media.

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England face France, Argentina in pool stage at 2019 World Cup 10 May 2017

KYOTO, Japan In-form England were drawn in the toughest pool for the second straight Rugby World Cup when they were grouped with France and Argentina for the opening round of the 2019 tournament on Wednesday.

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Odebrecht presents Argentina plea deal offer 09 May 2017

BUENOS AIRES Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht said it presented a leniency deal offer to Argentine judges on Tuesday as it seeks to settle investigations of its use of bribes to help secure lucrative contracts across Latin America.

Japan hoping for good 2019 draw as Pumas lurk 08 May 2017

TOKYO Rugby World Cup organisers will be hoping for a good draw for 2019 hosts Japan while the established powers of the game will be looking to avoid Argentina when the pool draw takes place in Kyoto on Wednesday.

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Maradona appointed head coach of UAE's Al-Fujairah 07 May 2017

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has ended a five-year absence from football to return as coach of Al-Fujairah FC, the United Arab Emirates club announced on Sunday.

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Messi's suspension lifted by FIFA 05 May 2017

FIFA has lifted a four-match international suspension on Argentina forward Lionel Messi, world soccer's ruling body said on Friday, in a significant boost to his team's faltering World Cup qualifying campaign.

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FIFA hears Messi appeal against four-match Argentina ban 04 May 2017

ZURICH Argentina forward Lionel Messi's appeal against his four-match international ban for insulting a match official was being heard by FIFA on Thursday, a source close to football’s governing body said.