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AC Milan’s Higuain poised for Chelsea move – report

Milan, Italy | AFP | AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has “agreed terms” and is set for an imminent move to Premier League club Chelsea, Italian sports daily Gazzetta Dello Sport reported on Wednesday. Higuain joined Milan on a season-long loan from Juventus in July with an option to buy …

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Unique Maradona shirt sold for 12,000 euros

Naples, Italy | AFP |  A unique red Napoli shirt worn by Diego Maradona with a number nine on the back was sold for 12,000 euros ($13,600) at an auction in Turin on Thursday. The Italian club usually wear sky blue and the Argentina star was best-known for wearing the …

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Real Madrid’s Bernabeu to host all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final

Asuncion, Paraguay | AFP | South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL on Thursday confirmed that the twice-postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played on December 9 at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Originally scheduled for last weekend at River’s Monumental …

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World Cup expectations a ‘sufferance’ for Argentina, Messi

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Former Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said the ‘Albiceleste’ were saddled with excessive expectations at the World Cup, stifling the performances of his players, including Lionel Messi. Argentina were tipped as possible winners of the tournament in Russia but were eliminated at the knockout phase following …

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UN body names Messi responsible tourism ambassador

Madrid, Spain | AFP | The UN World Tourism Organization said Monday it has appointed FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism. “During my travels I have had the opportunity to know other cultures and societies as well as other ways to see the …

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40-year-old Buffon happy to be part of new Italy generation

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon insisted Thursday that he still has a role to play in Italy’s future despite already having passed his 40th birthday. The Juventus star quit international football after Italy stunningly failed to qualify for the World Cup finals. However, he has …

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Aguero named in Argentina squad despite injury

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Sergio Aguero has been included in Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendly matches against Italy and Spain even though the Manchester City striker is currently injured. Aguero revealed at the weekend that he would be out for two weeks with a knee injury, meaning he will …

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Argentina coach wants Messi fresh for World Cup

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said Tuesday he expects captain and star striker Lionel Messi to arrive at the World Cup in peak form after he battled fatigue at the 2014 tournament. “We’ve spoken with Leo about what’s happening and that he doesn’t find himself in …

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Fears of World Cup without Messi as Argentina stutter

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi. The dreaded question looms large after an uninspiring draw at home to last-placed Venezuela this week left Argentina adrift of the …

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