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192dTim Vickery

Venezuela on the verge of historic breakthrough

Venezuela has invested a lot into football in the past decade without much reward. Now, thanks to Deportivo Lara, things are starting to change.

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340dAdriana Garcia

Guerrero: I haven't taken any type of cocaine

"It's the saddest time in my career. I haven't played the most important games of my life and now I'm not in a final with my club," Guerrero said.

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Peru's Guerrero gets year ban for cocaine

FIFA has suspended Peru captain Paolo Guerrero for a year after the player tested positive for cocaine, meaning he is set to miss the World Cup.

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373dSam Marsden

Messi: It's a lie to say I run Argentina team

Lionel Messi on suggestions that he runs the Argentina team: "People say a lot of things without knowing. On one hand, it makes me angry."

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378dAssociated Press

'Global Nations League' proposed with FIFA

More worldwide football tournaments involving potentially all national teams could be coming to every odd-numbered year, under a new proposal.

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392dAdriana Garcia

Serna named in money laundering probe - report

Former Colombia international Mauricio "Chicho" Serna has been named in a money laundering investigation in Argentina, according to media reports.

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396dAAP

New Zealand vs. Peru playoff dates set

The All Whites will play the first leg of their intercontinental World Cup playoff against Peru in Wellington on November 11.

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399dAdriana Garcia

Sampaoli in 2015: Vidal lacks control

Las Ultimas Noticias published details of Sampaoli's remarks, made in the year that his Chile side won the Copa America on home soil.

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399dAdriana Garcia

Mascherano will quit Argentina after WC

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has announced the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be his final tournament with Argentina.

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400dSam Kelly

'Messi is Messiah': Argentina reacts to win

It was stressful, but ultimately Lionel Messi got Argentina a berth into the 2018 World Cup. So how does the country feel about their team now?

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401dTim Vickery

How to fix Argentina ahead of World Cup

Argentina pulled out a dramatic World Cup qualification and even though there's still joy to be, there's a lot to be fixed, writes Tim Vickery.

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401dAdriana Garcia

Ospina indirect free kick mistake aids Peru

Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina says he did not expect Peru's indirect set-piece equaliser to be fired at goal by Paolo Guerrero in the 1-1 draw.

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401dAdriana Garcia

Bravo weighing up Chile retirement

Claudio Bravo says he will take "some time" to decide if he is to continue with Chile after their failure to qualify for the World Cup.