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SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Believe it: Argentina's trophy drought continues with Copa defeatupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 10:34:00

SANTA FE, Argentina -- As Martin Caceres' penalty soared into the top corner and confirmed Uruguay's passage to a fifth successive Copa America semifinal, a sense of disbelief fell over the Estadio Estanislau Lopez.

SI.com: Sid Lowe: Fernando Gago's case shows the perils of players speaking their mindupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 14:20:00

Fernando Gago signed his death warrant recently. Real Madrid's Argentine midfielder told ESPN on July 24 that Barcelona was one of the best sides in history, better than Real Madrid and that beating it was impossible. The problem, he said, was that the fans do not want to accept that. They certainly don't: within minutes Gago was, to use the Spanish phrase, being called everything but beautiful. Mostly, he was being called out.

Madrid coach Mourinho invokes Einstein ahead of Barcelona semifinalupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 16:00:00

Coach Jose Mourinho has told his Real Madrid players to heed the wisdom of Albert Einstein ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semifinal first leg against Spanish arch-rivals Barcelona.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Banega restores balance to Argentina's midfieldupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 13:10:00

A 4-1 win Tuesday over world champion Spain should do much to transform Sergio Batista from caretaker to full-time coach of Argentina. More than that, though, it rams home a lesson forgotten by predecessor Diego Maradona amid the euphoria of South Africa 2010 -- midfield is not an optional extra.

Ronaldo and Higuain put Real Madrid topupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 18:30:00

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain each scored twice as Real Madrid beat city rivals Getafe 4-2 on Thursday to move back above Barcelona at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga table.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: With South American talent, reevaluation sometimes neededupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 15:36:00

The highlight of covering soccer in South America has always been getting an early glimpse at the youngsters destined to become household names. It's like going to the movies and getting a sneak peak at the most anticipated coming attractions.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Five Thoughts from the Olympicsupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 04:29:00

Five thoughts after Argentina's gold-medal-winning 1-0 win over Nigeria in men's soccer:

SI.com: Greg Lalas: Freddy Adu proves he could be ready for greatnessupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 12:40:00

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the end, it was just a little flick of the hand that said the most. After the final whistle had blown at Sunday's U.S.-Argentina match, Freddy Adu fed off the energy of 78,000 fans at Giants Stadium and dismissed Argentina's Fernando Gago with the simplest of gestures. For me, it was the most vivid moment on a night that had hundreds of them.

Madrid still on top despite defeatupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 18:06:00

Werder Bremen breathed fresh life into their Champions League bid with a 3-2 victory over Group C leaders Real Madrid, a result that denied Real the point they needed to seal qualification.

Eto'o ruled out of Zaragoza matchupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 07:41:00

Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o has been left out of the Barcelona squad for their league match at Real Zaragoza on Saturday.

SI.com: A Real messupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 10:51:00

When Real Madrid hired Fabio Capello last summer, it was looking for a "sure thing" -- a big-name coach who would cut through the B.S., tame the Galácticos (or what was left of them) and deliver some kind of silverware. Any kind.

Madrid draw blank with new breedupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 17:18:00

Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw away at struggling Real Betis in their King's Cup last 16 first leg on Thursday.

Sevilla not targeting league titleupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 06:27:00

Spanish league leaders Sevilla return to action after the winter break on Saturday, with their president saying that they are not thinking about lifting the title.

SI.com: Extreme makeoverupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 12:39:00

Boca Juniors' achievements in the past decade have been nothing less than extraordinary. The Xeneizes have become accustomed to winning every competition they participate in and their demanding supporters consider anything less than first place a failure.

SI.com: Larger than lifeupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 12:16:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- "El papa es alemán, pero el Dios es Argentino."

Real present new midfielder Gagoupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 09:05:00

Real Madrid presented their new midfielder Fernando Gago at the Bernabeu Stadium, after the 20-year-old Argentine passed his medical on Friday.

Real ready to splash out for Gagoupdated: Sat Dec 16 2006 16:03:00

Boca Juniors' midfielder Fernando Gago is close to joining Real Madrid and becoming the Spanish club's third signing for the January transfer window.

Higuain joins Real in a $17m dealupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 09:45:00

Real Madrid have agreed to sign 19-year-old Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain on a six-and-a-half year deal from River Plate, the Primera Liga side said on Thursday.

Nacional defy mumps and dismissalupdated: Fri Oct 13 2006 08:50:00

Uruguay's Nacional overcame a outbreak of mumps in their team to knock defending champions Boca Juniors out of the Copa Sudamericana.

Gago eyeing 'dream' move to Realupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 06:45:00

Real Madrid are closing on the signing of Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago during the next transfer window in January, according to reports.

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