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SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Sabella tries to steady Argentinaupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 07:28:00

Argentina recently unveiled its fifth manager of the main national squad in as many years. Alejandro Sabella, aka Pachorra -- a colloquial expression denoting a mellow laid-backness -- is perhaps the most low-profile among the handful of names who have attempted the challenge of returning the once great soccer nation to its former glory.

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.

SI.com: Marcela Mora y Araujo: Argentina's team in post-World Cup transitionupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 11:24:00

Rebuilding the sense of team after the painful World Cup exit, and following on from the discharge of Diego Maradona, was never going to be easy for Argentina. Only a handful of Argentinian press travelled to Dublin, to cover the 1-0 friendly win against Ireland on Tuesday, which marked the international soccer launch of the new Aviva stadium, as well as that of Sergio "Checho" Batista's interim appointment to the adult men's squad.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Brazilian stars come out for 2010 Copa Libertadoresupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 16:26:00

If one game on Tuesday night is any indication, the 51st edition of the Copa Libertadores -- South America's Champions League -- will continue to provide drama and excitement fitting of a premier continental tournament. In one of the most dramatic matchups in recent memory, Universidad Católica ensured its place in the group stage of the competition after a penalty-shootout victory over Colón de Santa Fe in Santiago, Chile.

Mourinho confirms Vieira has played last game for Inter Milanupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 13:29:00

Patrick Vieira's move to Manchester City appears to have moved a step closer after Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho confirmed he has played his last game for the Italian club. English Premier League side City had been linked with a move for the 33-year-old midfielder who has a stop-start career at the San Siro since his move from Juventus. Vieria played in Inter's 1-0 win over Chievo and Mourinho paid tribute to his contribution to the club after the match and confirmed his impending departure. "In particular Vieira was great in his last game for us. He is a player that we will certainly miss now that he is leaving," Mourinho told reporters. "It was the best way to say goodbye to us and I wish him all the best in his new life. I don't know where he is going. He doesn't have to tell anyone. England? I think so. "We couldn't have stopped him from leaving."

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Banfield's title proves balance is shifting in Argentinaupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 14:03:00

Soccer fans commonly refer to the English, Spanish and Italian leagues as being the best in the world, not only for the abundance of talent on display but because of the level of excitement offered by its top clubs.

Late winner puts Argentina in World Cup finalsupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 11:42:00

Substitute Mario Bolatti scored in the 85th minute to give Argentina a 1-0 victory against 10-man Uruguay on Wednesday night and send the struggling South American football heavyweights through to next year's World Cup finals.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Brazilian clubs' failings can be traced back to maturityupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 11:34:00

I'm never a big fan of sports being reduced to soap opera. There's much more going on than the emotional drama and the athlete's state of mind. We can talk about "focus" and "concentration'' all we want -- at times they're used like magic words that explain everything about the outcome.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Verón makes good on his promise, cements his legacyupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 12:54:00

All right, Juan Sebastián Verón -- maybe Major League Soccer fans can forgive you now.

Estudiantes stun Cruzeiro to claim Copaupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 07:24:00

Estudiantes de La Plata shocked Brazilian home side Cruzeiro on Wednesday to capture South American club football's greatest prize, the Copa Libertadores.

Cruzeiro draw with Estudiantes in Copa first legupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 01:51:00

Visiting Cruzeiro held home side Estudiantes de La Plata to a scoreless draw Wednesday night in a spirited first leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Argentina.

Fanzone focus -- Copa Libertadores, South Americaupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 13:23:00

This year is the 50th birthday of the Copa Libertadores, South American football's equivalent of Europe's Champions League.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Argentine clubs are losing ground in the Libertadoresupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 16:53:00

Is Argentine soccer a one-team show? As we near the conclusion of the group stage of the 2009 Copa Libertadores, all but one of the five Argentine participants are in danger of missing out on a place in the knockout phase. Predictably, the only survivor is likely to be Argentina's most dominant club, Boca Juniors.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: All eyes on Maradona as Argentina resumes World Cup qualifyingupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 10:15:00

With the South American World Cup qualifiers set to resume on the weekend after more than a five-month break, all eyes will be glued on Diego Maradona and the exploits of the Argentine national team.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Will Argentine star Verón try an MLS move again?updated: Wed Mar 11 2009 13:26:00

A year-and-a-half ago, Juan Sebastián Verón got cold feet and backed out of a deal that would have made him one of the biggest stars ever to join Major League Soccer. Could the Argentine international be ready to try again?

Money woes hits world's richest football leagueupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 08:25:00

The falling value of the pound against the euro might be good for British exporters, but for the country's football clubs it's a kick in the teeth.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Argentina is already a contender for the '10 World Cupupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 18:04:00

If its 4-1 drubbing of Mexico was any indication of what's to follow, Argentina is a serious contender to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. There's no doubt the Argentines will qualify for the tournament, but what's more important at this stage is that Alfio Basile's side is playing like future world champions.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Tear your eyes from Moscow and check out Argentinaupdated: Wed May 21 2008 12:11:00

Here's a news flash: Some of you may not be Manchester United or Chelsea fans.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Argentine clubs no longer Libertadores shoo-insupdated: Wed May 07 2008 17:47:00

When it comes to the Copa Libertadores, no country compares to the dominance of Argentina. Since Independiente gave Argentina its first title victory in 1964, clubs from the soccer-mad nation have accounted for 21 trophies, far more than any other country, including Brazil.

SI.com: Jonah Freedman: Galindo, Chivas USA should clear final hurdle this yearupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 12:25:00

While David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy got the ink last year, their Home Depot Center cotenants quietly turned into contenders. This year forward Maykel Galindo and an even stronger Chivas USA should clear the final hurdle, downing D.C. United in the MLS Cup final at the HDC on Nov. 23. Here's a team-by-team look at how MLS's 13th season will play out.

Veron handed training camp recallupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 06:19:00

Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron, who has not played for Argentina since 2003, has been included in a squad of locally-based players named by coach Alfio Basile for a training camp.

Estudiantes clinch Argentine titleupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 17:44:00

Estudiantes came from behind to beat defending champions Boca Juniors 2-1 in a play-off match to win the Argentine championship for the first time in 23 years on Wednesday.

Figo clinches Super Cup for Interupdated: Sat Aug 26 2006 17:52:00

Luis Figo scored an exquisite free kick winner in extra time to cap a three goal rally by Inter Milan and claim the Italian Super Cup with a 4-3 victory over AS Roma on Saturday.

Veron goes back to his first clubupdated: Tue Jun 06 2006 04:37:00

Former Argentina World Cup captain Juan Sebastian Veron has left Inter Milan for Estudiantes de La Plata, the Argentine club where he began his career.

Adriano hat-trick as Inter triumphupdated: Wed Nov 23 2005 15:57:00

Brazilian striker Adriano scored a stunning hat-trick as Inter Milan reached the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over Artmedia Bratislava in their behind closed doors home clash on Wednesday.

Mancini handed two-game suspensionupdated: Fri Oct 28 2005 10:42:00

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has been barred from the bench for the next two games due to comments he made to the referee after Wednesday's 3-2 home defeat by Roma.

Juve achieve a record league startupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 16:32:00

Juventus established a record for the best start to a Serie A season when they beat Sampdoria 2-0 on Wednesday to earn their ninth successive win of the campaign.

Milan rivals keep pace with Juveupdated: Sun Oct 16 2005 12:04:00

AC Milan moved into sole possession of second place in Serie A following a 2-0 win at Cagliari on Sunday.

Inter back on track with easy winupdated: Sat Sep 17 2005 17:10:00

Inter Milan put their Serie A title challenge back on track with a 3-0 home win over Lecce.

Figo completes move to Inter Milanupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 10:38:00

Former World and European Footballer of the Year Luis Figo has signed for Inter Milan, ending his five-year spell with Real Madrid.

Kaladze pens five-year Milan dealupdated: Thu Jun 30 2005 11:30:00

Georgian defender Kakha Kaladze has agreed to a new five-year contract with AC Milan, the club said on Thursday.

Veron completes permanent transferupdated: Fri Jun 24 2005 11:29:00

Argentine midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has signed a two-year deal with Inter Milan, making his move from Chelsea permanent.

Crespo is ready to seal Milan moveupdated: Fri Jun 03 2005 14:42:00

Argentine striker Hernan Crespo will seal a move from Chelsea to Italian giants AC Milan next week, according to media reports.

Hasselbaink moves to Middlesbroughupdated: Fri Jul 09 2004 09:13:00

Middlesbrough's recruitment drive continued on Friday as Dutch striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink signed for the English Premier League side.

Renato in five-year Sevilla dealupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 10:26:00

Brazil midfielder Renato has agreed a five-year deal with Sevilla, the Spanish Primera Liga side said on Wednesday.

Desailly ends his Chelsea contractupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 10:51:00

Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly ended his six-year association with the London club on Tuesday, the latest player to depart under new coach Jose Mourinho.

Veron takes one-year loan at Interupdated: Thu Jun 03 2004 14:44:00

Juan Sebastian Veron's troubled three-year spell in English soccer is to end with a one-year loan move to Inter Milan, Premiership club Chelsea said.

Chelsea linked with Roma's Samuel updated: Tue May 04 2004 07:28:00

Premier League big spenders Chelsea have made a "huge" offer to lure defender Walter Samuel from Serie A Roma, the player's agent claimed on Tuesday.

Crespo strike enough for Argentinaupdated: Wed Mar 31 2004 09:41:00

Striker Hernan Crespo struck on the hour to give Argentina a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Ecuador in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

Veron will be out for three monthsupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 06:11:00

Chelsea midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has had an operation on a herniated disc and will be out of action for three months.

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