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SI.com: Tim Vickery: Paraguay's Santa Cruz growing in sharpness at Copa Americaupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 14:12:00

A few seconds after the final whistle had sounded in Cordoba, Argentina, on Saturday came the announcement that the official man of the match was Roque Santa Cruz of Paraguay.

Holders Brazil held by Paraguay in Copa Americaupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 20:22:00

Holders Brazil needed a last-gasp equalizer from Fred to salvage a 2-2 draw against Paraguay in their Copa America Group B match Saturday in Cordoba.

Santa Cruz goes 'home' to Blackburnupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 15:12:00

Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz hopes to revive his stalled career after securing a return to his old stomping ground at English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers.

Adebayor banned three matches for Van Persie stampupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 11:10:00

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been handed a three-match suspension for his stamp on Arsenal's Robin Van Persie last weekend.

Adebayor not appealing violent conduct chargeupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 14:37:00

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor will miss the Manchester derby against United this weekend after not appealing the violent conduct charge lodged against him by the English Football Association on Tuesday.

Man City splash cash on African star Adebayorupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 11:34:00

African striker Emmanuel Adebayor has become the latest big-money acquisition by English Premier League club Manchester City.

Toure: 'I left Arsenal to win trophies'updated: Fri Aug 14 2009 14:00:00

Manchester City's new defender Kolo Toure has exclusively told CNN that his decision to move away from English Premier League rivals Arsenal was driven by a desire to win silverware.

Manchester City end interest in signing Eto'oupdated: Sat Jul 11 2009 14:05:00

Premier League big-spenders Manchester City will renew their search for a new world-class striker after ending their interest in Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.

Man City make 'monster' Eto'o offerupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 10:16:00

Big-spending English club Manchester City have made a "stratospheric" offer to Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, according to Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

Santa Cruz becomes latest Man City signingupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 09:17:00

Roque Santa Cruz became big-spending Manchester City's second signing of the summer transfer window as he completed a reported $30 million move from Premier League rivals Blackburn.

Ronaldo free-kick puts United eight clearupdated: Sat Feb 21 2009 15:09:00

A superb free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Manchester United a 2-1 home win over Blackburn to move them eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

City's Santa Cruz bid rejected by Blackburnupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 12:05:00

Manchester City have had a reported £15 million bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz rejected, manager Mark Hughes said on Thursday.

Defender Bridge completes Man City switchupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 13:06:00

Defender Wayne Bridge has become the first signing of what seems sure to be a busy transfer window for Manchester City after completing his expected transfer from Chelsea for a fee in the region of £10 million ($14.5 million).

A South American revolutionupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 05:19:00

South American nations have always played a major part in the world of football, and when it comes to the World Cup they are considered among the main contenders every time. But this time around there may be a new threat from the continent making its mark internationally.

Santa Cruz signs new Blackburn contractupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 14:12:00

In-demand Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz has committed himself to the Premier League club by signing a new four-year contract.

Chelsea send Pizarro on loan to Werderupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 14:12:00

Peruvian international striker Claudio Pizarro is returning to Bundesliga Werder Bremen on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

McCarthy signs new deal with Blackburnupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 11:32:00

Striker Benni McCarthy has agreed a new three-year contract with Premier League side Blackburn Rovers.

Hargreaves free-kick sinks Arsenalupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 13:29:00

Owen Hargreaves curled in a superb free-kick, 18 minutes from time, to give Manchester United a 2-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Anelka guides Chelsea into round fiveupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 16:10:00

Nicolas Anelka scored his first goal for Chelsea and laid on another for Shaun Wright-Phillips as the FA Cup holders won 2-1 at Wigan to reach the fifth round.

Cruz double ends City winning runupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 17:13:00

Manchester City's perfect Premier League home record bit the dust amid huge controversy as Roque Santa Cruz scored twice to earn Blackburn a 2-2 draw at Eastlands.

10-men Spurs and Arsenal in semisupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 17:51:00

Steed Malbranque swept 10-man Tottenham into the Carling Cup semifinals with a 2-0 triumph as Manchester City lost their 100 percent home record under former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.

City keep 100 per cent home recordupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 14:46:00

Sven-Goran Eriksson's Manchester City maintained their perfect home record with a 4-2 win over struggling north-west neighbors Bolton to move into fourth place in the Premier League.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Santa Cruz is Paraguay's biggest star in Premiershipupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 00:43:00

They are feared throughout South America for their fighting spirit, their teamwork and their aerial prowess. So it seems remarkable that, although the Paraguayan national team has made it to the last three World Cups, its players have been so slow to make an impact in the English Premier League.

Injured Gallas out for three weeksupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 00:22:00

Arsenal captain William Gallas will be sidelined for three weeks with a groin injury, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Blackburn sign Bayern Munich starupdated: Sat Jul 28 2007 05:03:00

Blackburn have signed Paraguay international striker Roque Santa Cruz from Bayern Munich.

Bayern aim to bounce back to formupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 01:40:00

Every big club begins a new season with something to prove. But none more so this year than Bayern Munich.

Schalke waste a two-goal advantageupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 11:43:00

Schalke 04 missed a chance to go seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday when they squandered a two-goal lead and had to settle for a 2-2 draw at VfL Wolfsburg.

Rampant Bayern too good for Moscowupdated: Tue Sep 12 2006 17:07:00

Bayern Munich awoke from a first-half slumber to secure a 4-0 win over Spartak Moscow in their Champions League Group B opener on Tuesday.

Bayern go through after penaltiesupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 17:21:00

Bayern Munich beat Schalke 4-1 in a penalty shootout to advance to the final of Bundesliga's pre-season League Cup tournament against Werder Bremen.

Paraguay end Trinidad's adventureupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 17:55:00

Paraguay ended World Cup debutants Trinidad & Tobago's slim hopes of reaching the last 16 with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.

Own goal gives England great startupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 09:47:00

England made a superb start to their opening World Cup finals Group B game when they took a third minute lead against Paraguay in Frankfurt.

Santa Cruz out of Norway friendlyupdated: Tue May 23 2006 04:49:00

Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz will miss the World Cup warm-up with Norway on Wednesday with an inflamed right knee.

Bayern within two points of titleupdated: Wed May 03 2006 16:27:00

Bayern Munich closed to within two points of a 20th German league title when they came from behind to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-1 on Wednesday.

Santa Cruz targets World Cup placeupdated: Mon Mar 27 2006 11:11:00

Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz returned to action in a training match at Bayern Munich on Monday, boosting hopes he will be fit for the World Cup.

Bayern crush Duisburg to top tableupdated: Sat Oct 22 2005 11:51:00

Bayern Munich have crushed Duisburg 4-0 to storm back to the top of the Bundesliga table.

Klose's treble helps Bremen go topupdated: Sat Oct 15 2005 11:50:00

Miroslav Klose scored a first-half hat-trick as Werder Bremen thrashed Nuremberg 6-2 and edged to the top of the Bundesliga.

Bayern bounce back to stay on topupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 11:37:00

Injury-hit Bayern Munich bounced back from their first league defeat of the season to defeat Wolfsburg 2-0 and stay on top of the table.

Delgado boosts Ecuador cup chancesupdated: Sun Sep 04 2005 05:58:00

Ecuador and Paraguay put themselves on the brink of qualifying for next year's World Cup after winning key matches on Saturday.

10-man Bayern begin with easy win updated: Fri Aug 05 2005 16:45:00

German champions Bayern Munich began the defence of their title with a 3-0 win over Moenchengadbach, despite playing over half of the match with 10 men.

Santa Cruz sits out Paraguay datesupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 12:48:00

Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz has been ruled out of this month's World Cup qualifiers with a muscular problem, team doctor Osvaldo Pangrazio said Tuesday.

Deisler is told to take his timeupdated: Thu Oct 28 2004 10:17:00

Germany midfielder Sebastian Deisler said on Thursday that he will not rush his comeback at Bundesliga club Bayern Munich after a recent illness.

Injured trio add to Bayern worriesupdated: Fri Oct 22 2004 11:38:00

Bayern Munich's bid to avoid a third consecutive defeat this weekend has taken a knock after playmaker Michael Ballack as well as Brazilians Lucio and Ze Roberto had to withdraw from training.

Nedved sends Juve to vital victoryupdated: Tue Oct 19 2004 17:22:00

European Footballer of Year Pavel Nedved struck 15 minutes from time to give Juventus a hard fought 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Iran striker joining Bayern Munichupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 08:37:00

Iran striker Vahid Hashemian will leave Vfl Bochum for Bayern Munich next season, the defending German Bundesliga champions said on Tuesday.

Bayern close gap on leaders Bremenupdated: Sat Mar 27 2004 11:52:00

Bayern Munich kept their German title defense alive with a 5-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach, trimming Werder Bremen's lead to eight points.

Bremen extend Bundesliga advantageupdated: Sat Mar 13 2004 11:37:00

Werder Bremen stretched their German Bundesliga lead to nine points with a 3-2 win over bottom club Cologne.

Schalke hold German leaders Bremenupdated: Sat Feb 21 2004 11:31:00

German Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen were held to a goalless draw at Schalke 04, but they still lead defending champions Bayern Munich by seven points.

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