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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Argentina's Lanus v Brazil's Gremio - Copa Libertadores Final

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Argentina's Lanus v Brazil's Gremio - Copa Libertadores Final - Ciudad de Lanus stadium, Lanus, Argentina - November 29, 2017. Gremio's coach Renato Gaucho celebrates at the end of the match. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File photo

Peru striker Guerrero to miss World Cup due to one-year doping ban

The striker tested positive for a cocaine metabolite following his country's qualifier against Argentina in October

Madrid could face coach who says he was better than Ronaldo

FILE - A Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 file photo of Brazil's Gremio coach Renato Gaucho celebrating after winning a Copa Libertadores soccer game against Argentina's Godoy Cruz in Porto Alegre, Brazil. European champion Madrid and South American champion Gremio, coached by former Brazil forward Renato Gaucho, are the favorites for the tournament featuring the champions of FIFAs six continental confederations and the host nations league winner. (AP Photo/Wesley Santo, File)

Dybala dreaming of Ballon d'Or win since childhood

The Juventus forward hopes to one day be recognised as the best player on the planet and has explained his decision to play for Argentina over Italy

Dybala dreaming of Ballon d'Or win since childhood

The Juventus forward hopes to one day be recognised as the best player on the planet and has explained his decision to play for Argentina over Italy

Dybala dreaming of Ballon d'Or win since childhood

The Juventus forward hopes to one day be recognised as the best player on the planet and has explained his decision to play for Argentina over Italy

Perotti commits to Roma with two-year contract extension

The Argentina international midfielder is now tied to the Serie A club until 2021 after penning fresh terms in the Italian capital

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Players of Flamengo thank their fans after losing. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Maximiliano Meza of Independiente celebrates after scoring. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Players of Flamengo react after Emmanuel Gigliotti scored. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Flamengo's Rever (on top) celebrates with his teammates after scoring. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Flamengo's Rever (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Flamengo's Rever (2nd R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Players of Flamengo react after Emmanuel Gigliotti scored. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Emmanuel Gigliotti of Independiente scores a goal. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

'Higuain is vital' - Messi defends Argentina team-mate from final criticisms

The Barcelona star opened up on his international team-mate, while he also backed Sampaoli and explained why a Newell's return is a difficult prospect

'Higuain is vital' - Messi defends Argentina team-mate from final criticisms

The Barcelona star opened up on his international team-mate, while he also backed Sampaoli and explained why a Newell's return is a difficult prospect

'Higuain is vital' - Messi defends Argentina team-mate from final criticisms

The Barcelona star opened up on his international team-mate, while he also backed Sampaoli and explained why a Newell's return is a difficult prospect

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda speaks to journalists before a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda talks to players during a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's Felipe Vizeu takes part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's Romulo (R) and Everton take part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's Federico Mancuello (C) and Diego, alongside teammates, take part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda talks to players during a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - The shadows of Flamengo players are seen as they take part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda speaks to journalists before a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's Federico Mancuello (3rd R), Diego (2nd R) and Everton Ribeiro (R), alongside teammates, take part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda talks to players during a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Barcelona team news: Messi rested in Champions League group stage finale

Ernesto Valverde has decided against using the Argentina superstar in the match against Sporting CP with his side already through to the next round

Barcelona team news: Messi rested in Champions League group stage finale

Ernesto Valverde has decided against using the Argentina superstar in the match against Sporting CP with his side already through to the next round

Barcelona team news: Messi rested in Champions League group stage finale

Ernesto Valverde has decided against using the Argentina superstar in the match against Sporting CP with his side already through to the next round

Veron wary of Nigeria threat, expects smooth Argentina World Cup 2018 ride

The South American legend is glad Jorge Sampaoli’s side avoided the big teams in group stage and expressed uncertainty as regards the Super Eagles

‘Argentina are going to be scared of us,’ - Victor Moses

The 26-year-old insists that Jorge Sampaoli’s men will be worried to meet the Super Eagles for the fifth time in the World Cup after November’s defeat

‘Argentina are going to be scared of us,’ - Victor Moses

The 26-year-old insists that Jorge Sampaoli’s men will be worried to meet the Super Eagles for the fifth time in the World Cup after November’s defeat

‘Argentina are going to be scared of us,’ - Victor Moses

The 26-year-old insists that Jorge Sampaoli’s men will be worried to meet the Super Eagles for the fifth time in the World Cup after November’s defeat

The statue of Argentina's soccer player Messi is seen after it was vandalized in Buenos Aires

The statue of Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi is seen after it was vandalized in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Diego Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player

FILE - In this April 22, 2017, file photo, Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri, foreground, lines up a shot during an MLS soccer game against the Vancouver Whitecaps, in Portland, Ore. Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has been named Major League Soccers Most Valuable Player. The 31-year-old native of Argentina had 21 goals and 11 assists this season for Portland, which finished atop the Western Conference. He is the first midfielder in league history with 20 or more goals in a single season and just the second player with at least 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season. His 32 combined goals and assists rank fifth in MLS history.(Pete Christopher/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Diego Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri (8) blows kisses to the crowd after scoring a goal in the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, in Portland, Ore. Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has been named Major League Soccers Most Valuable Player. The 31-year-old native of Argentina had 21 goals and 11 assists this season for Portland, which finished atop the Western Conference. He is the first midfielder in league history with 20 or more goals in a single season and just the second player with at least 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season. His 32 combined goals and assists rank fifth in MLS history. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Diego Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player

FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri scores a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Kan. Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has been named Major League Soccers Most Valuable Player. The 31-year-old native of Argentina had 21 goals and 11 assists this season for Portland, which finished atop the Western Conference. He is the first midfielder in league history with 20 or more goals in a single season and just the second player with at least 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season. His 32 combined goals and assists rank fifth in MLS history. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Diego Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player

FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri moves the ball past Philadelphia Union defenders Richie Marquez and Oguchi Onyewu during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Chester, Pa. Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has been named Major League Soccers Most Valuable Player. The 31-year-old native of Argentina had 21 goals and 11 assists this season for Portland, which finished atop the Western Conference. He is the first midfielder in league history with 20 or more goals in a single season and just the second player with at least 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season. His 32 combined goals and assists rank fifth in MLS history. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)

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