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Buenos Aires becomes ghost town as fans follow delayed final

• River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 to lift Copa Libertadores• Second leg of tie moved to Madrid because of crowd troubleRiver Plate fans thronged on to the streets of Buenos Aires when their team scored the decisive goal, yelling “Dale campeón! Dale C…

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The Copa Libertadores debacle is a story of Argentinian politics

The decision to move the all-Argentinian South American football final to Spain after a violent incident is a sad commentary on the state of the countryArgentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, is famous – or infamous – for the frequency with which he int…

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Argentinian football had the chance to prove it had changed – and blew it

Talk before Copa Libertadores final was of putting on a new face to the world but River Plate fans’ attack on Boca Juniors changed all thatAt around 6pm on Sunday evening, an hour after the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final had been due to kick…

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Copa Libertadores: second leg of final called off again hours before kick-off

• Match was set for Saturday but postponed after bus attack• Rescheduled game called off again on Sunday Related: River fans attack on Boca bus halts Copa Libertadores final for 24 hours It had been dubbed the final to end all finals, but nobody has an…

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River fans attack on Boca bus halts Copa Libertadores final for 24 hours

• Second leg of final postponed amid pre-match chaos• Coach pelted with missiles as players suffer effects of tear gasThe second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors had to be postponed for 24 hours on Saturday as a r…

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River fans attack on Boca bus halts Copa Libertadores final for 24 hours

• Second leg of final postponed amid pre-match chaos• Coach pelted with missiles as players suffer effects of tear gasThe second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors had to be postponed for 24 hours on Saturday as a r…

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Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw

• Goal in stoppage time settles South American derby• Arnaut Groeneveld equalises for Holland in BrusselsA stoppage-time goal from Miranda gave Brazil a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a foul-strewn friendly in Saudi Arabia. The central defender beat the…

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France v Germany, Brazil v Argentina and more: international football – live!

Nations League and friendly updates from Tuesday’s gamesFollow Republic of Ireland v Wales: Nations League – live!Six of the best England performances since Euro 96And feel free to email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 6.58pm BST Henrikh Mkhitaryan capped an …

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Kylian Mbappé rescues France against Iceland while Portugal see off Poland

• France score twice in last four minutes to draw 2-2 at home• Aleksandar Mitrovic double helps Serbia win in MontenegroFrance avoided an embarrassing defeat by Iceland with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from the sub…

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International football and Nations League: 10 things to look out for

Leroy Sané can play himself back into the Germany side, Luke Shaw has a chance to impress while Argentina must attempt to move on from Lionel MessiThere are three new faces in Germany’s squad, with Joachim Löw freshening up the group by picking Bayer L…

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International football and Nations League: 10 things to look out for

Leroy Sané can play himself back into the Germany side, Luke Shaw has a chance to impress while Argentina must attempt to move on from Lionel MessiThere are three new faces in Germany’s squad, with Joachim Löw freshening up the group by picking Bayer L…

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Tata Martino: ‘The World Cup final was played before 78,000 … that day Atlanta had 73,000’

The Atlanta United coach has managed Argentina and Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. But he has relished the opportunity of a blank canvas in MLSGerardo “Tata” Martino started playing for his local club, Newell’s Old Boys, in the city of Rosario, as a child. H…

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Argentina coach Scaloni unsure if Lionel Messi will play for his country again

Barcelona star has opted out of September friendliesMessi’s decision came after disappointing World Cup in RussiaThe interim Argentina manager, Lionel Scaloni, has refused to say whether Lionel Messi will represent his country again.After a disappointi…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil reign while Sweden still edge England

With all the last-16 ties played we rank the teams who made it to the knockout stages of the World Cup, with Sweden and England rising while Spain plummet nine places to 16thIt looks like Brazil’s World Cup to lose now. They reduced Mexico to huff and …

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France have hit upon a strange winning formula at just the right time

France’s formation against Argentina was imbalanced but it brought the best from Kylian Mbappé. Will the feelgood story continue against Uruguay’s imperious defence?By Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThere is no doubting the extent to which Kyli…

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Lionel Messi’s smile laid to rest in France’s victory over Argentina

After his side crashed out of the World Cup, Messi will have been left wondering whether he should have returned to lead Argentina’s bereft finals showing in RussiaAs Argentina’s defenders punted the ball from net to centre circle for the third time, L…

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Kylian Mbappé doubles up in France’s rollercoaster victory over Argentina

Dreams can endure only so long before they are overwhelmed by reality – and there are few realities quite so brutally uncompromising as the pace and finishing of Kylian Mbappé, who scored twice and won a penalty in France’s 4-3 win.After a grim trudge …

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World Cup 2018: France v Argentina – live!

World Cup updates from the first last-16 tie of Russia 2018Jorge Valdano: I love football because it’s the opposite of scienceEmail Jacob here or tweet him here with your thoughts 10.44am BST A strange game to work out, this one. It’s a collision betwe…