South America

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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The Argentine is reported to have had his disputes with the Barca executive in the past but the vice-president says he has a good working relationship with the 27-year-old

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The Selecao coach explained that the defender was always going to take over as skipper from Neymar - despite the headlines made by the change of leadership during the week

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The Selecao defender says that while he gave Stefan Ilsanker a "little" push before opening the scoring at the Ernst Happel Stadion, his headed effort was perfectly legal

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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The defensive midfielder says the new coach has restored the squad's mental strength in the wake of their disappointing World Cup campaign

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It was billed as the battle of the two finest footballers on the planet but Argentina v Portugal at Old Trafford barely rose above the ordinary

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COMMENT: The Selecao made it six wins in a row since the World Cup with a hard-fought win at the Ernst Happel Stadion that underlined that the South Americans are back on track

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The Hoffenheim ace was ecstatic after netting his first international goal in just his second appearance for the Selecao in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Austria in Vienna

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The striker finished off a nice team move in which Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez played their part as Jose Pekerman's side picked up another victory

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David Luiz had given Dunga's men the lead but the match looked to be heading for a draw when Alexander Dragovic converted a penalty only for the 23-year-old to net a late winner

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All eyes will be on Ballon d'Or rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when the two skippers lead their teams out at neutral venue Old Trafford on Tuesday night

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Dunga's men will be looking for a sixth successive win under their new coach when they travel to the Ernst Happel Stadion on Tuesday night

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The Bayern Munich ace has not featured for his country since starting the 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany but denies that he has been mentally scarred by the experience

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The Argentine attacker says he is focused on winning trophies with the Catalan club this season, but admits he is no longer sure about his long-term future at Camp Nou

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La Celeste will travel to Santiago without their inspirational top-scorer, and Al Hain-Cole is expecting his absence to ruin their chances against a strong home side

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With the two nations set to renew acquaintances in Vienna, Gillette Brasil Global Tour takes a look back at the two World Cup clashes between the pair