Posted On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 08:07:46 AM

Lionel Messi Lionel Messi kept Argentina top of the World Cup qualifiers in South America with a masterful twogoal performance in their 3-0 home victory over Uruguay on Friday. Messi took his tally in the qualifiers to six with a brilliant free kick as Argentina continued their progression after awobbly start where they were defeated in Venezuela and held to a draw at home to Bolivia. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella Read more [...]

Messi seems to have gotten over his international stage fright, finally replicating …

 Aditya Bajaj  Comment | World Cup 2014 Follow on When he dons the Catalan colours, he’s celebrated all around the world as arguably the greatest player the game has ever seen. When in national colours, he is criticized and deemed unpatriotic but by a handful of so-called pundits, who wouldn’t miss the rare opportunity, to scrutinize someone the world deems as flawless.   Well, a sad year indeed for those who thrive on his failures because finally, Lionel Messi has broken his international Read more [...]

Messi brace keeps Argentina on course

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina defeated Uruguay 3-0 on Friday to remain comfortably on course for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.The victory kept the 1978 and 1986 world champions on top of the nine-nation South American group while continental champions Uruguay remain in the fourth and final automatic qualifying place.Messi grabbed his 11th and 12th goals of the campaign in Mendoza, but the Argentina skipper had to wait until midway through the second half to unlock Read more [...]

Argentina Supreme Court OK’s sex slave’s abortion

Argentina's Supreme Court has ruled that a woman rescued from a prostitution ring must get the abortion she wants, and chastised public officials who put her in the center of a political firestorm.The ruling was celebrated Friday by women's advocates in Buenos Aires, where the federal justice ministry has been protecting the 32-year-old in a refuge for freed sex slaves.Argentina allows legal abortions in rape cases or to protect a woman's health. But politicians, doctors and judges often Read more [...]

Zimbabwe challenges Supreme Court ruling

Reuters | 5 hours ago <!--Australia beat Argentina to finish the inaugural Rugby Championship second to New Zealand.--> SYDNEY - Australia beefed-up forward pack outmuscled Argentina to secure a 25-19 victory in Rosario on Saturday and finish the inaugural Rugby Championship second to New Zealand. Winger Digby Ioane scored a late try for the Wallabies whose embattled coach Robbie Deans was vindicated for selecting a heavy set of forwards Read more [...]

Harris kicks Ozzies to victory in Argentina

Argentina 19 Australia 25Mike Harris booted 20 points as Australia toughed out a difficult assignment in Rosario to emerge victorious last night.With Argentina having held South Africa in Mendoza in August, there was never any doubt the Wallabies faced a tough task, and with injuries piling up and rumblings of discontent in the camp the preparation was far from ideal.But coach Robbie Deans saw his team dig deep, their one try coming from Digby Ioane in the 65th minute, converted by Harris who Read more [...]

Wallabies finally deliver with victory over Argentina

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Seized Argentine ship remains in Ghana

TEMA, Ghana — Ghanaian officials are not about to release an Argentine naval ship that was seized in the West African nation due to a complaint by a U.S. hedge fund.Officials of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority say they will release the ship only after they receive a court order. The tall ship ARA Libertad is being held at Tema Port near Accra."The vessel arrived at Tema on Monday and we received a court injunction for its seizure because Read more [...]