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The next Messi may be training at this youth soccer academy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Benjamin Palandella dribbles around a bigger boy who comes charging at him and shoots to goal with shocking force for a 7-year-old player. Nearby, children jump to head a ball tethered on a rope, tip-toe over hoops and dribble around orange cones....

The next Messi may be hiding at this youth soccer academy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Benjamin Palandella dribbles around a bigger boy who comes charging at him and shoots to goal with shocking force for a seven year-old. Nearby, children jump to head a ball tethered on a rope, tip-toe over hoops and dribble around orange cones. Th...

Argentina players continue media ban

Argentina's players, who have been arriving in Buenos Aires for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia, are sticking to a decision dating back to November not to talk to the media. Players, including the Manchester-based Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos ...

Soccer-Argentina players continue to shun reporters | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Argentina's players, who have been arriving in Buenos Aires for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia, are sticking to a decision dating back to November not to talk to the media. Players, including the Manchester-based Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Rojo and S...

Ramos saves Madrid AGAIN - but blundering Navas is playing for his future

The defender netted with a header to rescue Los Blancos once more - but only after two terrible errors from their goalkeeper in the first half It is almost expected now. Sergio Ramos was the her...

Napoli: Sarri expects Mertens to be fit for Real Madrid

Fears over the Belgium international's fitness have been calmed ahead of a huge clash in the last 16 of the Champions League Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is hopeful star forward Dries Mertens will...

Sarri expects Mertens to be fit for Real Madrid clash

Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is hopeful star forward Dries Mertens will be passed fit to play against Real Madrid on Tuesday. Mertens scored twice in Saturday's impressive 2-1 Serie A win at title...

Champions League: Zidane’s Plaudit for Benzema

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hailed the impact of Karim Benzema after his compatriot lifted the European champions from the early blow of conceding to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday night. ...

Real rally to overhaul Napoli

Real Madrid shrugged off conceding an early away goal to take a huge step towards a seventh straight Champions League quarterfinal as goals from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro sealed a 3-...

Benzema makes Real Madrid click - Zidane

Madrid are now on the brink of a seventh successive Champions League quarter-final as they aim to become the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League era. MADRID: Real Madrid boss...

Benzema makes Real Madrid click, says coach Zidane

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema with his coach Zinedine Zidane after being substituted in the Champions League match with Napoli in Madrid February 15, 2017. — Reuters pic MADRID, Feb 16 — Real M...