Towards the end of 2001, a tribute match for Argentine legend Diego Maradona was staged at Boca Juniors' famous stadium, La Bombonera, in Buenos Aires. The spectators included then-Argentina national team coach Marcelo Bielsa, who was roundly booed. However, the fans' ire had nothing to do with any falling out between Bielsa and Maradona, but rather the fact that the coach had no place in his team for Juan Roman Riquelme, the playmaker and idol of the Boca side of the time -- who announced his retirement...
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Legendary Argentina and Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has retired from football.
Speaking Sunday in an interview with ESPN Argentina, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist made it official: "I've made the decision to not play football anymore," said the 36-year-old Riquelme. "I have been clear since after [earning] promotion with Argentinos. I was clear that to continue playing it had to be something that interested me. I thought it best to take it calmly and communicate that I am not going...
BUENOS AIRES -- There's a saying that it doesn't matter if you play well or poorly in Superclásicos, you have to just win them, and it looks like River took to the pitch with this well in mind in their attempt to win, not only a decisive match, but the entire semifinal round of the Copa Sudamericana. The thought being: when you don't have the skill and your legs don't respond, it's your heart that does the pushing.
For the return leg at the Monumental, the Millionarios put a little bit of each...