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Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine football (soccer) player, who currently plays as a second striker for FC Barcelona. He has shown remarkable ability for a player so young, and is often touted in the media as "the new Diego Maradona".

Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine football (soccer) player, who currently plays as a second striker for FC Barcelona. He has shown remarkable ability for a player so young, and is often touted in the media as "the new Diego Maradona".
In June 2005 Messi starred for the Argentina U-20 team that won the Football World Youth Championship in The Netherlands, picking up the Golden Boot as top scorer with 6 goals, and the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament. Despite his youth, Lionel was already being compared to Diego Maradona, one of the greatest football players of all time. On 2005-06-27 FC Barcelona renewed his contract until 2010, establishing a selling clause of €150 million
An injury kept him from playing for two months at the end of the 2005/06 league, and jeopardized his presence in the 2006 World Cup. Nonetheless, Messi was selected in the Argentina squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup on May 15 2006.
Juan Román Riquelme (born June 24, 1978 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) is a football player, who currently plays for Villarreal CF of Spain.
With the Argentine national football team, Romy has played 30 matches, scoring 7 goals. He also won the Southamerican Youth Championship, and the Football World Youth Championship, both in 1997 and with coach José Pekerman.
On April 2006 the English newspaper The Daily Mirror published a rumor about a possible interest of Manchester United's boss Sir Alex Ferguson in signing the Argentine international in the summer transfer window, whose club would have made an offer of £10 million, which was declined by the Villarreal.
Riquelme is not by any means a normal or a traditional player by the standards of this generation. Argentina legend Jorge Valdano describes Riquelme best by saying: “If we have to travel from point A to point B most of us would take the six-lane highway and get there as quickly as possible. Riquelme would choose the winding mountain road, the beautiful scenic route which takes him six hours instead of two.

José Néstor Pekerman (born September 3, 1949 in Villa Dominguez, Entre Ríos Province) is an Argentine football coach, who is the current coach of the Argentina national football team.
Pekerman's career as a footballer was uneventful. A midfielder, he played from 1970 to 1974 for Argentinos Juniors scoring 12 goals in 134 matches. He was transferred to Independiente Medellín were scored 15 goals in 101 matches.
In 1994, amid some puzzlement, he was selected by the Argentine Football Association to coach the Argentine national teams at junior level. There was some surprise at this appointment as his résumé did not include any major achievements. He teamed up with Hugo Tocalli and coach Eduardo Urtasun.
Juan Pablo Sorín (born May 5, 1976 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentinian football player who, as of 2006, is playing for Villarreal in the Spanish La Liga.
Sorín played for Argentina at the 2002 World Cup and has compiled over 70 caps for his country. He is also currently the captain of the Argentinian national team.
He has an eccentric style of play and, despite being played in defensive roles, is often found up front attacking, using his heading skill to great effect.

Carlos Alberto Tévez (born February 5, 1984 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine football striker who made his name with Argentine giant Boca Juniors and currently plays for Brazil's Corinthians. He is currently regarded as one of the most promising prospects in the world.
He joined Boca at the age of thirteen and played his first professional match with Boca on October 21, 2001 against Talleres de Córdoba. He played for the team until the end of 2004. With Boca Juniors he won an Argentine Championship (2003), a Copa Libertadores (2003), an Intercontinental Cup (2003), and a Copa Sudamericana (2004).

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Yamila Diaz-Rahi (born March 9, 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional model of Lebanese and Spanish descent. She goes by Yamila Diaz. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a health care manager. She was discovered in Buenos Aires in 1996 where she was studying Economics at the time.

Valeria Raquel Mazza, is a supermodel born on February 17, 1972, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.
She was "discovered" when she was only 16 years old by hairstylist Roberto Giordano. In 1998, she appeared in the movie Paparazzi. Later that year she married businessman Alejandro Gravier, with whom she has three sons: Balthazar, born May 29, 1999, Tiziano, born March 12, 2002, and Benicio, born February 23, 2005.

Ana Carolina Ardohain Dos Santos (born January 17, 1978 in Santa Rosa, Argentina), is a model and TV star in her home country. She is also known by the nickname "Pampita".
During the 2002 World Cup campaign, Ardohain was voted to be the national football (soccer) team's representative, or "Godmother" as many called the honorary post.

Rocio Guirao Diaz (born December 27, 1984), is a fashion model from Argentina. With measures 85-58-90 (cm), she is part of Pancho Dotto Models staff.

Nicole Neumann (born October 31, 1980, Buenos Aires) is an Argentinian supermodel and actress.
She started modeling professionally at age 11, and is regarded as one of the top Argentinian models in the world fashion scene, along with Carolina Ardohain, Rocio Guirao Diaz, and others following in the footsteps of Yamila Diaz-Rahi and Valeria Mazza.

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Argentina went out from the first round in 2002 finals. No surprise!!

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Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he dreams of coaching Argentina in the future, and believes both Spain and his native country will provide Brazil with tough competition at the World Cup.

Maradona made the remarks at a press conference where he announced that he would comment on World Cup matches for Spanish TV broadcaster Cuatro.
"I dream of being the coach of the Argentine squad," Maradona said. "It's something that I would really like and I will fight to become the national coach.
"It's something that I owe to myself. It would be the icing on the cake for my career," he added. "It would be great."
The Argentine great said Spain and Argentina are in great form and will be tough contenders for Brazil - a five-time World Cup champion - and one of the favorites to win the tournament.
"Argentina and Spain are just below Brazil in the ranking," Maradona said.
Maradona also praised Brazil midfielder Ronaldinho.

"It's always a pleasure to see him playing and I also like him very much as a person," Maradona said. "Hopefully after the World Cup he becomes the best player in the world, but better after the next World Cup. He should leave this year's title to (Argentina forward Lionel) Messi."
Maradona, chosen by Fifa in 2000 as the greatest player in soccer history along with Pele, made his debut with Argentinos Juniors at 16 and then joined Boca Juniors. After a two-year spell with FC Barcelona, he moved on to Napoli in 1984 where he won two Italian league titles, the Uefa Cup and the Italian Cup.
At the 1986 World Cup, Maradona coined the phrase "Hand of God" after punching in a goal in his team's 2-1 win over England in the quarterfinals. Minutes later, he ran past four opposing players to score one of the most spectacular goals in the tournament's history.
Argentina then went on to beat West Germany in the final.
The forward also captained Argentina in the 1990 World Cup, leading the team to the final again, where it lost to West Germany.
Four years later, he was sent home from the World Cup after failing a drug test.
Maradona now says that all he wants is to enjoy soccer, especially at the World Cup.
"I want to enjoy this World Cup, each match, watch Spain, Brazil, Argentina play. I want to see the matches and soak up soccer," he said.

In 1992, the Argentine left Napoli after serving a 15-month suspension for cocaine, the drug which blighted the latter part oft his career.
He played for Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys before ending his career in 1997 with Boca Juniors. Maradona says he has totally cured of his drug addiction.
"It's been more than two years that I have not consumed any drugs," said Maradona, who said for his recovery he got the support of his two daughters and his family. "There hasn't been any quacks, warlocks, or anything like that."
A bloated Maradona also came close to death after suffering a heart attack in 2004, but following weight-reduction surgery he has resumed public appearances, including as the host of a chat show on Argentine TV.
"I got to weigh 110 kilos (242 pounds) and now I currently weigh 72 (158 pounds). I'm running well and I'm on diet, eating chicken but not beef," he said.

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Jose Mourinho may have disappointed Hernan Crespo's wife by deciding to recall the Argentine striker to Chelsea in the summer but the Blues boss is above such concerns and has seemingly made yet another correct decision.

Natalia Fassi was born on August 30 in Argentina. She was discovered by an Italian photographer while she was taking a walk with her family in Miami, Fl. She has worked in different TV Shows in the USA, Argentina, Chile, and of course, her home country Argentina.

Javier and Paula Zanetti have decided to set their Foundation up with the aim of involving all sectors of society, and to lend their support to a very deprived area of Argentina. The Zanettis have, via their Foundation, created an mechanism through which the most socially disadvantaged and diversely talented children can receive, from their infancy, the help and education that they need at every stage of their lives.The implementation of this support has as its origin the belief that the combined strength of individuals can lead to constant and consistent efforts to solve problems and at the same time can make up for the lack of government support for the (rural) area; this strength can also reverse the indifference which characterizes modern society.

It is well known that in times of crisis, such as the one we are currently living through, the "Each man for himself" mentality (and other individualistic attitudes) are borne of society's need to protect itself; these ideas, though, lead to the deterioration of the links and support which should make up the very essence of a country's social fabric. At critical times like these, it is right that we should seek a clear and resolute plan of action which should act through education and sport, both of which are capable of directly affecting children and recreating those links. We must not forget that individuals' personalities and consciences are formed from the very beginnings of childhood.

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Legend Matthaus fears England win
Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has tipped England to beat the 2006 World Cup hosts if they meet in the tournament's knockout stages.

Germany could face England or Sweden in the last 16 if they progress. Matthaus, who was West Germany's 1990 World Cup winning captain, said: "I think Germany will get past the first round as they have an easy group.
"But England or Sweden are likely to be the next opponents in the last 16 and I think that could be a bridge too far."

Matthaus added: "We don't have the quality of players to match England, Argentina, Holland, Italy, Portugal or even Croatia."
The former German international midfielder believes England's current strength has a lot to do with Paul Robinson's emergence as a top-class goalkeeper.

"Robinson can make the difference between this World Cup and the last two big tournaments," said Matthaus.
"You can have a good team but you will struggle to get to the final if you do not have a good keeper.
"England are my favourites from Europe. They have great players - Wayne Rooney could be the outstanding young player of the World Cup, and then there is Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and David Beckham."

Matthaus also predicted Brazil's defence would be too weak to allow them to capture a sixth World Cup.
"I would say Argentina are the strongest team outside Europe. As a team they are very compact, and have very good players all round.
"Brazil's defence is a big problem - they do not have the quality there to win the title and they might even have a problem getting out of their group.
"They have to face Australia, who have a good coach in Guus Hiddink, who has sorted their problems out.

"They have to play Japan who drew 2-2 with them in the Confederations Cup and whose coach is Zico and knows all about Brazilian football; then they have Croatia who have caused them problems in their last two friendlies."

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