Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Thursday, October 17, 2019 05:33:50 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Argentine coaches square off in Copa America semi-finals

By Agency
01st-Jul-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »


Only three teams are left in the Copa America and whichever lifts the trophy next weekend, one thing is guaranteed -- the winning coach will be an Argentine.
Argentina take on Paraguay in the southern Chilean city of Concepcion in the second semi-final on Tuesday.
Hosts Chile have already sealed their second successive Copa final berth after beating Peru 2-1 in the first semi-final.
All four teams, however, have Argentine coaches. Chile are led by Jorge Sampaoli, Peru by Ricardo Gareca, Argentina by Gerardo Martino and Paraguay by Ramon Diaz.
"It's a source of great happiness for the whole country that we not only have top-class players but also top-class coaches," Diaz said after his side disposed of Brazil in a penalty shootout on Saturday.
Argentina looked good in their last match against Colombia but once again struggled to find the net, despite having attacking talents Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria in their starting lineup.
In the end it was their reserve striker, Carlos Tevez, who eased them into the last four with the decisive penalty in a shootout.
Their opponents Paraguay are perhaps the most unlikely of the semi-finalists, although they have already faced the three most successful sides in South American football history -- Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay -- and come through unbeaten.
Tuesday's match will be a repeat of their group clash against Argentina, when they battled back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw.
A number of players go into the semi on yellow cards and if they are booked would miss the final. They include Messi and his Argentine team mate Javier Mascherano.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Stringent measures needed to bring onion prices at tolerable level


THOUGH the prices of onion decreased slightly in the last week following adequate supply in markets, consistent open market sale (OMS) and monitoring by the government, it's again showing upward trend due to syndicated activities of some unscrupulous traders. The business syndicates defying government's monitoring allegedly playing tricks to make ...

Football »

FIFA president 'disappointed' by empty stands at Koreas qualifier


AFP, Seoul :FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was "disappointed" after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.The rare match in the North Korean capital ended 0-0 on Tuesday, with Infantino one of the few people ...

International »

Debating Democrats blast Trump, demand his impeachment


AFP, Westerville :Democratic White House hopeful united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the ...

Entertainment »

Crown of ‘Miss Universe Bangladesh 2019’ unveiled


Entertainment Report :A franchise of Miss Universe, ‘Miss Universe Bangladesh 2019 was unveiled its prestigious crown (Tiara) on Tuesday with the presence of top 10 contests of the beauty pageant. The event was held at the Amisheé Fine Jewelry flagship store in the capital’s Gulshan area. Two judges of this ...

International »

Qatar rules out possibility of war between US and Iran


AFP, Doha :Qatar's defence minister ruled out Wednesday the possibility of a war between the United States and Iran amid rising tensions in the Gulf following attacks on oil tankers.Doha is an ally of Washington, but also has good relations with Tehran that has helped it overcome a political and ...

Editorial »

Anti-Corruption Commission must prove its success by conviction


The Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated an investigation against 43 people involved in illegal casino businesses. A senior ACC official told the reporters that they had obtained evidence against these 43 people to be involved as bigwigs in illegal casino operations, who included ruling party stalwarts and former and serving government ...

City »

Newly formed Convening Committee of Bangladesh Ainjibi Forum placing floral wreaths on the Mazar of Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman in the city on Tuesday. Convener of the committee Advocate Khondkar Mahbub Hossian was present, among others, on the occasion.


Football »

Ayhan equaliser forces France to wait for Euro 2020 spot


AFP, Paris :France drew 1-1 with Turkey in Euro 2020 qualifying on Monday in a match played against a backdrop of diplomatic and security tensions after Paris condemned Ankara for its military offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria.Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in from a corner to put France ahead on ...

Cricket »

ICC increases prize pot for Women's T20I World Cup by 320%


In a major boost to women's cricket, the ICC has decided to increase the prize money by 320% for the upcoming T20I World Cup which will be held in Australia.For the event in Australia next year the winners and runners up will now receive $1 million and $500,000 respectively; five ...

International »

Russia will not allow Turkey, Syria clash


AP, Ceylanpinar, Turkey :Russia will not allow clashes between Syrian and Turkish forces, Russian president's special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev said on Tuesday.Speaking to the press in Abu Dhabi, amid President Putin's visit to the UAE, he also stressed that Moscow viewed the Turkish offensive in Syria as unacceptable, ...

International »

Brexit deal with Britain ‘possible this week’: EU's Michel Barnier


AFP, Luxembourg  :EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that a deal with Britain could be reached this week, but warned more tough talks are still needed.British and EU officials are racing to reach a deal on Britain's exit terms before a summit of EU leaders starting on Thursday, as ...

Business & Economy »

Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, speaking at a training program for Center Leaders of Rural Development Scheme (RDS) organized by Bhola Branch of the bank at its premises recently. Md. Abdus Salam, Barishal Zonal head of the bank and local elites were also present.


Entertainment »

Marvel fans slam actress Jennifer Aniston for dissing MCU films


Jennifer Aniston is the latest A-list Hollywood figure who has taken a dig at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Aniston, 50, who has starred in blockbusters such as 'Bruce Almighty', 'Marley & Me' and 'Horrible Bosses', was asked the reason why she decided to return to TV in an interview."It wasn't ...

Entertainment »

Janhvi Kapoor wants female versions of Kabir Singh and Joker


Janhvi Kapoor says there should be more roles that portray the uninhibited side of women -- like female versions of Kabir Singh or Joker. "Times are changing, but I still I think we need to have a little less sanitised role for women. The best such role I can think ...

Sports »

'Best ever' Biles hails record 25 world medals


US gymnastics star Simone Biles won her fifth gold medal in the women's floor final Sunday to conclude her "best ever" world championships and take her career record to 25 medals.Biles, who won the beam title earlier in the day, also claimed an unrivalled 19th world gold following her previous ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news