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Latest news covering South American national teams: Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and more.

Lorenzo Melgarejo to play for Russia national team

Lorenzo Melgarejo

Former Liverpool target Lorenzo Melgarejo is considering the option of taking up Russian nationality and representing the country at the 2016 European Championship finals. The 25-year-old Paraguay left wing back has become disappointed with the lack of interest from his native country and could go on to become the Russian ...

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Marcelo Gallardo to be offered Chile job


As expected, Jorge Sampaoli is no longer in charge of the Chilean national team. The Argentine tactician, who helped La Roja win the 2015 Copa America trophy, quit his job and reports in Chile suggest that Marcelo Gallardo could be appointed as new coach. Talks with Marcelo Bielsa broke down ...

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Andrew Farrell hopes for Peru call-up

HARRISON, NJ - Sunday November 23, 2014: The New York Red Bulls take on the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca wants New England defender Andrew Farrell in his squad, reports in Peru suggest. Andrew Farrell was born in USA, but he lived in Peru for ten years. The 23-year-old footballer has yet to earn his USA cap, meaning that he is eligible to represent Peru in ...

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Jorge Sampaoli eyeing Chile exit

Jorge Sampaoli announces Chile squad for Paraguay friendly

Jorge Sampaoli, who helped Chile win 2015 Copa America last summer, is on the verge of leaving the national team. The Argentine tactician said in public that he was not happy with current situation in Chilean football and he was reportedly asking for a reduction of his exit clause. The ...

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Carlos Bacca named Colombia Player of the Year 2015


Carlos Bacca impressed in the 2014/2015 campaign with Sevilla. The Colombian attacker won the Europa League trophy with the Spanish outfit and he has been producing fine performances with Milan in Serie A this season as well. Unlike Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez, Carlos Bacca was injury free in 2015, ...

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