MBB : Boeheim declines comment on lawsuit filed by Davis, Lang

first_img Comments Published on December 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Jim Boeheim declined to comment on the lawsuit filed against him last week by former Syracuse basketball ball boys Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, who have both accused former associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting them.When asked about the lawsuit following Tuesday’s 80-61 win over Bucknell, the SU head coach waived the question away with his right arm.‘No. No comment,’ Boeheim said. ‘We’re going to talk about basketball from now until the year is over.’The lawsuit, filed on Dec. 13, targets both Boeheim and Syracuse University for defamation. Davis and Lang formally announced the suit at a press conference at a hotel in New York City, where they appeared with their attorney Gloria Allred.Allred said the lawsuit will be filed in New York State Supreme Court.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn reaction to the initial story regarding allegations of sexual abuse against Fine, Boeheim called Davis and Lang ‘liars’ who were seeking money. He has since apologized for those comments.Tuesday was the first time he faced a question about the matter in a public setting. According to an article published on ESPN.com, Boeheim also declined to comment on the lawsuit when Andy Katz asked him about it last Wednesday.During the press conference in NYC, Allred said Boeheim’s apology was too late, and that it was time for the head coach and the university to be held [email protected]last_img read more

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Syracuse beats UMass 6-0 in season-opener

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] AMHERST, Mass. — Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon let out an excited “Ohhh!” as he stared onto the field. Sophomore forward Sheridan Street had just uncorked a shot from 20 yards out on the left wing that sailed into the top right corner of the net, extending Syracuse’s lead over Massachusetts to 3-0.Street’s teammates quickly rushed toward her and tapped her on the head in congratulations before trotting back to the circle at midfield.“Obviously it’s great to open the season with a victory, and a convincing one at that,” Wheddon said. “… I’m proud of the ladies. Some of the goals were absolutely spectacular.”With a flurry of offensive firepower and a controlled, possession-oriented tempo Syracuse dictated from the beginning of the match, SU (1-0) rode to a season-opening 6-0 victory over Massachusetts (0-1) at Rudd Field on Friday evening.Wheddon said the Minutemen didn’t test his team much defensively, but was very pleased with Syracuse’s offensive production. The Orange outshot its opposition 16-9 and finished with 10 corner kicks to Massachusetts’ zero.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we’ve focused a lot of our time in preseason on being dynamic in attack,” Wheddon said. “We got multiple goal scorers there, today a lot of people had multiple chances which is what we’re looking for.”Ten minutes in, forward Alexis Koval scored on an empty net after a cross from the wing landed in the box. Just two minutes later, Stephanie Skilton took a pass from Erin Simon on the right wing and dribbled around the Massachusetts goalkeeper to extend the lead to two.“We’re trying to build it from the back to go wide to get (the ball to the) endline, and then get that way through to the box,” forward Alex Lamontagne said.After Street’s goal 23 minutes in, Syracuse continued to work the ball from side to side, looking for open passing lanes and forcing Massachusetts to chase the ball around the field.Wheddon said he likes his team to dictate the pace of play depending on the opponent, and because Massachusetts typically had its defense stacked in front of the ball, Syracuse often took its time building up its attack.“UMass was a very direct team so they played a lot of long balls forward,” Wheddon said. “We had to be ready for that.”Senior forward Maya Pitts sent a ball through the box in the 58th minute from the left wing to Lamontagne, who took one dribble before firing it into the net for a 4-0 lead.Wheddon sprung from his seat and clapped in approval.“Our game plan was just come in hard, show them that we wanted to set the pace and we wanted to come out being the team that dominated,” Lamontagne said.Ten minutes later, Koval scored her second goal on a penalty kick, and Pitts added SU’s final goal with eight minutes remaining after Koval sent in a cross from the right side that was redirected by Lamontagne.Pitts finished with a goal and two assists, and is looking to build off a 2014 season in which she only tallied three goals.“I think I’ve just gotten a lot more confident in myself and grown as a player and as a person and I think you see it on the field,” Pitts said.After blitzing the scoreboard, Wheddon could be heard telling his team to “manage the game” as Syracuse controlled the pace and tried to milk down the rest of the clock.Said Wheddon: “We wanted a shutout, and we’ve talked about how to manage a game, so I’m pleased with the way they did that.” Commentslast_img read more

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Mandzukic fires Juventus into Champions League last 16

first_imgTurin, Italy | AFP | Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal as Juventus eased into the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Valencia in their Group H clash.Cristiano Ronaldo provided the assist that allowed the Croatian to tap in just before the hour mark in Turin.The win for the Italian champions, who only needed a point to ensure qualification, combined with Manchester United snatching a late 1-0 win over Young Boys at Old Trafford means Valencia crash out of the competition.Massimiliano Allegri’s side will now have to wait to see whether they top the group when they play their final group game mid-December in Bern against Young Boys.Juventus have 12 points from five games with Manchester United on ten.“We’ve grown from last year,” said Allegri, whose side were knocked out in the quarter-finals last year by Real Madrid.“We have become faster in playing the ball, then of course, there is Cristiano Ronaldo … but we made some mistakes and we did not get a second goal, we have to improve.“Ronaldo gives us a sense of security and confidence, but the team is essentially the same as last season.”Ronaldo came out firing on all cylinders after his controversial red card during his first Champions League game for Juventus in Valencia back in September, which Allegri’s side still won 2-0.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was in top form in the Allianz Stadium with chances in the first three minutes, including a powerful drive straight at Valencia’s Brazilian goalkeeper Neto. Juventus controlled the game with Rodrigo Bentancur and Blaise Matuidi masters of the midfield with Dybala up front flanked by Ronaldo and Mandzukic.Miralem Pjanic and Giorgio Chiellini had penalty calls waved aside, with Ronaldo again skimming the post after 25 minutes.A clever Leonardo Bonucci backheel flip was picked up by Joao Cancelo whose curling effort flew past the post to the frustration of Ronaldo who had been position for the pass.However the hosts could thank goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for going into the break 0-0 when his one-handed save stopped Mouctar Diakhaby’s searing header.Juventus piled on the pressure after the break with Neto denying Ronaldo from a free-kick.But Mandzukic broke through in the 59th minute as Ronaldo shook off Gabriel with some fancy footwork and flashed a low shot across the face of goal that found the Croatian forward, who just had to finish off.Valencia thought they had scored two minutes later but Diakhaby’s header was ruled out and the defender penalised for handball.The Spaniards could thank Neto for limiting the damage, clearing a curling Dybala shot and a late Ronaldo header.“We should have been sharper going for the second goal,” said Allegri.“Valencia proved they are in good shape, have the best defence in La Liga and it’s not easy to score against them.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Humble Lion vows to take case to CFU

first_imgHumble Lion Football Club and their president, Mike Henry, are up in arms with a recent Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) ruling fining the club $25,000 and deducting three points.Portmore United claimed Humble Lion used an ineligible player, who was registered to Portmore United, in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game between the teams on January 24 at the Effortville Community Centre. Humble Lion won the game 3-1.Humble Lion maintain that the player in question, 18-year-old Ricardo Dennis, has not played for Portmore in five seasons, which automatically makes him a free agent.Portmore United, on the other hand, produced documents indicating that the player represented them in the St Catherine Under-17 tournament in 2014.Document withdrawnSince, according to Henry, Portmore asked for that document to be withdrawn because of irregularities and requested that investigations into the matter be postponed.Consequently, Henry, who is also the member of parliament (MP) for Clarendon Central, is demanding that the scoreline and points be restored, and the $25,000 fine rescinded.Anthony Pringle, one of the club’s founders, said they met all criteria to register the player, while Portmore are yet to produce one piece of legal evidence that the player belongs to the club.”Where a player has not performed in an official match for 30 months, a transfer certificate is not required. He (Dennis) last played for Portmore at U15s in 2011 and he has not played for five years.”We will find a way to take it to Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and FIFA. We are also expressing the community feeling, and I am willing to pursue it as it is not a decision that should be supported on the integrity of how we should operate,” he added.”The player said he has not played for Portmore at the Under-17 level. He gave us that in writing and his family has said so. But the important element is this document here (St Catherine U-17 competition match card). This document they are using is the one Portmore said was improperly dealt with,” Henry said, while issuing copies of a match card of a St Catherine Under-17 competition from 2014, at a press conference hosted by the club in Kingston yesterday.Dennis’ name was on the match card as a substitute.”In that context, even Mr Jackie (Patrick) Walters’ name is used. I asked Jackie Walters if he was present on this day, and he said no. He was not even on the ground,” Henry revealed of the match card, which also had Walters’ name written on it.”So we are saying this is a fraudulent document and does not prove Dennis played for them. So I will not stray from the illegality of the document,” Henry said.The Clarendon club appealed the decision initially.However, it was upheld by the Professional Football Association of Jamaica.Henry believes the process was compromised, as instead of the three-member appeals panel, only two were present to make the ruling.”I question the integrity of some of the decisions. I asked Mr [Winston] Dawes, ‘So why were you not at the meeting?’. He said he only saw it on the TV and only two members of that body met, and he was never invited to the meeting.”last_img read more

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Garden of Hope for HIV/Aids

first_imgThe colourful mural symbolises the liftingof the secrecy that still surroundsHIV/Aids today.(Images: Sanbi)  The recently opened Garden of Hope in the Free State National Botanical Garden has been thoughtfully designed to challenge the stigma surrounding HIV/Aids and offer a tranquil haven for those living with it.More people are affected by HIV/Aids in South Africa than anywhere else in the world.The garden was officially opened in December 2009, with many dignitaries and special guests in attendance. These included representatives from the Botanical Society of South Africa and the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the provincial Department of Health, and a number of UN employees from branches dealing with HIV/Aids.The event was marked by exuberant music, dance and song provided by the botanical garden’s choir, young violinists from Joe Solomon Primary School, and petite dancers from http://www.namibian.org/travel/namibia/damaraland.htm.The garden’s curator Peter Gavhi, and Zaitoon Rabaney, operations director of the Botanical Society of South Africa, performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony while garden staff lit candles.A chorus of vuvuzelas, South Africa’s noisy but popular plastic trumpets seen at all football matches, sounded for a minute at noon in recognition of those who live with HIV/Aids, and those who have already died from it.Soothing environmentA number of special features make this a place of relaxation and serenity for all visitors, not only those who are HIV-positive. These elements are designed to offer a sensory experience that uplifts and heals.The central water feature stands as a symbol of life and renewal, and is especially significant for the African continent given its frequent droughts and heavy reliance on the precious resource.Three pillars rise from the water. The faces carved into them symbolise the millions of people living with HIV/Aids. Surrounding the circular water feature are two rings of sandstone slabs, which represent the journey of life, and also unity and infinity.Grass surrounds the central area, its lush growth symbolising love, empathy, compassion and support for those living with HIV/Aids.A path of sandstone encircles the grass, signifying life’s hardships and the rocky ground on which people often find themselves.Finally, the garden’s perimeter is divided into two. One half consists of a colourful mural, to bring HIV/Aids out into the open. While there is secrecy there is no hope, and only when the falsehoods and rumours are stamped out can positive action be taken.The other half is a semicircle of honeybell bushes (Freylinia densiflora). This hardy fynbos plant, one of nine Freylinia species all occurring in South Africa, attracts birds and gives off a sweet fragrance that represents the beauty of life.HIV epidemic peakingFigures released in 2009 by the Human Sciences Research Council reveal that in 2008 about 5.2-million South Africans were living with HIV/Aids. The report also revealed that more than 250 000 people died of Aids in that year.While prevalence averages around 11% nationally, the epidemic has peaked, according to national youth HIV-prevention programme loveLife, which released its second annual publication on the status of HIV in South Africa in November 2009.Some groups are more vulnerable than others – prisoners, disabled people, Aids orphans and commercial sex workers are at particular risk of contracting HIV.However, in the past five years the prevalence of HIV among 15- to 24-year-olds has dropped. This also indicates that the rate of new infection has decreased.Haven for flora and faunaThe Free State National Botanical Garden, opened in 1969, is part of the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s network of gardens around the country.Covering 70ha and situated in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, the garden is open every day of the year.About 400 species of plants make their home here. Most species are indigenous to the surrounding areas of the Free State, Lesotho and Northern Cape, such as species of the genus Rhus or karee, white stinkwood (Celtis africana), the magnificent Orange River lily (Crinum bulbispermum), white and orange wild dagga (Leonotis leonurus) and many medicinal plants.The vast area provides shelter for 124 bird, 54 reptile and 49 mammal species.The garden also contains an interesting fossil tree trunk of the species Dadoxylon arberi, which flourished in the Harrismith district and is estimated to be between 150- and 300-million years old. D. arberi is an ancient member of the extinct Cordaites genus of trees that were the forerunners of today’s conifers and ferns.More examples of this extinct specimen can be seen in the Petrified Forest of Damaraland in northern Namibia.last_img read more

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Mytoptrendz ® Ponytail Holder Ring Comb Brown Thick Ring Comb Clip Ponytail Hair Clip – Four Stars

first_imgFeatures of Mytoptrendz® Ponytail Holder Ring Comb Brown Thick Ring Comb Clip Ponytail Hair ClipThick ring comb ponytail hair clip measure approx 4.5cm diameters 1.5cm thicknessPerfect as ponytail holderColour: Tort brown Material : plasticplastic decor with star and diamond shape cut out patterns on thin bronze gold colour metalThick ring comb ponytail hair clip measure approx 4.5cm diameters 1.5cm thickness plastic decor with star and diamond shape cut out patterns on thin bronze gold colour metal Great Ponytail Clip It does what it says but found it a bit too small. Product arrived within time given but took a while. Seems to hold my granddaughter ponytail ok. I remember using these on my daughters hair and couldn’t find them anywhere now. Strong comb Perfect as ponytail holdercenter_img Excellent ponytail clip really good. I love these ring combs but they are hard to come by. I’m so glad i found one here. Got this one because i got a pkt of two smaller ones and because they were so good i bought a bigger one i love these would recommend them to anyone. Bought in preference to wearing a band in my hair. Find this is far more secure. Good quality and a good price. These were exactly what i was looking for. My granddaughter is very hair sore- she has naturally long hair and hated us using the elastic bobbles. She actually sat still and let me put her hair up without crying when i used the new ‘slides’. I had tried all over to buy these without success-i remembered them from when i was young. They arrived within the time span predicted. Teeth are strong and not easily broken. My only gripe is that i wish it was also made in a larger size. Product arrived within time given but took a while. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-10-25 19:56:18Reviewed Item Mytoptrendz® Ponytail Holder Ring Comb Brown Thick Ring Comb Clip Ponytail Hair ClipRating 4.4 / 5  stars, based on  9  reviews Colour: Tort brown Material : plastic Posted on October 25, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Ponytail HoldersTags Mytoptrendzlast_img read more

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Wilmington College names Brandi Montgomery Agriculture Student Recruiter

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brandi MontgomeryWhen Brandi (Fornshell) Montogmery joined Wilmington College’s admission staff in 2014, she was no stranger to WC, as she is an alumnus from the Class of 2013. Her recent appointment as the College’s primary recruiter of agriculture students was, in turn, especially appropriate as she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agirculture.She returned to WC in 2014 after working two years in the agriculture industry.Adam Lohrey, director of admission, said her job experience, coupled with that gained as a former agriculture student and Student Ambassador with the Admission Office, have set up Brandi for success in her new role.“She will continue building relationships with high schools and other agriculture programs, in addition to working closely with our faculty in student recruitment and cultivating relationships within the agriculture industry,” he said.Lohrey said Montgomery will coordinate Wilmington College’s presence at the Ohio, Indiana and National FFA conventions, while also interfacing with FFA and agriculture instructors throughout Ohio and beyond.In addition, she will continue a close affiliation with the Ohio Farm Bureau as a young professional in agriculture as a delegate to the annual meeting and a member involved with local programming. At WC, she will supervise agriculture majors in the student ambassador program, lead farm tours for prospective students and their families, and take a leadership role in group visits to campus and visit program days.last_img read more

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Sun, Sand, and Software: Why Miami is Fired-Up for Tech

first_imgPeople who say Austin is the “next Silicon Valley” have obviously never been to Miami.Miami has its tropical climate, world-class art scene, and ample business crowd, technology companies have found a new home-sweet-home, leaving locals wondering what took so long?Perhaps still best known for the bright colors, sandy beaches, and Art Deco made famous by the late great Miami Vice, the city has embraced its roots. The heritage and symbols of Miami have used their hearts to lure in entrepreneurs, developers, and new businesses. Here are just some of the advantages precipitating the influx of entrepreneurs to the Miami area.Extreme liveability.Priced out of up-market locales like Boston and Silicon Valley, fledgling entrepreneurs view the cost of living in Miami as a significant factor in where to set up shop. It’s easier to recruit talent in markets with a lower cost of living, and it’s certainly easier to pay them an attractive wage than it would be in higher priced cities. Case in point: according to BestPlaces.net it’s 55 percent more expensive to live in traditional tech hubs like San Francisco, Boston, and New York than in Miami.But not only will a Miami address save you some dollars, but it’s more fun and more relaxed. How many other leading U.S. cities can brag of white sand beaches, turquoise water, and stately palm trees? Not to mention the vibrant (if not legendary) social scene.Just ask Albert Berdellans, Head of Marketing and New Media for Ultra Music Festival. Berdellans says, “There’s never a dull second in Miami — from the restaurants to the people to the events. The city is alive with contagious energy.”A gold-star economy.Miami’s healthy economy also makes it attractive to entrepreneurs. According to the Miami Urban Future Initiative, the city’s GDP ($288 million in 2016) is growing ar three percent; almost double the national average. Last year, the city took top honors for the Kauffman Index; a scale common among economists and tech pioneers which measures startup activity, beating the other top 39 metro areas in the US.Perhaps more telling, last year Miami-area startups received $1.3 billion in venture capital funding, placing the city eighth on the list of U.S. cities in terms of VC activity — right between Seattle and Chicago — two cities with large tech ties.“Miami is at an exciting moment in which both startups and VCs are growing in numbers, which makes it an exceptional time to be here,” says Olivia Ramos, founder, and CEO of Deepblocks, a technology company using artificial intelligence to optimize real estate development. “With the current momentum, we look forward to continuous growth.”While some entrepreneurs may consider founding companies in San Francisco or Austin, Caribu CEO Maxeme Tuchman never did: “I made a business decision to keep Caribu in Miami, and there are a lot of reasons we haven’t picked up and moved to San Francisco. This ecosystem is incredible, and its network will help us grow. We have this squad of women in Miami who are so collaborative. We all feel super responsible for each other.”Established tech companies are starting to take notice of the city’s stellar economy, too. “We’re extremely impressed by what we’ve seen there,” says Enrique Ortegon, SVP of SMB Sales at the tech giant, Salesforce. “Not only with the number of new businesses popping up, but with the level of innovation. It’s put Miami squarely on our radar.” Salesforce comes to Miami next week to host a Growth Camp conference on March 14. Anyone curious about using technology to start a business, grow a company, and serve customers can attend for free.A culture that values diversity.Miami has always valued its multi-cultural roots. Although the business value of diversity has become something of a buzz across the country, Miami is a market where diversity isn’t just a goal — it’s a lifestyle.Entrepreneurs can find a wealth of Latin American resources in the area — in terms of both human and financial capital; traditionally those resources have been invested in entertainment and other industries, but these days are more drawn towards tech.Mónica Black, Partner at TheVentureCity, a new growth acceleration model that helps diverse founders achieve global impact says, “Diversity is everywhere here — and that’s a great thing because companies with diverse leaders are driving the economy and commanding top dollars from funders and partners.” Companies like TheVentureCity use Miami’s diverse population to put Miami on par with other rising tech areas, demonstrating the advantages that come from an array of backgrounds.Silvina Moschini, President of TransparentBusiness, CEO and Founder of SheWorks!, agrees that it’s a positive, adding, “Transparency and technology are key for building inclusive and diverse organizations and break the barriers that separate the talent from the opportunities. Fortunately, Miami has been very forward-thinking in that regard.”Female entrepreneurs specifically are on the rise, smashing that storied glass ceiling in Miami faster than anywhere in the country. The Miami Herald recently reported that Florida ranked #1 in the nation for the growth of women-owned businesses.  “Women are on the rise in Miami’s business scene, and I love it,” says Carla Curiel, Founder & CEO of Mundo Lanugo. “Do I feel like I’m breaking barriers? Sometimes yes, sometimes no — but I am happy that my twins can see a woman who’s committed to family, career, and culture. It can be done.”Sun, sand, and software: Miami as a tech kingpin.Miami has always loved its work-hard-play-hard moniker. While it’s always been a stomping ground for big business, tech companies and entrepreneurs have realized there’s a lot to like about the city. Is Miami poised to join the top tier of tech hubs? All signs point to the affirmative. Maybe that free Salesforce Growth Camp conference can help you get in on the action. Tags:#Miami#Miami lifestyle#Miami nightlife Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts last_img read more

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Lionel Scaloni warns rivals that Argentinas best is yet to come

first_imgArgentina manager Lionel Scaloni believes there is more to extract from his side following an unspectacular 1-0 friendly win at Morocco.After a shock 3-1 defeat to Venezuela last weekend, Argentina headed over to Morocco without captain Lionel Messi.The Barcelona superstar picked up a knock in his first game back for nearly nine months. Thus, Paulo Dybala took Messi’s place in the line-up but was unable to be much of a threat due to a clear lack of chances.Windy conditions during the second half made things even trickier for Argentina before substitute Angel Correa scored a match-winner seven minutes from time.While the Atletico Madrid forward was able to spare Scaloni’s blushes, the 40-year-old accepted his side must improve.“Argentina’s best version is always to come, as happens with all the other teams,” said Scaloni, according to Fox Sports.“There is no team always at their 100 per cent.“Obviously it was impossible to show a good game, both for Argentina and Morocco [because of the wind]. But we will achieve our best version with a lot of hard work, and we have some time to get ready for that.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“As we all know Morocco are a hard team, with a lot of good players, who are capable of complicating any team. This time they faced an eager Argentina. We are eager to play, to get results, to defend these colours, and that is really important for us.“It was a difficult game for Morocco because they were playing with the home crowd pressure and also maybe the wind did not help them either.”Argentina will next be in action in this summer’s Copa America tournament in Brazil, with Colombia awaiting them in their Group B opener on June 16.Despite concerns over Messi’s participation in the competition, Scaloni stated on Monday that it’s clear the 31-year-old will be in his squad.⚽ #Selecció[email protected] 🇦🇷 1 – #Marruecos 🇲🇦 0¡Final del partido! Con gol de Ángel Correa, el Seleccionado Nacional triunfó en el estadio de Tánger! pic.twitter.com/iNVfmcktmO— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) March 26, 2019last_img read more

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