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San Lorenzo begin 30-team championship with 2-0 win
San Lorenzo begin 30-team championship with 2-0 win

Libertadores Cup holders San Lorenzo began their Argentine league championship campaign with a convincing 2-0 win over promoted Colon at the Nuevo Gasometro on Saturday.

Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award
Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award

 Decorated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dubbed 2014 "the best year of my life" after playing a key role for the Spanish giants as they swept to four titles including a record-extending 10th European crown.

Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe
Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe

Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week. An estimated 9,000 fans made the tortuous and costly trip from Buenos Aires to Marrakech to witness what they believed was the most important week in their club`s history.

Real Madrid players hail special FIFA Club World Cup victory
Real Madrid players hail special FIFA Club World Cup victory

European kings Real Madrid were crowned the world club champions after defeating San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday.

Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014
Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014

Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.

James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final
James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez is available for Saturday`s Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo but centre back Sergio Ramos needs a late fitness test, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

San Lorenzo dream of unlikely win over Real Madrid
San Lorenzo dream of unlikely win over Real Madrid

San Lorenzo, undeterred by the big gulf that separates them from Real Madrid, have vowed to play with "a knife between our teeth" when they face the European champions in Saturday`s Club World Cup final.

San Lorenzo give Pope something to cheer at Club World Cup
San Lorenzo give Pope something to cheer at Club World Cup

Libertadores Cup winners San Lorenzo gave their number one fan Pope Francis something to celebrate on his 78th birthday by booking their place in the final of the World Club Cup on Wednesday.

Pope Francis` favourites San Lorenzo lift Libertadores Cup

San Lorenzo, the Argentine club who can number Pope Francis among their loyal supporters, lifted the Libertadores Cup for the first time in their history on Wednesday when they beat Nacional Asuncion of Paraguay in the final.

Paraguayan footballers are `fierce`, warns Diego Maradona

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona warned San Lorenzo to prepare for a tough match against Nacional in the Libertadores Cup final, saying Paraguayan footballers "are fierce."

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down talk of World Cup rivalry

With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

Botafogo sack coach after Libertadores exit

Botafogo has sacked coach Eduardo Hungaro after the team`s elimination from the Copa Libertadores.

River Plate beat Boca Juniors 2-1, first time away in 10 years

River Plate ended a 10-year wait for an away victory over Boca Juniors in the Argentine "superclasico" with a 2-1 win at La Bombonera on Sunday.

Borghi returns to Argentinos Juniors

Former Chile coach Claudio Borghi is returning to former South American champions Argentinos Juniors where he shone as a striker and whose team he steered to the club`s third Argentine league title in 2010.

Valencia hire Pizzi as coach to replace sacked Djukic

Valencia have completed the appointment of Argentina-born coach Juan Antonio Pizzi to replace the sacked Miroslav Djukic, the La Liga club said on Thursday.

Football-mad Pope Francis greets his winning team

Pope Francis warmly greeted players from his favourite football team San Lorenzo after a general audience in St Peter`s Square on Wednesday, following their victory in the national championship in Argentina.

San Lorenzo win Argentine championship

San Lorenzo won Argentina`s Inicial championship after title rivals Newell`s Old Boys were held 2-2 by Lanus.

Pope Francis receives signed jersey from Messi

Pope Francis was presented with a jersey signed by Argentine soccer star Messi by a group of priests during Wednesday`s public audience.