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AFA faces lawsuit from female player to make women's league pro in Argentina

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Despite being home to the world's best players like Lionel Messi, Argentina still sees soccer as a man's game.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field.

Macarena Sanchez wants to change that -- now.

The 27-year-old Sanchez is taking legal action against her club and the Argentina Football Association in an effort to gain professional status. The case could set a precedent in a nation that is home to Lionel Messi and some of the world's...

River Plate vs. Boca Juniors friendly cancelled amid safety fears

Next month's Superclasico between River Plate and Boca Juniors in the Mar del Plata tournament will not take place because of safety concerns, authorities have announced.

The match was initially confirmed on Mar del Plata's tourism website as the last game of the 2019 tournament.

"The Superclasico has been discarded due to the facts that everyone knows which took place in last month's Libertadores final," Mar del Plata government secretary Alejandro Vicente told the GDM radio show.

The...

River Plate back use of Fan IDs in Argentina's Superleague

River Plate president Rodolfo D'Onofrio said on Monday he would support the use of Fan IDs for top-flight games in Argentina.

On Friday, defense minister Patricia Bullrich said she had reached an agreement with the Superleague to begin the process to use Fan IDs in all the country's stadiums.

"The agreement that we have signed today with the Argentina Superleague marks the beginning of our support for all who participate in the football event. By knowing who is inside the stadiums, we make...

Copa Libertadores trophy has club's name misspelled on winners' plaque

Fans from all over the world converged on Madrid to watch the Copa Libertadores final. Here's the best of the best from a historic day of football.

CONMEBOL did not win any fans in Argentina when football's governing body in South America last month decided to move the return leg of the Copa Libertadores final out of the country.

They have lost even more since the trophy was awarded to River Plate after Sunday's 3-1 triumph over bitter arch-rivals Boca Juniors in Madrid.

CONMEBOL's tweet of a photo of the Copa Libertadores trophy, the plinth of which has plaques of all the previous winners, alerted everyone to a mistake.

The current winners'...

No Tottenham move for Wilmar Barrios - sources

Tottenham battled their way to a fourth consecutive Premier League win thanks to a first-half Erik Lamela header at the London Stadium.

Tottenham have no plans to sign Colombia international Wilmar Barrios, sources have told ESPN FC.

It has been reported that Spurs have agreed personal terms with the midfielder's representatives and are preparing a bid to sign the 25-year-old -- who played against England at the World Cup -- from Argentine club Boca Juniors.

But sources have told ESPN FC that there have been no contract talks, that Barrios was not a target for Spurs in the summer and that he is not on their wish-list now.

Mauricio...