International Soccer

Afternoon Ticker: Argentina to play in U.S., Ronaldo's retirement and more

Argentina 1 (Reuters)  


The World Cup won't be the only place American fans can catch Argentina men's national team in action this year.

Argentina has scheduled to play a friendly in the U.S., and will do so sometime after the World Cup. According to USA Today, there are four FIFA-sanctioned international dates from which Argentina will play on.The four dates ares: Aug. 11, Sept. 3-7, Oct. 8-12 and Nov. 17.

The last time Argentina played in the United States was in a friendly against the U.S. men's national team in June 2008 at Giants Stadium, a game that ended in a scoreless draw in front of 78,682 spectators.

Here are more stories from Monday:

Ronaldo plans retirement

One of soccer's all-time greats is soon calling it a career.

Brazilian legend Ronaldo has signed a new two-year deal with current club Corinthians, and plans to retire when the contract expires at the end of next season. Ronaldo, who has 97 caps and helped Brazil lift the 2002 World Cup trophy, also has not ruled out a chance of playing in this summer's World Cup, although Brazil manager Dunga has yet to call him up.

Tevez aiming to return for Chelsea match

In Argentina dealing with the premature birth of his second daughter, Carlos Tevez is hoping to return to Manchester City in time for the club's match vs. Chelsea this weekend. Tevez has missed the last three games due to his daughter being in intensive care, but she made progress over the past weekend, making it possible for Tevez to head back to Roberto Mancini's squad.


Who would you like to see Argentina play? Sad to hear Ronaldo is retiring? Think Tevez will return in time for the Chelsea match?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Pablo

    No… You are right. He can’t enter the US, same as Amy Winehouse. I was just asking Franco if this means that AFA is not planning to have Diego around after the World Cup. Or maybe, they will come without him… Unless the organizers got a special permit for him (same thing they got for WC 1994)


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