View from South America

Messi and Tabarez make history

March 3, 2012
By Sam Kelly
It's fairly rare that international friendlies are given much significance these days, but the midweek round of matches recently was a positive one for a number of South American sides, and threw up achievements which were downright historic for two of them. The only South American side to lose were Venezuela, who were thrashed 5-0 by Spain.

Venezuela's defeat was described as 'an embarrassment' by their manager Cesar Farias, but even the fact that there was widespread disappointment ...

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