The view from South America

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September 13, 2012
By Sam Kelly
The last few days have been eventful in terms of breaking long-standing sporting runs in the Americas. A Brit winning a major tennis tournament is undoubtedly the most visible of those in the Anglophone world, it's true, but the last two rounds of South American World Cup qualifiers have thrown up one or two as well in a race that's becoming increasingly congested as we approach the halfway point in the campaign.

It's tricky to know where to start, in fact - or it would be if it weren't ...

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