Estudiantes La Plata News
Argentina's Juan Sebastian Veron turned down a personal offer from new Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini to join the Premier League club, the midfielder has said.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss Saturday's Club World Cup final against Estudiantes after suffering a thigh injury in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over Atlante.
South American champions Estudiantes optimistically included Jose Sosa in their squad for next month's Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi as they announced their 23-man travelling party on Thursday.
Alejandro Sabella will be relying on the rich heritage of Estudiantes as symbolised by the Veron family when his team attempt to become world club champions next month.
A goal by Uruguay forward Sebastian Fernandez ensured Banfield kept a share of the lead in the Argentine first division championship following their 1-0 away win over San Lorenzo on Sunday.
Juan Sebastian Veron, captain of South American champions Estudiantes, has taken a 40% pay cut in his new one-year contract to help fund the club's junior teams, the midfielder told a news conference.
Estudiantes boss Alejandro Sabella cited his team's equaliser as the key moment in the Argentinian side's Copa Libertadores final victory as they beat Cruzeiro in Brazil.
The Champions League was a title that eluded Juan Sebastian Veron in Europe but South America's Libertadores Cup is within his grasp.
Cruzeiro are demanding a ruling on the viability of playing a Libertadores Cup match at Estudiantes on Wednesday amid an outbreak of the H1N1 flu strain in Argentina that has claimed 60 lives.
Estudiantes playmaker Juan Sebastian Veron is nursing a leg injury that could keep him out of the second leg of their Libertadores Cup semi-final away to Nacional of Uruguay on Wednesday.