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ARGENTINA 7 BOLIVIA 0
A virtuoso performance from Sergio Aguero led Argentina to a 7-0 friendly win over Bolivia in Houston.
The Manchester City forward is recognised as one of the world's premier goalscorers and a pair of deft finishes were in keeping with that reputation.
But unusually, it was his creativity that stood out with wonderful passes for both of strike partner Ezequiel Lavezzi's first-half goals as Gerardo Martino's side led 3-0 at the break.
Bolivia have hurriedly applied for a U.S. visa for their new coach Julio Cesar Baldivieso -- who, as a talented attacking midfielder, was part of their World Cup squad in the United States 21 years ago.
Bolivia have not been to a World Cup since, and would seem to be going about the task of making it to Russia 2018 in a strange fashion. The appointment of Baldivieso is the latest episode in a bizarre soap opera, a story with so many twists that it needs to be told episode by episode.
Episode 1: Earlier...
ASUNCION, Paraguay -- The president of South America's football confederation says CONMEBOL and FIFA will audit the finances of the Bolivian Football Federation, whose leader was jailed for alleged corruption.
Juan Angel Napout said Wednesday that the audit will be carried out through a private company. He spoke to The Associated Press from the Paraguayan capital that is home to CONMEBOL headquarters.
In July, Bolivia's Football Federation head Carlos Chavez was jailed on charges he diverted funds...
Bizarre goings on in Bolivia; the national team coach who's sacking was announced in mid-July will now be staying on. Mauricio Soria will remain in charge for the friendlies early next month against Argentina and the Dominican Republic, and will presumably be the man to lead Bolivia into the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign, which gets underway in October.
Soria fell out with the Bolivian FA last June during the Copa America. He took the team into the quarterfinals, where they went down 3-1...