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for their enthusiastic and committed participation.
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those who made our Model United Nations 2015 a success.
WASHINGTON---Ever Banega scored on a deflected
shot, Federico Mancuello added a late goal and
Argentina beat El Salvador 2-0 in a friendly match
Argentina was lackluster without its star Lionel
Messi, who stayed on the bench with a bruise on
his right foot. The Barcelona star took a knock last
Sunday in the Spanish league clasico' against Real
Madrid, and missed several training sessions this
week with the national team.
Messi had tests done on Tuesday, which revealed
no serious injury.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said he decided
to not play Messi after a practice Friday, in which
the striker was still showing lingering pain.
"If the player is not ready, there is not a need to
put him at risk," Martino said.
Banega scored with a 54th minute shot that
deflected off defender Nestor Renderos and beat
goalkeeper Derby Carrillo. Mancuello sealed the win
with a free-kick from a tight angle in the 88th.
Martino started Carlos Tevez for the first time
since taking over the team last year, but the Juventus
forward was ineffective in attack with Gonzalo
Higuain and Angel Di Maria.
Argentina faces Ecuador tomorrow at New Jersey,
in its last warm-up match before Copa America in
Nigeria, South Africa draw 1-1 in friendly
South Africa equalized deep in injury time for a
1-1 draw with Nigeria in their international friendly
Bongani Zungu knocked in a loose ball to deny
the Nigerians a much-needed victory at Mbombela
Stadium in the northern South African city of Nel-
Ahmed Musa's classy 85th-minute goal momen-
tarily revived Nigerian spirits after their surprise 1-
0 home loss to Uganda in the week. CSKA Moscow
forward Musa cut in from the left wing and curled
a right-footer into the top right corner of the goal.
South Africa had missed a penalty in the 63rd
minute, when midfielder Andile Jali was too casual
and had his soft spot-kick stopped by debutant
Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.
Akpeyi pulled off another good block in the
buildup to the equalizer, but Zungu pounced to
score from the rebound.
"I think it's a fair result but, when you're 1-0 up
and you concede in the last minute, it's never good,"
said Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi, who
took charge of the team for the last two games while
head coach Stephen Keshi and the federation remain
in dispute over a new contract.
Also yesterday, Zambia beat Rwanda 2-0 to give
Rwanda's new 29-year-old Northern Irish coach
Johnny McKinstry a losing start. Tanzania and
Malawi drew 1-1. New African champion Ivory Coast
plays Equatorial Guinea in a late game.
Ghana's rebuilding---following its loss last month
to Ivory Coast in the final of the African Cup of
Nations---began Saturday with another defeat, 2-
1 to Senegal in a friendly in Le Havre, France.
Switzerland-based forward Moussa Konate scored
twice for Senegal, with his opener coming five min-
utes after arriving as a substitute for recalled striker
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom pulled one goal back
for Ghana in the 84th, but coach Avram Grant saw
his team lose for the second time in two months
to Senegal after going down by the same score in
the group stages of the Cup of Nations. Ghana has
a second friendly during FIFA's international window
against Mali on Tuesday.
For new Senegal coach Aliou Cisse, it was a prom-
ising first match in charge.
Also Saturday, Uruguay beat Morocco 1-0 with
Edinson Cavani's 51st-minute penalty and Togo---
under interim coach Tom Saintfiet---struggled in a
lackluster 1-1 draw away to minnow Mauritius.
Argentina beats El Salvador 2-0
Belgian Saintfiet is in line to be appointed
permanent head coach, but Togo has
regressed since making its debut at the
World Cup in 2006 and failed to qualify
for this year's African Cup under home-
grown coach Tchanile Tchakala, whose
contract was not renewed. Striker
Emmanuel Adebayor wasn't part of the
squad for the Mauritius game.
Gambia returned from a ban to beat
Mauritania 1-0 on Friday night, the tiny
West African country's first international
since 2013. Gambia was banned for two
years in April last year for falsifying doc-
uments and fielding overage players in a
youth tournament, but the Confederation
of African Football eased that suspension
and Gambia can now play again.
Ebou Kanteh scored in the first half to
give the Gambians a winning return to
international soccer. (AP)
El Salvador's Alexander Larin (13) pulls on the shorts of Carlos Tevez (23) during the first half of an international friendly soccer game on
Saturday. AP PHOTO
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