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Brazil Makes World Cup Cut

By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Three rounds before the end of the World Cup 2010 qualifiers, Brazil defeated arch-rivals Argentina by three goals to one and guaranteed the first of four South American berths in South Africa next year.

The match took place last Saturday, September 5, at the Gigante de Arroyito Stadium, in Rosário, hometown of Argentina's current golden boy, Lionel Messi, and also of revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

A hostile mood preceded this match of two historical rivals, with several polemic declarations from Maradona, who provoked and teased the Brazilian team. This . . .

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