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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / SoccerSoccerBasketballVolleyballTennisGolfTrack & FieldSwimmingMotorChinaStarsEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Messi to miss Rio Olympics: Martino(Xinhua) Updated:2016-02-02 09:35Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallBUENOS AIRES – Lionel Messi will miss this years Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to remain fresh for Argentinas World Cup qualifying campaign, national team coach Gerardo Martino said on Monday.Barcelonas Lionel Messi reacts during match between Malaga and Barcelona of Spanish Liga BBVA in La Rosaleda stadium, Malaga, Spain, January 23rd, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]Argentina will contest the Copa America in June and the Olympic Games in August, and Martino suggested the continental tournament would take precedence.”We have the Copa America, the Olympic Games and three World Cup qualifiers in September. It would be asking too much of him to have him in all three competitions,” Martino told Argentine radio station La Red.The former Barcelona manager added that each of the Albicelestes three permitted over-23 players in Rio would likely be defenders.Messi was a part of the Argentina team that won the 2008 Olympic football tournament in Beijing. The Albiceleste did not qualify for the competition four years later in London.8.03KPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometownLi Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMost PopularWhats HotSchwizer snatches Longines victory at ZurichHighlightsZou Shiming beats Coutinho in WBO intl flyweight boxing title boutJohn Terry to leave Chelsea in summerDjokovic wins sixth Australian Open titleConmebol supports Infantino for FIFA presidencySpecialShanghai Rolex MastersIAAF World Championships Beijing 2015Beijing wins 2022 Winter Games bidLi Na retires from tennis…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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