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Argentine soccer team decline to meet Kirchner

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Argentine soccer team decline to meet Kirchner

In an uncharacteristic display of modesty, Argentine coach Diego Maradona and his players declined an invitation to a presidential reception because they felt "unworthy". President Cristina Kirchner said: "The players refused because they felt they did not deserve such an accolade." However, she disagrees with their assessment, and the invitation is open-ended Read more: MSN


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