Argentina wins easily over Haiti 4-0 in World Cup tuneup for South AmericansBy AP
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Argentina wins easily over Haiti 4-0
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina easily defeated Haiti 4-0 in an international friendly Wednesday, one of the last warm-ups for the South Americans before they head to the World Cup in South Africa.
Argentina played without its Europe-based stars, with coach Diego Maradona taking a look at local players who could make his 23-man squad.
Boca Juniors’ Martin Palermo, the club’s all-time leading scorer, helped his chances with a goal. Facundo Bertoglio scored two and Sebastian Blanco added the other.
Many of the Haitian players lost loved ones in the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. The highlight for many members of the team appeared to be lining up at halftime to snap a photo with Maradona.
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