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Lima, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The national soccer teams of Peru and New Zealand are now ready for a match Wednesday to define which team will qualify for the 2018 World Soccer Cup in Russia, with a lot of local optimism for the victory.

La Paz, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar started their struggle to conquer the Award for the Latin American and Caribbean Best Athlete of the Year in the sports survey of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina, dividing the votes of four Bolvian press media between themselves Tuesday.

London,Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Marin Cilic''s hopes were left hanging by a thread after a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 defeat to the USA''s Jack Sock, who scored his first ever win in the year-end finals

Zagreb, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic heaped praise on his players after they saw off Greece with the minimum of fuss in their play-off tie on Sunday to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup.

Zurich, Switzerland, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) A new period of sales for tickets for the World Soccer Cup of 2018 in Russia will begin on November 16, as announced today by the FIFA on its official page Tuesday.

13 de noviembre de 2017, 17:20Santo Domingo, Nov 13 (PL) The torch of the 8th National Sports School Games 2017, scheduled from December 5 to 10, was lit today at the headquarters of the Ministry of Education in the Dominican capital.

13 de noviembre de 2017, 14:49Havana, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan player and Major League professional baseball star Jose Altuve received the first vote in favour of the annual sports poll of Prensa Latina news agency to select the best Latin American athletes of 2017.

London,Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov admitted he had felt ''pretty nervous'' after seeing off Austrian Dominic Thiem in three dramatic sets on his ATP Finals debut.

Buenos Aires, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The former Argentinean football star Diego Armando Maradona said today on social networks that he had undergone surgery to repair the ligaments in his left shoulder and he is fine.

Polokwane, South Africa, (Prensa Latina) Senegal won its match as a visitor to South Africa 2-0 in the match of the second day of Group D in the African qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and qualified for the event.

Aigle, Switzerland, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) named Frenchman Jean-Christophe Peraud as the new director of the fight against technological doping in the bicycles.