first_imgArgentina coach Lionel Scaloni insists the Copa America will only truly begin for the nation against Paraguay on Wednesday.Having slumped to a disappointing 2-0 loss to Colombia in their opener, Argentina are bottom of Group B and in danger of an early exit.Scaloni, who took charge in 2018, is expecting an immediate response from his players when they next play in Belo Horizonte. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Almost wiping the defeat from memory, the Argentine insists the tournament starts now.”The Copa for us is like it has not started yet. The group is doing well, assimilating the defeat as it should,” he told a news conference.”We would have liked to have started in another way, but the players are clear that there are two games to play.”Scaloni was unwilling to name his starting XI on Tuesday, but said: “I have several things in mind but there are players who are not 100 per cent, we will wait until tomorrow. “We are going to wait for certain players who are not 100 per cent physically.”Anyone has the possibility of being a starter, the decision is based on what we look for tomorrow, the consideration is the same for everyone.”While Angel Di Maria was subbed off during the display, Real Betis midfielder Giovanni Lo Ceslo, a summer target for Tottenham, could be switched having been deployed out wide in the opening clash.”The idea is that tomorrow Gio (Lo Celso) will be in another position, where he feels more comfortable,” revealed Scaloni.”No player likes to leave the team, but on the other hand, those same players are the first to add in. We will not have any problems with that.”Despite the disappointing result, there were elements of the display which pleased him, and the former West Ham defender hopes to see his team become more consistent over 90 minutes when they face Paraguay, who drew 2-2 with Qatar in their first outing.”Most winning teams haven’t dominated as we did in those 30 minutes with Colombia,” Scaloni said.”If we had scored, our situation would be different. Unfortunately, we didn’t score and paid for it.”last_img read more

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A funeral service has been held in Denmark for the three children of a business tycoon who were killed during the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, the Associated Press reported.Holch Povlsen, the owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, comforted his wife, Anne, and their surviving daughter, Astrid, as three flower-covered coffins were brought out of hearses at Aarhus Cathedral. The family was staying at the Shangri-La Hotel in the capital of Colombo when it was attacked. More than 350 people died in bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21. Members of the Danish royal family and Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen attended the emotional service. Holch Povlsen, 46, is the sole owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, the biggest shareholder of fashion retailer ASOS and the largest private landowner in Scotland. read more

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