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Veron and Morel Lead Poll on Best Players of the Americas
    2008-12-26 09:03:03     Xinhua

Argentine midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron from Estudiantes de La Plata (Argentina) and defender Claudio Morel Rodriguez from Boca Juniors (Argentina) head the poll for the best soccer player of the Americas from the Uruguayan daily "El Pais".

According to the information published on Thursday by El Pais, in the fight for the first place also are Argentine defense Marcos Angeleri (Estudiantes de la Plata-Argentina) and Argentine midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme (Boca Juniors-Argentina).

Paraguayan defender Paulo da Silva (Toluca-Mexico), Ecuadorian goalkeeper Jose Cevallos (Liga-Ecuador), Paraguayan defense Julio Cesar Caceres (Boca Juniors-Argentina) and Brazilian forward Nilmar (Internacional-Brazil) are competing, too.

Regarding the best coach the poll is equal for three Argentines, two of them coaching South American national teams.

Coach of the Chilean team Marcelo Bielsa, coach from Liga de Quito club (champion of Libertadores Cup 2008) Edgardo Bauza and coach of Paraguayan national team Gerardo Martino compete for the the best coach.



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