2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
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- Dani Alves hit out at Dunga's Brazil overhaul
Barcelona defender Dani Alves, on the Brazil sidelines since the World Cup, has criticised national coach Dunga for what he deems an excessive overhaul of the squad after their Germany-inflicted Cup misery. Dunga has sought to bring in a variety of new faces since succeeding Luiz Felipe Scolari last July.
- Argentina manage without Messi in win over El Salvador
Argentina rested superstar Lionel Messi but were still too powerful for El Salvador in a 2-0 friendly win over the Central American minnows at Fedex Field in Landover, Maryland. A deflected Ever Banega strike on 54 minutes and a curling free-kick from debutant Federico Mancuello three minutes from time secured a straightforward win for the World Cup finalists as they build towards June's Copa America in Chile. Although Argentina football officials said early this week that tests showed Messi suffered no serious injury to his right foot when he took a knock in Barcelona's 2-1 win over Real Madrid last Sunday, he missed training with the team in Washington on Thursday.