Rio De Janeiro, June 26 (Xinhua/UNB) -- Argentina will have no margin for error when they meet Venezuela in the Copa America quarterfinals on Friday, according to midfielder Leandro Paredes.
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has been a shining light for Argentina in this tournament, playing in a more withdrawn role than his customary No. 8 position.
"I know I still have a long way to go," Paredes told reporters ahead of the match at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.
"I'm working hard in every training session and every match to get better. I knew that when I changed position I had to add new aspects to my game and hopefully I've done that."
The 24-year-old said he felt no pressure to fill the void left by Javier Mascherano, the midfield organizer who retired from international football after last year's World Cup.
"I take on the challenge in the best way possible because I like to have the ball and assume responsibility during matches," said the former Roma player, who has been capped 15 times for his country.
Paredes said he is wary of the threat posed by Venezuela, who beat Argentina 3-1 the last time the sides met in March.
"We saw how they hurt us on the counterattack," he said of the friendly defeat in Madrid. "We have to stay focused and try to keep the game under control. Hopefully we'll have learned from that match."
Dhaka, June 25 (UNB) – Thakurgaon District crushed Lalmonirhat District beating them by a massive 12-0 goals in the JFA U-14 National Women’s Football Championship’2019 at the Rangpur District Stadium on Wednesday.
Anika made double hattrick scoring six goals, Ranjana struck two while Juli, Nishi, Dipika and Tithi netted one each for the winners.
In the day’s another match at the same venue, Dinajpur District beat Panchagarh District by 6-5 goals in the tie breaker as the match was locked in a goal-less in the schedule time.
In the day’s other match, Bogra District beat Noagaon District by 4-0 goals at the Muktijoddha Smriti District Football Stadium in Rajshahi on Wednesday.
Shamima and Mukta scored two goals each for the winners.
Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) – Hosts Mymensingh District clinched the zonal title to qualify for the final round of the BFF-UNICEF U-16 National Women’s Football Championship’2019 eliminating Narayanganj District by 3-1 goal in the regional final at the Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan District Stadium in Mymensingh on Wednesday.
Polystruck twice in the 30th and 44th minutes while netted the other for the Mymensingh in the 50th minute.
Inni scored the lone goal for Narayanganj in the 70th minute.