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Hangin' With ... River Plate Coordinator Of Audiovisual Media Matías Baretta

04 / 18 / 14

MATÍAS BARETTA works for Argentine first division side River Plate's media department as the club's coordinator of audiovisual media. On March 30, the Buenos Aires-based club won the latest installment of its well-documented rivalry with crosstown rival Boca Juniors. Before the match, the p...

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04/11/13
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04/09/13
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04/08/13
Brazil Hopes To Eliminate Stadium Police

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04/05/13
Confed Cup Tickets 70% Sold Out

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04/02/13
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