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Antonio Vespucio Liberti (ATT 52,000) 24th May 2010 - Kick off 20:30 Ref: V Rivera

Argentina Argentina vs Canada Canada

Argentina 5

M Rodriguez (16, 32)
A di Maria (37)
C Tevez (63)
S Aguero (71)

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Canada 0

Argentina crush Canada

Rodriguez stars in friendly win

Last Updated: 24/05/10 11:04pm

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Rodriguez: At the double for Argentina

Rodriguez: At the double for Argentina

Liverpool's Maxi Rodriguez scored twice as Argentina continued their preparations for the World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Canada.

Diego Maradona named a strong starting XI, with only Lionel Messi missing from the team that is expected to take to the field in Argentina's World Cup opener.

Messi was rested after a long season with Barcelona but his absence was not felt as Argentina swept aside their limited opponents.

Rodriguez opened the scoring with a free-kick on 16 minutes and then doubled Argentina's advantage 16 minutes later.

Angel Di Maria made it 3-0 before the interval and Manchester City's Carlos Tevez then added a fourth midway through the second half.

Sergio Aguero completed the rout in the 71st minute, moments after coming on as a substitute.

Argentina kick off their Group B campaign against Nigeria on 12th June before facing South Korea five days later and then Greece on 22nd June.

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