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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Argentinas theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day. Eric Dickerson Jersey . This time he didnt score on his own, but set the stage for Angel Di Maria to score an extra-time winner against Switzerland. "It doesnt matter if its beautiful or ugly," Di Maria said. "Only that Argentina won and will play another game in the tournament." Argentina will play Belgium in the quarterfinals. Except for its final group-stage win over Nigeria, Argentina has won its matches in Brazil in the same manner -- grinding down its opponents rather than dazzling them with brilliant football. In the first half Tuesday, Argentina struggled to find paths through Switzerlands five-man midfield, and it was the Swiss that produced the best chances. Granit Xhaka pushed Sergio Romero to a great save and Josip Drmic spoiled a great opportunity when he tried to chip the ball over the Argentina goalkeeper. When cracks started opening in the defence in the second half, goalkeeper Diego Benaglio kept Switzerland in the game, stopping Gonzalo Higuains header and Messis low shot in the 78th minute. Benaglio also saved a powerful attempt by Di Maria in extra time, and it looked like the Swiss would be able to push the game into a penalty shootout. Then, in the 118th, Rodrigo Palacio won the ball in midfield and fed Messi, who dribbled down the middle in trademark fashion, escaping a challenge from Swiss defender Fabian Schaer before poking the ball to Di Maria. Unmarked, the Real Madrid player beat Benaglio with his 10th goal in Argentinas colours. "Whats important is that we moved on to the next stage," said Messi, who has scored four of Argentinas seven goals, including an injury-time winner against Iran. "It was difficult. We knew it was going to be a hard match." Swiss substitute Blerim Dzemaili nearly equalized right before the end but his header hit the post, and the rebound bounced off his knee and wide of the goal. Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, whose brother died at age 81 one the eve of the match, said his team leaves the tournament with "our heads high." "We made life very tough for them," he said. "They managed to keep their cool. It shows Argentina has a good team." Hitzfeld said it was his last match as a football coach. He had earlier said he would quit after the tournament. His Argentine counterpart, Alejandro Sabella, said he thought his team played a "wonderful match," though he conceded theres room for improvement. "It was a match that we deserved to win," said Sabella. "The first half was very even. They had two clear chances and after that the match was ours." Argentina will play its next match without left back Marcos Rojo, who is suspended after receiving his second yellow card on Tuesday. ------ Lineups: Argentina: Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Federico Fernandez, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo (Jose Maria Basanta, 105); Fernando Gago (Lucas Biglia, 106), Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria; Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Lavezzi (Rodrigo Palacio, 74). Switzerland: Diego Benaglio; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Johan Djourou, Fabian Schaer, Ricardo Rodriquez; Xherdan Shaqiri, Gokhan Inler, Granit Xhaka (Gelson Fernandes, 66), Valon Behrami, Admir Mehmedi (Blerim Dzemaili, 113); Josip Drmic (Haris Seferovic, 82). Jack Youngblood Jersey .com) - The Boston Bruins announced Monday that the team has signed goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year contract. Tyrunn Walker Jersey . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell. . The mood in Seattle was electrified as the parade featuring the NFL champions began near the Space Needle and made its way to CenturyLink Field, the home of the team. At a ceremony inside the stadium, the team thanked its loyal followers -- the 12th Man -- capping a day of boisterous celebration that drew an estimated 700,000 revelers to Seattle.REGINA - Tearrius George said there was a lot more than money behind his decision to stay with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.The CFL club announced Friday that it had signed George to a contract extension. The all-star defensive tackle said the unique community in Regina made the decision to stay an easy one.I dont think you can go anywhere else in the CFL and find a community like this and a team like this, so that factored in a whole lot, George, who was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 10, said at a news conference Friday.Theres a lot of community support. Ive got people like my landlord Randy, hes a pretty cool guy. A lot of people in the community who make sure youre OK, and I dont feel like you can find that too many places.You might find more money but I dont think youll find that.The six-foot-four, 277-pound native of Fayetteville, N.C., will enter his fifth season with the Riders after originally signing with the team as a free agent in February 2011.The 32-year-old was named a West Division all-star for the second consecutive season after recording career highs with 37 defensive tackles and 12 quarterback sacks while starting all 18 games in 2014.His 31 career sacks with the Riders are the fourth-highest total in team history. Andrew Whitworth Jersey. George said hes confident that the Roughriders will be able to sign some of their other free agents on defence, a list that includes Canadian defensive end Ricky Foley.Regardless, there will be changes to the Roughriders defence next season after their 2014 campaign ended with a 18-10 loss to Edmonton in the West Division semifinal. The team is looking for a new defensive co-ordinator after announcing that Richie Hall will not return to the role. Head coach Corey Chamblin has gone on record saying he wants a more aggressive defence.Thats good, because Im an aggressive guy, George said.The Roughriders also face an aging defensive core. George, star defensive end John Chick and Foley, if he re-signs, will all be in their early 30s on opening day.While all three players are still playing at a high level and look to have a few good years of football left, George noted how quickly that can change.If youre a smart football player every year you come in thinking this could be my last for any reason — injury or not playing well or a younger guy or whatever it is, he said. Thats a mentality Ive carried all my career. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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