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Argentina make Falklands protest before World Cup

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Argentina inflamed their rivalry with England on the eve of the World Cup, unfurling a banner claiming sovereignty of the Falkland Islands before defeating Slovenia 2-0. 

Argentina's footballers pose for photos holding a banner reading 'The Malvinas are Argentine' before a friendly match against Slovenia, at La Plata stadium near Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 7, 2014

Goals from Ricardo Alvarez and skipper Lionel Messi on Saturday ensured a winning send-off for the home side before 52,000 adoring fans at La Plata, north of Buenos Aires.

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