By Michael Place

RIO DE JANEIRO chaussure puma suede , Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- The year 2017 was repletewith emotion in South American football as titles were decided indramatic circumstances, tragedies were overcome and World Cupfairytales came true. Xinhua looks at some of the highs and lows ofa year to remember.

BEST COACH

Former Corinthians coach Tite, whose given name is AdenorLeonardo Bacchi, took charge of Brazil in mid-2016 when the teamwas in disarray. The five-time World Cup champions had just beeneliminated from the Copa America without reaching the knockoutstage, prolonging a slump that began with a humiliating 7-1 WorldCup semifinal defeat at home to Germany two years earlier. UnderTite's stewardship puma suede pas cher , Brazil went on to win nine consecutive WorldCup qualifiers, reclaiming the world No.1 ranking for the firsttime in seven years and becoming the first team (other than hostsRussia) to qualify for football's showpiece tournament next Juneand July. Brazilians are again excited about their national teamand, while the heartache of 2014 will never disappear, there ishope that Russia 2018 might at least bring redemption.

BEST GOAL

Few goals could match the emotion of the one scored by HenryRojas that secured Millonarios their 15th Colombian first divisiontitle earlier this month. Millonarios and their Bogota rivals SantaFe were tied 2-2 on aggregate in the 85th minute of the final'ssecond leg when Rojas sent a thunderous first-time shot into thetop corner from around 30 yards. The strike prompted an almostequally impressive 25-second goal shout from Caracol TV commentatorJavier Fernandez.

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT

In 1985, Ricardo Gareca scored the goal for Argentina thatdenied Peru a place at the 1986 World Cup. Thirty years later hewas appointed coach of the Blanquirroja Femme Puma Suede Heart Satin Noir En ligne , tasked with ending thecountry's World Cup drought that dated back to 1982. He quicklywent about turning South America's perennial underachievers into aformidable unit. Gareca steered Peru to third place at the 2015Copa America and the quarterfinals of the same tournament in2016.

However those achievements paled into insignificance compared tothe events of the past 12 months. Having won just one of theirfirst six World Cup qualifiers in South America's CONMEBOL group,Peru went on a roll - going unbeaten in their last six matches - tosecure an intercontinental playoff berth against New Zealand. Agoalless draw against the All-Whites in Wellington was followed bya 2-0 victory in Lima five days later as Peru's World Cup droughtended and Gareca completed his transformation from villain tonational treasure.

BEST TEAM

Brazil's Gremio earned the mantle of continental champions whenthey defeated Argentine side Lanus 3-1 on aggregate in the CopaLibertadores final. It was the Porto Alegre club's third triumph inSouth America's premier club competition following their titles in1983 and 1995. The result earned the team a place in the FIFA ClubWorld Cup in the United Arab Emirates, where they lost the final toReal Madrid 1-0 earlier this month.

WORST TEAM

Paraguay's Sportivo Trinidense had the poorest record of anyteam in South America's 10 biggest domestic leagues that werecompleted in 2017, with just five wins from 44 matches. A mentionmust also go to Buenos Aires outfit Arsenal de Sarandi, who have sofar registered just one win Femme Puma Basket Heart Patent Noir Pas Cher , two draws and nine losses in thecurrent Argentine Primera Division season, which finishes inMay.

WORST SIGNING

Flamengo's gamble to sign Argentine midfielder Dario Conca on ayear-long loan from Shanghai SIPG was nothing short of an abjectfailure. The 34-year-old played just three matches as he struggledto recover from a serious knee ligament injury. He returned toShanghai earlier this month with his reputation in Brazil somewhatblemished, having previously shone during spells with Rio deJaneiro giants Fluminense and Vasco da Gama.

BEST PLAYER

In our opinion, this was a tie between Gremio pair Luan andArthur. Forward Luan, a member of the Brazil team that won lastyear's Olympic gold medal in Rio Acheter Femme Puma Basket Heart Patent Blanche , was named Copa Libertadoresplayer of the tournament with eight goals in 12 matches. Arthur,who has been linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid, was Gremio'smidfield metronome with his calmness under pressure, wide passingrange and defensive prowess.

BEST RECOVERY

It was a tempestuous year for Brazil's Chapecoense, who wereforced to rebuild almost from scratch after losing 19 players andall of their coaching staff in a plane crash in November 2016. Theclub used four different head coaches in 2017 - Vagner Mancini Femme Puma Rihanna Leadcat Fenty Fur Slide Claquette Wine En ligne ,Vinicius Eutropio, Emerson Cris and, finally, Gilson Kleina - in aneffort to avoid relegation to Brazil's Serie B. Under Kleina,Chapecoense were unbeaten in their final 10 league matches andsecured a berth in next year's Copa Libertadores.

Rescue workers and volunteers search for survivors at the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City Acheter Puma Rihanna Leadcat Fenty Fur Slide Claquette Noir , capital of Mexico, on Sept. 21, 2017. The death toll from Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake in central Mexico has climbed to 273, the government said on Thursday. (XinhuaFrancisco Canedo)

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake in central Mexico has climbed to 273 Femme Fenty Puma Rihanna Suede Creepers Rose Vente , the government said on Thursday.

Half of those deaths occurred in the capital Mexico City, where nearly 40 buildings collapsed, and the remainder in surrounding and nearby states.

According to a release from the national civil protection agency, 137 people were killed in the capital, 73 in Morelos state Fenty Puma Rihanna Velvet Creepers Cement Vente , 43 in Puebla state, 13 in the State of Mexico, six in Guerrero state and one person in Oaxaca state.

The death toll is likely to rise as rescue operations continue and bodies are retrieved from the rubble of buildings destroyed by the quake, the agency said.

In an interview with local media, Mexico City Mayor Mig.