Argentina’s Copa Sudamericana qualifying ties drawn

On Wednesday afternoon, CONMEBOL drew the fixtures for the first round [CORRECTION: this is the second preliminary round, not the first] – the preliminaries – of the 2013 Copa Sudamericana, with the biggest news from an Argentine point of view being River Plate’s return to continental competition four years after their last appearance (it’s also Belgrano’s debut at this level, but no-one cares as much about that). The six Argentine sides – the five who qualified via the 2012-13 league table, plus Vélez Sarsfield who are allowed in thanks to winning the Superfinal – will play each other for a place in the first round proper. The ties, with the first side named being the ones who get to play the second leg at home, are:

River v San Lorenzo; Vélez v Belgrano; Lanús v Racing. First legs will be played at the end of July.

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Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - and across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizzard, Howler and the Hong Kong Jockey Club among others. He's also the presenter and producer of Hand Of Pod, the internet's finest - and, it's true, only Argentine football podcast. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch.
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