Are there changes on the way in the Argentine league?

Over the next few years, like, not necessarily immediately. AFA president Claudio Tapia spoke to the press on Wednesday, and at least one of the things he said gave hope to those of us who've hoped for improvements to the Argentine league system for ages. What did he say, exactly? Well, most excitingly, he said... Continue Reading →

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Some details about the 2017-18 Primera División season

On Monday we finally heard when the 2017-18 top flight season in Argentina will kick off, under the auspices of the new Superliga. The first weekend of the championship will be the weekend of Sunday, 20th August, according to Olé, and initially the organisation will 'borrow' various services from the AFA, including the disciplinary tribunal and... Continue Reading →

Hand Of Pod 262: the season review

The two hundred and sixty-second episode of the best and worst English-language Argentine football podcast on the internet is up now. In it, I talk to Andrés about Boca's title win, what's left to decide continental qualification next year, our team (or rather, squad) of the season – which you can see over on the HOP... Continue Reading →

Episode 224: Lanús close in, Godoy Cruz win again and Argentina’s Copa América shortlist

Episode 224 of Hand Of Pod is online – get it here!

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The two hundred and twenty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod is short but sweet with plenty of food for thought. Lanús and Godoy Cruz continue to look like the two favourites for the title playoff – indeed, Lanús could confirm their place with two matches remaining depending on results this weekend – whilst last year’s bigger sides all had underwhelming weekends due to Copa Libertadores commitments (Huracán went out on Tuesday night; River Plate and Racing followed them shortly after this episode was recorded). As well as this, we run the rule over Gerardo Martin’s 40-man Copa América squad shortlist, answer listeners’ questions, and predict what results will be like this weekend with the help of a die, to see whether it really is just pot luck…

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