Argentina’s Copa América starts here

Argentina beat Costa Rica 3-0 last night, becoming the first side to score more than two goals in a game in this tournament, and qualifying for the quarter-finals by finishing second in Group A. After the game, Lionel Messi announced that, ‘a new Copa has begun.’ In this piece for In Bed With Maradona, I examine how the team suddenly came to life, and give a quick preview of the other final group games today and tomorrow.

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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, Cube Goal and anyone else who'll pay him. 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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One Response to Argentina’s Copa América starts here

  1. Bobby Gee says:

    Batista’s line up changes wrok wonders for Argentinos. This was the real Argentinos. It was good Batista sat Tevez. I like you posts. My wife is Braisleiros. I am a Flamenguista. My two good friends are from Buenos Aires. In 1998 I got hooked on River Plate, Boca Juniors , and the rest in Argentina.

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