Argentina’s 2018 World Cup squad announced: Icardi won’t travel, but Dybala will

After months of speculation, Jorge Sampaoli announced Argentina's final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup at lunchtime on Monday. As expected, there was no place for Mauro Icardi, who Sampaoli is said to feel struggled to integrate with the rest of the group, and who was disappointing when called up for Argentina last year.... Continue Reading →

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Saturday Superliga highlights: Arsenal thrash Central, Godoy Cruz beat Argentinos and a Libertadores stalemate

Saturday's Superliga matches began with Godoy Cruz coming from behind to claim a 2-1 away win over Argentinos Juniors which means that while Boca Juniors are still red hot favourites for the title, they won't win it this weekend; Godoy Cruz go level on points with Boca, who have two games more to play (the... Continue Reading →

Sunday Superliga highlights: River’s reserves ease past Arsenal, and Boca are on the brink

Sunday brought five matches and eleven goals in the Superliga. In the 11am kick off, there was unusually low score, with Huracán beating Tigre 2-0 to cement their continental qualification hopes. At (late) lunchtime, goals from Brian Mansilla and Lautaro Martínez helped Racing win against their manager Eduardo Coudet's old club, Rosario Central, 2-0, before... Continue Reading →

Saturday Superliga highlights: advantage Boca as Godoy Cruz are held, and Heinze’s Vélez smash Temperley

Saturday brought some interesting Superliga results, none more eye-catching than Vélez Sarsfield's improvement in one of the very first matches of the afternoon to tonk relegated Temperley 4-2 away from home, thanks to two second half goals from Lucas Robertone. Meanwhile, San Martín and Lanús were drawing 1-1 in San Juan. Talleres got their Copa... Continue Reading →

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