Rodrigo Silvera’s mum speaks out

Tuesday night saw the return of football hooliganism to England after stabbings outside the West Ham United vs Milwall League Cup match, but there's been a small step forward in the battle against violence in Argentine football. You've probably not heard of Rodrigo Silvera if you're not Argentine. Back in November (the 1st, to be... Continue Reading →

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A homage to Verón

If you can remember new year's day, you'll remember that Juan Sebastián Verón was recently named South America's Footballer Of The Year for 2008 by El País of Montevideo. Well now, on Soccernet, you can read more about why I was pleased to see him take the award. 'Footballers produced by South America come in all... Continue Reading →

¡Boca Campeón!

In the end it was the most nail-biting of finishes, as Tigre tried and tried to break down Boca's resistance, but the most incredible of titles wasn't to be. Boca lost the match, 1-0, to a Leandro Lázzaro header midway through the second half - but with all three sides tied on three points in... Continue Reading →

The final approaches

By the end of today, Argentina will have a new champion. San Lorenzo are out of the running due to the goal difference mathematics, so it's a straight race between Boca Juniors and Tigre. Boca have won twenty-eight titles (amateur and professional), whilst Tigre have finished second, once - and that was a year ago.... Continue Reading →

A breathtaking win for Boca

The AFA's incompetence in organising a playoff system that might have either rendered the final match meaningless, or ensured that one team would go into it without any motivation to win, has been papered over by Boca Juniors, who on Saturday evening beat San Lorenzo de Almagro 3-1 in Racing's stadium. One (very) depressing point: one... Continue Reading →

Plummetting interest

On the day the US Federal Reserve announced an astonishing rate cut, things at the other end of the Americas also begin to look a bit less interesting. San Lorenzo met Tigre in the first match of the title-deciding triangular, and it was the Cuervo who came out on top, meaning that if they beat... Continue Reading →

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