Did we learn anything from Argentina v Haiti?

On Tuesday, Argentina continued their recent trend of bidding a pre-World Cup farewell to their fans with a friendly against opponents who, with no disrespect to Haiti, or to Canada in 2010 or Trinidad and Tobago in 2014, are not quite on the level of the opponents they'll face in the tournament. Did we learn... Continue Reading →

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Talking to Lionel Messi’s youth coach ahead of the Copa América Centenario

In April, I headed up from Buenos Aires to Rosario, Lionel Messi's hometown, for a feature for ESPNFC ahead of the Copa América Centenario. Whilst there, I talked to Ernesto Vecchio, the youth coach who oversaw Lionel Messi's childhood development for longer than anyone before Messi moved to Barcelona, and to Nicolás Canessa, an occasional team-mate of... Continue Reading →

Friday football preview: round one

During the new Argentine Primera División season, I'll have an article each Friday lunchtime on The Bubble looking forward to the highlights and lowlights from the coming weekend of football - in short, which matches you should try to set aside the time to watch (and try to get along to, if you're in Buenos Aires)... Continue Reading →

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