Argentina squad vs Japan

Sergio Batista has announced the Argentina squad which will travel to Tokyo for a friendly against Japan on the 8th October. In spite of the injury he suffered against Atlético de Madrid at the weekend, Lionel Messi is included, as are returnees Oscar Ustari and José Sosa. There's also a first call-up to the senior... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Argentina 4 – 1 Spain

Having taken slightly longer than planned to get around to writing this post, here I am with something a bit more analytical (I hope) on the Argentina vs Spain friendly from Tuesday afternoon. It was the world champions' first defeat since winning the World Cup on the 11th July, and as such Argentina now take... Continue Reading →

Something for the weekend

It won't have escaped the attentions of many HEGS readers that Brazilian club Internacional won the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night in a very entertaining second leg of the final against Mexicans Chivas (3-2 on the night, 5-3 on aggregate). Andrés D'Alessandro was key to their success, and as such there's plenty of Argentine interest... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs Spain

Sergio Batista today named his Argentina squad to take on Spain in the second friendly of his caretaker managership with the team. The match will take place at 5pm local time on Tuesday, 7th September, in River Plate's Estadio Monumental. The biggest stories surrounding the list are Agustín Marchesín's call-up as the third goalkeeper, Andrés... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores: Banfield go out

Estudiantes are the last Argentine club left standing at the quarter-final stage for the second Copa Libertadores campaign running, after Banfield threw away their 3-1 first leg victory over Internacional to lose 2-0 in Porto Alegre to an Andrés D'Alessandro-inspired Inter and exit the competition on Thursday night. Internacional will now be Estudiantes' opponents in... Continue Reading →

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