Argentines Abroad: 3rd & 4th October 2009

As the selección converge on Ezeiza from all corners of the world (well, western Europe) for the final, must-not-balls-up-this-time double-header of World Cup qualifiers against Peru (Saturday in El Monumental) and Uruguay (a week on Wednesday in Montevideo's Estadio Centenario), it's heartening that some of them have had more auspicious weekends than Carlos Tevez, who... Continue Reading →

Palermo sign the ‘new Kaká’

Well that's what they say he's going to become, anyway. Javier Pastore, the just-turned-20-year-old hero of Huracán's championship challenge during the Torneo Clausura, was unveiled as the newest signing at Palermo, where he told the press, 'my model is Riquelme.' Elsewhere in Europe, various Argentines played in pre-season friendlies for their clubs, including Javier Mascherano,... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: 16th & 17th May

After last week's midweek cup finals in Spain and Italy, the gongs are starting to be handed out for the competitions people actually care about now, and already we've got three more league champion sides in Europe with Argentine representation to add to AZ in the Netherlands and Porto in Portugal. The Spanish, Italian and... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs. Paraguay & Peru

The Argentina squad for the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers against Paraguay in Buenos Aires, and Peru in Lima, has been almost finalised prior to the weekend's domestic action in Argentina, after which three Boca Juniors players will be added to the list. Alfio Basile has called up Getafe defender Daniel Díaz to replace Nicolás Burdisso,... Continue Reading →


Andrés D'Alessandro was heading back out of the country on Wednesday, again in a north-easterly direction, but not this time as far as Europe. In fact, he's making a short hop over the Río de la Plata and Uruguay to the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, where 2005 Copa Libertadores winners Internacional are waiting... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo 1 – 1 LDU Quito

San Lorenzo wanted a sizeable win on Thursday night against Liga de Quito, Estudiantes' conquerors in the previous round of the Copa Libertadores. Knowing they'll have to travel to the Ecuadorian capital to play a high-altitude second leg, Ramón Díaz's team needed to attack and get a couple of goals ahead for their fans to... Continue Reading →

All evened out

The two outstanding matches from the first half of the Torneo Clausura were played on Wednesday, to leave all sides now having played 11 games going into the twelfth weekend. In the sixth round match postponed following the death of fan Emanuel Alvarez, San Lorenzo beat Vélez by a single goal in the Nuevo Gasometro,... Continue Reading →

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