Argentines Abroad: 16th & 17th January 2010

For a change, Carlos Tevez had a quiet match in the Premier League, with Manchester City losing to Everton (Pablo Zabaleta wasn't much better). Elsewhere though, Argentines were in form again. Lionel Messi became the youngest player ever to score 100 competitive goals for Barcelona - and also the youngest to score 101. Ever Banega... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: 6th November to now

Argentines Abroad is delayed slightly this week by the Monday night fixture bumping the normal domestic coverage a day on, and the fact I've been writing an article for another site (more of which later in the week). That's useful in some ways because the Copa del Rey in Spain has ensured there's action to... Continue Reading →

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 →

Argentina squad vs Colombia & Ecuador

Diego Maradona has announced the squad for Argentina's next competitive matches, the World Cup 2010 qualifiers at home to Colombia on the 6th of June, and away to Ecuador on the 10th. The purpose of that 'B' international on Wednesday night has been revealed - no fewer than nine players from the domestic game have... Continue Reading →

Argentina B 3 – 1 Panama: the goals

  Wednesday night saw an international of questionable importance as Argentina's entirely home-based 'B' team took on Panama in Santa Fe. An underwhelming performance was embellished by a fine goal from Matías De Federico halfway through the first half, before the guests equalised. After the break though, Gonzalo Bergessio struck twice to win it for Argentina.... Continue Reading →

Argentina B team vs Panama

Argentina's B side take on Panama in a friendly in Santa Fe tonight at 7pm local time, with manager Diego Maradona taking the opportunity to have a look at some of the players in his plans for the national side who are playing their football at home. Tuesday evening saw a press conference following the... Continue Reading →

Training with D10S

Tuesday saw the start of training for Argentina B, who now include Esteban Fuertes after his late call-up on Monday. At the age of 36, Fuertes becomes the oldest player ever to be called up to the Argentine national squad (note for first-time readers who are confused: 'Argentina B' is what I'm calling them because... Continue Reading →

Argentina B squad vs Panama

On the 20th of this month, a national side consisting solely of players from the domestic league (which HEGS shall henceforth refer to as 'Argentina B') will take on Panama in Santa Fe. Diego Maradona announced the squad (including six Boca Juniors or Estudiantes players who won't be involved unless their club have been eliminated from the Copa Libertadores... Continue Reading →

A Saturday round-up

Vélez will have the chance to move four points clear in the race for the title on Sunday after the other two main contenders, Lanús and Colón, both lost on Saturday. Elsewere it would seem Tolo Gallego's found Independiente's best side, and there was a first win in five matches for San Lorenzo, courtesy of a striker their new boss Diego... Continue Reading →

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