Japan 1 – 0 Argentina: match highlights

Argentina lost to Japan for the first time in their history on Friday, thanks to an 18th-minute goal from Shinji Okazaki. Only Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano really did themselves any sort of credit, and a side clearly as worn out by the long voyage from Europe as were Spain when they travelled to Buenos... Continue Reading →

Argentina starting XI vs Japan confirmed

Argentina's starting XI against Japan for the friendly in Tokyo on Friday has been confirmed, and it's right here. On the weekend of the clásico de Avellaneda, the two Milito brothers - who once played for opposite sides in the derby - both start for Argentina, as of course does Lionel Messi, whose absence would... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Argentina 2 – 0 Greece: my reaction

Argentina's passage to the second round of the 2010 World Cup having been confirmed on Tuesday, the country's main concern during Wednesday's matches was who their rivals in the quarter-finals will be should they see off Mexico on Sunday. There was also time, though, for some reflection on the better-even-than-hoped-for group performance, and in particular... Continue Reading →

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