Argentines Abroad: a pre-qualifiers round-up

The latest double-header of qualifying matches for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is upon us this weekend, so with my head now sufficiently back on track after two weeks back home, it seems as good a time as any to have a look at what our boys abroad have been doing this weekend.... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: the last weekend P.D.

That's 'Pre Diego', for those who can't work it out. The Argentina manager and most of his squad have arrived in Glasgow and begun training for Wednesday's friendly against Scotland in the city where Maradona scored his first senior goal for his country, back in 1979. It makes sense, then, to take a quick look at... Continue Reading →

Argentines abroad – 9th and 10th March

Carlos Tevez couldn't help Manchester United through to the FA Cup semi-final, whilst Julio Arca's Middlesbrough were also victims of an odd weekend in England, losing to Cardiff City. There were also Argentines in action in some of Europe's 'smaller' leagues this weekend. Fernando Cavenaghi's Bordeaux, second in Ligue Un, played first-placed defending champions Lyon... Continue Reading →

Power shift

It's a new era at Boca Juniors, where on Tuesday Pedro Pompilio, the man who played a major part in Juan Román Riquelme's return last week to his boyhood club, was named the club's new president after Mauricio Macri passed on the mandate to him. Elsewhere, River Plate are in trouble again and Diego Simeone's... Continue Reading →

Coming or going?

Ernesto 'Tecla' Farías must be feeling a little disorientated right now. In the last few days he's flown from Buenos Aires to Toluca in Mexico, then back to Buenos Aires, and on Monday he touched down in Oporto in Portugal. Whilst in Toluca, he'd found the time to apparently sign for the local club, newly... Continue Reading →

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