South Africa 2010: Argentina 1 – 0 Nigeria highlights

Argentina's World Cup campaign is up and running, courtesy of a Gabriel Heinze header early on to give them a 1-0 win against Nigeria on Saturday. It wasn't a match with very many highlights, and those that there were invariably involved Lionel Messi. If you're at all interested in it of course, you've either already... Continue Reading →

Argentina team vs Nigeria – confirmed

In forty minutes, Diego Maradona will return to direct involvement in a World Cup for the first time since that drug test in USA 94. Argentina vs Nigeria will be underway. Maradona has named the starting XI that was predicted earlier in the week. For your second match preview in as many days from me, check... Continue Reading →

Running free, and getting caught

After the military-style concentración for the first week of Argentina's stay in South Africa, and the opening-up of training to the press over the last few days, the selección's players have finally been allowed an afternoon off following a morning training session, as Diego Maradona edges closer to deciding on his starting XI against Nigeria.... Continue Reading →

Argentina World Cup 2010 shirt numbers

If simply knowing which players are in the squad isn't enough, Argentina-watchers can rejoice today: the full list of which players will use which shirt numbers during the 2010 World Cup has been released. Lionel Messi takes the number 10, of course, whilst other notable choices see Javier Mascherano stick with his preferred 14, first-choice... Continue Reading →

Friendly: Argentina 5 – 0 Canada

First, apologies to anyone who saw the starting XI I posted shortly before kick off, and accepted it as gospel. I was copying it from Cancha Llena (La Nación's sports website) and they got it completely wrong (it wasn't the only thing - they're now claiming that Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins, who sung the... Continue Reading →

Argentina starting lineup vs Canada

In ten minutes, Argentina vs Canada will kick off in the Estadio Monumental, and Diego Maradona's starting XI looks a little different to that which, following the Germany friendly last year, he'd insisted would be his starting lineup for the first match of the World Cup against Nigeria. It's also similar, in midfield and attack,... Continue Reading →

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