Argentines Abroad: 13th & 14th March 2010

Two players dominate the non-existent honours in this week's Argentines Abroad. On Sunday both Lionel Messi and the under-pressure Gonzalo Higuaín hit hat tricks to ensure that Spain's top two continue to fight neck and neck at the top of La Liga. Messi's triplete against Valencia began with a brilliant solo goal, whilst Higuaín's came... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: 13th & 14th February 2010

This weekend has seen Juan Pablo Carrizo damage his cause in the battle for the national #1 shirt; Internazionale drew with Germán Denis' Napoli, and Gabriel Heinze was involved in a war of words with Real Madrid's sporting director Jorge Valdano. Roberto Abbondanzieri looks set to move from Boca Juniors to Internacional de Porto Alegre.... Continue Reading →


The only half-interesting story of the pre-season at the moment is the fallout from an extraordinary on-pitch scrap engaged in by San Lorenzo's star striker Gonzalo Bergessio during a friendly against Uruguayan club El General. On Thursday he had a coming-together with the hosts' Gusmán Elizarzú, and by common consent it was the other bloke... Continue Reading →

Copa qualification, and other final matches

The Torneo Clausura now has just three matches remaining - the final relegation clashes and the title decider, a preview of which you can hear, if you've not already, over on the Mundo Albiceleste podcast from earlier in the week. Argentina's representatives for the Copa Sudamericana are all confirmed after Saturday's matches, and for once... 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 →

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