Mixed news for River: Ortega returns, but Sand won’t

River Plate welcomed Ariel Ortega back to their training ground on Wednesday after he hadn't turned up on Tuesday owing to an ankle injury. The press had doubted the veracity of this claim - Ortega was sent off for elbowing Marcos Brítez Ojeda of Huracán on Sunday and hadn't been in any apparent pain on... Continue Reading →

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 →

El Camino de Santiago…

Claudio Bieler - a Copa Libertadores winner with Liga de Quito in 2008 - might be coming home. José Sand, currently leading the scoring charts in the high-paying league of the United Arab Emirates, might also return, and Lanús are adamant that if it's to them, Eduardo Salvio will be around too, in spite of... Continue Reading →

AFA protests, and Sand on his way

That is, protests against the AFA, not protests on the part of the AFA. At six on Tuesday evening, two coaches dropped off sixty or seventy people outside the AFA headquarters who proceeded to mount a protest against current AFA President Julio Grondona. Earlier in the day, José Sand was sold by Lanús to Al Ain... Continue Reading →


The first (and more important) of the weekend's two clásicos was Saturday's first match, and it saw Lanús extend their lead at the top of the table, thus ensuring they'll finish the weekend top of the table. Elsewhere, Newell's won at the Nuevo Gasómetro in a clash of two sides scrambling for Copa Sudamericana qualification,... 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 →

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