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 →

Shirt number changes

The Argentine national team arrived in South Africa at around 8am Buenos Aires time this morning, but before they left Ezeiza yesterday a few late changes were made to the list of squad numbers published a few days ago. Sergio Romero will now use the number 22, Mariano Andújar 21, Ariel Garcé will take Romero's... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs Catalonia

On the 22nd December, Argentina will play a friendly against the Catalán national side. Diego Maradona's not allowed to watch (the appeal against his ban was thrown out by FIFA on Wednesday), but he's named the squad all the same. Catalonia were banned from playing a match with the USA back in 2007 but, when... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad to face Spain

On the 14th November Diego Maradona's Argentina will face Spain in Atlético de Madrid's Estadio Vicente Calderón in a friendly as the first part of their preparation for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. On Friday, Maradona named his squad for the match, which will consist solely of players playing for clubs outside Argentina,... Continue Reading →

Goalkeeping uncertainty

In the wake of Saturday night's humiliation in Rosario at the hands of Brazil, Diego Maradona has been experimenting with personnel (if not formation) during Monday's training sessions. Whilst the outfield positions are still up in the air, one position that does look guaranteed to change is in goal, where Maradona seems set to use... Continue Reading →

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