It’s the Argentines Abroad Award! Your votes wanted!

Long-term HEGS readers will remember that in 2007, 2008 and 2009 I ran an award to find the Best Argentine Abroad according to my readers. This year, in an attempt to widen the voting, the award (which in 2009 was the HEGS/Mundo Albiceleste Award) becomes the Hand Of Pod award. You can hear myself, the Dans Australian and... Continue Reading →

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Argentina squad for friendlies vs Nigeria & Poland

In early June, a side representing Argentina will play friendlies away to Nigeria (on the 1st, in Abuja) and Poland (the 5th, in Warsaw). It won't be a full Argentina team, but it's infinitely more worthwhile than the ‘local selección’ matches we sometimes have to put up with. All the players are under 25 years... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs Brazil

Sergio Batista named his first squad as Argentina manager yesterday, as well as being officially unveiled by Julio Grondona as the new permanent manager of the national side. Lucas Biglia was the only new name on the teamsheet, whilst in Zanetti, Mascherano and Pastore, there are no fewer than three Javiers in the list. That's... Continue Reading →

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 →

World Cup exit: my thoughts

If you're an Argentine football fan and a bit of a glutton for punishment - or if you're otherwise interested in what exactly Diego Maradona demonstrated to us during Argentina's World Cup campaign - you can click here to read my post-match reaction from Buenos Aires for ESPN Soccernet. There'll be a post along the... Continue Reading →

Be afraid…

With two days still to go before Argentina take on Germany in perhaps the most evenly-matches quarter-final of the South Africa 2010 World Cup, there's not a lot interesting to report - Diego Maradona won't be changing the formation, though one or two players might come in or be dropped. You can read about those... Continue Reading →

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