Argentina 1 – 0 Brazil: Messi wins it at the death

The long run of Argentine defeats to Brazil at full international level was finally brought to an end on Wednesday in Qatar, and although it was an inconsequential friendly, the result - sealed by a 92nd minute moment of brilliance from Lionel Messi - could well give a huge psychological boost to Sergio Batista's reign... 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 →

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