Training with D10S

Tuesday saw the start of training for Argentina B, who now include Esteban Fuertes after his late call-up on Monday. At the age of 36, Fuertes becomes the oldest player ever to be called up to the Argentine national squad (note for first-time readers who are confused: 'Argentina B' is what I'm calling them because... Continue Reading →

Argentina B squad vs Panama

On the 20th of this month, a national side consisting solely of players from the domestic league (which HEGS shall henceforth refer to as 'Argentina B') will take on Panama in Santa Fe. Diego Maradona announced the squad (including six Boca Juniors or Estudiantes players who won't be involved unless their club have been eliminated from the Copa Libertadores... Continue Reading →

Bolivia 6 – 1 Argentina

There's no headline to describe it, really. Diego Maradona's first competitive match in charge of Argentina went like a dream, but his second was the kind of nightmare in which you realise partway through that all is not as it seems, but you just can't wake yourself up, and it brought the worst defeat in... Continue Reading →

Stealing the headlines

Diego Maradona's side have arrived in Bolivia for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in La Paz and, although the boss is keeping his cards close to his chest, it looks like there'll be one or two changes, the most notable of which are Lucho González replacing Newcastle's Jonás Gutiérrez, and Sergio Agüero starting on the bench.... Continue Reading →

Diego’s chosen ones

When the Argentine domestic season ends after this weekend, Diego Maradona will concentrate players from several clubs at the AFA's training facilities in Ezeiza, where there'll be a friendly match and some time for the players El Diez considers the most important in the domestic game to get to know each other better. The names... Continue Reading →

Scotland 0 – 1 Argentina

Diego Maradona's first match in charge of Argentina saw few surprises. Against improving and tenacious opponents, a big win was never on the cards, but those who've doubted the wisdom of Maradona's appointment can take some encouragement from a performance in which the Albiceleste actually played like a team. Atlético de Madrid's Maxi Rodríguez scored... Continue Reading →

Rolfi gets a call up!

This wasn't expected. Diego Maradona has named three - not five - home-based players to be added to the Argentina squad prior to this weekend's international friendly against Scotland in Glasgow, in his first match as selección boss. In spite of Boca Juniors having exited the Copa Sudamericana, Juan Román Riquelme is not one of them.... Continue Reading →

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