Superliga 2018–19: the fixtures in full, a bit of help planning a trip, and what is the Copa de la Superliga?

On Thursday lunchtime, the Superliga Argentina de Fútbol finally released the fixture list for the coming season, which will kick off on Friday, 10th August. Like last season, teams will all play each other just once (with twenty-six teams in the league, there's not time for everyone to play everyone else twice), with the championship... Continue Reading →

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Jorge Sampaoli calls up non-Argentine based players for friendlies with Spain and Italy

On Thursday, Jorge Sampaoli announced the first part of Argentina's squad for the upcoming friendies against Italy (in Manchester on the 23rd March) and Spain (in Madrid on the 27th). This list consists of twenty-two players who play outside Argentina (all but one in Europe), to whom a few from the Argentine Superliga will be... Continue Reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 5

A new round of Primera División action begins tonight - albeit tonight's matches aren't themselves the most attractive of the weekend. As ever, I'm back for The Bubble, previewing the weekend and highlighting the matches you should definitely make sure not to miss. You can read that here. And if you want to listen to episode... Continue Reading →

Torneo Inicial 2013: fixtures released

No sooner does one season end than another begins. In fact, 2012-13 still isn't over, since Newell's Old Boys take on Atlético Mineiro in the Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg on Wednesday night. Anyway, on Tuesday evening the AFA confirmed two things: first, that Vélez Sarsfield's ridiculous title would continue to count, and secondly, they... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2012: round 16 fixtures

The sixteenth round of the Torneo Apertura is upon us, with San Martín taking on Olimpo in the weekend's first match (if Olimpo don't win, they'll be relegated). Tomorrow, title challengers All Boys (those are four words I never thought I'd write) travel to Lanús, Rafaela host Tigre - who'll climb out of all relegation... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2012: round 15 fixtures

The fifteenth round of the 2012 Torneo Clausura starts shortly as Godoy Cruz host Argentinos Juniors in Mendoza, and continues later tonight with Tigre taking on league leaders Newell's Old Boys. Later in the weekend, San Lorenzo travel to Santa Fe to play Unión, Vélez Sarsfield, fresh from beating Santos on Thursday night, host Belgrano,... Continue Reading →

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