Some quick thoughts on Argentina’s World Cup qualifying, and South America more generally

Last Friday and this Tuesday just gone were good days for the Argentine national football team. For the first time in the current World Cup qualifying campaign, they won back-to-back matches (3-0 against Uruguay on Friday, 2-1 away to Chile last night), and now sit on top of the CONMEBOL qualiying table with twenty points,... Continue Reading →

World Cup qualifying Brazil 2014: Chile 1 – 2 Argentina (video)

On Tuesday night, Argentina's national side stepped onto the pitch in Santiago to begin the second half of their World Cup qualifying campaign, away to Chile, who they'd beaten 4-1 just over a year ago in Buenos Aires at the start of qualifying. Chile came out of the blocks quicker, but two strikes close together,... Continue Reading →

Messi completes an unforgettable season with an Argentina hat trick to down Brazil 4-3 (video)

The curtain came down on the 2011-12 season for Argentina's Europe-based players today, when they took on Brazil (or rather more accurately, Brazil's likely Olympic Football Tournament team) in a friendly at New Meadowlands in New Jersey. The match was a veritable goalfest, and ended 4-3 to Argentina with Lionel Messi thoroughly overshadowing opposing forward... Continue Reading →

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