Maradona refuses to go quietly

Just under an hour ago, Diego Maradona walked into a packed press room to give a prepared speech to Argentina's press on his thoughts after refusing to sign the contract extension the AFA offered him yesterday. He fired some shots across the bows of the organisation, but didn't come out with anything truly incendiary. All... Continue Reading →

Under investigation?

As the selección engaged in a game of attack vs defence which supposedly revealed Diego Maradona's first-choice eleven for Saturday's World Cup debut against Nigeria, funny goings-on were underway on Tuesday morning back in Buenos Aires. The barra bravas deported from South Africa are planning legal recourse to return to watch the tournament, whilst another... Continue Reading →

Likely Argentina team vs Germany

In a few short hours, Argentina take on Germany in one the highest-profile international friendlies of the week, in Munich. With Diego Maradona claiming he already knows the vast majority of the squad he's taking to South Africa, the match is likely to give us some clue as to his thinking, if indeed that isn't... Continue Reading →

The stories of the week

Going into the seventeenth round of fixtures in the Torneo Apertura, here's a brief rundown of what's been going on off the pitch in the last few days. Estudiantes, of course, leave for the UAE to take part in the Club World Cup this weekend, and they played their final domestic match of the year... Continue Reading →

New year, new bosses

With most of the Primera A sides returning for pre-season training (yes, I know according to the AFA we're halfway through the season), a few of them had new managers on Monday. River Plate, of course, are now overseen by Néstor Gorosito, but they're not the only ones. Vélez Sársfield, Independiente and Argentinos Juniors all have... Continue Reading →

Dealing in goals

Surprising revelations in Colombia on Wednesday, as a close associate of the Cali drug cartel revealed his organisation's apparent involvement in one of the most infamous football matches in World Cup history - Argentina's 6-0 thrashing of Peru to reach the final of the 1978 event, which they went on to win. Fernando Rodríguez Mondragón, the son... Continue Reading →

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