Bad management

Wednesday has been an interesting day for the suits at the AFA, now back home, who've been embroiled in some heated discussions about the future of the national team. It's taken up so much of their time that, in between fitting in their luxurious banquets, the fat incompetent old fools haven't yet got round to... Continue Reading →

World Cup exit: my thoughts

If you're an Argentine football fan and a bit of a glutton for punishment - or if you're otherwise interested in what exactly Diego Maradona demonstrated to us during Argentina's World Cup campaign - you can click here to read my post-match reaction from Buenos Aires for ESPN Soccernet. There'll be a post along the... Continue Reading →

Paul was right

The octopus predicting Argentina's downfall was right. On Saturday, Diego Maradona's team crashed out of the 2010 World Cup, thrashed 4-0 by an excellent Germany side meeting their own first real challenge of the knockout stages. A lack of creativity in midfield, Javier Mascherano being asked to do too much as the sole cinco and... Continue Reading →

Argentina vs Germany preview

With moments to go before Argentina and Germany kick off their World Cup quarter-final, you can click here if you'd like to read the preview of the match I've contributed to the When Saturday Comes website.

Back here again

On Saturday, Argentina take on Germany. It's a rematch of the tie at the World Cup quarter final of 2006, when the then host nation eliminated Argentina on penalties before some ugly scenes in Leipzig. This Argentina side aren't as well balanced as José Pekerman's 2006 vintage, but they have Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez... Continue Reading →

Be afraid…

With two days still to go before Argentina take on Germany in perhaps the most evenly-matches quarter-final of the South Africa 2010 World Cup, there's not a lot interesting to report - Diego Maradona won't be changing the formation, though one or two players might come in or be dropped. You can read about those... Continue Reading →

An update

Following Friday afternoon's training session, Diego Maradona looks like he's making two changes to the Argentina team that started the first match of the World Cup against Nigeria. Maxi Rodríguez keeps his place on the right of midfield ahead of Seba Verón (Ángel Di María is back in on the left) and... wait for it...... Continue Reading →

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