Argentina squad for Copa América: Tevez in, Heinze out

Sergio Batista has just announced a preliminary squad for the 2011 Copa América - which starts in Argentina one month tomorrow - which will be trimmed slightly to 22 players for the final squad. Carlos Tevez, after the amazing about-turn from both parties at the end of last week, is in the squad. Gabriel Heinze... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad for friendlies vs Nigeria & Poland

In early June, a side representing Argentina will play friendlies away to Nigeria (on the 1st, in Abuja) and Poland (the 5th, in Warsaw). It won't be a full Argentina team, but it's infinitely more worthwhile than the ‘local selección’ matches we sometimes have to put up with. All the players are under 25 years... Continue Reading →

The thirteenth episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam, Dan, Seba and Dan discussing things in a remarkably sober manner. We look back on the USA vs Argentina friendly on Saturday, considering the performance. Seba has a few words he wishes he could say in Ángel Di María's ear, and they're not complimentary. Looking at... Continue Reading →

Argentina: starting XI vs USA

Argentina take on the United States in a friendly in New Jersey this evening, and Sergio Batista has gone with virtually the same starting eleven as the one that saw off Portugal 2-1 in a friendly last month. The only change is in goal, where Mariano Andújar comes in for Sergio Romero. You can see... Continue Reading →

The eighth episode of Hand Of Pod looks at the ongoing feud between Carlos Tevez and Argentina's national team coach Sergio Batista, as well as taking in our thoughts on the Racing vs Boca Juniors clásico last Saturday and much more besides. You can get it, as ever, on the HOP blog, or subscribe on... Continue Reading →

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