Riding into the Sorín-set

His fifteen year career took in ten titles: four Argentine leagues, one Copa Brasil, one French Cup, one Copa Libertadores, one Supercopa Sudamericana, one Panamerican Games title, and one Youth World Cup. He was part of the most successful River Plate team of all time, and played for ten clubs in six different countries. He... Continue Reading →

Looking tricky…

Argentina's Under 17s, the country's representatives in the men's football tournament at the Panamerican Games in Rio, are facing an uphill struggle to qualify for the next round after losing 2-0 to Jamaica. Miguel Angel Toro's kids created a lot of chances and missed all of them, whilst the Caribbeans made two, both in the... Continue Reading →

First defeat

Argentina's women's side lost their first match of the Panamerican Games on Wednesday, 3-0 to the United States. Playing against the tournament favourites and having made a number of changes (semi-enforced, because their previous match against Mexico had been less than 48 hours earlier), Argentina found themselves 3-0 down at the break, and managed to limit... Continue Reading →

Nearly there

A very short one, this: Argentina's women's side have almost assured their place in the semi-finals of the Panamerican Games after beating Mexico - one of the favourites for the title - 1-0 with a wonderful stoppage time free kick from Eva González. Their next, and final, group match is on Wednesday against the United... Continue Reading →

Two Argentine wins, and giants on tour

                 To sooth the tortured spirits of Argentine football fans everywhere last night, following the 3-0 capitulation by the seniors in the Copa América, there's been better news for two other Argentine national sides, whilst River have won again and Boca set out on their own tour. First, the Under 20s saw off a spirited Mexico... Continue Reading →

Two triumphs

                Now, all this national team news might be getting confusing, so I'll go through this very slowly, aside from anything else to make sure I've not got anything mixed up. The senior national side progressed to the final of the Copa América on Wednesday night. On Thursday, Argentina played two more football matches -... Continue Reading →

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