Highlights: Argentina 2-1 Portugal; Fluminense 2-2 Argentinos; Uruguay 1-0 Argentina U20

Three big matches took place on Wednesday evening at various levels of the Argentine game. At the most senior level, the least important game was played; Argentina beat Portugal in a friendly thanks to a first half goal from Ángel Di María and a last minute penalty from Lionel Messi. Club football's biggest South American... Continue Reading →

Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina back on track

After a poor showing and a 1-0 loss to Ecuador in the first match of the final stage of the Sudamericano Sub 20, Argentina got their campaign back on track on Thursday night, and kept themselves in with a fighting chance of reaching the London 2012 Olympic Games, with a 3-2 win over Chile after... Continue Reading →

Angel the golden boy

Four years ago it was Carlos Tevez, on Saturday Benfica's Angel Di María secured his place in Argentine football history by becoming the second man to score a gold medal-winning goal for his country in the Olympic Football Tournament. In a final played in scorching heat in the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, Argentina rode... Continue Reading →

Going for gold

In a couple of hours' time, Argentina will be going for a second gold medal of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games when the men's football team take on Nigeria, their conquerors in Atlanta 1996, in the OFT final. Argentina are seeking to defend their title, having demolished arch-rivals Brazil 3-0 in the semi, with Liverpool... Continue Reading →

Two setbacks

The sporting security authorities suffered a blow on Tuesday, when it was announced that Javier Castrilli, 'El Sheriff', Subsecretary of Sporting Events Security, had resigned from his post. Disagreements with Aníbal Fernández, the Minister of Justice and Security, led Castrilli to feel that, 'the most healthy and least traumatic option [for me] was to resign.'... Continue Reading →

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