Paralympic bronze

After having fallen behind in the first minute of the bronze medal match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, Argentina's Blind Futsal team fought back to claim the medal on penalties after a 1-1 draw during the standard 50 minutes on Wednesday. After the early Spanish goal, the Murciélagos struggled to find their rhythm, but in the... Continue Reading →

Paralympic 5-a-side: China 1 – 0 Argentina

Argentina's blind football team played their second match of the Paralympic Games on Tuesday, and followed up their convincing 2-0 win over European champions Spain with a 1-0 loss to the hosts. China, who've been playing behind closed doors for the last three years, served notice of their intention to shock the Games by beating... 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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