Messi hat trick takes him past Maradona & into joint second in Argentina top scorers list

Argentina have had two recent draws in World Cup qualifying, 0-0 at home to Colombia and 1-1 away to Ecuador, and are now assured of at least a playoff place for Brazil 2014 - one win from their remaining three games is enough to secure their place. On Friday night, they celebrated with a friendly... Continue Reading →

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Argentina dominate despite narrow winning margin in 3-2 friendly victory over Sweden (video)

Wednesday brought a round of international friendlies around the world, and among them was Argentina's visit to Stockholm, where they took on Sweden in a match the Argentine press were hyping as the chance to get 'revenge' for the result which put Argentina out of the 2002 World Cup at the group stage. This one... Continue Reading →

On Sunday, as HEGS readers will already know, young forward Mauro Icardi hit four goals for Sampdoria against Pescara in Serie A, beating Lionel Messi to a four goal haul by a few hours. The performance has sparked calls here in Argentina for Alejandro Sabella to call Icardi up to the national team as soon as... Continue Reading →

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