Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina start with a win

In their quest to outdo their predecessors of two years ago and qualify for this year's World Youth Cup - and the London 2012 Olympic Football Tournament - Argentina's Under 20s got off to a good start in the Sudamericano Sub 20 in Peru on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 win over cross-river rivals Uruguay.... Continue Reading →

Argentina’s Under 20 squad announced, and the transfer latest

With little going on during the summer break, HEGS has been quiet as I've been earning some spending money whilst on my visit to England, and seeing friends. Off the pitch though, some transfer dealing has been happening, and some of it at least is nearing possible conclusions. Rogelio Funes Mori's transfer to Benfica collapsed... Continue Reading →

Oh, the irony

Funny how things come full circle. Back in June, Argentina narrowly beat Colombia on a pitch so bad - due to River Plate's decision to stage a rock concert on it a few days previously - that Diego Maradona threw a hissy fit which saw the match with Brazil last month moved to Rosario Central's... Continue Reading →

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 →

The kids are all-out

The 2009 World Youth Cup, when it's played in Egypt, will not include the nation who've claimed the last two titles. Sergio Batista's boys finished bottom of the final group of the Sudamericano Sub 20 in Venezuela, without a single win. A 1-0 loss to Colombia on Sunday evening ensured the embarrassment was complete. After disappointing... Continue Reading →

A loss in the derby

Argentina's underwhelming showing in the Sudamericano Sub 20 continued on Monday evening as they lost 2-0 in the final group stage to bitter rivals Brazil. In torrential rain, Argentina actually turned in their best performance of the tournament so far - but lost for the first time. Unlucky, boys... Argentina started the better side, dealing... Continue Reading →

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