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 →

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 →

Yet another draw

The national Under 20s played their first match of the final group in the Sudamericano Sub 20 on Saturday evening, and yet again - like four of their five first round matches - they drew. This time Paraguay were the opponents. In stiflingly hot Puerto Ordaz, Argentina started the stronger of the two sides with Juan... Continue Reading →

A weekend off

I'm in Manchester for a couple of nights this weekend, sorting out some final plans for my upcoming trip to Mexico. What this means is that there won't be any immediate write-ups of Friday and Saturday's major matches; to wit, the Sudamericano Sub 20 group stage game between Argentina and Peru in Maturín, Venezuela on... Continue Reading →

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