Argentines Abroad: 23rd – 26th October 2009

On Saturday one group of Argentines abroad got off to a very good start in a new campaign - José Luis Brown's national Under 17 team beat Honduras 1-0 in the first match of their age group World Cup in Nigeria. Sergio Araujo scored the only goal of the game. Around the world in the... 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 →

Dream over

Argentina's dream of winning a first Under 17 World Cup will have to wait another two years, after they fell to Nigeria by 2-0 on Saturday in Cheonan. Argentina started the stronger but Nigeria took the lead through a penalty in the 33rd minute after Lukman Haruna was felled in the box by Fernando Meza,... Continue Reading →

Moving on

Argentina's Under 17s reached the quarter-final of their age group World Cup in Korea on Thursday, beating Costa Rica 2-0 with both goals coming from Boca centre back Gastón Sauro, in the 25th and 41st minutes of a very comfortable performance all round. Click here for highlights. On Sunday, the junior selección will take on... Continue Reading →

Kids triumph, adults fail

Two matches of differing importance for Argentina's Under 17 and full adult selecciones drew starkly contrasting results and performances on Wednesday. The adults laboured in their friendly in Oslo, going down 2-1 to Norway, but earlier in the day the youth side had all but booked their place in the last 16 of the Under... Continue Reading →

Off to a slow start

The FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2007 began in South Korea on Saturday, with Argentina making their debut in the competition on Sunday. The Under 17 World Cup is a real chance to see some of the stars of the future, even before they break through for their clubs - they've nearly always done precisely... Continue Reading →

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