Apertura 2007: Four to watch

The Apertura is now less than 48 hours away and, if you've already checked out our introduction to the clubs who'll be contesting the Primera A this season, you may be wondering which players will be likely to attract attention. Well, I can't help you with any reliability (although I suppose I could ensure that... Continue Reading →

Los Santos lose a player, Racing try to hang on to one

Pre-season continues with the returns of two touring sides - River and the national Under 20s - but fortunately more interesting things have been happening to write about. San Lorenzo are losing central midfielder Cristián Ledesma to Olympiakos of Athens for US$1.7 million (the club will get US$1.2m, with the rest going to the agents... Continue Reading →

Glory at last!

It's been delayed by a week, but Argentines finally get to see the albiceleste lift a prestigious international trophy today. The adults might have screwed up their chance of the Copa América, but the juniors successfully defended their World Under 20 title, with a thrilling 2-1 win over a tough-as-nails Czech Republic side in Toronto... Continue Reading →

One final approaches

Argentina's women are out of the Panamerican Games after Mexico beat the United States in their final group match, but there's hope left for international glory this summer: The boys will play the final of the Under 20 World Cup against the Czech Republic, kicking off at 16:15 Argentine time (20:15 BST). Star player Sergio Agüero... Continue Reading →

Another final

The Under 20 World Cup will close with a replay of one of its first matches, as Argentina face the Czech Republic for the second time in the tournament. Argentina qualified on Thursday night after a confrontational, keenly contested match with their neighbours Chile ended 3-0 to the albiceleste. The match started off with chances... Continue Reading →

Two Argentine wins, and giants on tour

                 To sooth the tortured spirits of Argentine football fans everywhere last night, following the 3-0 capitulation by the seniors in the Copa América, there's been better news for two other Argentine national sides, whilst River have won again and Boca set out on their own tour. First, the Under 20s saw off a spirited Mexico... Continue Reading →

Under 20 World Cup quarter-finals

There's a pretty big football match taking place in Maracaibo today, when Argentina take on Brazil in the final of the Copa América. But not to be forgotten are the Under 20 side, who take on Mexico in Ottawa around twenty minutes after the adults are scheduled to finish their own trophy quest. There are... Continue Reading →

Two triumphs

                Now, all this national team news might be getting confusing, so I'll go through this very slowly, aside from anything else to make sure I've not got anything mixed up. The senior national side progressed to the final of the Copa América on Wednesday night. On Thursday, Argentina played two more football matches -... Continue Reading →

On ice

It's been one of those rare weeks in which the rest of the planet have actually been made aware of something that's happened in Argentina. You're probably well aware by now that on Monday, it snowed in Buenos Aires for the first time in 89 years. There's some football talk going on as well though...... Continue Reading →

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