World Cup qualifying 2014: Argentina v Bolivia starting lineups

In under two hours, Argentina and Bolivia will be contesting their third 2014 World Cup qualifying match in the Estadio Monumental, and these are the teams that will be doing it. A late injury in training yesterday to Sergio Agüero means that, at long last, Javier Pastore will have a chance to impress in a... Continue Reading →

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Venezuela claim an historic win over Argentina in South American qualifiers (video)

Tuesday night saw Argentina's second qualifier for the 2014 World Cup, and an historic result in Puerto La Cruz. In eighteen previous matches between Argentina and Venezuela, Argentina had won every single one, but tonight Venezuela played better and got a deserved 1-0 victory, with Fernando Amorebieta scoring the game's only goal from a corner.... Continue Reading →

The Hand Of God turns 25

You've probably already seen elsewhere, but this is an Argentine football website, so I couldn't let it pass un-noticed. 25 years ago today, Argentina took on England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup in the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, and Diego Maradona scored two goals that have come to encapsulate Argentine football:... Continue Reading →

RIP Francisco Varallo

The football World Cup today lost one of its final links with its origins, when Francisco Varallo, the former Boca Juniors forward, died in the early hours in La Plata, aged 100 years and six months. He had been the last living player to take part in the final of the inaugural tournament in Montevideo,... Continue Reading →

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