World Cup 2014 qualifying: Higuaín hits a hat trick as Argentina demolish Chile 4-1 (video)

Alejandro Sabella, after playing four friendlies of dubious importance, finally had his competitive debut as Argentina manager on Friday evening, and it could hardly have gone better. Chile provided tricky opposition and deserved more for their own efforts, but Sabella's side read the game well, created and took their chances and ran out 4-1 winners... Continue Reading →

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The Argentine national team: where to now?

This piece is the first of a new ‘round table’ feature which will be appearing here on HEGS and other Argentine football blogs across the internet. Every now and then (probably roughly every two weeks) someone will propose a bunch of questions, and we'll all do our best to answer them on our own blogs. So... 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 →

A little off-topic

This isn't strictly to do with Argentine football. Well, okay. It's absolutely nothing to do with Argentine football. But the reason HEGS has been quiet in the last few days is that I've been across the river to Montevideo, where I watched Uruguay's World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands with a few thousand Uruguayan fans... Continue Reading →

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