Copa Libertadores semi-final preview

The 2013 Copa Libertadores semi-finals begin tonight, having been on hiatus during the Confederations Cup. Argentina's remaining representatives, Newell's Old Boys, take on Ronaldinho's Atlético Mineiro tomorrow night in Rosario, but tonight sees Colombian championship finalists Independiente Santa Fe travel to Asunción to play Paraguayan giants Olimpia. That game kicks off in about two-and-a-half hours,... Continue Reading →


As those who've kept up with the junior selección in my absence will be aware, Argentina's Under-20s have failed to qualify for the final round of the soon-to-end Sudamericano Sub 20, being played in Mendoza, and with that failure, they won't be going to the 2013 Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, the year after a similar... Continue Reading →

As Vélez Sarsfield and Boca Juniors fans won't have failed to notice, last week saw the conclusions of the ties in the 2012 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. There were mixed fortunes for Argentina's two remaining sides; Vélez went out on penalties to holders Santos after a heroically backs-to-the-wall performance in Brazil saw them surrender their first... Continue Reading →

Hand Of Pod’s two resident Racing fans are both on holiday this week, but Sam and Australian Dan are battling on, insistent that their partners' absence is but a flesh wound, and are joined by the one and only Joel Richards, who does a sterling job of patching the bleeding. On the menu is a... Continue Reading →

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