Argentines Abroad: a Messi brace, and Saviola gets a gong

There wasn't much Argentine involvement during FA Cup weekend in England, but elsewhere there was plenty to talk about. Another double from Lionel Messi - this time late on - was added to a Player Of The Year award for Javier Saviola in Portugal and a missed penalty for Javier Pastore in Italy. All this... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad bumper Christmas special

This extended Argentines Abroad has been made possible by the fact that I didn't have time to do one last week, but forgot to let my correspondents know - and as a result we've got two weeks' worth of submissions from Spain and Portugal, as well as a very belated (my fault, not Tom's) report... Continue Reading →

Maradona speaks

Diego Maradona broke the Argentine national side's self-imposed media blackout (bar Sergio Agüero's infuriatingly over-exposed Twitter account) on Tuesday with a press conference two days before he'd been expected to call one. Javier Mascherano sat alongside him, mute for the most part, as perhaps a small part of the genius of having Maradona as manager... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs Catalonia

On the 22nd December, Argentina will play a friendly against the Catalán national side. Diego Maradona's not allowed to watch (the appeal against his ban was thrown out by FIFA on Wednesday), but he's named the squad all the same. Catalonia were banned from playing a match with the USA back in 2007 but, when... Continue Reading →

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