Messi leads Argentina to thrash Ecuador (video)

Saturday saw Argentina take on Ecuador in the Estadio Monumental in a World Cup qualifier, and in spite of a midfield supposedly lacking in creativity (yes, some people had that complaint), they won 4-0 with goals from Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín, Lionel Messi and Ángel Di María. Messi set up one and played a part... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad v Ecuador (and Brazil)

With the season coming to an end, it will soon be time for another double-header of World Cup qualifiers in South America. With hosts Brazil not playing qualifiers, each South American nation has one of these double rounds in which they only play one qualifier rather than the normal two, and this time round it's... Continue Reading →

¡Que Lío!

In the buildup to Wednesday night's South American clásico between Brazil and Argentina in Belo Horizonte for the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers, the Argentina camp has been rocked by suggestions of a division in the squad. Not entirely surprisingly, Boca Juniors' Juan Román Riquelme is at the heart of it, but the identity of the... Continue Reading →

Argentina 1 – 1 Ecuador

Following the experimentation of the North American friendlies last week, it was back to serious business for the selección on Sunday night, with a World Cup qualifier against Ecuador which was expected to be a mere warm up for the midweek clash away to Brazil. It proved a little trickier than that, though, with Argentina's... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs. Ecuador and Brazil

With the completion of the two-match 'tour' of the United States on Sunday, the Argentina squad returned to Buenos Aires to begin preparations for the next round of South American qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. On Sunday, Argentina will host Ecuador in El Monumental, before travelling to take on Brazil in Belo Horizonte... Continue Reading →

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