Argentina 3 – 1 Mexico: my reaction

Argentina's win against Mexico on Sunday was their first in 90 minutes in the knockout rounds of a World Cup for twenty years, believe it or not. To read what I thought of a generally impressive performance, especially from Carlos Tevez, click here to be taken to ESPN Soccernet. You can follow Argentina's World Cup... Continue Reading →

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South Africa 2010: Argentina through, with a little help

Carlos Tevez is, according to Diego Maradona, el jugador del pueblo ('the player of the people'). On Sunday, hours after the controversy during Germany's 4-1 thrashing of England, linesman Stefano Ayroldi confirmed to the world that he was indeed one of those 'people', allowing Tevez to open the scoring from a long way offside after... Continue Reading →

One step forward…

Argentina's preparations for their World Cup second round match on Sunday against Mexico continue apace, with FIFA officially confirming that Juan Sebastián Verón's 135 successful passes against Greece is a new record for a single player in a single match in World Cups (statistics started in 1966). On the squad's day off, Jonás Gutiérrez -... Continue Reading →

Argentina 4 – 1 Mexico

It wasn't all doom and gloom for Argentine representatives against foreign opposition on Wednesday night. The selección kicked off against Mexico in San Diego minutes after the final whistle was blown to end Boca's Copa Libertadores campaign, and made Alfio Basile's experimental 3-4-1-2 look like the most natural system in the world as they blew... Continue Reading →

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