Tag Archives: Argentina national team

Talking to Lionel Messi’s youth coach ahead of the Copa América Centenario

In April, I headed up from Buenos Aires to Rosario, Lionel Messi’s hometown, for a feature for ESPNFC ahead of the Copa América Centenario. Whilst there, I talked to Ernesto Vecchio, the youth coach who oversaw Lionel Messi’s childhood development for … Continue reading

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Argentina squad announced for WCQs v Chile and Bolivia

The AFA have released Gerardo Martino’s squad list for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers away to Chile and at home to Bolivia later this month, and the headline exclusion for the local media is Carlos Tevez, who admits himself he’s … Continue reading

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Argentina squad v Brazil & Colombia: Messi and Agüero injured, Higuaín back in

Gerardo Martino has announced Argentina’s squad list for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers at home to Brazil (Thurs 12th November) and away to Colombia (Tues 17th), from which his side desperately need some good results after a disappointing start in … Continue reading

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Entrance and exit

On Wednesday, Diego Maradona marked Juan Román Riquelme’s birthday by telling the country that Riquelme will still be welcome back in the national team if he wants to return, but might have to explain himself directly to his team-mates. No … Continue reading

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Maradona’s first competitive squad

In amongst the flurry of goals served up for us by Gimnasia de Jujuy and Rosario Central on Friday night, the fact got obscured (on HEGS at least – sorry) that Diego Maradona had named his first competitive squad as … Continue reading

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A new era begins

What will Diego Maradona’s appointment as manager of Argentina mean for the fans and players of the national team? You can find out on Soccernet, where I’ve written a terrible first paragraph and an otherwise pretty good (I hope) article … Continue reading

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Not the best preparation

Argentina travelled to Lima on Monday, where they’re now preparaing to take on Peru on Wednesday night. All is not well, however, for Alfio Basile’s side. Following Carlos Tevez’s second red card in three matches for the selección, they’ll have … Continue reading

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Egypt vs. Argentina starting XI

Argentina’s friendly in Cairo has just kicked off and whilst I can’t help you with any updates, I can give you the team. Julio Cruz gets the nod over Fernando Cavenaghi for the starting berth in the number 9 shirt, … Continue reading

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Argentina squad vs. Egypt

On Wednesday, Alfio Basile announced the squad of 20 players to face Egypt in a friendly in Cairo on the 26th of March. The squad consists entirely of Europe-based players, since the home- (and one Mexico-) based ones are in … Continue reading

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