Who will Argentina turn to as manager after Copa América elimination?

For the sixth time in a row, the final of the Copa América will feature an Argentine manager. Marcelo Bielsa in 2004 and Alfio Basile in 2007 took their homeland to defeats against Brazil, Gerardo Martino was involved for Paraguay in 2011 and Argentina in both 2015 and 2016, and in the latter two, the... Continue Reading →

Why are Argentina crap?

The most frustrating thing about the fact that Argentina have had The Wrong Manager for the last two and a half years is that they never had to lose the right one in the first place. As winter moved towards spring of 2016 down here in the southern hemisphere, Gerardo Martino – frustrated at club... Continue Reading →

Argentina 2-0 Italy: highlights

On Friday, Argentina beat Italy 2-0 in a friendly in Manchester, thanks to goals from Éver Banega and Manuel Lanzini – the West Ham United playmaker's first goal for his country, in his third cap. It wasn't a perfect performance, but it left Jorge Sampaoli more satisfied than not, and several players – including Willy Caballero, Fabricio... Continue Reading →

Sampaoli adds five Argentina-based players to his March friendlies squad, including Lautaro Martínez

As expected, on Monday morning the Argentine Football Association published Jorge Sampaoli's final squad list for Argentina's upcoming friendlies against Italy in Manchester on the 23rd, and against Spain in Madrid on the 27th of this month. Having already called up twenty-two players who play their club football abroad, Sampaoli added five 'locals' to the... Continue Reading →

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