A little earlier today, Argentina took on Nigeria in the second match of their South Asian 'tour', in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They won 3-1, with two goals from Gonzalo Higuaín and one from Ángel Di María. You can watch those goals right here. Argentina 3 - 1 Nigeria You can follow the latest news from the... Continue Reading →
Hours after announcing his first Argentina domestic squad for the double-header of friendlies against Brazil next month, Alejandro Sabella has announced his first Argentina senior squad. These players will form the teams to take on Venezuela in Calcutta and Nigeria in Dhaka at the start of September (the 2nd and 6th, respectively). Carlos Tevez is... Continue Reading →
After an opening performance from Argentina which ranged from the outstanding (Lionel Messi) to the anonymous (Ángel Di María) by way of the pity-inducing (Jonás Gutiérrez), I've done a write-up of the reaction in Argentina for ESPN Soccernet. You can read it here.
Argentina's World Cup campaign is up and running, courtesy of a Gabriel Heinze header early on to give them a 1-0 win against Nigeria on Saturday. It wasn't a match with very many highlights, and those that there were invariably involved Lionel Messi. If you're at all interested in it of course, you've either already... Continue Reading →
After the military-style concentración for the first week of Argentina's stay in South Africa, and the opening-up of training to the press over the last few days, the selección's players have finally been allowed an afternoon off following a morning training session, as Diego Maradona edges closer to deciding on his starting XI against Nigeria.... Continue Reading →
Four years ago it was Carlos Tevez, on Saturday Benfica's Angel Di María secured his place in Argentine football history by becoming the second man to score a gold medal-winning goal for his country in the Olympic Football Tournament. In a final played in scorching heat in the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, Argentina rode... Continue Reading →
In a couple of hours' time, Argentina will be going for a second gold medal of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games when the men's football team take on Nigeria, their conquerors in Atlanta 1996, in the OFT final. Argentina are seeking to defend their title, having demolished arch-rivals Brazil 3-0 in the semi, with Liverpool... Continue Reading →