Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifying: Argentina 3 – 0 Venezuela (video)

Friday night saw the Argentine national team return to Buenos Aires for the first time since last June, and yet another comfortable win for Alejandro Sabella's side. Two goals from Gonzalo Higuaín - both brilliantly set up by Lionel Messi, even if his second (Argentina's third) was fractionally offside - and one from Messi from... Continue Reading →

Sabella starts with a win for Argentina, and Friday’s Apertura goals (video)

Alejandro Sabella's first match in charge of the Argentine national team wasn't a walk in the park, but brought a victory and a performance no-one had any particular complaints about. Against Venezuela, one of the (many) shock teams of the Copa América in July, having finished fourth in that tournament, Sabella's men won 1-0 in... Continue Reading →

In the hands of God…

Diego Armando Maradona made his competitive debut as Argentina manager on Saturday night in a packed Estadio Monumental, with a team shorn of Juan Román Riquelme, who threw a hissy fit retired from the international game the day this squad was announced. Diego's old shirt - the number 10 - was handed from Román to... Continue Reading →

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