Hand Of Pod 97: Argentina edge closer to a World Cup place, and back to domestic matters

In the ninety-seventh episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Joel are joined (eventually) by Daniel Schweimler, another Englishman in Buenos Aires, who runs the Hand Of Dan blog looking at Argentine society through the prism of life on the terraces of Argentinos Juniors. We discuss Argentina's impressive World Cup qualifying results (a... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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