Chávez replaces Pérez in Argentina squad; Erviti to Boca; Camoranesi to River?

Since Sergio Batista's Argentina squad list was made official on Monday, it's been strongly hinted that one particular change would be made, and so it has come to pass. In a move that frankly makes one wonder why the Estudiantes midfielder was named in the first place, Enzo Pérez has been replaced in the squad... Continue Reading →

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Positive news for Banfield

A brief break from World Cup stories: Banfield president Carlos Portell has confirmed that two of the club's players, playmaker Walter Erviti and youngster Federico Sardella, have tested positive for a banned substance in CONMEBOL's tests after the club's elimination from the Copa Libertadores at the hands of Internacional (yeah I know, how long's that... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores 2010: Banfield go through

Following Estudiantes' qualification last night, Banfield on Wednesday confirmed their participation in the knockout rounds of the 2010 Copa Libertadores thanks to a late pair of goals from Walter Erviti and goalkeeper Christian Lucchetti (don't get excited, it was from the penalty spot) helping them to a 4-1 win over Deportivo Cuenca, the Ecuadorian champions.... Continue Reading →

New decade, same transfer roundabout

First of all, happy new year, HEGS readers! On Sunday the first of Argentina's clubs returned to their training facilities to prepare for the pre-season of the Torneos de Verano and (for some) Copa Libertadores qualification. The new year brings familiar issues though: Banfield are starting to accept that they're likely to lose Santiago Silva, whilst... Continue Reading →

Torneo Apertura 2009 in review

The Torneo Apertura started in chaos, with no-one sure which TV channels games would be screened on and many finding it so difficult to find just one title contender that Boca Juniors, of all teams, were held up by some commentators as the most likely candidates (I'd never make a silly mistake like that of... Continue Reading →

Strong wind blowing

Huracán have continued their upward spiral this weekend, visiting Tigre in Victoria and coming away with a 2-1 victory to make it two wins on the trot and keep them in with a realistic shot at the qualification spots for next year's Copas. Tigre aren't the force they were in the Apertura, and although Diego... Continue Reading →

A three-day digest

It's been an interesting few days whilst I've been away, and I hope I don't miss anything out of a whirlwind summary: Saturday's superclásico in Mendoza was a thriller, seeing five goals and four red cards as River avenged their 1-0 defeat of the Torneo de Verano with a 3-2 victory. On the same day,... Continue Reading →

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