Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina squad

Sergio Batista, the manager of the Under 20 national side, named his squad on Wednesday for the Under 20 South American championships to be held in Venezuela in January 2009. The championships will double up as qualifiers for the Under 20 World Cup in Egypt, at which of course Argentina will be the defending champions.... Continue Reading →

Argentina’s new boss: who will it be?

Julio Grondona returns, on Monday, from a FIFA congress in Zurich. When he flew out to Switzerland last week he told the press that the 27th, when he returned, would be the day on which he would be announcing the new manager of the Argentine senior men's national team. The commonly held view is that... Continue Reading →

Basile resigns

Breaking news from the AFA: Alfio Basile has met with AFA bigwigs, and TN are reporting as I type that he's resigned from his post in charge of the selección. Olympic coach Sergio Batista, River Plate manager Diego Simeone, and San Lorenzo boss Miguel Angel Russo are the early favourites to replace him. 'He had... Continue Reading →

Same old story

HEGS is back, but it feels, I must say, a bit like I hadn't really been away. When I left for Havana, Sergio Batista had named Lionel Messi in the squad for the Olympic Football Tournament, and Barcelona president Joan Laporta was making some decidedly 'we'll have to see about that'-type noises. The novel seems... Continue Reading →

Denis to Napoli?

Germán Denis has been banging the goals in for Independiente regularly for some time now, so it's no surprise to hear him linked with a European club, and according to Italy's Corriere dello Sport, he could be on his way to join Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli. Diego Maradona's former club are reportedly preparing an €8... Continue Reading →

Team news

With just a few days remaining before the 2008 Torneo Clausura begins, some of the sides are still going over their options when it comes to the formations and personnel for their opening matches. No such trouble for Argentina's Olympic manager Sergio Batista, who already seems to know his starting XI for Wednesday's match against Guatemala... Continue Reading →

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