Angel the golden boy

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 →

Olympic Football Tournament: Argentina squad

The final squad for Argentina's defence of their gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Football Tournament has been announced by Under 23 coach Sergio Batista. Following Bayern München's refusal to allow Martín Demichelis to join the squad, and Real Madrid doing likewise with Gonzalo Higuaín, the side looks slightly different to that originally named... Continue Reading →

Olympic defeat

The bulk of Argentina's Olympic Games squad played a friendly behind closed doors at the AFA's training complex in Ezeiza on Tuesday, and lost 4-2 against a Panamanian side who were notably fitter and more motivated. Whilst the match was only an evalution session for Argentine coach Sergio Batista, Panama have to qualify for the... Continue Reading →

The over-23 club

The three players who will be Argentina's 'over age' inclusions in their squad for the Olympic Games in Beijing in September have been named. Sergio Batista, the 1986 World Cup winner, will be the manager. Don't worry - Alfio Basile's not lost his job. The AFA just want to give things a bit of variety... Continue Reading →

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