Argentines Abroad: the pre-international roundup

With the World Cup qualifiers approaching, it's time to take a look at how Alejandro Sabella's boys - and those he's not called up - did in the weekend just gone for their clubs. Alejandro Faurlín impressed in defeat in England, Lionel Messi was subdued but ultimately decisive in Spain, where Marcelo Bielsa only gains... Continue Reading →

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It’s the Argentines Abroad Award! Your votes wanted!

Long-term HEGS readers will remember that in 2007, 2008 and 2009 I ran an award to find the Best Argentine Abroad according to my readers. This year, in an attempt to widen the voting, the award (which in 2009 was the HEGS/Mundo Albiceleste Award) becomes the Hand Of Pod award. You can hear myself, the Dans Australian and... Continue Reading →

Out with the old, in with the new

Happy new year, everyone. The year may only be two days old, but already 2008 is well underway in the Argentine footballing world. One basic but important thing to mention first: new president Cristina Kirchner's decision to bring a daylight savings system back to Argentina means the country is now only two hours behind Greenwich... Continue Reading →

Freddy’s nearly ready

Good news for Independiente fans: the club's first transfer target is on the verge of signing, and the deal should go through at some point on Friday. Freddy Grisales, the Colombian international, will move from Colón de Santa Fe to the Avellaneda side. River Plate's hopes of keeping Fernando Belluschi, meanwhile, are still uncertain. 'Today... Continue Reading →

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