South American World Cup squads: the reaction

Whilst both Argentina's and Brazil's preliminary squads for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa caused some consternation on the part of fans and the media in their countries, the lists announced by the managers of Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile were less controversial. You can read a bit about each of them, written by me,... Continue Reading →

World Cup 2010: Chile 1 – 0 Argentina

After finally ending a run of six matches without defeat in a 2-1 win over Uruguay on Saturday, Argentina followed it up on Wednesday night by losing to trans-Andean neighbours Chile for the first time ever in a competitive match. It was a win Marcelo Bielsa's team thoroughly deserved, and followed on from Paraguay's one-goal... Continue Reading →

Sand gets the call

With Messers Tevez and Riquelme suspended, and Sergio Agüero injured, Barcelona's Lionel Messi will be the only one of Argentina's 'fantastic four' (the phrase is Olé's and not, I would like to impress upon you, my own) who will feature against Chile in Santiago on Wednesday night. Agüero, who only picked up a minor knock... Continue Reading →

The big day arrives

Argentina make their debut in the 2010 World Cup campaign tonight, with everything prepared to be the main focus for the start of a ball-obsessed weekend for the nation's sport fans. On Sunday, the national rugby side will play the biggest match in their history when they take on South Africa in the Rugby World... Continue Reading →

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