World Cup 2010 qualifying: Argentina 1 – 3 Brazil

Saturday night saw the big South American clásico in Rosario as Argentina hosted Brazil in the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup, and Diego Maradona's reign as manager will be marked forever by the result: Argentina lost a qualifier at home for only the second time in their history. The first was the 0-5 loss... Continue Reading →

Brazil starting XI against Argentina

Some good news has already come Argentina's way prior to Saturday night's clásico against Brazil in the Gigante del Arroyito in Rosario. Both Ecuador (0-2 away to Colombia) and Uruguay (0-1 away to bottom placed Peru) lost, meaning Argentina are guaranteed to still be in the top four even if they suffer their second ever... Continue Reading →

Going Loco

As you may be aware, Argentina play Brazil later on Saturday (kick off at 21:30 local time, 01:30 Sunday morning UK time) in a qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Brazil don't need to win but Argentina, if they're going to keep alive realistic hopes of qualifying automatically, have to. They've... Continue Reading →

The Enganche talks to Mario Kempes

You thought you'd read everything worth reading in preview to this weekend's World Cup qualifying matches, didn't you? Well you're wrong (unless you've already read this). Because this week, in our second interview, The Enganche have been talking to Mario Kempes, and asking him about making his Argentina debut at altitude away to Bolivia, what... Continue Reading →

Riding into the Sorín-set

His fifteen year career took in ten titles: four Argentine leagues, one Copa Brasil, one French Cup, one Copa Libertadores, one Supercopa Sudamericana, one Panamerican Games title, and one Youth World Cup. He was part of the most successful River Plate team of all time, and played for ten clubs in six different countries. He... Continue Reading →

Palermo sign the ‘new Kaká’

Well that's what they say he's going to become, anyway. Javier Pastore, the just-turned-20-year-old hero of Huracán's championship challenge during the Torneo Clausura, was unveiled as the newest signing at Palermo, where he told the press, 'my model is Riquelme.' Elsewhere in Europe, various Argentines played in pre-season friendlies for their clubs, including Javier Mascherano,... Continue Reading →

¡Estudiantes Campeón!

The 50th edition of the Copa Libertadores has been won by Estudiantes de La Plata, who lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history, after a 29 year wait. Winning in Belo Horizonte's feared Minerão, where Argentine sides fear to tread (but have succeeded before all the same), Juan Sebastián Verón emulated his... Continue Reading →

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