Be afraid…

With two days still to go before Argentina take on Germany in perhaps the most evenly-matches quarter-final of the South Africa 2010 World Cup, there's not a lot interesting to report - Diego Maradona won't be changing the formation, though one or two players might come in or be dropped. You can read about those... Continue Reading →

World Cup 2010: Argentina probable starting XI vs Mexico

Diego Maradona's been keeping everyone second-guessing for the last few days. It looked a day or two ago like there would only be a couple of changes to the Argentina side that beat Nigeria 1-0 in their first match of the World Cup, but as of Saturday afternoon things were looking a bit different. Maradona... Continue Reading →

One step forward…

Argentina's preparations for their World Cup second round match on Sunday against Mexico continue apace, with FIFA officially confirming that Juan Sebastián Verón's 135 successful passes against Greece is a new record for a single player in a single match in World Cups (statistics started in 1966). On the squad's day off, Jonás Gutiérrez -... Continue Reading →

Plans and issues

Argentina's preparation for the second match of their World Cup challenge gathers apace. The main issues following the flawed but encouraging performance in the 1-0 win against Nigeria on Saturday were the right back position - where Jonás Gutiérrez clearly wasn't comfortable - and the extent of Seba Verón's calf strain, which won't keep him... Continue Reading →

Argentina 4 – 1 Mexico

It wasn't all doom and gloom for Argentine representatives against foreign opposition on Wednesday night. The selección kicked off against Mexico in San Diego minutes after the final whistle was blown to end Boca's Copa Libertadores campaign, and made Alfio Basile's experimental 3-4-1-2 look like the most natural system in the world as they blew... Continue Reading →

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