International friendly: Catalonia 4 – 2 Argentina

A cobbled-together Argentina side visited the Camp Nou for the Catalán national side's annual pre-Christmas friendly on Tuesday evening, and were soundly beaten as the home crowd enjoyed jeering Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuaín. Lionel Messi didn't play, according to Carlos Bilardo because his club, Barcelona, had requested that he shouldn't. Unusual, since the home side... Continue Reading →

Another Olympic inclusion, and Maradona the United fan

Sergio Batista has added another name to Argentina's squad for the Olympic Football Tournament in August. Or, more specifically, for the friendly against Catalunya in Camp Nou on Saturday. Nicolás Pareja, the young defender for Anderlecht of Belgium, joins up with the rest of the squad, some of whom flew to Barcelona from Buenos Aires... Continue Reading →

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