Some quick thoughts on Argentina’s World Cup qualifying, and South America more generally

Last Friday and this Tuesday just gone were good days for the Argentine national football team. For the first time in the current World Cup qualifying campaign, they won back-to-back matches (3-0 against Uruguay on Friday, 2-1 away to Chile last night), and now sit on top of the CONMEBOL qualiying table with twenty points,... Continue Reading →

World Cup qualifying: self-examinations, and my own two centavos

On Thursday, the Argentine squad went their separate ways as they returned to club duty following Wednesday night's pathetic surrender to neighbours Chile in Santiago. Speaking at Ezeiza airport before flying back to Barcelona, Lionel Messi own up to his own mistakes frankly, whilst Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze did likewise. There'll be work to... Continue Reading →

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