This week in The Libero: what is the Copa América Centenario, exactly?

On Friday, the Copa América Centenario kicks off in the United States, and in this week's issue of The Libero, I was asked to preview it. I've gone for a piece looking at why although it's going to be a good tournament, it's still important to remember it's not an actual Copa América. To give you... Continue Reading →

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Positive news for Banfield

A brief break from World Cup stories: Banfield president Carlos Portell has confirmed that two of the club's players, playmaker Walter Erviti and youngster Federico Sardella, have tested positive for a banned substance in CONMEBOL's tests after the club's elimination from the Copa Libertadores at the hands of Internacional (yeah I know, how long's that... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, the world's best club football competition is upon us. No, of course I'm not talking about the imminent knockout rounds of the Champions League, don't be daft. This week sees the beginning of the group stages of South America's much more enjoyable answer to UEFA's competition, the Copa Libertadores. As ever, Argentina... Continue Reading →

Job done… just

A couple of hours after Lanús confirmed their participation in the Copa Libertadores with a win, Arsenal de Sarandí did the same in spite of a defeat. Their 2-0 home victory in the first leg proved enough for the Copa Sudamericana holders, as Mineros de Guyana could only manage a 2-1 win in Venezuela. The... Continue Reading →

Turning it round

League champions Lanús booked their place in the Copa Libertadores group stage on Tuesday night, winning in style against Ecuadorian champs Olmedo to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat. In the first half, they looked edgy, creating chances but - as in Riobamba last week - not managing to finish them off. In the second,... Continue Reading →

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