Argentines Abroad: a Messi brace, and Saviola gets a gong

There wasn't much Argentine involvement during FA Cup weekend in England, but elsewhere there was plenty to talk about. Another double from Lionel Messi - this time late on - was added to a Player Of The Year award for Javier Saviola in Portugal and a missed penalty for Javier Pastore in Italy. All this... Continue Reading →

Lázzaro apologises whilst Crespo looks for the exit…

Leandro Lázzaro apologised on Thursday for his comments the previous day about Juan Sebastián Verón, which probably wasn't an unwise thing to do, but might not be enough to keep him at Estudiantes when next season begins. Another player looking likely to move clubs is Internazionale striker Hernán Crespo, who's reportedly talked to Milan manager... Continue Reading →

The merry-go-round begins

The Apertura is over, then, and immediately the game of managerial musical chairs has started. Diego Simeone leaving Estudiantes was probably the least surprising development, whilst elsewhere Ossie Ardiles has walked out on Huracán. Gustavo Costas, recently relieved of his responsibilities at Racing, is set to take on a foreign posting... Simeone's exit was as surprising for... Continue Reading →

Selección problem

Perhaps not the most serious problem really, given that he didn't take part in either of the first two qualifiers. Hernán Crespo suffered a slight contraction in his right leg whilst training with the selección on Thursday, and is now a doubt for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia. Crespo was withdrawn from the training... Continue Reading →

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