A game of two halves

Fourteen years ago, Colombia travelled to Buenos Aires to take on an Argentina who'd been in three of the previous four World Cup finals (winning two) and were given no chance whatsoever of getting a result. Inspired by Carlos Valerrama and with Faustino Asprilla hitting a hat-trick, they blew the hosts away, 5-0. Tuesday night... Continue Reading →

Argentina 3 – 0 Bolivia

Apologies for the lateness of the posting, I've been without internet for most of the weekend. Juan Román Riquelme inspired Argentina to a 3-0 brushing aside of Bolivia in the Monumental on Saturday evening, netting twice himself in the second half after Sergio Agüero had opened the scoring before the break. Riquelme's second - Argentina's third... Continue Reading →

Walking pace

Away in Caracas against a Venezuelan side who surprisingly won their first qualifier thanks to what some are calling the greatest free kick of all time, the selección may have been more concerned with getting the job done than with doing it in style, especially with so many of the players in for a long... Continue Reading →

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