World Cup exit: my thoughts

If you're an Argentine football fan and a bit of a glutton for punishment - or if you're otherwise interested in what exactly Diego Maradona demonstrated to us during Argentina's World Cup campaign - you can click here to read my post-match reaction from Buenos Aires for ESPN Soccernet. There'll be a post along the... Continue Reading →

Paul was right

The octopus predicting Argentina's downfall was right. On Saturday, Diego Maradona's team crashed out of the 2010 World Cup, thrashed 4-0 by an excellent Germany side meeting their own first real challenge of the knockout stages. A lack of creativity in midfield, Javier Mascherano being asked to do too much as the sole cinco and... Continue Reading →

Putting meat on the barbecue

Diego Maradona's last chance to give his players a proper test prior to the announcement of the provisional squad for the World Cup took place on Wednesday night and saw a dull match marked only by Gonzalo Higuaín's second goal in his third match for his country. Martín Demichelis, playing at his home stadium in... Continue Reading →

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