South Africa 2010: Argentina through, with a little help

Carlos Tevez is, according to Diego Maradona, el jugador del pueblo ('the player of the people'). On Sunday, hours after the controversy during Germany's 4-1 thrashing of England, linesman Stefano Ayroldi confirmed to the world that he was indeed one of those 'people', allowing Tevez to open the scoring from a long way offside after... Continue Reading →

World Cup 2010: Argentina probable starting XI vs Mexico

Diego Maradona's been keeping everyone second-guessing for the last few days. It looked a day or two ago like there would only be a couple of changes to the Argentina side that beat Nigeria 1-0 in their first match of the World Cup, but as of Saturday afternoon things were looking a bit different. Maradona... Continue Reading →

Déja vu

Argentina's performance yesterday against South Korea was highly impressive, and plenty of people have suddenly started suspecting they could go all the way and win the World Cup after all. Four years ago, though, we were in the same place after a 6-0 evisceration of Serbia & Montenegro in the second group game. And we... Continue Reading →

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