Japan 1 – 0 Argentina: match highlights

Argentina lost to Japan for the first time in their history on Friday, thanks to an 18th-minute goal from Shinji Okazaki. Only Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano really did themselves any sort of credit, and a side clearly as worn out by the long voyage from Europe as were Spain when they travelled to Buenos... Continue Reading →

Argentina starting XI vs Japan confirmed

Argentina's starting XI against Japan for the friendly in Tokyo on Friday has been confirmed, and it's right here. On the weekend of the clásico de Avellaneda, the two Milito brothers - who once played for opposite sides in the derby - both start for Argentina, as of course does Lionel Messi, whose absence would... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs Japan

Sergio Batista has announced the Argentina squad which will travel to Tokyo for a friendly against Japan on the 8th October. In spite of the injury he suffered against Atlético de Madrid at the weekend, Lionel Messi is included, as are returnees Oscar Ustari and José Sosa. There's also a first call-up to the senior... Continue Reading →

Same old story

HEGS is back, but it feels, I must say, a bit like I hadn't really been away. When I left for Havana, Sergio Batista had named Lionel Messi in the squad for the Olympic Football Tournament, and Barcelona president Joan Laporta was making some decidedly 'we'll have to see about that'-type noises. The novel seems... Continue Reading →

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