Plans and issues

Argentina's preparation for the second match of their World Cup challenge gathers apace. The main issues following the flawed but encouraging performance in the 1-0 win against Nigeria on Saturday were the right back position - where Jonás Gutiérrez clearly wasn't comfortable - and the extent of Seba Verón's calf strain, which won't keep him... Continue Reading →

AFA seek resolution over Gutiérrez

Julio Grondona's been in China recently, watching Argentina's not-quite-Under 23s win Olympic gold, and he's returned to a bit of a fuss. Alfio Basile named his squad for the next two World Cup Qualifiers last week (details of those players will follow before the matches, because at the time they announcement was overshadowed somewhat by... Continue Reading →

Transfer talk

Two transfer signings involving Spanish clubs have also involved Argentines today, with one rather more polemic than the other. Jonás Gutiérrez, having impressed at Real Mallorca and broken into the selección, has followed compatriots Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Julio Arca (among others) to England, where he signs for Newcastle United. Recreativo Huelva, meanwhile, are... Continue Reading →

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