On Sunday afternoon, the first match in Buenos Aires of the 2011 Copa América is played. It's the tournament final, and the lineup for it illustrates perfectly how iconoclastic this edition of the tournament has proven. Uruguay and Paraguay are the unexpected sides battling it out in the Estadio Monumental for the title of champions... Continue Reading →

South American World Cup squads: the reaction

Whilst both Argentina's and Brazil's preliminary squads for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa caused some consternation on the part of fans and the media in their countries, the lists announced by the managers of Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile were less controversial. You can read a bit about each of them, written by me,... Continue Reading →

Goalkeeping uncertainty

In the wake of Saturday night's humiliation in Rosario at the hands of Brazil, Diego Maradona has been experimenting with personnel (if not formation) during Monday's training sessions. Whilst the outfield positions are still up in the air, one position that does look guaranteed to change is in goal, where Maradona seems set to use... Continue Reading →

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