A European roundup, and a couple of pre-season results

Lionel Messi made a return to the starting lineup for Barcelona; Internazionale stumbled at the top of Serie; Carlos Tevez helped take Manchester United through to the 6th round of the FA Cup, whilst Javier Mascherano did likewise for Liverpool, where he may soon be joined by Pablo Aimar. Lionel Scaloni, meanwhile, has already moved to... Continue Reading →

The Olympic squad, and some transfer news

Sergio Batista named the 15 under-23 players to represent Argentina at the Beijing Olympics on Tuesday, but what with putting up three other stories last night, I thought I'd leave it until now to publish the list. One of those players, River Plate forward Marco Rubén, has now become Villarreal forward Marco Rubén, in what... Continue Reading →

The over-23 club

The three players who will be Argentina's 'over age' inclusions in their squad for the Olympic Games in Beijing in September have been named. Sergio Batista, the 1986 World Cup winner, will be the manager. Don't worry - Alfio Basile's not lost his job. The AFA just want to give things a bit of variety... Continue Reading →

The foreign legion

With the top three tiers in Argentine football having broken up for the summer (speaking of which the lower division results service will make a belated return tomorrow for Primeras C and D), the main focus for Argentine fans this weekend was on their Europe-based players. In England, Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano found themselves... Continue Reading →

Transfer talk, and a B Nacional update

Juan Román Riquelme's two magnificent free kicks on Saturday night, followed by Argentines bombarding Spanish football websites to let Chilean manager Mauricio Pellegrini know that he really should be considering Riquelme for inclusion in Villarreal's side, will not apparently be enough to save the playmaker's bacon at the Spanish side. 'We're hoping that in December... Continue Reading →

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