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 →

World Cup South Africa 2010: Argentina starting XI vs South Korea

In under seven hours' time, Argentina will be playing their second match in the 2010 World Cup, looking to all but assure qualification by trying to beat South Korea, for whom Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung, a good friend of Carlos Tevez, will be the principle threat. For Argentina, Jonás Gutiérrez will once again start at... Continue Reading →

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 →

A mixed bag

One let-down on a weekend of generally good displays by Argentines in Europe, this one. On Saturday, Carlos Tevez didn't have the best of days for Manchester United, who went down 1-0 at the Reebok Stadium to Bolton Wanderers. Tevez having only got off the plane back from Buenos Aires the day before the match was rushed into... Continue Reading →

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