Argentines Abroad: the pre-international roundup

With the World Cup qualifiers approaching, it's time to take a look at how Alejandro Sabella's boys - and those he's not called up - did in the weekend just gone for their clubs. Alejandro Faurlín impressed in defeat in England, Lionel Messi was subdued but ultimately decisive in Spain, where Marcelo Bielsa only gains... Continue Reading →

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Controversy as River drop more points, and the Apertura round 11 scores and scorers

Sunday saw the weekend's Primera División matches end on a controversial note, as Rogelio Funes Mori scored a fine winning goal in the last minute for River Plate - away to Godoy Cruz - only to see it ruled out for a phantom hand ball after he'd brought Ariel Ortega's chipped through ball down with... Continue Reading →

A game of two halves

Fourteen years ago, Colombia travelled to Buenos Aires to take on an Argentina who'd been in three of the previous four World Cup finals (winning two) and were given no chance whatsoever of getting a result. Inspired by Carlos Valerrama and with Faustino Asprilla hitting a hat-trick, they blew the hosts away, 5-0. Tuesday night... Continue Reading →

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