World Cup South Africa 2010: Argentina 2 – 0 Greece

Argentina confirmed their place in the second round of the 2010 World Cup on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over a very defensive Greece side in Lionel Messi's first match as captain of the selección. It took a while for Diego Maradona's team to break the tightly-packed Greek defence but eventually Martín Demichelis and substitute... Continue Reading →

Contract talks at Boca

Boca Juniors are currently going through something of a miserable post-season tour of the United States - a few evenings ago they lost 1-0 to Los Angeles Galaxy and on Wednesday night they crashed 3-0 against Seattle Sounders (you can see the goals here). That's largely a reserve side though, lead by outgoing manager Roberto... Continue Reading →

Superclásico Clausura 2010: the lineups

The first competitive superclásico of 2010 is only five hours away, and even with both Boca Juniors and River Plate enduring turgid campaigns after years of underachievement, it's still the most talked-about fixture in Argentine football. Martín Palermo could become Boca's all-time highest goalscorer outright today, although whilst the Argentine press have now all decided... Continue Reading →

Superclásico highlights

The scores and scorers of the weekend will be up in a few hours' time - after the super, Tigre and Argentinos drew 1-1 in Victoria and Colón then took over the leadership of the table in the weekend's final match with a 2-1 win over fellow contenders San Lorenzo in El Cementerio. For now... Continue Reading →

Going Loco

As you may be aware, Argentina play Brazil later on Saturday (kick off at 21:30 local time, 01:30 Sunday morning UK time) in a qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Brazil don't need to win but Argentina, if they're going to keep alive realistic hopes of qualifying automatically, have to. They've... Continue Reading →

Late call-ups

Only a quick news update here: there have been a few late call-ups by Diego Maradona for the Argentine national team as they prepare for their World Cup qualifiers at home to Brazil (in Rosario, on Saturday) and away to Paraguay (in Asunción next week). This was expected because Maradona left the door open for... Continue Reading →

Palermo sign the ‘new Kaká’

Well that's what they say he's going to become, anyway. Javier Pastore, the just-turned-20-year-old hero of Huracán's championship challenge during the Torneo Clausura, was unveiled as the newest signing at Palermo, where he told the press, 'my model is Riquelme.' Elsewhere in Europe, various Argentines played in pre-season friendlies for their clubs, including Javier Mascherano,... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑