Brazil 2014: Argentina hit five past Paraguay to secure their World Cup place

This seems like as good a time as any to make the first post on HEGS in a good while. On Tuesday night, Argentina played Paraguay in Asunción and, needing a draw to mathematically confirm their place in next year's World Cup in Brazil, they scored five goals away from home in a World Cup qualifier... Continue Reading →


Fallen idols

All of a sudden, after the week that's just passed, 'Diego Maradona's Argentina' sounds less like a porteño schoolboy's fantasy and more like a sneering insult from Brazilians and Paraguayans towards their neighbours. If you've not had quite enough of reading (and, through The Enganche Argentine football podcast) about it yet, though, you can click here... 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 →

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 →

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