Copa América 2011: Argentina splutter to another draw

Argentina's second performance in the 2011 Copa América they are hosting had to be better than the first, or people were going to start getting angry. Well, people are starting to get angry. Argentina were a side without imagination or thrust up front, and looked desperate at times in defence, where goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved... Continue Reading →

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 →

Argentina open their doors

Diego Maradona's selección trained with an audience for the first time since arriving in South Africa on Thursday, inviting the press to watch. They opened more than just the gates to the complex though, with several players commenting on the atmosphere in the camp after the session. Seba Verón talked about the pleasure of sharing... 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 →

Leaving it late

There were ten goals from four matches on Saturday, and they didn't stop coming until the very end of the final game. Both Independiente and Argentinos went into the match at El Cilindro in good form, and a draw seemed an inevitable result, but it only eventually arrived when the visitors equalised in the second... Continue Reading →

Almost crazy over Lunati

There was no doubt as to the hot issue of the day in the Argentine press on Monday. The Boca Juniors vs. Independiente clásico in La Bombonera saw two red cards for the visitors during a second half which referee Pablo Lunati seemed to be losing control of at one point. Guillermo Rodríguez grabbed a... Continue Reading →

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