Did we learn anything from Argentina v Haiti?

On Tuesday, Argentina continued their recent trend of bidding a pre-World Cup farewell to their fans with a friendly against opponents who, with no disrespect to Haiti, or to Canada in 2010 or Trinidad and Tobago in 2014, are not quite on the level of the opponents they'll face in the tournament. Did we learn... Continue Reading →

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Argentines Abroad: Spain, Mexico, and a roundup of the rest

There wasn't a great deal of Argentine action last weekend, which is part of the reason this edition of Argentines Abroad is going online so late. Carlos Tevez hobbled out of Manchester City's Premier League game against Liverpool early on Monday night, and will miss Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against former employers Manchester United, and... Continue Reading →

Argentines abroad

Pablo Osvaldo had a good time on Sunday, making a few headlines in Italy. The striker, who recently announced his intentions to represent Italy rather than the country of his birth, got sent off for his Gabriel Batistuta-emulating goal celebration after a late winner for Fiorentina. The performer of the weekend, though, was Sergio Agüero.... Continue Reading →

The reconquest

One-hundred-and-ninety-one years after declaring independence from Spain, Argentina suddenly finds itself very much directing proceedings - at least as far as some of La Liga's leading clubs are concerned. After Leo Messi's superb show for Barcelona on Saturday night, both Madrid clubs found themselves relying on contributions from Argentines. Real Madrid stumbled and lost their... Continue Reading →

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