Argentina squad for Copa América: Tevez in, Heinze out

Sergio Batista has just announced a preliminary squad for the 2011 Copa América - which starts in Argentina one month tomorrow - which will be trimmed slightly to 22 players for the final squad. Carlos Tevez, after the amazing about-turn from both parties at the end of last week, is in the squad. Gabriel Heinze... Continue Reading →

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Argentina squad for friendlies vs Nigeria & Poland

In early June, a side representing Argentina will play friendlies away to Nigeria (on the 1st, in Abuja) and Poland (the 5th, in Warsaw). It won't be a full Argentina team, but it's infinitely more worthwhile than the ‘local selección’ matches we sometimes have to put up with. All the players are under 25 years... Continue Reading →

Olympic defeat

The bulk of Argentina's Olympic Games squad played a friendly behind closed doors at the AFA's training complex in Ezeiza on Tuesday, and lost 4-2 against a Panamanian side who were notably fitter and more motivated. Whilst the match was only an evalution session for Argentine coach Sergio Batista, Panama have to qualify for the... Continue Reading →

The over-23 club

The three players who will be Argentina's 'over age' inclusions in their squad for the Olympic Games in Beijing in September have been named. Sergio Batista, the 1986 World Cup winner, will be the manager. Don't worry - Alfio Basile's not lost his job. The AFA just want to give things a bit of variety... Continue Reading →

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