Tag Archives: South American football

A new place to find my writing: The Libero

Today The Libero launches. It’s an online football magazine, and the deal is simple: you get a weekly email containing four articles covering world football, as long as you subscribe. You can subscribe by credit or debit card, or by … Continue reading

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Some tips for watching Boca Juniors v River Plate (14th May 2015) live in the Copa Libertadores last 16

Unlike last week’s first leg, TV Pública have realised before kick off that they’re not allowed to broadcast outside Argentina for the second leg of this Copa Libertadores last sixteen tie between Boca Juniors and River Plate (River have a … Continue reading

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Copa Sudamericana 2011: Vélez stumble in their semi-final first leg

Vélez Sarsfield suffered a setback in Quito in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana semi-final, away to LDU Quito. With two goals from Hernán Barcos, the Argentine former Racing  and Huracán striker, Liga won 2-0 at home to set … Continue reading

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World Cup qualifying 2014: Argentina 1 – 1 Bolivia: match highlights (in HD!)

Argentina’s qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup hit another bump in the road on Friday afternoon where, in the glorious Monumental sunshine, Bolivia took the lead and eventually held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in the third round … Continue reading

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Copa Sudamericana: Vélez win a thriller late on to advance to the semis (video)

Thursday night was the time for Vélez Sarsfield’s quarter-final second leg in the 2011 Copa Sudamericana, and it was a brilliant match. Having drawn the first leg 1-1 away to Santa Fe of Colombia last week, Vélez stormed into a … Continue reading

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Copa Sudamericana: Independiente go out despite a win (video)

Defending Copa Sudamericana champions exited the tournament at the hands of 2009 winners Liga de Quito on Wednesday night, winning 1-0 on the night in the Estadio Libertadores de América but losing 2-1 on aggregate by virtue of Liga’s 2-0 … Continue reading

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Venezuela claim an historic win over Argentina in South American qualifiers (video)

Tuesday night saw Argentina’s second qualifier for the 2014 World Cup, and an historic result in Puerto La Cruz. In eighteen previous matches between Argentina and Venezuela, Argentina had won every single one, but tonight Venezuela played better and got … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014 qualifying: Higuaín hits a hat trick as Argentina demolish Chile 4-1 (video)

Alejandro Sabella, after playing four friendlies of dubious importance, finally had his competitive debut as Argentina manager on Friday evening, and it could hardly have gone better. Chile provided tricky opposition and deserved more for their own efforts, but Sabella’s … Continue reading

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River Plate hit seven in the Nacional B, Vélez win away in the Sudamericana (video)

It was inevitable, in spite of a certain lack of cohesion in their play to date, that at some point River Plate were going to click and put in a good team performance, and that their opponents that day were … Continue reading

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Brazil beat Argentina; Independiente lose in Quito (video)

In the Superclásico de las Américas, Argentina’s domestic national team lost 2-0 to their Brazilian counterparts on Wednesday night in Belém, going down to a 2-0 aggregate loss. Lucas opened the scoring for Brazil, and Vélez Sarsfield defender Emiliano Papa … Continue reading

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