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 scored an own goal for the second. In the Copa Sudamericana, Independiente lost 2-0 away... Continue Reading →

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Vélez click into gear to thrash Arsenal in Copa Sudamericana (video)

Vélez Sarsfield have had a woeful start to the season, by their own high standards, but on Thursday night their engine finally crunched and ground into the gear they'd been looking for, and the result was a 4-0 thrashing of Argentinos Juniors in the second leg of the playoff for the Copa Sudamericana. The first... Continue Reading →

Apologies that I've not been posting on HEGS since the Copa América final on Sunday, but it's been a busy week. Normal service will soon be resumed, honest. The twenty-seventh episode of Hand Of Pod is our look back on an eventful and historic Copa América Argentina 2011, and Sam, Australian Dan, English Dan and Seba... Continue Reading →

Argentina beat Costa Rica 3-0 last night, becoming the first side to score more than two goals in a game in this tournament, and qualifying for the quarter-finals by finishing second in Group A. After the game, Lionel Messi announced that, 'a new Copa has begun.' In this piece for In Bed With Maradona, I... Continue Reading →

The final round of group matches at the 2011 Copa América is well underway, with Colombia leading Bolivia 2-0 as I type. Last night, after Venezuela's win over Ecuador which took the vinotinto to the top of Group B, I wrote this for ESPNSoccernet, looking back over the second round of group matches and forward... Continue Reading →

Tuesday is a day off after the opening round of games in the 2011 Copa América have seen everyone play once. You can find my thoughts on the tournament, of course, over on ESPNSoccernet, where I discuss how remarkably closely-fought the whole thing has been so far. Meanwhile on BT Life's A Pitch, aimed primarily... Continue Reading →

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