Highlights: Argentina 2-1 Portugal; Fluminense 2-2 Argentinos; Uruguay 1-0 Argentina U20

Three big matches took place on Wednesday evening at various levels of the Argentine game. At the most senior level, the least important game was played; Argentina beat Portugal in a friendly thanks to a first half goal from Ángel Di María and a last minute penalty from Lionel Messi. Club football's biggest South American... Continue Reading →


Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina finally impress

Argentina's Under 20s finally looked a competent side in the Sudamericano Sub 20 on Sunday night, as they became the first side in the competition to beat their Brazilian counterparts, and shot themselves right back into contention for a London 2012 Olympic Games qualifying slot. Gabriel 'don't call me Rogelio' Funes Mori opened the scoring... Continue Reading →


Sudamericano Sub 20 and Libertadores qualifying: Argentina lose, Independiente go through

Argentina and Independiente have both lost 1-0 to Ecuadorian sides in the last couple of days, but the attitudes to those defeats are very different. Argentina Under 20s' loss to their Ecuadorian counterparts on Monday night in the first match of the final group stage of the Sudamericano Sub 20 throws a serious spanner in... Continue Reading →


Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina 3 – 1 Chile

After some unconvincing showings in their first three matches which, nevertheless, brought qualification for the final group stage, Argentina's Under 20s improved a lot last night in their final group match against Chile, winning 3-1 to top the group. Banfield's Facundo Ferreyra weighed in with a brace and Arsenal de Sarandí's Claudio Mosca hit the... Continue Reading →


Catching up: Argentina U20s beat Peru

I'm slowly getting used to being back in Buenos Aires, so it's probably about time I posted the goal video of Argentina's 2-1 win against Peru in the Sudamericano Sub 20 on Wednesday evening. Rogelio Funes Mori - yes! - and Bruno Zuculini (Franco's younger brother) scored the goals, the latter near the end, as... Continue Reading →


Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina start with a win

In their quest to outdo their predecessors of two years ago and qualify for this year's World Youth Cup - and the London 2012 Olympic Football Tournament - Argentina's Under 20s got off to a good start in the Sudamericano Sub 20 in Peru on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 win over cross-river rivals Uruguay.... Continue Reading →


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