Estudiantes qualify for the Copa, and Argentina’s kids are in trouble

Two matches were taking place simultaneously with potentially enormous consequences for HEGS this year. In one, Estudiantes de La Plata had the second leg of their Copa Libertadores qualifier against Sporting Cristal of Peru, having lost the first 2-1 in Lima. In the other, Argentina's Under 20s had to beat their cross-river rivals from Uruguay... Continue Reading →

A loss in the derby

Argentina's underwhelming showing in the Sudamericano Sub 20 continued on Monday evening as they lost 2-0 in the final group stage to bitter rivals Brazil. In torrential rain, Argentina actually turned in their best performance of the tournament so far - but lost for the first time. Unlucky, boys... Argentina started the better side, dealing... Continue Reading →

Yet another draw

The national Under 20s played their first match of the final group in the Sudamericano Sub 20 on Saturday evening, and yet again - like four of their five first round matches - they drew. This time Paraguay were the opponents. In stiflingly hot Puerto Ordaz, Argentina started the stronger of the two sides with Juan... Continue Reading →

A weekend off

I'm in Manchester for a couple of nights this weekend, sorting out some final plans for my upcoming trip to Mexico. What this means is that there won't be any immediate write-ups of Friday and Saturday's major matches; to wit, the Sudamericano Sub 20 group stage game between Argentina and Peru in Maturín, Venezuela on... Continue Reading →

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