Tough at the top for Basile and Dunga

Starting this month, I'm writing for ESPN's Soccernet on football across South America. These articles won't always include Argentine football, of course, but when they do I'll let you know here. This week the subject under the microscope is why the pressure of managing one of the world's top international sides is being cranked up... Continue Reading →

World Cup 2010: Argentina 1 – 1 Paraguay

It was second versus first in the Estadio Monumental on Saturday afternoon, as Argentina hosted leaders Paraguay in the South American qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup. The selección didn't look particularly hot in front of their own fans, falling a goal down early on after dominating the opening exchanges before going a man down... Continue Reading →

A good start

Against tricky opponents, Argentina got off to a winning start in their campaign for the 2010 World Cup. The goals in the Monumental came from near identical free kicks from Juan Román Riquelme, who showed (as one of our readers has already suggested) that Alfio Basile had every reason to show such confidence in him... Continue Reading →

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