World Cup qualifying Brazil 2014: Chile 1 – 2 Argentina (video)

On Tuesday night, Argentina's national side stepped onto the pitch in Santiago to begin the second half of their World Cup qualifying campaign, away to Chile, who they'd beaten 4-1 just over a year ago in Buenos Aires at the start of qualifying. Chile came out of the blocks quicker, but two strikes close together,... Continue Reading →

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Fallen idols

All of a sudden, after the week that's just passed, 'Diego Maradona's Argentina' sounds less like a porteño schoolboy's fantasy and more like a sneering insult from Brazilians and Paraguayans towards their neighbours. If you've not had quite enough of reading (and, through The Enganche Argentine football podcast) about it yet, though, you can click here... Continue Reading →

Goalkeeping uncertainty

In the wake of Saturday night's humiliation in Rosario at the hands of Brazil, Diego Maradona has been experimenting with personnel (if not formation) during Monday's training sessions. Whilst the outfield positions are still up in the air, one position that does look guaranteed to change is in goal, where Maradona seems set to use... Continue Reading →

Late call-ups

Only a quick news update here: there have been a few late call-ups by Diego Maradona for the Argentine national team as they prepare for their World Cup qualifiers at home to Brazil (in Rosario, on Saturday) and away to Paraguay (in Asunción next week). This was expected because Maradona left the door open for... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs Colombia & Ecuador

Diego Maradona has announced the squad for Argentina's next competitive matches, the World Cup 2010 qualifiers at home to Colombia on the 6th of June, and away to Ecuador on the 10th. The purpose of that 'B' international on Wednesday night has been revealed - no fewer than nine players from the domestic game have... Continue Reading →

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