Stealing the headlines

Diego Maradona's side have arrived in Bolivia for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in La Paz and, although the boss is keeping his cards close to his chest, it looks like there'll be one or two changes, the most notable of which are Lucho González replacing Newcastle's Jonás Gutiérrez, and Sergio Agüero starting on the bench.... Continue Reading →

World Cup qualifying: self-examinations, and my own two centavos

On Thursday, the Argentine squad went their separate ways as they returned to club duty following Wednesday night's pathetic surrender to neighbours Chile in Santiago. Speaking at Ezeiza airport before flying back to Barcelona, Lionel Messi own up to his own mistakes frankly, whilst Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze did likewise. There'll be work to... Continue Reading →

Sand gets the call

With Messers Tevez and Riquelme suspended, and Sergio Agüero injured, Barcelona's Lionel Messi will be the only one of Argentina's 'fantastic four' (the phrase is Olé's and not, I would like to impress upon you, my own) who will feature against Chile in Santiago on Wednesday night. Agüero, who only picked up a minor knock... Continue Reading →

The international sniping begins

Argentina play Uruguay in the Monumental on Saturday and whilst things are rarely friendly between two of the oldest rivals in international football, the sniping has come from an unexpected angle on Tuesday: Julio César Cáceres. That's Julio César Cáceres of Paraguay. Obviously seeking to crank up the pressure on a team currently trailing in... Continue Reading →

Argentina squad vs. Paraguay & Peru

The Argentina squad for the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers against Paraguay in Buenos Aires, and Peru in Lima, has been almost finalised prior to the weekend's domestic action in Argentina, after which three Boca Juniors players will be added to the list. Alfio Basile has called up Getafe defender Daniel Díaz to replace Nicolás Burdisso,... Continue Reading →

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