Where to find me during the World Cup

Hello. You might have heard there's a football tournament being played during the next month. You'll also have noticed, if you're a frequent visitor to HEGS, that I'm crap at updating it, even with links to articles. So, here's the idea: I'm going to try and post links to pieces I write during the World Cup,... Continue Reading →

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World Cup in Argentina & Uruguay 2030?

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Joseph S. Blatter is currently in Colombia for the World Youth Cup, and when he arrived on Wednesday he made an exciting announcement for Argentines and Uruguayans. The two countries' FAs have already put forward their formal candidacy to joint host the 2030 World Cup. Whilst the bulk of the event... Continue Reading →

RIP Francisco Varallo

The football World Cup today lost one of its final links with its origins, when Francisco Varallo, the former Boca Juniors forward, died in the early hours in La Plata, aged 100 years and six months. He had been the last living player to take part in the final of the inaugural tournament in Montevideo,... Continue Reading →

A little off-topic

This isn't strictly to do with Argentine football. Well, okay. It's absolutely nothing to do with Argentine football. But the reason HEGS has been quiet in the last few days is that I've been across the river to Montevideo, where I watched Uruguay's World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands with a few thousand Uruguayan fans... Continue Reading →

World Cup exit: my thoughts

If you're an Argentine football fan and a bit of a glutton for punishment - or if you're otherwise interested in what exactly Diego Maradona demonstrated to us during Argentina's World Cup campaign - you can click here to read my post-match reaction from Buenos Aires for ESPN Soccernet. There'll be a post along the... Continue Reading →

Paul was right

The octopus predicting Argentina's downfall was right. On Saturday, Diego Maradona's team crashed out of the 2010 World Cup, thrashed 4-0 by an excellent Germany side meeting their own first real challenge of the knockout stages. A lack of creativity in midfield, Javier Mascherano being asked to do too much as the sole cinco and... Continue Reading →

Argentina vs Germany preview

With moments to go before Argentina and Germany kick off their World Cup quarter-final, you can click here if you'd like to read the preview of the match I've contributed to the When Saturday Comes website.

Back here again

On Saturday, Argentina take on Germany. It's a rematch of the tie at the World Cup quarter final of 2006, when the then host nation eliminated Argentina on penalties before some ugly scenes in Leipzig. This Argentina side aren't as well balanced as José Pekerman's 2006 vintage, but they have Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez... Continue Reading →

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