Argentines Abroad: the end-of-season finale

The domestic football season has now come to an end across Europe, and also in Mexico. Argentines have been key to the denouements of leagues and cups across western Europe, so here's the rundown of who's won what - from the FA Cup to the Mexican Clausura - and who else has impressed in the... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: Messi’s penalty and some Mexican screamers (video)

Lionel Messi scored against a José Mourinho-coached team for the first time at the weekend, in the clásico in Spain, but he wasn't the only Argentine to notch a goal in foreign lands. There were a few beauties in the Mexican top flight as well as contributions in Italy, Portugal and elsewhere in Spain. Here's your... Continue Reading →

Palermo sign the ‘new Kaká’

Well that's what they say he's going to become, anyway. Javier Pastore, the just-turned-20-year-old hero of Huracán's championship challenge during the Torneo Clausura, was unveiled as the newest signing at Palermo, where he told the press, 'my model is Riquelme.' Elsewhere in Europe, various Argentines played in pre-season friendlies for their clubs, including Javier Mascherano,... Continue Reading →

A second home

Mauro Zárate is the latest addition to Lazio's squad for the next season. The Roman club, who finished 12th in the 2007-2008 Serie A campaign, have signed former Vélez and Birmingham City striker Zárate on a season-long loan deal from the club who currently hold his registration, Qatari club Al-Sadd. Zárate still refuses to look upon... Continue Reading →

Argentines abroad: 12th-13th April

It's been another important weekend for Argentines abroad. In Italy there were vital performances from Esteban Cambiasso and Ezequiel Lavezzi; in France, two goals from Fernando Cavenaghi helped Bordeaux to keep dreaming of a title, and Mauro Zárate got another for Birmingham to rescue a point. There were also Argentine goals in Mexico and the... Continue Reading →

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