Archives: Argentina

Maradona Divulges Argentina Call-Up

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Diego Maradona called up 22 players for his upcoming friendly against France.  Five players that earn their bacon in Spain were called up by El Diego.  As promised, Lio Messi was part of that list.  Gabriel Heinze and Fernando Gago … Continue reading

La Liga Week 17 Scores

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What a way to celebrate Raúl’s 500th appearance in Spanish first division.  In addition to achieving such a milestone, Raúl also scored his 212th career goal in the 16th minute courtesy of a Gonzalo Higuaín pass into the box and … Continue reading

Abreu Arrives At Sociedad Amid Controversy In Argentina

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Uruguayan international Sebastián Abreu left River Plate yet once again. Friday afternoon ¨El Loco¨ met with club officials telling them that he had accepted an offer to go play with Spanish second division side Real Sociedad.

Riquelme Finishes Second In Player of Year Voting

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Juan Sebastián Verón might have called an end to the European leg of his illustrious career a few years back, but he’s quality has not diminished one bit. One the eve of 2009, the former Sampdoria, Parma, Lazio, and Inter … Continue reading

Abbondanzieri Heading Back Home?

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Getafe goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri might be packing his bags and heading back to Boca Juniors after Carlos Bianchi was hired as club manager for 2009.

River Plate Barrabrava Caught In Italy

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River Plate barrabrava Ariel Luna was arrested as part of an Interpol operation in Italy on Wednesday.  The Argentine fugitive was being looked for after confessing in a video to have killed Gonzalo Acro back in 2007.   This was when … Continue reading

Champions League KO Matchups

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A former teammate of mine that had a style of play “similar” to Steven Gerrard (and would be insulted as he is a Man Utd.  fan)described the ties in one word- mouthwatering.  I will use this term only once as … Continue reading

El Diego Good For Argentina?

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Diego Maradona was appointed as Argentine national team head coach Tuesday evening.  That was the best birthday present that he could have received.  The obsession with Maradona has reached a new level.   From the outside looking in, there is very … Continue reading

Former Aleti Coach To Lead Argentina?

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According to reports coming out of Buenos Aires, pigs are about to fly. Argentine Football Association president Julio Grondona is ready to negotiate with former Atlético Madrid boss Carlos Bianchi. According to reports, Bianchi is ready to come back to … Continue reading

“We Needed A Change”- Messi

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Hey, for those of you that were hating my last piece… you are absolutely right! There was nothing going on in Argentina, and that was confirmed by Lionel Messi when he arrived in Spain, he expressed his satisfaction after Alfio … Continue reading

Messi Could Be Culprit Behind Basile Departure

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Fresh off of one of the worst performances in decades, Argentina find themselves in shambles.  As of Thursday afternoon, the local media were reporting the possibility of coach Alfio Basile stepping aside due to inner conflicts and lack of response … Continue reading

Milito Returns To National Team

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Genoa striker Diego Milito is making quite an impact his second time around at Genoa.  For this type of performance Alfio Basile gave the former Zaragoza man a callup to the national team.  If there were any doubts that about … Continue reading

Monzón Gets First Callup

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Luciano Monzón and Diego Milito were the two newest players to be called up by national team coach Alfio Basile for their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against neighboring rivals Uruguay and Chile. Monzón has been one of the outstanding performers … Continue reading

Milito Worries Increase

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Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito could see his career in jeopardy as he has not been allowed to run recover appropriately from his ACL tear back on May 5th.  The timetable for his recovery was scheduled at about six months, but … Continue reading

Gago Out For A Month

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Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago became the second South American international to have to miss an extended period of time after Champions League play.  Gago will be out for close to a month after suffering a level two muscle tear … Continue reading

Double-Talk On Messi

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There has been quite a deal of talk about Lio Messi.   Between the fans and media from both sides of the Atlantic is just seems like they are talking out of both sides of their mouth.  They seem to want … Continue reading

Heinze Gone From Albiceleste?

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Gabriel Heinze’s days with the Argentine national team could be numbered after his fallout with Alfio Basile. His dreadful performance against Paraguay, his horrid own goal and his reaction to be subbed in favor of Getafe’s Daniel Díaz will most … Continue reading

Maradona Slams Messi

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You can criticize his political leanings or the way he lived his life.  Yet when it comes to telling the truth he never backs down.  Diego Maradona will compliment you the same way he will criticize you. var iamInit = … Continue reading