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Tevez’s exclusion, and why Argentina won’t miss him at the World Cup

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With the World Cup just around the corner,ESPNFC are ramping up coverage of each of the national teams, and you'll find their homepage for all 32 blogs here. I'm playing my part in writing for their Argentina team blog, of ... Continue reading →

Argentina squad v Ecuador (and Brazil)

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With the season coming to an end, it will soon be time for another double-header of World Cup qualifiers in South America. With hosts Brazil not playing qualifiers, each South American nation has one of these double rounds in which ... Continue reading →

Sabella’s first full Argentina squad announced: Tevez out

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Hours after announcing his first Argentina domestic squad for the double-header of friendlies against Brazil next month, Alejandro Sabella has announced his first Argentina senior squad. These players will form the teams to take on Venezuela in Calcutta and Nigeria ... Continue reading →

Copa América 2011: Argentina squad finalised

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Sergio Batista announced on Saturday the three names to be cut from the 26-man preliminary list for the Copa América. The Argentine press describe it as 'without surprises', but I have to confess I'm slightly taken aback that Diego Milito ... Continue reading →

Argentina squad for Copa América: Tevez in, Heinze out

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Sergio Batista has just announced a preliminary squad for the 2011 Copa América which starts in Argentina one month tomorrow which will be trimmed slightly to 22 players for the final squad. Carlos Tevez, after the amazing about-turn ... Continue reading →

Chávez replaces Pérez in Argentina squad; Erviti to Boca; Camoranesi to River?

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Since Sergio Batista's Argentina squad list was made official on Monday, it's been strongly hinted that one particular change would be made, and so it has come to pass. In a move that frankly makes one wonder why the Estudiantes ... Continue reading →

Batista announces Argentina squad to face Portugal

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Sergio Batista has announced his first Argentina squad as permanent boss, having been only caretaker manager when he named the squad to face Brazil late last year. When Argentina take on Portugal in Switzerland on the 9th February, they'll do ... Continue reading →

World Cup South Africa 2010: Argentina’s 23

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In the next couple of hours (supposedly) Diego Maradona will confirm the 23 names he's taking as members of the Argentina squad to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Olé are confident enough that they've got the list ... Continue reading →

World Cup preliminary squad: my thoughts

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Having sat inside all bloody afternoon waiting for an announcement that was supposed to come at 3pm and eventually arrived just after 7, this will only be a brief post, but all the same I thought I'd put up a ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: 27th & 28th February 2010

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Lionel Messi returned to goalscoring form for Barcelona, whilst Carlos Tevez simply returned for Manchester City and scored as well. Gonzalo Higuaín got another two for Real Madrid, Lisandro López won a match for Lyon and in Serie A, whilst Diego Milito scored his fifteenth of the season, Catania only had seven Argentines in [.

Argentina squad to face Spain

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On the 14th November Diego Maradona's Argentina will face Spain in Atlético de Madrid's Estadio Vicente Calderón in a friendly as the first part of their preparation for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. On Friday, Maradona named his squad for the match, which will consist solely of players playing for clubs outside Argentina, [.

Argentina squad vs Peru & Uruguay: the European call-ups

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Diego Maradona has announced a list of just eighteen Europe-based players for Argentina's final two World Cup qualifying matches at home to Peru and away to Uruguay. There are numerous big-name casualties of Diego's refusal to consider that any part of the defeats to Brazil and Paraguay might have been his fault.

Argentina squad vs Colombia & Ecuador

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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 [.

Argentina B squad vs Panama

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On the 20th of this month, a national side consisting solely of players from the domestic league (which HEGS shall henceforth refer to as 'Argentina B') will take on Panama in Santa Fe. Diego Maradona announced the squad (including six Boca Juniors or Estudiantes players who won't be involved unless their club have been eliminated from the Copa Libertadores [.

Maradona’s first competitive squad

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In amongst the flurry of goals served up for us by Gimnasia de Jujuy and Rosario Central on Friday night, the fact got obscured (on HEGS at least - sorry) that Diego Maradona had named his first competitive squad as Argentina manager, in preparation for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers at home to Venezuela and [.

Argentina squad vs France and the Under 20s progress

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Tuesday saw Diego Maradona name his second Argentina squad, in preparation for the friendly against France in Marseilles on the 11th of February. For the first time Lionel Messi was called up by El Diego - as was my mate Carlos Tevez - who, clearly motivated by my words of encouragement on Saturday night, scored for Manchester [.

Rolfi gets a call up!

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This wasn't expected. Diego Maradona has named three - not five - home-based players to be added to the Argentina squad prior to this weekend's international friendly against Scotland in Glasgow, in his first match as selección boss. In spite of Boca Juniors having exited the Copa Sudamericana, Juan Román Riquelme is not one of them.

Argentina squad to face Scotland - official

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The squad as expected by the Argentine press (and subsequently here) prior to Diego Maradona's first press conference as Argentina boss yesterday turned out to be not quite accurate, so here's the list as announced by the man himself in that press conference, along with a bit of opinion (my own and others') on it.

Argentines Abroad, and Maradona’s first squad

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The AFA will hold their press conference in a few hours' time to allow Diego Armando Maradona to announce his first Argentina squad (read on to see who's made it), and already there's controversy surrounding the nature of the appointment (not to mention the exclusions of three key players). Maradona declared on Radio La Red [.

National news

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Two pieces of news regarding Argentine selecciones today, both of which took place on Sunday whilst the league action was going on. In the Brazil 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup, Argentina drew 2-2 against Ukraine in a frantic end to a highly entertaining match which saw all the goals come in the closing minutes (in spite [.

Figueroa arrives, and the foreign contingent are named

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Two bits of news for Tuesday: Boca Juniors' quest to find a replacement for Martín Palermo during his long-term injury layoff has come to an end with the signing on loan (with a US$1.5 million fee should Boca wish to make the signing permanent) of former Central and River Plate striker Luciano Figueroa from Genoa.

Argentina squad vs. Belarus, and Dátolo to Flu?

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As if to prove that he can put together quite a handy team without including the Olympic-bound Lionel Messi, Juan Román Riquelme, Sergio Agüero et al, Alfio Basile has named the Argentina squad to face Belarus in a friendly in Minsk, two weeks from today (Weds). There are a couple of surprises in the all-Europe [.

Egypt vs. Argentina: the buildup

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The Argentine national side arrived in Cairo on Monday in preparation for Wednesday's friendly against African champions Egypt minus Esteban Cambiasso, who has an injury in his left leg. The squad got straight to work in the gym of the their hotel, whilst manager Alfio Basile gave a press conference.

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Some pre-season action

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Boca Juniors' squad took off for Europe on Sunday in readiness to take part in the Audi Cup in Munich (their first match is on Wednesday against Manchester United), but over the weekend there have already been some Argentine clubs and players in pre-season action. River Plate beat Everton thanks to a great Ariel Ortega [.

Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina squad

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Sergio Batista, the manager of the Under 20 national side, named his squad on Wednesday for the Under 20 South American championships to be held in Venezuela in January 2009. The championships will double up as qualifiers for the Under 20 World Cup in Egypt, at which of course Argentina will be the defending champions.