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World Cup qualifying: Argentina beat Paraguay at home for first time since 1973 (video)

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Friday evening didn't bring any Torneo Inicial matches those will be played over Saturday, Sunday and Monday but it did feature a World Cup qualifying match in which Argentina dispatched Paraguay 3-1 in Córdoba with an expertly-finished goal ... Continue reading →

International friendly: Argentina beat Germany 3-1; match report from the game & goal video

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Wednesday afternoon in Argentina brought the chance to sit down in front of the TV for a couple of hours and catch an international friendly; one last bit of international sporting competition to enjoy before the post-Olympic world kicks in ... Continue reading →

Messi leads Argentina to thrash Ecuador (video)

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Saturday saw Argentina take on Ecuador in the Estadio Monumental in a World Cup qualifier, and in spite of a midfield supposedly lacking in creativity (yes, some people had that complaint), they won 4-0 with goals from Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo ... 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 →

Argentines Abroad: Messi breaks another record, Madrid & Porto crowned in Spain & Portugal (video)

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Argentines Abroad has been held up slightly this week so that we can take the midweek matches into account, principally because of events in Spain; Wednesday saw Real Madrid (with Gonzalo Higuaín and Ángel Di María) clinch the Spanish league ... Continue reading →

Catching up on Argentines Abroad ahead of the weekend

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I  have had a very, very busy week indeed, which is why not much has shown up on HEGS during the last few days, but here, prior to the beginning of the footballing weekend in Europe, is a quick Argentines Abroad catch-up ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: the weekend’s league action, and a five-star performance from Messi (video)

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This week's Argentines Abroad is delayed slightly, but fortunately that means I can include  the video of Lionel Messi's astonishing performance in the European Cup on Wednesday night, when he became the first place in 32 seasons to score five goals ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: Messi hits three, Lamela key again, Aimar scores a cracker & more (videos)

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It's been another action-packed round of matches around the world, with Argentines once again providing no shortage of highlights. Step this way for the latest on Lionel Messi's fine weekend performance and some impressive contributions in Italy, Spain, France, Portugal ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: another catch-up

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Deadlines for previewing the final rounds of the 2011 Torneo Apertura have severely hampered my style this week, so without further ado here's a quick catch-up in the main leagues covered by Argentines Abroad. In England's Premier League, Sergio Agüero ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: the final weekend in November

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The weekend just gone saw as many crucial contributions from Argentines as ever in the world's biggest leagues, and a welcome return to form for the usual suspects in the Mexican league after last week's no-show. With the usual contributions ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: Maxi downs Chelsea, Gago’s brilliant strike and more (video)

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As ever, there were a number of Argentine goals during the weekend just gone in leagues across Europe. Oddly, there were none in Mexico this weekend (for the first time since I began accepting contributions for this post!), so Tom ... Continue reading →

World Cup qualifying 2014: Argentina 1 – 1 Bolivia: match highlights (in HD!)

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Argentina's qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup hit another bump in the road on Friday afternoon where, in the glorious Monumental sunshine, Bolivia took the lead and eventually held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in the third round ... Continue reading →

World Cup qualifying 2014: Argentina v Bolivia starting lineups

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In under two hours, Argentina and Bolivia will be contesting their third 2014 World Cup qualifying match in the Estadio Monumental, and these are the teams that will be doing it. A late injury in training yesterday to Sergio Agüero ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: the pre-international roundup

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With the World Cup qualifiers approaching, it's time to take a look at how Alejandro Sabella's boys and those he's not called up did in the weekend just gone for their clubs. Alejandro Faurlín impressed in defeat in ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad over the last week-and-a-half

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Argentines Abroad has been, to put it mildly, a bit out of sync so far this season. It's become truly, monumentally bad this week and last, though, for a few reasons. For that, I apologise, but I present here the updates ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: what happened last weekend

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Because I've had a somewhat disjointed week of deadlines not being what they normally are, Argentines Abroad is going up ridiculously late this week. All the same, I did receive the normal dispatches from France, Mexico, Portugal and Spain, so here ... Continue reading →

World Cup 2014 qualifying: Higuaín hits a hat trick as Argentina demolish Chile 4-1 (video)

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Alejandro Sabella, after playing four friendlies of dubious importance, finally had his competitive debut as Argentina manager on Friday evening, and it could hardly have gone better. Chile provided tricky opposition and deserved more for their own efforts, but Sabella's ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: Higuaín’s hat trick, another Pastore goal & more (video)

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We've got a neat finish from Javier Pastore, Gonzalo Higuaín's hat trick for Madrid, some lovely goals form Mexico and, um, a description of Jonás Gutiérrez's brilliant solo effort for Newcastle United (thanks to the Premier League not allowing videos ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: Catching up

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I've been unable to get Argentines Abroad online so far this week, but my normal contributors have submitted their pieces as diligently as ever, and it would be unfair not to use them. So, if you'd like to find out what ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad: Messi leads Barcelona to an 8-0 win & more (video)

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This week's Argentines Abroad is late, thanks to the midweek round of matches here in Argentina keeping me busy. Better late than never, though. As well as Lionel Messi's hat-trick in Barcelona's 8-0 demolition of Osasuna, we've got videos of ... Continue reading →

Friendly goals: Argentina 3 – 1 Nigeria (video)

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A little earlier today, Argentina took on Nigeria in the second match of their South Asian 'tour', in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They won 3-1, with two goals from Gonzalo Higuaín and one from Ángel Di María. You can watch those goals ... Continue reading →

Argentines Abroad 2011-12: late August

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That's not the best headline I'll ever put up on HEGS, I realise, but it is a fairly accurate one, at least. There were a fair few impressive performances by Argentina's foreign legion during the weekend just gone, as action ... Continue reading →

Hand Of Pod 29: Alejandro Sabella’s first Argentina squad(s), and the Apertura begins

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The twenty-ninth episode of Hand Of Pod is, as the milkmaid said to the parson, quite a whopper. That's largely because Sam, Australian Dan and Seba have not one but two rounds of Torneo Apertura matches to look back on, ... 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 →

The Argentine national team: where to now?

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This piece is the first of a new 'round table' feature which will be appearing here on HEGS and other Argentine football blogs across the internet. Every now and then (probably roughly every two weeks) someone will propose a bunch of ... Continue reading →

Copa América 2011: Uruguay dump hosts Argentina out, Peru get past Colombia (video)

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The 2011 Copa América knockout stage started heating up on Saturday with Peru's 2-0 extra time win over Colombia through two superbly taken goals, and got white hot a little later in the day with a brilliant match between great ... Continue reading →

Argentina’s Copa América starts here

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Argentina beat Costa Rica 3-0 last night, becoming the first side to score more than two goals in a game in this tournament, and qualifying for the quarter-finals by finishing second in Group A. After the game, Lionel Messi announced ... Continue reading →

Copa América 2011: Messi claims, ‘another Copa has started’ as Argentina go through (video)

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Colombia beat Bolivia 2-0 on Sunday to finish top of Group A in the Copa América Argentina 2011, and were joined in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night by the hosts, who finally played well and won a match in this ... Continue reading →

Copa América 2011: Argentina splutter to another draw

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Argentina's second performance in the 2011 Copa América they are hosting had to be better than the first, or people were going to start getting angry. Well, people are starting to get angry. Argentina were a side without imagination or ... Continue reading →

A second Copa América preview!

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As kick off edges closer, now only just over three hours away, there's another preview of the Copa América by me; this time focussing more on the Argentine national team and how they're likely to line up, as well as ... Continue reading →

The Rest

Argentines Abroad: Agüero hits a hat-trick, goals galore in Italy & more (video)

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It was another packed weekend in which Argentines around the world had a big say in footballing matters, so here's another dose of Argentines Abroad. Sergio Agüero hit a hat-trick for Manchester City, Fernando Belluschi for Porto and Javier Pastore ... Continue reading →