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Argentine football in 2014: two best XIs

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As the clock ticks towards 2015, I present here not one but two best XIs of Argentina-based players during 2014. The reason it's two is simple: the sides who won the main trophies (the two domestic leagues and the two ... Continue reading →

Argentine Primera: a just over half term report on all the teams so far

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The last 'short championship' (as we currently know them at least) of the era is now eleven matches in in Argentina, and with eight games to go I thought it was time to try and get back to posting something ... Continue reading →

Second chance to watch: River Plate v Boca Juniors from Sunday, 5th October

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In case you missed Sunday'ssuperclásico, I won't mention the score here though I will reveal, as you'll discover pretty early in this video, that it was played in comically atrocious conditions (not so comic for those of us who ... Continue reading →

Watch Boca Juniors v River Plate live, right here!

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As my Twitter followers are already well aware,the Argentine government'sFútbol Para Todos programme has, for some time now, been streaming the vast majority of Primera División matches live to the world on YouTube. Today is no exception, so assuming this ... Continue reading →

Torneo Inicial 2013: all the previews you need!

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The 2013-14 season is almost upon is in Argentina; Godoy Cruz host Argentinos Juniors in about three-and-a-half hours to get the opening weekend of the Torneo Inicial underway. No doubt you'll be wanting some previews. I have a written one ... Continue reading →

Hand Of Pod 91: An enjoyable first round, Riquelme finally signs and more

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In the ninety-first episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Joel look back on an opening weekend of Torneo Final action that Sam and Joel thoroughly enjoyed, and which English Dan missed almost all of. We discuss an ... Continue reading →

Gerardo Martino

The Argentine FA are giving everyone headaches again

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Last Wednesday, AFA president and FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona died. I wrote about it here, forESPNFC. Everyone knew that the organisation was in for a few changes, and it will be a while before we really get a handle on ... Continue reading →

Why Newell’s are worthy title winners

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The final round of the Torneo Final is underway as I type, and Saturday's matches don't really have much importance. The important stuff is on Sunday, when the final relegation spot will be decided. But before that, there's time to ... Continue reading →


Torneo Final 2014 round 2: not just a crapping dog

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Yes, a dog crapped on the pitch during Rosario Central v River Plate on Sunday. You've all seen the pictures and/or videos, so let's move on, because some other stuff happened during the second weekend of Torneo Final action. Most ... Continue reading →

Good wine beats cheap lager (Godoy Cruz beat Quilmes)

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I didn't get round to making another post last weekend, because I was working on the tennis and struggled to stay awakeduring the football, never mind after it to write. But the second round of the 2014 Torneo Final began ... Continue reading →

Friday night football: starting where the Torneo Inicial left off?

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Friday evening's matches brought one draw a 0-0 between Vélez Sarsfield and Tigre in front of an empty stadium in Liniers and two home wins; 1-0 to Estudiantes against Arsenal de Sarandí, and more surprisingly, 2-0 to Olimpo ... Continue reading →

¡San Lorenzo campeón! (Video)

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Sunday evening saw the 2013 Torneo Inicial come to a close with two matches which saw the only four teams with chances of the title play each other. Leaders San Lorenzo who started the day with 32 points ... Continue reading →

Racing lose yet again & equal the Primera’s record worst start; Argentinos finally win again (video)

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Friday brought three matches to kick off the twelfth round of the 2013 Torneo Inicial, and four goals. The first was in Quilmes, were the hosts were well outplayed by Atlético de Rafaela, but came away with a 1-1 draw ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2013: Arsenal go (temporarily) top after a low-scoring Friday (video)

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There were three matches in the Torneo Inicial on Friday, and only three goals. First, Arsenal de Sarandí got a 1-0 win over Godoy Cruz which took them top of the league on goal difference ahead of Newell's Old Boys, ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2013: Gimnasia leave it (24 hours) late, but beat Colón (video)

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The 2013 Torneo Inicial's seventh week came to a delayed end on Tuesday evening with the match between Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Colón de Santa Fe, which had been delayed by 24 hours due to heavy rain across ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2013: Newell’s come from behind to beat Olimpo & All Boys thrash Quilmes (video)

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A home win-heavy weekend of Torneo Inicial action continued on Saturday with three more matches, two of which ended in victories for the hosts after Friday evenings two home tonkings. First up, Newell's Old Boys surprisingly went in 1-0 down ... Continue reading →

Torneo Final 2013: All the goals from the second round as River & Boca both win amongst others (video)

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The second round of the 2013 Torneo Final was played between Wednesday and Friday, since this Sunday Argentina's primary elections take place, and no-one's allowed to have fun in this country on election weekend (seriously; bars aren't even allowed to ... Continue reading →

Vélez start with a late win over Tigre; Colón draw after early Racing goal (video)

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Saturday's last two Primera games of the day brought another five goals, all of which you can watch here. First, Tigre hosted Vélez Sarsfield in a match which featured two penalties one for each side. Tigre's was a bit ... Continue reading →

Rafaela deny All Boys late on; Independiente start life in B Nacional with defeat (video)

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Saturday's first Primera match saw Rafaela visit All Boys and claim a late equaliser through a smart volley by Diego Vera to snatch a 1-1 draw, after Mauro Matos had headed the hosts into the lead during the first half. ... Continue reading →

Torneo Inicial 2013: Godoy Cruz beat Argentinos in relegation clash; Arsenal hold Verón’s Estudiantes (video)

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The 2013 Torneo Inicial kicked off on Friday with two matches; Godoy Cruz hosted Argentinos Juniors in Mendoza in a match between two of the sides who begin this season in the biggest danger of the drop, whilst Arsenal de ... Continue reading →

Vélez Sarsfield beat Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina’s ‘Superfinal’ – but what does it mean?

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Saturday early evening brought an historic and utterly ridiculous match in Argentine football; the first Superfinal. The match was played in Mendoza between Vélez Sarsfield, the winners of last year's Torneo Inicial, and Newell's Old Boys, winners of ... Continue reading →

Historic win for Lanús ends River’s title hopes & Newell’s have one hand on the trophy (video)

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Sunday brought five matches in the penultimate round of the 2013 Torneo Final, including all three of the sides were were still in with a mathematical chance of winning the title. Newell's Old Boys' 3-0 away win over Atlético Rafaela ... Continue reading →

Independiente relegated for first time ever as Argentinos & San Martín dare to hope

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Saturday saw just three games in the Torneo Final; all were played simultaneously as a tight relegation battle came to a head. Independiente needed all three games to go just the right way, and in the end all three went ... Continue reading →

All Boys shock Boca Juniors, and Lanús maintain their perfect start (video)

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Saturday's three Torneo Final matches brought six goals and three clean sheets two home wins and one away one. The away win was of course Quilmes' defeat of Unión in Santa Fe, interrupted by crowd trouble, 3-0. After that, ... Continue reading →

Champions Vélez start the year with a stunning goal from Lucas Pratto (video)

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The 2013 Torneo Final began on Friday evening with Unión and 2012 Clausura champions Arsenal de Sarandí fighting out a 1-1 draw in Santa Fe. Next was the visit of defending champions Vélez Sarsfield to Argentinos Juniors, a match held ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2012: Arsenal de Sarandí go out on a high, & Centurión’s equaliser means Unión end year winless (video)

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Friday evening saw the first two matches of the final round of the 2012 Torneo Inicial. Outgoing champions Arsenal de Sarandí, who didn't have the best campaign in defence of their title, went out on a high note at least ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2012: Newell’s tonk Rafaela, and Auzqui sees off San Martín

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The penultimate round of the 2012 Torneo Inicial came to an end on Monday night with a 2-0 win for Estudiantes de La Plata over San Martín de San Juan, as 20-year-old Carlos Auzqui scored the first and second goals ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2012: ¡Vélez campeón!, and a River Plate win puts Boca Juniors into the 2013 Libertadores (video)

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Saturday's and Sunday's matches in the Torneo Inicial have seen an average of two goals each, and most importantly, on Sunday afternoon, Vélez Sarsfield won their ninth league title and fifth in seven years with a match still ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2012: Newell’s held again, Stracqualursi helps San Lorenzo to a win, and Independiente & River draw in a four-goal clásico (video)

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Saturday saw the start of the seventeenth round of the 2012 Torneo Inicial, and plenty of goals. Independiente hosted River Plate in one of the weekend's two clásicos, and drew 2-2; a result River scarcely deserved. Unión one of ... Continue reading →

A BIG goal round-up: all the strikes from rounds 15 & 16, plus Brazil B beat Argentina Z in a friendly shoot-out

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Last week was a busy one, and with just a one-day break between the midweek fifteenth round of Torneo Inicial action and the weekend sixteenth, I was too busy and too lazy to get a video up. So, here's a ... Continue reading →

Torneo Inicial: Lanús join the title race by thrashing Tigre (video)

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Lanús pulled themselves to within just three points of league leaders Vélez Sarsfield on Sunday, with a 4-1 tonking of Tigre which leaves them third in the table. Surprisingly, none of the day's other three matches saw a single goal; ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2012: Vélez leapfrog Newell’s at top, River back to winning ways & Stracqualursi nets two (video)

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Newell's Old Boys finally lost their grip on the leadership of the 2012 Torneo Inicial title race on Friday, after they were held 0-0 by Quilmes in Rosario, after which Vélez Sarsfield beat Godoy Cruz 2-1 with a double from ... Continue reading →

Superclásico Inicial 2012: River Plate 2 – 2 Boca Juniors (video)

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Thesuperclásico returned to Argentina's top flight after a one-and-a-half year absence on Sunday, and although River Plate had largely the better of the play in a tetchy match, Boca Juniors midfielder Walter Erviti got a stoppage time equaliser to wipe ... Continue reading →

2013 Torneo Inicial

Live Argentine football – free and legal!

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With the 2013-14 season just a couple of hours away in Argentina, it's a good time to finally put up a permanent post about this here onHEGS. As an extension of the Argentine government'sFútbol Para Todos program, Argentine matches in ... Continue reading →

Torneo Inicial 2013: fixtures released

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No sooner does one season end than another begins. In fact, 2012-13 still isn't over, since Newell's Old Boys take on Atlético Mineiro in the Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg on Wednesday night. Anyway, on Tuesday evening the AFA confirmed ... Continue reading →


Copa MX Clausura 2013 Jornada 1 fútbol mexicano resultados

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El fútbol mexicano es generoso de eso no hay duda, este torneo de Copa MX sirve para darnos cuenta de que el nivel entre la primera división A o liga de Ascenso como se le llama ahora contra la primera división nacional es muy cercano.

El actual campeón Dorados de Sinaloa buscara retener su titulo y los equipos de la Liga MX deberán de mostrar su valía en la cancha.

Cuauhtémoc Blanco pone como favorito al América entre sus candidatos al título Clausura 2013

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Una de las máximas de las águilas del America el futbolista Cuauhtémoc Blanco dio sus pronósticos para este torneo de fútbol mexicano edición Clausura 2013.
el actual delantero de Dorados de Sinaloa manifestó lo siguiente en su columna semanal del sitio terra:

"Han pasado ya dos jornadas del Clausura 2013 y aunque aún es muy temprano para mencionar favoritos, creo que Cruz Azul, Tijuana y América son los que parecen estar en mejor forma para afrontar este torneo, sin olvidar también a los equipos de Monterrey, Rayados y Tigres", indicó Blanco en su espacio.

The Rest

Torneo Final 2013: ¡Newell’s campeón!

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On Wednesday afternoon, the postponed second half of Estudiantes v Lanús was played (the match was called off at half time on Monday last week after a Lanús fan was shot dead by police). Estudiantes were 2-0 up already from ... Continue reading →

A site improvement: live scores & self-updating league tables

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Regular readers ofHEGS might have noticed that the old 'Tables' page hadn't been updated in some time (since, erm, some time before the end of last year's Torneo Clausura, in fact). It was a lot of faffing around for me ... Continue reading →

FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona to step down from Argentine FA presidency in 2015

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Just one big story in Argentina on Tuesday, but my word, as the proverbial milkmaid said to the parson, what a big one it is. Julio Grondona, the friend of dictators and democrats, the fat, corrupt old man who has ... Continue reading →