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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 →

Venezuela claim an historic win over Argentina in South American qualifiers (video)

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Tuesday night saw Argentina's second qualifier for the 2014 World Cup, and an historic result in Puerto La Cruz. In eighteen previous matches between Argentina and Venezuela, Argentina had won every single one, but tonight Venezuela played better and got ... 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 →

Brazil beat Argentina; Independiente lose in Quito (video)

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In the Superclásico de las Américas, Argentina's domestic national team lost 2-0 to their Brazilian counterparts on Wednesday night in Belém, going down to a 2-0 aggregate loss. Lucas opened the scoring for Brazil, and Vélez Sarsfield defender Emiliano Papa ... Continue reading →

Hand Of Pod 35: Tevez’s strop, Sabella’s latest test & Boca’s lead in the league

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In the thirty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba begin with a discussion of just how much of a massive idiot Carlos Tevez is, and conclude with a reflection on Cristian Fabbiani's suitability for the second division ... 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 →

Hand Of Pod 33: Argentina v Brazil mini-preview, Ramón Díaz comes in at Independiente & more

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The thirty-third episode of Hand Of Pod goes online just before the first leg of the double-header between Argentina's and Brazil's 'domestic international' teams, and Sam, Dan and Dan look at what Alejandro Sabella might reveal in these matches. We ... 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 →

Sabella starts with a win for Argentina, and Friday’s Apertura goals (video)

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Alejandro Sabella's first match in charge of the Argentine national team wasn't a walk in the park, but brought a victory and a performance no-one had any particular complaints about. Against Venezuela, one of the (many) shock teams of the ... Continue reading →

Hand Of Pod 31: Everton’s new centre forward, and the Apertura finally takes off

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In the latest episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and the Dans discuss Denis Stracqualursi, and what Everton fans can expect from him in the Premier League, and an interesting weekend of Torneo Apertura matches which saw the championship finally ... 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 →

Riquelme returns to Argentina’s domestic squad

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Alejandro Sabella has named his first squad as Argentina manager, in preparation for a pair of friendlies against Brazil next month. The matches, before anyone gets too excited, will feature only players from the domestic leagues of the two nations, so ... 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 →

Hand Of Pod 28: the 2011 Torneo Apertura preview

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Hand Of Pod's two resident Racing fans are both on holiday this week, but Sam and Australian Dan are battling on, insistent that their partners' absence is but a flesh wound, and are joined by the one and only Joel ... Continue reading →

The 2011 Torneo Apertura is here!

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Hasta El Gol Siempre is back, ladies and gents. I apologise for the long absence of any posts on here since the Copa América final, but I've been just as busy working as I was during the Copa itself, if not ... Continue reading →

Hand Of Pod 27: The Copa América review special with Jonathan Wilson

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Apologies that I've not been posting on HEGS since the Copa América final on Sunday, but it's been a busy week. Normal service will soon be resumed, honest. The twenty-seventh episode of Hand Of Pod is our look back on an ... 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 →

Unexpected twists at the Copa América

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The final round of group matches at the 2011 Copa América is well underway, with Colombia leading Bolivia 2-0 as I type. Last night, after Venezuela's win over Ecuador which took the vinotinto to the top of Group B, I ... 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 →

The Copa América so far: some reading material

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Tuesday is a day off after the opening round of games in the 2011 Copa América have seen everyone play once. You can find my thoughts on the tournament, of course, over on ESPNSoccernet, where I discuss how remarkably closely-fought ... Continue reading →

Copa América 2011: Argentina 1 – 1 Bolivia (video)

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The 43rd Copa América kicked off in La Plata on Friday night, and once again Bolivia were the side charged with playing the hosts on the opening day, as they did in the previous two editions in 2007 and 2004. ... 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 →

Copa América Argentina 2011: Here we go…

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As all readers will surely be aware, tonight at 21:45 Argentine time Bolivia will play the 700th international match in their history. Of arguably just as much importance, they'll be taking on the hosts, Argentina, in the opening match of ... Continue reading →