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Why Argentina must stick to Lionel Scaloni
17:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Argentina's managerial seat remains hot regardless who sits in it. It's like the Sword in the Stone. Everyone wants to give it a go; none prove fit to rule. If bosses don't get the sack [Sergio Batista, Edgardo Bauza, Jorge Sampaoli],…

Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina part company: Effects on both parties
12:00 Wednesday 18th July 2018

Jorge Sampaoli has parted ways with the Argentina national team after fallout from La Albiceleste's poor outing at the 2018 World Cup. This came after a mutual agreement by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and the coach, to…

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the death of the individual
08:30 Thursday 5th July 2018

There is no I in team. We’ve already lost you, haven’t we? You’ve already rolled your eyes in distaste at a cliché you’ve come to expect from TV pundits. Stick with us though. The post-mortems have been conducted,…

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Sampaoli or Messi: Who will become Argentina's scapegoat?
08:00 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Argentina have dug themselves a big hole. A round of 16 place is not guaranteed after they drew to Iceland and lost to Croatia. It's not even do-or-die for Los Gauchos. They must win the game against Nigeria with a bigger goal difference…

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Argentina Should Blame Jorge Sampaoli, Not Lionel Messi For World Cup Outcome
15:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018

There has been a lot of criticism towards Lionel Messi for Argentina's draw against Iceland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup opener this past Saturday. At some point, he should get some criticism after failing to convert a penalty. However,…

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What a long, strange trip it's been: Argentina since 2014
15:30 Wednesday 13th June 2018

If there is one national team which has gone through more turmoil than any other during the past four years, it's most certainly Argentina. After losing the 2014 World Cup final in extra time to Germany, La Albiceleste were expected to…

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Dybala and Icardi not making the World Cup squad will be shocking
08:30 Thursday 29th March 2018

The Argentine squad for the friendlies against Italy and Spain was good. It could have been great but for the shocking exclusion of both Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala. The Serie A pair have been electric this season, but there is a high chance they…

Why Chile is not about to fall off a cliff
08:30 Saturday 24th March 2018

Several top teams will not be at the 2018 World Cup. You know about Italy, the Netherlands and United States but at number 10 in the FIFA World Rankings Chile is arguably the most surprising outcast. La Roja won the 2015 and 2016 Copa…

What's going on with Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala in Argentina?
09:30 Thursday 22nd March 2018

Argentina is about to undertake its two toughest tests before the 2018 FIFA World Cup. La Albiceleste will play against Italy and Spain in their final tune-up matches before the squad gets together for the tournament. They will likely play…

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Is next summer Lionel Messi’s last shot at World Cup glory?
09:30 Saturday 16th December 2017

Will Lionel Messi ever lift the World Cup? It’s his fourth World Cup without a stellar, or more importantly, triumphant tournament. Russia 2018 must belong to Messi for him to be considered the best of all time. Jorge Sampaoli stated…

Mauro Icardi: Inter's underrated world class striker
10:30 Wednesday 18th October 2017

When Inter faced Milan in Sunday's Derby Della Madonnina at San Siro, Mauro Icardi proved the difference. Just another Argentine striker bagging a hattrick. The Inter captain's three goals were one better than Vincenzo Montella's entire team.…

Why did Chile fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup?
16:30 Thursday 12th October 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers are nearing its end, and even though the play-off rounds are yet to be determined, several top teams have already confirmed their absence in next year's tournament. Among the biggest disappointments was Chile.…

The Jorge Sampaoli Affair
15:30 Tuesday 10th October 2017

A football player can be artist or artisan. Brush can be put to canvas or hammer to nail. As a manager, Jorge Sampaoli has exclusively been an art dealer. This hasn't always been the case. When in charge with Chile, Sampaoli had Alexis…

Will Argentina miss 2018 World Cup?
10:00 Saturday 7th October 2017

Argentina suffered their third straight draw in World Cup qualifying, Thursday. Lionel Messi and Co's backs are against the wall. Argentina needed a win against Peru to improve their World Cup chances. La Albiceleste even changed their home…

Road To The Promised Land
3 CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers to watch this week
12:00 Thursday 5th October 2017

As with UEFA, the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers are entering critical moments. Here are three games from the two regions not to be missed this week.