Argentina reveal shirt for 2010 World Cup

December 11th, 2009 by leewilson

South American nation Argentina has revealed their new 2010 alternative World Cup shirt that they will wear at the tournament in South Africa next summer.
The Argentines are fortunate to be competing in Africa after a poor qualification campaign that saw them perform well below their best and only just qualify automatically for the tournament. The two [...]

Two goal Alonso signals defeat for Maradona’s men

November 16th, 2009 by leewilson

A second half penalty from Lionel Messi was not enough as a brace from Xabi Alonso led Spain to a 2-1 victory in a highly entertaining encounter with Diego Maradona’s Argentina side.
After narrowly qualifying from the South American qualifying group, many speculated that an Argentina side with no pressure on them would provide a tough challenge for the European Champions. [...]

Argentina reveal 2010 World Cup shirt

November 9th, 2009 by leewilson

Two time World Cup winners Argentina has revealed their new 2010 World Cup shirt that they will wear next summer in South Africa.
The team led by icon Diego Maradona narrowly qualified for the tournament next June after a disruptive qualifying campaign. Maradona, in particular, caused the majority of the controversy with some strange team selections [...]

How Argentina qualified for the 2010 World Cup

October 23rd, 2009 by leewilson

A World Cup without Argentina is not something that crossed many supporters minds when the qualification matches started back in 2007. In fact, the two year South American qualification campaign is viewed as too easy by many with Brazil and Argentina often cruising through leaving the two other spots up for grabs. Nevertheless, constant disruption [...]

Uruguay vs Argentina – My thoughts as the game unfolds

October 15th, 2009 by leewilson

I thought it’d be fun to blog whilst watching the game. Obviously, you guys won’t see it until the end but you can see my thoughts to decisions throughout the match.
First 10 minutes
Uruguay look bright, Argentina’s defence looks woeful. More defensive changes from Maradona. Otamendi is in at right back when he is primarily a [...]

Recalled Palermo spares Argentina’s blushes

October 13th, 2009 by leewilson

A last minute goal from veteran striker Martin Palermo handed Argentina a vital 2-1 win over Peru in their penultimate World Cup qualifying match.
The dramatic victory keeps Diego Maradona’s team in the running to qualify for the prestigious tournament in South Africa after Peru had scored an 89th minute equaliser to put Argentina on the brink of elimination.

As usual, Maradona [...]

Totally clueless

September 10th, 2009 by leewilson

Having watched every single minute of Argentina’s national team since Maradona took over, here is a very small post match rant about how dreadful Maradona is as a coach. I could probably elaborate further but it’s 2am and I wanted to get this up now. During the week I shall hopefully post a longer analysis [...]

Defensive lapses put Argentina qualification in doubt

September 7th, 2009 by leewilson

A brace from Luis Fabiano helped Brazil book their place at the 2010 World Cup following a 3-1 victory over Argentina that leaves the host’s qualification hopes for the tournament in serious jeopardy.
The encounter was played out at the smaller Rosario stadium in Argentina with the intention of giving the home side an advantage with a close intimidating atmosphere. However, it [...]

Argentina vs Brazil: Preview

September 3rd, 2009 by leewilson

The phrase “nothing but a win will do” seems perfectly apt for Maradona’s Argentina side as they head into their crucial World Cup qualifier against Brazil. With Dunga’s men virtually on the plane to South Africa next year, the Brazilians can approach the match with little pressure on their shoulders albeit with the incentive of [...]

Maradona subs lead Argies to narrow victory

August 14th, 2009 by leewilson

Two inspired substitutions from under fire coach Diego Maradona helped Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 victory, condemning Russia to a rare home defeat.
Lisandro Lopez and debutant Jesus Datolo both scored within a minute of coming on to give the out of form South Americans a morale boosting win ahead of their crucial upcoming World Cup qualifiers following [...]