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The New Look Argentinian Primera División and the Hope to Avoid It

August 1, 2011 by


Relegation for a team can be a heart-breaking and tragic event for the fans and the staff of the club alike. When a giant falls though it becomes a massive point of interest for any neutral viewers. Remembering the Serie B season with Juventus after the Calciopoli scandal was an enjoyable footballing novelty. Many more […]

Uruguay v Paraguay – Copa America Comes to a Close

July 21, 2011 by


Not too long ago someone asked me for my opinion of the Copa America before anyone had even kicked a ball in anger and River Plate were not crying their way to second tier football. After a somewhat lengthy conversation going into the detail of some of the teams and players involved the guy looked […]

Group A: Trials and tribulations as Colombia and Argentina go through

July 14, 2011 by


  A seemingly straight forward group was turned upside down as hosts Argentina made a meal of qualification. Leaving it to the last game to secure a Quarter Final berth but could so easily have missed out entirely. Colombia topped the group after some impressive performances but Bolivia and Costa Rica after indifferent results will […]

Argentina: From Concern To Panic

July 7, 2011 by


Two games into the Copa America and things aren’t looking rosy for Sergio Batista and Argentina. Two points from two games see’s La Albiceleste teetering on the brink of elimination should they lose to Costa Rica next Monday.

River’s Plate: Has the Argentine Giant Fallen for Good?

July 6, 2011 by


‘     ‘We will resist the critics. We will reformulate the club from now on.‘ These were the words uttered by River Plate president Daniel Passarella once the dust had settled on the relegation of his beloved club. An intriguing if somewhat redundant statement regarding River’s future. The harrowing reality is that ‘reformulation’ is […]

2001 – When Gods bleed.

June 28, 2011 by


By Mina Rzouki In a game dominated by predications and statistics, the rare anomaly offers a unique thrill to the audience. My favourite moment of the Copa America lies in a match reminiscent of the one between David and Goliath otherwise known as the 2001 quarter-final match between Honduras and Brazil.

2001 – A summer without samba

June 27, 2011 by


By Thomas Watt   I’m not sure whether it’s my nationality that means I have a natural predilection for giant killings, but sometimes I cannot help but root for the little guy. Football has built its popularity over the decades on small teams overcoming the odds to topple their more illustrious opponents. In almost all […]