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Argentina Crashes Out Of Copa America

Argentina is out of the 2011 Copa America after losing 5-4 on penalties to Uruguay following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes. Diego Perez’s early goal was cancelled out by Gonzalo Higuain in an action-packed first half, but despite chances from both ends, neither side could break the deadlock, ensuring a nerve-wracking shootout to end [...]

It was not supposed to be this way. Argentina with Lionel Messi and Carlos tevez were supposed top restore pride to Argentina football by winning the Copa America at home. Instead they are in danger of not even reaching the quarter-finals after being held to a 0-0 draw by Colombia. Argentina were simply poor against [...]

Argentina Held By Bolivia in Copa Opener

The pressure will mount even more on Lionel Messi and Argentina after they were held to disappointing 1-1 draw with Boliva in the Copa America opener. Argentina have not won a major tournament since 1993, and that is not going to change anytime soon based on this performance. Fittingly, it was one of the most-wanted [...]

Bradley Names U.S. Squad For Argentina Game

Bob Bradley has named a 24-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Argentina and Paraguay. Bradley has named a strong squad with all the U.S. stars who are playing overseas, coming back for the game. The biggest impact of the “imports” will be felt in midfield where eight of the nine players in the U.S. [...]

Argentina Names Squad For U.S. Game

Argentina’s national team on Friday announced its roster for two exhibition games in the United States later this month. Argentina will play the United States on March 26 at New Meadowlands Stadium, then cross the country to play Costa Rica on March 29 at San Jose, Calif. The roster for the games includes familiar names [...]

Messi Ends Argentina’s Winless Streak

The South American duel pitting arguably 2 of the best footballing nations on the planet was settled last night when Argentine wonder kid Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the night to give his side a slender 1-0 win over arch rivals Brazil. With last night’s result, the reigning World Player of the year [...]

Was Maradona The Right Man For Argentina?

Argentina yesterday Hammered World Champions Spain 4-1 in Buenoa Aires. This result has of course raised questions on whether the country’s football legend Diego Maradona was the right man to coach the national team. Winning their first game under caretaker coach Sergio Batista resoundingly does question the tactics used by former coach Diego Maradona. In [...]

U.S. To Play Argentina Here After The World Cup

U.S. soccer fans will a chance to see Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates later this summer. Soccer By Ives is reporting that Argentina has scheduled to play a friendly in the U.S., after the World Cup. There are four FIFA-sanctioned international dates that the match could be played on. They are August 11, September [...]

2010 World Cup Preview: Argentina

photo credit: Paolo Camera The Team: As soon as someone brings up the soccer team from Argentina, the conversation inevitably turns to Diego Maradona. How could it not? The man defines their style of play and is undoubtedly their greatest legend (and some say everyone’s greatest legend). It is fitting he will lead Argentina in [...]

Argentina Worships Soccer… Literally

We love our sports in America. We cherish every minute of every game. Sports permeate our culture to an unhealthy degree. But, Argentina has us beat for the title of most fanatical sports nation. Hands (of God) down. The folks down in Argentina don’t just love their teams and players, they worship them. Literally. Don’t believe [...]