Defensor flying the flag for beleaguered Uruguay

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED AT OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT It’s been a pretty torrid few weeks in Uruguayan football.  Nacional’s 4-2 home defeat to Newell’s in the Copa Libertadores sparked violence, leading to the arrests… Continue reading

Nicolas Castillo: Club Brugge’s Chilean Hitman

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED AT OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT With the likes of Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez at the top of their game and the national team back to its high-tempo best under… Continue reading

Starlets of the Libertadores

A full, in-depth look at the players in the list below can be found at Outside of the Boot As ever, the Libertadores showcases some of the finest talent in South America before… Continue reading

Copa Libertadores 2014 Preview Pt. II

AS FEATURED BY OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Following on from part 1, comes the second installment of Mala Leche & Outside of the Boot’s guide to the remaining four groups in this year’s… Continue reading

Copa Libertadores 2014 Preview Pt. I

AS FEATURED BY OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT The 55th edition of the Copa Libertadores – the South American equivalent of the Champions League – kicks off this week and, as ever, promises to… Continue reading

Scout Report: Ángel Correa

FIRST FEATURED AT OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Fresh from his Torneo Inicial winning success with San Lorenzo, teen sensation Ángel Correa has emerged as a target for the likes of Arsenal, Atletico Madrid… Continue reading

Torneo Inicial 2013: End of Season awards

FULL ARTICLE FEATURED ON BACK PAGE FOOTBALL With the Torneo Inicial done and dusted, Mala Leche casts its eye back over the last six months in Argentinian football.  For all the winners, losers,… Continue reading

Duvan Zapata profile

Name: Duván Esteban Zapata Banguera D.O.B.: 4 January 1991 (age 22) Position: Striker Nationality: Colombian Current club: Estudiantes de la Plata (Argentina) Born in Cali in western Colombia, Zapata joined the youth ranks… Continue reading

In defence of Argentina’s defence

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED AT BACK PAGE FOOTBALL With their passage to Brazil already confirmed, Argentina’s final two qualifiers gave boss Alejandro Sabella an opportunity to experiment with his squad selection, especially in light… Continue reading