Vamos los Pibes: Franco Cervi

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT The story of a youngster from Rosario who has overcome his slight frame and short stature to dazzle on the football pitch may sound all… Continue reading

Vamos Los Pibes: Luciano Vietto

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON JUST-FOOTBALL Name: Luciano Darío Vietto DOB: 05/12/93 Age: 21 Position: Striker Club: Villarreal Nationality: Argentinian Having made the switch to Villarreal in the summer, young Argentinian goal getter Luciano… Continue reading

Copa Libertadores 2015 Preview Pt II

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Following on from Part 1, comes the second installment of Mala Leche & … guide to the remaining four groups in this year’s Copa Libertadores.… Continue reading

Copa Libertadores 2015 Preview Pt I

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT With the last of the group spots now finalised, the 56th edition of the Copa Libertadores – South America’s equivalent of the Champions League – properly… Continue reading

2015 Sudamericano U20 Review: Correa inspires Argentina to title

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Having suffered an ignominious early exit on home soil two years ago, Argentina returned to form to capture their first Sudamericano U20 title in 12… Continue reading

2015 Sudamericano Sub20: Ten to watch

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON JUST FOOTBALL The South American U20 championship begins this week in Uruguay and offers the chance to catch a glimpse of some of the continents hottest prospects in action. … Continue reading

Five Argentinian No. 5s for the future

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON JUST FOOTBALL If the most iconic footballing number in Argentina is the number 10 worn by famous enganches such as Diego Maradona, Juan Roman Riquelme and now Lionel Messi,… Continue reading

Torneo de Transicion: End of season awards

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON BACK PAGE FOOTBALL With the Torneo de Transicion done and dusted, now comes the time for reflection on the last six months in the ever turbulent world of Argentinian football. … Continue reading

Sudamericana success crowns River’s revival

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON JUST FOOTBALL Despite missing out on defending their league title on Sunday, River’s first continental triumph in 17 years marks a return to the glory days for los Millonarios.… Continue reading

Nacional march on, Superclasico semi & all Belo Horizonte final

  Article first featured on Outside of the Boot as part of a fortnightly column on the biggest news coming out of South America. Recoba magic keeps Nacional on course for title Uruguayan… Continue reading

Clasicos, Sudamericana quarters & Ceni breaks record

Article first featured on Outside of the Boot as part of a fortnightly column on the biggest news coming out of South America. Central win Clasico Rosarino, River stay top Rosario Central walked… Continue reading

What Next: Angelo Henriquez

Article first featured on Just Football There was a healthy buzz surrounding the arrival of promising striker Angelo Henriquez when Manchester Utd paid a €4mil fee for the 18-year-old in the summer of… Continue reading

Scores level in rain-soaked Superclasico

“No Fue Futbol”. “It wasn’t football”. That was the headline that sports daily Olé ran the day after a rain-drenched Superclasico that was overshadowed by the torrential weather conditions and terrible officiating.  The… Continue reading

What Next: Colombia

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT With no competitive fixtures for almost a year, the post-World Cup period is the perfect opportunity for South American nations to assess, experiment and, in… Continue reading

Best under-the-radar South American signings of the summer

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON JUST FOOTBALL South American transfers have dominated the summer market once again with James Rodriguez, Luis Suarez and Angel Di Maria commanding the three most expensive fees of the… Continue reading