Copa Libertadores 2015: River claim continental double

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT On a wet and windy August night in Buenos Aires, River Plate ran out as 3-0 victors against Tigres to secure a third Libertadores crown… Continue reading

Vamos los Pibes: Gaston Guruceaga – future heir to Muslera

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Uruguay have a long and storied history in producing goalkeepers from Roque Maspoli, a key figure in the Maracanazo that saw Uruguay win the 1950… Continue reading

Copa America 2015: Team of the Tournament

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Chile ended their near century drought with a penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina in front of a sea of red in Santiago on Saturday to… Continue reading

Copa America 2015: Chile vs Argentina – Key Battles

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Saturday’s final sees the cross-Andes clash between hosts Chile and World Cup finalists Argentina, with both of whom looking to end their barren streak without… Continue reading

Copa America 2015: Vargas brace sinks spirited Incas

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Relations between neighbouring countries Chile and Peru have been fraught with difficulties and tension since as far back as 1880, so a semi-final Clasico del… Continue reading

U20 World Cup Review: New Look Brazil the pick of South Americans

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Having spluttered and stumbled to a 4th place finish in the Sudamericano earlier this year, expectations surrounding Brazil were surprisingly low for one of the perennial… Continue reading

Vamos los Pibes: Matias Kranevitter

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON JUST FOOTBALL Name: Matias Kranevitter Date of Birth: 21 May 1993 Age: 22 Position: Defensive Midfielder Club: River Plate Nationality: Argentinian As one of the world’s top exporters of… Continue reading

Vamos los Pibes: Rodrigo Amaral

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Yet to make his first team debut for Nacional, Amaral is nevertheless one of the most highly regarded youngsters in South America.  Frighteningly prolific at… Continue reading

Superclasico Trilogy marred by violence

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Great trilogies are few and far between but when bitter rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors were pitted against each other in the Copa Libertadores… Continue reading

Vamos los Pibes: Ezequiel Ponce

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Rosario’s reputation as one of the best producers of footballing talent is well known around the globe and the likes of Messi, Batistuta and Di… Continue reading

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