Deportivo Cali: Colombia’s Cantera de Oro

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT & DEPORTIVO CALI’S OFFICIAL SITE It may sound like a truism but South American football usually finds itself adopting a short term mentality.  With many… Continue reading

Argentinian Primera 2015 Review: Tevez the catalyst as Boca do the double

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT The bloated, unwieldy 30 team Primera spluttered to a close last weekend with Boca Juniors claiming their first league title in four years.  The expanded… Continue reading

Vamos los Pibes: Emanuel Mammana

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT When a player earns a first international cap before they’ve made their club debut, people sit up and take notice.  Combine that with the relative… Continue reading

Boca Academy: Past & Future

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Recently crowned Argentinian Primera champions Boca Juniors are undisputedly one of the biggest and most successful clubs in South America and over their celebrated history… Continue reading

River Academy: Past & Future

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT As one of the biggest club’s in Argentina, River Plate and its prestigious academy have produced countless world class players over their 114-year history. A… Continue reading

Vamos los Pibes: 12 Breakthrough U21 Talents

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT One of the most appealing aspects of watching Argentinian football is the opportunity to witness the constant stream of talented youngsters making their early forays… Continue reading

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