Category Archive: Cracks

10 Young Talents of the Uruguayan Primera

FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Uruguay has an illustrious reputation on the international scene but, sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina, their domestic league can often be easily overlooked.  The duopoly of… Continue reading

2016 Libertadores: Top talent so far

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT The group stage of the 57th edition of the Copa Libertadores has now concluded and we now know who will contest the knock out stages of… Continue reading

Vamos los Pibes: Renato Tapia

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Peruvian football is currently in the process of ushering in a new generation under the stewardship of national team boss Ricardo Gareca. A third place… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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