Category Archive: South America

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

Copa America Final 2016: Argentina v Chile analysis

FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT The Copa America Centenario concluded on Sunday night with a tense, closely-fought contest between Argentina and Chile in a repeat of last year’s final.  And, in… Continue reading

Copa America 2016: Argentina v Venezuela Analysis

FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT As the centenary edition of the Copa America reaches its knock-out phases, the competition really begins to hot up.  High-profile casualties Brazil and Uruguay have already… 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

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: 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

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