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

South Americans dominate summer transfer market again

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON BACKPAGE FOOTBALL Last summer Neymar, Cavani and Falcao were three of the most expensive transfers, eclipsed only by Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid, and this summer has seen… Continue reading

Habemus Copa: 2014 Libertadores Review

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT San Lorenzo finally ended their biblical drought in the Libertadores with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Nacional de Asuncion to claim South America’s premier club… Continue reading

Velez ’94: El Camino Emprendido

Article first featured in August edition of Michel Mag The barrio of Liniers, located in the west of Buenos Aires, is, for all intents and purposes, a fairly ordinary lower-middle class neighbourhood.  Bordered… Continue reading

Vamos los Pibes: Ten Argentinian U21 Prospects

  ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED AT OUTSIDE OF THE BOOT Despite having the squad with the highest average age at the World Cup, Argentina is still churning out plenty of exciting young players.  The… Continue reading

Argentina World Cup Review

It was a case of close but no cigar for Argentina after Mario Gotze’s 113th winner shattered dreams of a third world title for the Albiceleste.   Left to ruminate on a series of near… Continue reading

Best World Cup 2014 Adverts

As the countdown to the World Cup ticks down, what better way to get pumped than all the best motivational adverts from some of the South American teams competing. ARGENTINA: Coca Cola – ‘La… Continue reading