Reuters Soccer Blog

Neutral ball boys needed in Argentina?

April 28, 2009

It is becoming a familiar trend in Argentine domestic football. The home team is winning by a single goal, the clock is ticking….and suddenly all the balls have disappeared and visiting players have to go searching for them.

Risky move for Man in Black Simeone

April 22, 2009

Diego Simeone was often described as playing with a knife between his teeth as he scowled his way through 106 internationals for Argentina.

Six reasons for Argentina’s 6-1 defeat to Bolivia

April 3, 2009

Argentine media allocate dozens of pages to football daily and the country has two 24-hour cable channels almost exclusively dedicated to the sport. Quite often it’s a struggle to fill all that paper and airtime — so much so that one of the TV channels passes away the afternoon with a programme in which the presenters play foot-tennis.

Will Argentina be better off without Riquelme?

March 12, 2009

Even before this week’s outburst and his decision to quit Argentina for the second time in three years, Juan Roman Riquelme’s future with the national team had looked uncertain.

Which is Latin America’s most complex championship?

March 4, 2009

The season is under way around Latin America which means various countries have had a chance to roll out new-look (or not so new) domestic championships.

Why the Champions League is a cushy number

March 3, 2009

South Americans often claim that the Libertadores Cup is a tougher tournament than its European equivalent, the Champions League, and Argentine champions Boca Juniors are unlikely to disagree after their marathon journey to the Venezuelan Andes for a game this week.

The Ogre breathes fresh life into Argentine football

February 18, 2009

Weighing in at nearly 100 kilos is the man who has brought some badly-needed charisma to Argentine domestic football.

Argentina faces a lame duck final

December 19, 2008

One of the most exciting finishes to the Argentine championship in recent memory is now in danger of turning into a huge anti-climax.

A taste of what’s to come from Maradona?

November 14, 2008

It has taken only¬†a week for Diego Maradona’s appointment as coach to turn the Argentina national side into something approaching a cabaret.