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Falcioni takes tough choice

February 26, 2011

Rex Gowar in Buenos Aries on a tough decision taken by Boca Juniors’ new coach.

Martin Palermo heads towards the record books

October 6, 2009

Is Martin Palermo’s amazing winner for Boca Juniors on Sunday, a header from nearly 40 metres that bounced just once on the line of the six-yard box on its way into the net, worthy of an entry into the Guinness Book of records?

How did Argentine football get in such a state?

September 24, 2009

Lionel Messi walks off the pitch in Asuncion his head bowed after Argentina’s 1-0 defeat to Paraguay. A few days later he scores for Barcelona and the dimpled grin is back on his face.

Argentine fans cry foul over season delay

August 12, 2009

By Luis Andres Henao

In Argentina, where footballing great Diego Maradona is worshipped in his own church, everyone is asking the same question: What will it take to get the ball rolling again?

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.

Riquelme whips up another storm

October 10, 2008

RiquelmeLess than a year after being forced out of Villarreal, who tired of what they said were his excessive privileges and lack of commitment, Juan Roman Riquelme is at the centre of a similar storm at Boca Juniors.

Anything can happen in the Libertadores

May 21, 2008

South America’s Libertadores Cup has reached the quarter-finals and, for those lucky enough to see it (it’s sadly shunned by most tv networks outside the region), offers a refreshing change to the predictability of its richer European counterpart.  

Another day in the life of Martin Palermo…

April 10, 2008

The fact that Martin Palermo is Boca Juniors’s regular penalty taker speaks volumes about his strength of character.