Reuters Soccer Blog

Maradona untouchable despite latest defeat

September 10, 2009

Those waiting for Diego Maradona to resign or be sacked after yet another dismal Argentina performance in the World Cup qualifiers forget that he is untouchable.

Is South America better off without Mexican clubs?

May 10, 2009

Mexican clubs have stormed out of the South American Libertadores Cup after a row over the H1N1 flu outbreak and the national side will no longer take part at the Copa America.

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.

La Volpe opens his mouth and puts his foot in it

April 14, 2009

Mexico’s recent tribulations — four coaches in the last three years, two defeats to Honduras in five months, an even more humiliating loss in Jamaica — have left many supporters with a certain nostalgia for former coach Ricardo La Volpe.

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.

Latin American complexities – Part Four: Ecuador

March 12, 2009

This is the final instalment in our look at the peculiarities of Latin American championships, after an introduction, a tour through Peru, and on to Uruguay and Mexico

Latin American complexities — Part three: Mexico

March 9, 2009

This is the fourth instalment in our look at the wacky world of Latin American championships having started with an introduction and then analysed Peru’s interesting league system and moved on to Uruguay.  

Which is Latin America’s most complex championship? Uruguay

March 5, 2009

This is the third instalment in our look at the wacky world of Latin American championships having started with an introduction and then analysed Peru’s interesting league system.

Which is Latin America’s most complex championship? Peru

March 4, 2009

Peru’s new system, introduced after the league increased the number of teams from 12 to 16, is particularly curious.

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.