Tag Archives: Argentina

The State of Argentine Football: A Discussion

Even though the Argentina national team has reached the final of its last two international tournaments, defeat in both has left the impression that despite being one of the best Argentina sides of all time, Lionel Messi and company are … Continue reading

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Everything Wrong With Argentine Football In 58 Seconds

A couple of weeks ago, a Boca Juniors barra recorded and released this set of rules for all Xeneize players to adhere to. Unsurprisingly, loyalty and subservience to the Boca tribe are of paramount importance, and they come at the expense of all decency and … Continue reading

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Almost Mute: Why Ángel Correa Deserves His Wings


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England and Argentina: Life At The End Of The Food Chain


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Why Argentina’s Primera Is The Perfect Antidote To The Premier League

This article originally appeared on The False Nine. Although the subject is hotly debated, it’s generally accepted that the English Premier League is now the best division in the world. Its unmatched wealth, rich history and aggressive marketing make it … Continue reading

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Lionel Messi vs Thibaut Courtois: Bad Miss Or Great Save?

Towards the end of Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Belgium in Saturday’s World Cup quarter final, a quick break sent Lionel Messi through on goal, one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois. He was almost all alone in the Belgian half and seemingly had … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Tactical Problems: Foreseeable & Likely To Be Fatal

It should be obvious to everyone who has watched Argentina’s matches that the systems Alejandro Sabella’s team has so far used have not worked. The 5-3-2 experiment in the Bosnia & Herzegovina game was correctly halted at half-time but the … Continue reading

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