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Articles by Jack Shottel

The Copa Libertadores – arguably the greatest club comptetition on the planet, thanks to its penchant for chaos (we`re looking at you, Felipe Melo), upset and unpredictability – is in full swing, with six Argentine teams still competing for …

President of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) Claudio ‘Chiqui’ Tapia has bitten back against former national team coach Edgardo Bauza, who yesterday criticized him for the handling of his sacking last month.

“Good men say things face to face. He …

Barely two weeks have passed since Edgardo Bauza sat alongside newly-elected AFA President Claudio `Chiqui`Tapia and since-departed Marcelo Tinelli to announce his departure as coach of the national side. Back then, he spoke agreeably of the decision and affirmed his …

Football and violence are never too far away from eachother in Argentina, but members of third division side Atlanta`s barra brava (the club`s ultras) have set a new precedent, as they gatecrashed the team`s training session at their Villa Celina …

While attention was focused on a certain Rosarino blowing the title race wide open in Madrid last night, his old club were doing much of the same here in Argentina.

Newell’s pile the pressure on leaders Boca

It wasn´t all …

What began with threats of legal action by Sevilla against AFA over its intention to poach the club’s coach Jorge Sampaoli and bring it to lead the national team, now seems to be out of the Andalucians’ hands.

Speaking in …

It’s been four months since Carlos Tevez departed Boca Juniors for the riches of the Chinese Super League. Boca were top of the Primera División then and, in spite of concerns that their position would change without him, that is …

Vice-President of the Argentine Football Association’s national teams, Marcelo Tinelli, announced yesterday that he will step down from the position with immediate effect, as well as his role as Vice President of club San Lorenzo. The decision comes less than …

The tragic scenes at Belgrano`s Mario Kempes stadium remind us that football isn`t everything, however, games went ahead as usual. Here`s some of what happened.

Last-minute equaliser leaves it tight at the top

Second-placed Newell`s Old Boys` goalless draw against …

After another goal-filled weekend in the Primera Division followed by some midweek continental action – Argentine football is the gift that keeps on giving. Here are the Copa Libertadores games you should keep an eye on this week,

Jorge Wilstermann