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Articles by Sam Kelly

Argentina did not play well on Thursday night against Chile. Actually, that’s too kind a way to put it. Argentina played absolutely appallingly on Thursday night against Chile. The performance worried everyone who was watching — except, apparently, for the …

The new year is here! Yes, okay, it’s already nearly two weeks old, but never mind. Here are some suggested new year’s resolutions for some of the movers and shakers in Argentine football.

The AFA

Where to start? ‘Sort yourselves …

It’s Avellaneda clásico weekend! Argentina’s second biggest derby (probably) takes place on Sunday night, but it’s far from the only Primera match this weekend, and plenty of the others are also pretty tasty-looking (arguably more so, in fact). So step …

Amid all the excitement and hysteria surrounding Argentina’s two recent World Cup qualifiers, a story at least as important to Argentine football might have passed you by. One key part of the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA)’s new Statute, which …

As match summaries go, Lionel Messi’s was to the point and hard to argue with on Thursday night: “We’ve got to get out of this shit.”

By now, you’ll have probably read reports of Brazil’s 3-0 win over Argentina in …

It might seem like only yesterday that the craziness of those winter delays to the season finally abated and the football season kicked off, but believe it or not we’re already nearly a third of the way into the Primera …

After an international break that was harder to sit through than most given Argentina’s dismal performances the Primera División is back this weekend, and here’s some advice on which games you should try to make a point of watching.

When’s

Let’s start with some good news for Argentina fans: the selección’s performances surely aren’t going to get any worse than this. Admittedly, results can still get worse, but it seems difficult to imagine that we’ll sit through another performance …

The show must go on without Lionel Messi. And tonight, in the World Cup qualifiers in Peru, Argentina will once again be trying to perform despite the great man’s absence. His absence hasn’t always translated into failure, but the team’s …

The lower divisions are still on strike, but solidarity is in short supply in the world of Argentine football, and the Primera continues apace this weekend, before next week’s break for the World Cup qualifying double headers.

So, without further …