Latin America

Trezeguet Fulfills a Lifelong Dream

After launching his career with the great Monaco team of the late 90s, spending a decade wearing the famous Juventus shirt and completing a brief spell in Spain, David Trezeguet “retired” in the twilight of his career to the green…

Roundabout

A week-end of surprises, none greater than Barcelona’s result on Saturday, pointed to potentially more balanced competition in the 2010-2011 campaigns, particularly in Serie A, Ligue 1 and in the Bundesliga. A look at the early season standings in Germany…

Telenovela Argentina

Just when it seemed that his reign had finally gotten some traction, after a mostly successful World Cup and a fairly positive demeanor throughout, the Argentine Futbol Federation (AFA) declined Diego Maradona’s conditions for a new deal and effectively started…

BarraBravas in Africa

A fascinating story has emerged during the past week concerning the arrival of Argentine supporters in South Africa, among them many leaders of supporter groups from various clubs in Argentina, effectively gangsters, referred to as Barrabravas at home. Incredibly, about…

Copa Libertadores Quarters

Heartbreak gave way to chaos in Buenos Aires after Estudiantes was eliminated from the competition by a late away goal from Brazilian club Internacional de Porto Alegre. The intensity of the match spilled over after the final whistle, sparked by…

Inter, Barca & Argentinos Triumphant

Internazionale Milano completed the Italian league-cup double on Sunday, matching Bayern Munich’s achievements in Germany and Chelsea’s in England, setting up a level clash in Saturday’s Champions League final. As anticipated, Barcelona retained the La Liga title without emotions, a…

Celebrations in Progress and on Ice

As the domestic leagues are wrapping up a long season to make way for the World Cup, there was no shortage of highlights this past week as Chelsea, Bayern, Marseille and Benfica sealed their respective league titles. Barcelona passed its…

Copa Libertadores Quarters Set

Flamengo resisted an onslaught in Sao Paolo to edge out Corinthians on the away goal and advance to the Copa Libertadores final eight, joining Libertad of Paraguay, Universidad de Chile, Chivas of Mexico, defending champion Estudiantes of Argentina and not…

Roundabout

The action kicked off in Milano on Friday as Inter took over the Serie A lead with a feel-good victory over Juventus, but had less than 48 hours to savor the top spot as Roma came from behind to defeat…