Argentina – La Primera

Arsenal (de Sarandi), Champion of Argentina

Arsenal won their first ever Argentine league championship on Sunday after beating Belgrano 1-0 at home on the final day of the Clausura championship. The modest club from the suburb of Sarandi, founded in 1957 by present Argentine Football Association…

Boca Takes Superclasicos From River

Great atmosphere in Mendoza greeted the second and final summer encounter between Boca and River. The Argentine champions reaffirmed their current supremacy over their crosstown rivals with a 1-0 triumph at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza on Sunday, which…

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…

Americas Roundup: Martin “El Loco” Palermo Bows Out, as Titles Claimed in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

Fifa, June 13, 2011 – It was party time in the Americas this week, with Velez Sarsfield clinching the Argentinian Clausura, and Nacional of Montevideo and Universidad de Chile sealing title triumphs in Uruguay and Chile respectively. In Brazil the…

Argentine Match Abandoned by Riot

Mar 20, 6:05 pm EDT BUENOS AIRES, March 20 (Reuters) – Rioting fans caused an Argentine championship match to be abandoned on Sunday amid reports that a fan had died in clashes outside the stadium before the match. The Velez…

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…

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…

Inter Back on Top, Chelsea Back on Track

No surprises in England and Spain, where Chelsea – Man United, Barcelona – Real Madrid, respectively, kept their title ambitions on pace. In Italy, another story, as Roma’s Scudetto dreams may have slipped away courtesy of a second half Pazzini…

Great Choice for River

In a season where four of the “Big Five” clubs of Buenos Aires have changed coaches and endured terrible campaigns, River Plate took a huge step forward toward ending a long run of misery and mediocrity by persuading Argentine coach…

World Roundabout

The Premiership title is now Chelsea’s to lose following its controversial win in Manchester on Saturday, but Arsenal’s dramatic win means will be a close race to the finish – the closest three team race in recent Premiership history. A…