All posts in South American Football

The abroad team of a nation

A football club established by inmigrants during XVIII & XIX centuries was something very common, specially in Latin America. Portuguesa in Brazil, Deportivo Español or Sportivo Italiano in Argentina, River Plate in Ecuador and also in Uruguay, C.F.Asturias in Mexico… the list is Read more…

Is River Plate the best South American side of the year?

While Morocco’s just living the begining of the FIFA Clubs World Cup -with San Lorenzo playing it-, it’s maybe a bit unfair claim this honourific title for River meanwhile one of their local rivals could become world champions. Some teams as Cruzeiro, At.Nacional or even San Lorenzo have performed fantastically, but not enough to beat Read more…

Not just another awesome South American football night.

A classic game in Bolivia, an outstanding second leg on Copa Sudamericana semifinals, the beggining of qualifying rounds in Mexico but specially Brazilian and Argentinian cup finals. It hasn’t been a random night, some let’s go with some tips:

-At Morumbi a fantastic goalkeeper claimed a place in the Copa Read more…

Another big South American club fallen this year

As it has become an habit recently in the South American continent, every year an important club is relegated after a disappointing season. Since the begining of this century the list is surprisingly long, specially if we compare it to the European leagues, where only Juventus and Atlético de Madrid had to play in the second tier since the year 2000. Read more…

Just one chance

Racing Club, one of the most important teams in Argentina which won once Libertadores Cup plus Intercontinental Cup -against Celtic ‘Lisbon Lions’- and many local tournaments, has won the league only once since 1966. It was in 2001 in an epic run versus River Plate. Read more…

Arsenal claims Argentinian cup

Big Argentinian clubs don’t go through their best last years. The new century has brought slowly a new trend that impose itself day by day in the South American country. The great entities of the past don’t rule as before. Racing Club doesn’t celebrate a title since 2001. Independiente plays currently in the second division, which River Read more…

Once in a lifetime

Independiente relegated. It had to come at any moment, and it finally happened last Saturday. After a few bad seasons in a row, the huge club from Avellaneda -a big district in Buenos Aires-, seven times South American champions and many Argentinian monarchs, lost at home against San Lorenzo to say goodbye to the top flight, who knows for how long. Read more…

Riquelme’s return nightmare against Union

One of the most important Argentinian players in the recent years returned yesterday to professional football after 8 months away from the pitch. Juan Roman Riquelme, Boca’s emblem, had played his last game last July in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores’ final, which they lost 2-0 to Corinthians. After that deception, the nº10 Read more…