Qualifying – South America

World Cup

Russia 2018 -The Final Race for the World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia is only a few months away. The qualifers…

football headers

Football Headers ‘Damage the Brain’: Myth or Fact?

Standard football headers result in immediate and measurable alterations in brain function. Changes in short…

Messi

Messi Magic Ensures Argentina World Cup Berth

It’s in times of adversity, that a true character of a sportsperson shows itself. It’s…

Argentina Football

Argentina in Danger of not Qualifying for World Cup

On Thursday, the Argentina football team drew their penultimate match against Peru. As a result…

Where Diego Armando Maradona is literally a God- essentiallysports.com

MARADONA: MORE THAN A RELIGION For many in Argentina, soccer is almost a religion. For…

Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez hits out after flurry of cards in Chile defeat

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) – Alexis Sanchez launched another fusillade in Chile’s football feud with Uruguay after…

Douglas Costa

Inspired Costa leads Brazil to 3-0 win over Peru

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – An inspired performance from Douglas Costa helped Brazil to a 3-0…

Ecuador

Ecuador punish blundering Venezuela to notch fourth win

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) – Ecuador ruthlessly exposed Venezuela’s defensive frailties on their way to…

Lucas Biglia

Biglia goal gives Argentina vital win over Colombia

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (Reuters) – Argentina midfielder Lucas Biglia scored a 20th minute goal to kick-start…

Gerardo Martino

Argentine FA chief backs beleaguered coach Martino

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s worst start to a World Cup qualifying campaign does not…

Dunga Brazil

Unpopular Dunga urges fans to get behind Brazil

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil have never lost a match in Salvador’s Fonte Nova stadium…

Argentina hope to kick-start campaign in Colombia heat

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (Reuters) – Troubled Argentina, without talisman Lionel Messi, will look for a victory…

Gerardo Martino

Brazil will counter-attack against Argentina, says Martino

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Brazil will sit back and absorb Argentina pressure before breaking out…