Episode 359: thrashing Ecuador, and previewing the superclásico (again!)

In this week’s Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés review Argentina’s 6-1 tonking of Ecuador in Elche, and cast their eye over the players who might have won themselves consideration by Lionel Scaloni when more meaningful fixtures come around. We also take a look at the latest Primera Femenina results, and preview next week’s Copa Libertadores semi-final second leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate.

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Episode 358: Argentina fight back against Germany

The main topic for Sam, English Dan and Andrés on this week’s Hand Of Pod is Argentina’s stirring comeback from 2-0 down at half time to draw 2-2 away to Germany in Dortmund, thanks to goals from Lucas Alario and Lucas Ocampos. We also look back on a weekend of Superliga action which saw several more than decent matches, a very surprising result in the Nuevo Gasómetro, and Unión edging the clásico santafesino.

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Episode 354: Argentina beat Mexico. Again.

In this week’s Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés look back on one forgettable and one rather more memorable friendly for Argentina, and consider the positives from both – namely Lautaro Martínez continuing to flourish up front, and that midfield suddenly looking rather more impressive than it did this time last year.

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Episode 346: reviewing the Copa América, and setting the stage for the new season

In the three hundred and forty-sixth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés meet to discuss the last bits of the Copa América – particularly relating to Argentina’s campaign, and their third-place playoff win over Chile and Lionel Messi’s bizarre sending off for getting in the way of Gary Medel’s shoulders. We also lay the groundwork for the 2019–20 domestic season, with news of the structure of the top two divisions, and a name change for the latter.

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Episode 345: Taking some positives from Copa América elimination

In the three hundred and forty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on Argentina’s elimination at the hands of Brazil in the semi-finals of the Copa América, and consider a Copa campaign during which there were (in our opinion) more positives than negatives, in terms of team building.

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Episode 344: Qatar are beaten – next stop Venezuela

In the three hundred and forty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and English Dan review an improved but still far from perfect Argentina performance to beat Qatar 2-0 and advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa América, where they’ll face Venezuela in the Maracanã on Friday. What’s going right? What’s still going wrong (or looking like it might at any moment)? Step this way to find out.

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Episode 343: Two Argentina draws, two very different feelings

In the three hundred and forty-third episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on a draw for the women’s national team which (combined with results on Thursday) saw them eliminated from the Women’s World Cup, and a draw for the men’s national team which leaves them still in the Copa América (just) – but there are a lot more positives for the women than for the men.

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