Episode 379: Boca’s COVID-19 outbreak as the Libertadores returns

This time on Hand Of Pod, Sam is joined by English Dan, Tony and Santi to discuss how preparations are going for the return of the Copa Libertadores next week – in particular at Boca Juniors, whose plans have been somewhat hamstrung by almost the entire first team and a bunch of coaches testing positive for COVID-19. Will Argentine clubs be at a disadvantage due to not having played football in six months? What’s happening to the women’s game in the country? These questions and more are answered here.

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Episode 378: CONMEBOL strongarm the AFA

In this week’s HOP, Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Santi discuss CONMEBOL’s recent strongarming of the AFA – and, perhaps, the Argentine government – into opening football in Argentina before they wanted to, with the rather sudden announcement that the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana will be kicking off again later in the year.

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Episode 377: the lockdown update

HOP is back! This week, Sam, Tony and English Dan give you an update on the discussions that have been had in Argentine football – and what’s happened quarantine-wise in Argentina as a whole – in the two months and a bit since we last recorded. We also answer a couple of listeners’ questions. The plan now is to record about once every two weeks until football returns, but we’re not really any the wiser yet about when that will be.

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