Watch River Plate's Evacuation From A Hostile Boca Juniors Stadium

River Plate players were stranded nearly two hours on the pitch at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires after yesterday’s Superclásico match in the Copa Libertadores was suspended due to players being attacked by Boca Juniors fans. Here’s how police finally got them off the pitch. » 5/15/15 1:19am 5/15/15 1:19am

Soccer Player Shoved Into Concrete Wall, Suffers Serious Head Injury

According to reports, Emanuel Ortega of Argentine club San Martín is currently hospitalized with a severe head injury stemming from the mid-match event you see above. While he and a Juventud Unida player chased after a ball heading out of bounds, the Juventud player gave him a push, causing him to lose his balance and… » 5/05/15 1:43pm 5/05/15 1:43pm

Argentine Goalkeeper Commits Two Clown Show Errors 

I know next to nothing about San Martín de Tucumán goalkeeper José Martínez Gullotta, but I feel confident saying this was the worst performance of his career. Playing his debut match for San Martín against Argentinos in the Copa Argentina round of 32, Gullotta turned his back to the field for God knows what reason,… » 4/23/15 11:34pm 4/23/15 11:34pm

El Salvador Team, Fans Baffled By Wrong Anthem At FedEx Field

Phenomenal job by the organizers of the today's Argentina-El Salvador friendly, which was played at FedEx Field outside of Washington, D.C. That song you're listening to isn't the Salvadoran national anthem, but probably the Manx (that'd be the Isle of Man) national anthem. Considering that over 100,000 Salvadoran… » 3/28/15 7:10pm 3/28/15 7:10pm

This Story Proves That Argentine Striker Diego Milito Is The Best

Diego Milito, the former Inter star striker who now plays for his boyhood team Racing Club back in Argentina, is the coolest. All it took was the following story, about "The Prince," one fan, rosary beads, and two shocking championships spaced 13 years apart, to convince us that it's true. » 12/16/14 9:44am 12/16/14 9:44am

Argentine Woman Says She Was Brutally Beaten For Wearing Soccer Jersey

Above is a picture of Lorena Sabio and her daughter, wearing a River Plate shirt ahead of the club's match against archrivals Boca Juniors last Thursday. Sometime later that evening, she was in the hospital undergoing a total of 14 operations to deal with the savage beating she claims she endured at the hands of a… » 12/05/14 2:28pm 12/05/14 2:28pm

Argentine Soccer Player Killed By Hooligans In Front Of Wife And Child

Franco Nieto, captain of Argentine third division club Tiro Federal, died from after injuries sustained in a beating at the hands of three hooligans. The attack took place immediately after a match against a rival team as Nieto, his wife, and their baby were headed to their car to leave. » 12/04/14 12:05pm 12/04/14 12:05pm

Argentine Soccer Broadcaster Is A Rollercoaster Of Emotions

Make sure you have turned YouTube's closed captioning on, and then watch this glorious video of an Argentine second division match from February. When Talleres de Córdoba scores in the 89th minute, the homer broadcaster sings a lyrical description straight out of Galeano (well, not quite). When Almirante Brown ties… » 11/29/14 4:52pm 11/29/14 4:52pm

Argentine Club President Runs Up In Players' Homes 40 Deep, Robs Them

Jorge Abib is the club president of Argentina's Textil Mandiyú. He is insane. Why, just last night, multiple Textil players accused a possibly drugged-up Abib of rolling up to the players' apartment building with around 40 club ultras, busting into dozens of rooms, and breaking everything in sight while demanding the… » 11/14/14 6:07pm 11/14/14 6:07pm

Massive Soccer Brawl With Punches, Flying Kicks, Sees 12 Guys Sent Off

Deportivo Roca and Cipolletti, rivals in Argentina's 3rd division, really, really don't like each other. In the middle of a match between the two earlier this week, one bad tackle sparked a full on melee, with multiple players catching fists to the face and studs to the body. » 10/17/14 10:55am 10/17/14 10:55am

Lady Soccer Ref Gets Smoked In The Face By Rocketing Ball

Of all the dangers native to lower league soccer—terrible pitches, zero security, studs-up challenges, etc.—referees taking concussive shots to the head isn't really the the first to come to mind. Thanks to this Argentine fifth-division ref's header, we now have a more accurate list. » 10/01/14 12:25pm 10/01/14 12:25pm