River Plate star Erik Lamela impressing

European clubs panning River for gold

May 8, 2011
By Sam Kelly
(Archive)
When Argentina's Under-20s flew to Peru in January for the Sudamericano Sub-20, their attempt to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic football tournament was thwarted by the combination of an apparent lack of motivation (but for a couple of players) and managerial incompetence. That the side did enough to qualify for the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia didn't do much to mask the poor performance.



The squad was as notable, if not more, for some of the names not included as for ...

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