5 Jul 2010

Argentina bracing for angry homecoming

7:57 am on 5 July 2010

Argentina's football squad is on the way home from South Africa amid high security after an exit from the World Cup that many fans felt was humiliating and premature.

Police in Buenos Aires are taking extreme measures to prevent fans from reaching the capital's international airport.

The first of the Cup semi-finals is Uruguay-the Netherlands at 6.30 on Wednesday morning, and Germany play Spain at 6.30 on Thursday morning.