Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

Records from the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA)

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Records from the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA)


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Of note is that the televising of the match between Argentina and Czechoslovakia is permitted on the condition that ticket sales are a success. This shows the fear that televising a match would hurt ticket sales.

Resoluciones sancionadas por el interventor Dr. Juan Martín Oneto Gaona el 23 de diciembre de 1970
An insight to how Argentina began preparations to host the 1970 World Cup.

Huracán c. Unión 1a. 5.7.70 Expte. 2384
Tomás Sánchez de Bustamante, a club member of Huracán, threatened the life of a referee and is promptly banned from attending any match for two years. It is unclear if AFA possessed the ability to prevent his entry to stadiums; however, it is worth…

Antecedentes elevados por la intervención (declaraciones del presidente del Club Boca Juniors Expte. 1943)
Armando was known as a temperamental figure, often dismissive of rules and regulations if they countered his own initiatives. Here, AFA levies a punishment on Armando.

Resoluciones sancionadas por el interventor Dr. Juan Martín Oneto Gaona el 17 de diciembre de 1969
Alberto Poletti, who was permanently expelled from professional fútbol for his actions against AC Milan, appealed for leniency citing his ability to earn a living. The new interventor, Oneto Gaona, declines the request citing the image of the…

Congreso de la FIFA
The most surprising aspect of this entry is that little fanfare is provided to Argentina's loss in the bidding process for the 1962 World Cup (the Memoria y Balance provides more details).

Partido con Italia
The match between Argentina and Italy, played in Buenos Aires, was designed as a last minute show of the country's preparedness to host a World Cup. This is helpful to compare the prices for international matches to those for club games, as well as…

Solicitud de informes a la Football Association
AFA seeks information to ascertain whether any San Lorenzo player should face disciplinary action (eventually Sanfilippo is named).

Orden en los estadios
AFA honors the efforts of the police chief in providing a safe atmosphere at the stadium. This recognition should be read in the context of the coup that took place a few months ago and the promise of the military to restore social order. These AFA…

Club A. Huracán
Huracán obtains approval from the AFA to host a match in honor of people injured at its stadium.
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