Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Record crowd of over 120,000 expected to see England in Argentina play at River Plate Stadium. Brief comments from both head coaches (Stabile and Winterbottom). About 3.3 million pesos earning for the Argentine Football Association.

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BAH published the itinerary for the English national team, which includes a visit to institutions established by the Anglo-Argentine community, a round of golf for players at the Hindu Club, lunch between AFA and FA officials, a tour of the city, and…

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Article notes that the English national team delegation endured a 38-hour trip from London to Buenos Aires. Upon their arrival at Ezeiza Airport, they were met by AFA president Valentín Suárez, members of the press, and a large gathering of locals.…

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Match report pays special tribute to Argentine goalkeeper Miguel Ángel Rugilo, whose numerous saves had Argentina on the verge of becoming the first foreign team to win on English soil before two late English goals secured their 2-1 victory over La…

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Interesting notes here, including the names of the eight British referees (L.E. Gibbs, C.J. Dean, H. Hartles, D. Gregory, J.W. Provan, W.J. Brown, J.S. Cox, and A. W. White) and the attendance of Oscar Nicolini (president of AFA), various club…

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Article reports on injuries and recuperation after Argentina's physical match against Bulgaria in the first match of the 1962 World Cup. There's a brief note about the players all receiving a haircut (coach's policy?) and a brief interview with…

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The article discusses the ticket prices for both matches (with sale figures included), as well as details of the English team's arrival and lodging.

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River Plate, like many larger clubs, came under scrutiny after the fall of Perón. Here, River shows that all their records and club matters are in order and ask for a return to normalcy in AFA.

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Very good read into the club perspective on the 1948 strike

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Although the club blames their 3 million pesos of debt to problems in professional fútbol, and AFA's inability to address them properly, the data shows that the club embarked on major products without the necessary capital.
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