Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Up until 1964, no Argentine team had won the Copa Libertadores. Now, Independiente's victory meant that the team from Avellaneda would play against the champions from Europe for the right to become the unofficial world club champions. Of note are the…

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After two significant victories in one calendar year - "Los Albicelestes" winning the mini Cup of Nations and Independiente securing the Copa Libertadores - Juvenal concludes that Argentine fútbol players are beginning to ditch their losing…

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Based on early results from the South American club championship, the article believes that Estudiantes finally balanced their solid defense with good offense…thus exhibiting an older, more traditional approach to the game.

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Before "Menottismo" and "Bilardismo", Racing and Estudiantes exemplified 2 distinctly different approaches. One places emphasis on high scoring with many forwards and playing long balls into space-a vertical style akin to what is practiced in Europe.…

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Defeating Brazilian side Palmeiras, Estudiantes will play the Euopean champion in the 1968 Intercontinental Cup.

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In the middle of the Copa Libertadores tournament several Argentinian teams played matches against other South American teams. The analysis in this article is damning: “Si no hay jugadores que sepan, no existen equipos que juegan.” In other words,…

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Osvaldo Zubeldía's philosophy of doing what it takes to win gives Estudiantes an advantage over Racing and Independiente in the Copa Libertadores of 1968.

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A physical, often brutal series of matches between Racing and Estudiantes comes to an end. Both sides admit that Estudiantes won because it was the more physical side. This match signals the brief spell of Racing's successful attack-oriented style…

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Two years after the violent actions by players from Estudiantes, the writer laments a similar scene between Boca Juniors and Sporting Cristal (Perú) in the Copa Libertadores. In his opinion, viiolence in soccer continues to tarnish national identity.

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Police become involved in a physical match that brought the worst out of both teams. The reaction of the Boca Juniors President suggests that the patience with such behavior had run out by 1971
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