Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Sivori, Angelillo and other with coach Stabile

Using data in a specific way, the magazine makes the argument that Argentina is the best team on the continent. The data can make a similar (or stronger case) for Uruguay. A little bit of Peronist propaganda.

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The triumph of Argentina in the 1959 Copa Sudamericana leaves the writers of Mundo Deportivo happy at the result but not satisfied with the state of Argentine soccer.

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No lessons learned from 1958. That is the verdict of the magazine in observing an Argentine side that fails to master the ball and plays a defensive approach.

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Claiming that Argentina soccer, without a doubt, is the best in the world seems natural for sports writers attuned to regional rivalries with Brazil and Uruguay.

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More effusive praise for Argentina's national team

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Defeating Ecuador 3-0 (and Colombia 8-2) the magazine lauds the quality of the national soccer team.

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Uruguay played a dirty and physical game, according to Mundo Deportivo, which explains why Argentina lost the final match.

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Mundo Deportivo cautions readers that since 1954 Argentines should not fully accept the idea of Argentine superiority in soccer.
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