Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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During the club association meeting of December 23, 1965, Boca Juniors recognized the role of Law 16.575 in securing land for the Ciudad Deportiva and approved a rise in club dues to balance the institution's finances. In addition, the club…

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This request is to inform clubs under Valentín Suárez's jurisdiction at AFA that he will travel to Europe to join the national team on a special delegation. The root of this decision was a growing discord between players and head coach Juan Carlos…

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The solid performance of the national team reflects a greater idea of national pride, which the Peron government uses to its own populist advantage

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By focusing on athleticism and training, no criticism is leveld at the style of polay of the Argentine player. 'Simply work harder' is the common lesson learned from 1958.

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Using 5 points, Besio lists the ills of Argentine soccer and addresses foreign perceptions of the Argentine team and its players.

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Having previously stated the many faults of preparation the magazine allows itself a chance to say 'I told you so'.

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Assesses the changes and adaptations needed for success moving forward: better preparation, more speed, less pride (and sense of entitlement鈥ore humility), and a harder work ethic.

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The article notes that European teams are preparing well in advance for the World Cup while Argentina continues a haphazard approach beholden to the whims of clubs and ultimately will take different players from the 'tune-up' matches played…

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Citing the successful models in Europe these two officials look at needed reforms for the upcoming season in Argentine soccer as a good step towards dealing with loss of revenue. One change was to ensure than no more than one 'clásico' is held on a…

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One of the criticisms of the national team is that play defense like "Europeans"
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