Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Reports indicate a airly spirited but fair match between Argentina and England in Chile, which differed from the volatile matches that marred group play in the tournament. The paper notes that Argentina did not field its ideal starting XI due to a…

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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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Liberti was to River Plate what Santiago Bernabeu was to Real Madrid: iconic Presidents deeply tied to the history and identity of a club. His forced resignation shows that the clamor by fans, driven by magazines like River, affected the club's…

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After a disastrous and then surprising World Cup run. Lorenzo is hired by River as its new coach in a surprising move. This interview is a glimpse into his philosophy on soccer.

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The solution to the national team's woes is of course found at River. But the article looks at the players' perspectives and their problems with Lorenzo's eccentric behavior.

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The decision by Suarez were not very polemic but strong and forceful He talks about the national team and how to move forward

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Using his diplomatic skills as a football official, Suarez has been able to soothe tensions and assume a defacto leadership of the national team This article rebust a previous commentary in the same issues that Lorenzo had come to recognize his…

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El Grafico interviews two players, visibly angry at being left out of the national team, who return to Argentina with a very negative view of Lorenzo They hint that much more will be said by players after the World Cup and that the team is better…

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By sending Suarez to Europe to oversee preparations by the national team, the AFA (in effect) demonstrated no confidence in Lorenzo; however, the remedy was not to replace him but rather provide a "check" on his power as coach Suarez has the ability…

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The team will only succeed because of its defense, whike Lorenzo changed his approach and team spirit is better
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