Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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A subsection of a larger article about the match between Manchester United and Estudiantes (La Plata) for the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. The focus on the injuries against Charlton reveals two aspects about the Argentine press in 1968: One, it looked…

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Perhaps useful, this letter raises a good question: what prompted the English to call Argentines "animals" Instead of answering that question, the reader goes on to say that the use of such a term at a moment of defeat only signals the impotency of a…

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In the preview to their anticipated matches against Manchester United, these articles aim to provide readers with a better understanding of Estudiantes and their approach to playing soccer.

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Worth noting the change in language and tone in this report of Estudiantes' victory

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This article is noteworthy for its subdued nature. Here, the victory over English side Manchester United is examined for its international implications but in a manner that avoids patriotism. Instead, it focused on the English perceptions of…

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The head of FIFA, Sir Stanley Rous, writes a letter to the AFA to diffuse tensions over George Best's call for Manchester fans to embody a "warrior" spirit ahead of the 2nd match of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. Estudiantes staff, meanwhile,…

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Congratulations to Estudiantes, victors due to the their effort, sporting spirit, and teamwork.

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The magazine disagress with the opinion of Estudiantes executives, instead asking Argentines to show that they were offended. The 'student-teacher' relationship should not be continued.

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"Savages", "fair play", "civility"…all come to question with the treatment El Grafico's writers claim to have received in Manchester Estudiantes are also held up as models of civility Propaganda

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