Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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This commentary tries to discredit Estudiantes' style by stating that it cannot best the English at their own style of rugged play.

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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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Various reports focus on the physicality of the match between Manchester United and Estudiantes

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Bemoaning the tactics and physical play of the Argentines, described by one British journalist as akin to Bismark's idea of diplomacy, press accounts from England worry about what Argentinean players are bringing to the world game. Also: official…

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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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A reference to ”animales” resurfaces, while various accounts of the 2nd leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup provide a summary of the match, as well as critical reviews in the European press about the rough style of play of Estudiantes.

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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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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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More than the coverage of the first match, this article extensively covers English perceptions of Argentines.

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The author believes that Estudiantes-known for overly physical play and whining to officials-does deserve "preferential treatment": as the exception to a sport played by teams that respect the rules. A very helpful article in listing matches and…
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