Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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The titles of the first two articles, and corresponding sub headings, suggest a travesty and injustice: "fraude", "robo", and "verdugo". The third article is a look at how the foreign press saw the match between Argentina and England.

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Great article. The national team coach, Maschio, is fired under pressure from sports reporters who found themselves suddenly limited in their access to the national team (but well within the boundaries for journalists). The interventor of AFA is also…

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Of particular note is the fact that Estudiantes players are routinely omitted from consideration for the national team. Why? Some accounts cite Estudiantes head coach Osvaldo Zubeldía's unwillingness to release players, but here the national coach…

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After defeating Spain and Switzerland, and tying West Germany, Argentina looks ahead to the knock-out stages of the World Cup. The coverage is mostly positive, with a poor win over Switzerland the exception. Nonetheless, the recurring themes are that…

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The use of overly defensive styles and tactical fouls is leading to an erosion of playing the sport in an aesthetically pleasing manner
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