Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Both Racing and Estudiantes emerged in 1966 as revelatory teams, albeit different in approaches. One attacked with long balls and four forwards, while the other focused on preventing goals and counterattacking through its midfield.
Photos of Racing's title winning game.
A look at the celebrated Racing team of 1966, with its powerful offensive style.
Winning through a high scoring offense, Racing becomes the darling of journalists. Players from the team are profiled in this issue alongside their families.
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…
In his report from Glasgow, Bello cites the ability of Argentine players to perform well in Europe as once again being on display.
Despite the attack on Ronnie Simpson, the match went fairly well with exceptional officiating from the Uruguayan official. The attack on the Celtic goalkeeper before the match, however, was an embarrassment for the nation, but fans could not be held…
Piernes offers readers both insight into Rácing's performance in Scotland and an observation that the Argentines did not play at the level or style they were known for.
By displaying photos of family members of the victim, this article served as a very family–focused piece that humanized the death of Héctor Souto. It is full of witnesses and also declarations from Rácing player Roberto Perfumo–a cousin to the…
Manhunt for those responsible for the death of the young man Souto. Accounts by eyewitnesses demonstrate that an avalanche could not have caused his death and injuries, but rather antagonistic groups' hostility caused his death; the avalanche…
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