Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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British referees make their debut at the start of the 1948 first division season. The Buenos Aires Herald notes that the foreign officials "controlled all the games, and each one did a definitely good job of work."

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The new stadium - Estadio Presidente Juan Perón - marked a significant step forward in stadium construction in Argentina. The mammoth venue, with a seating capacity well over 60,000, served as a testament to the dedication of Racing's club members…

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Names after Juan Perón, this brief article highlights Racing's stadium

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Argentine greatness is established by comparing the capacity of stadiums in Buenos Aires to US baseball stadiums (although both stadiums serve different purposes and game schedules--comparing to football stadiums would have been better).

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Articles like these are helpful in understanding Argentine notions of soccer superiority in the international arena.

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A noticeable shift in direction of the national team occurs following the events of 1969 (World Cup failure and Estudiantes). Pizzuti, former coach of Racing, embodies an attacking style of soccer that makjes use of the long ball, or as it is known…

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Alluding to collusion, the magazine points River's loss squarely to the referee. The match was also violent and left many players injured.

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An 'outsider's' view of the violent and ugly match between Racing and Estudiantes for the Copa Libertadores

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How one club's fan magazine covers the national success of a rival club: Racing

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Envenenados hinchas' and 'rencorosa hinchada' are some of the terms used to describe Racing's fans. [No surprise at how these hinchas, on both sides, came to see each other as enemies]
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