Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Brief mention that the 1950 World Basketball Championship begins tonight, with the United States sending an amateur team, the Denver Chevrolets, to represent the country in Argentina.

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More fallout from the Chile-Italy match, including the serious injuries sustained by Humberto Maschio (and injuries to other stars like Pele and Di Stefano) during Italy's matych against Chile.

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Annoucement to readers that today marks the first day of the inaugural World Basketball Championship, which began play at Buenos Aires' famed Luna Park.

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The solid performance of the national team reflects a greater idea of national pride, which the Peron government uses to its own populist advantage

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In light of recent international matches the writers of Mundo Deportivo share their thoughts on how Argentina measures up to international competititon.

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A good example of Peronist rhetoric of Argentina's greatness. A similar article praising Di Stéfano as the world's most expensive player appears in 1955 [Sep 22 page 50]

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By defeating Spain and (favorite) West Germany, Argentina's succes is depoicted a evidence of its quality (not a miracle) and its march towards the final.

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The cover image raises a question: how much of the supposed player-coach friction was created by El Grafico? Did the magazine's previous commentary influence players attitudes before World Cup preparations? Did El Grafico fuel the flames much higher…

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By sending Suarez to Europe to oversee preparations by the national team, the AFA (in effect) demonstrated no confidence in Lorenzo; however, the remedy was not to replace him but rather provide a "check" on his power as coach Suarez has the ability…

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Although some mention is made that Spain possessed a sub-par national team, El Grafico is full of praise for the performance of the national team Lorenzo is never mentioned in this article
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