Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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According to the BAH, hundreds of Chilans waited for the Italian national team delegation to return to their hotel after the Italy-Chile match to throw rocks and other projectles at them, as well as chant "Death to the Italians!" The article also…

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Notice the language used by the British press to describe Argentine players ("bumped and battered," "henchmen," "rough tactics"). They singled out Navarro. Sam Leach, writing in the Sunday Pictorial, said that "England came out of this tough, testing…

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Reports indicate a airly spirited but fair match between Argentina and England in Chile, which differed from the volatile matches that marred group play in the tournament. The paper notes that Argentina did not field its ideal starting XI due to a…

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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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Commentary on the Italy-Chile match, and details about Chilean fans throwing rocks at the Italian delegation after the match. The title of the article, "Hermanos," shows that in the spirit of brotherhood of the World Cup, there's no love lost when…

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Argentine papers summarize the match between Argentina and England as one where Argentina's excessive passing allowed England to quickly counter attack and eventually dominate the game. Behind in the score, Argentine pushed its lines further up the…

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Two articles on the violent (and still notorious) match between Chile and Italy that became symbolic of the ills of "modern" and "anti"'fútbol. Another note explains how two Italian players, Ferrini and David, were expelled from the match against…

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Italian soccer federation has removed the "oriundi" label from Maschio, Angelillo, and Sivori. Not only can they play for the Italian national team, but they also count as normal Italian players in their club team (clubs were restricted to 2 foreign…

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The article actually previews all the matches of the group stage, with specific attention to the England vs. Argentina game. It laments the violence on the field, particularly the Italy vs. West Germany game, which has led to a string of injuries…

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The author wonders why England remains Argentina's key rival in the group stage of the World Cup. England's long-held reputation as a premier soccer nation, he argues, rests on its "golden isolation"-era, when England possessed the best players and…
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