Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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The triumph of Argentina in the 1959 Copa Sudamericana leaves the writers of Mundo Deportivo happy at the result but not satisfied with the state of Argentine soccer.

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No lessons learned from 1958. That is the verdict of the magazine in observing an Argentine side that fails to master the ball and plays a defensive approach.

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Overtly physical plays between Argentina and Uruguay leaves sports writers baffled at the state of the national team just weeks before the World Cup. Another article in this issue is dismayed by the lack of offense displayed by the national team…

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Critical piece on the soccer exhibited by Estudiantes and Atlanta

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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

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The major criticism is that Argentina plays too defensively and fails to convert possession into goal-scoring opportunities.

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Juxtaposes Argentine possession of the ball with Italian defensive style premised on preventing the other team from winning.

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Very patriotic summary of the match against Italy

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Garra', 'fútbol moderno', and 'cerrojo' dominate coverage of River's matches against Estudiantes and Independiente.
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