Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Club members were active in various ways, particularly in organizing and participating in various cultural and folkloric events.

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As one of the largest club associations, Boca Juniors developed various cultural programs for its members and their families, including theatre and cinema programs, as well as classes in music, dance, language, and chess.

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As one of the largest club associations, Boca Juniors developed various cultural programs for its members and their families, including theatre and cinema programs, as well as classes in music, dance, language, and chess.

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Like many Anglo-Argentine footballers of the early 20th century, Watson Hutton was praised as a legendary teacher of the game by what he did on the field (but also for the lessons he learned from his father: Alexander Watson Hutton)

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This piece highlights the mythaking that was already taking place in 1920, looking back at a mostly Anglo-Argentiine team as an ideal lost in Argentine football.

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The article presents to readers some of the ways players used their hands to gain an advantage during a match, or to prevent the opponent from doing the same. Of note is that the term "cracks" is already in use.

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Language that alludes to war and bellicose actions is no good to the soccer fan who wrote this letter to the editors

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The value of this article lies in its retrospective look back at the 1958 World Cup, one year later.

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Boca Juniors' recent performances in 1959 surprises sports writers, who praised the team for mixing a hard-working and serious effort with an attractive style of play.

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Argentina's triumph at the 1959 South American championship raised expectations among fans and journalists that the Argentine style, defined by its "viveza criolla," was on the verge of returning to league matches. Instead, the 1959 season brought…
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