Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Match report pays special tribute to Argentine goalkeeper Miguel Ángel Rugilo, whose numerous saves had Argentina on the verge of becoming the first foreign team to win on English soil before two late English goals secured their 2-1 victory over La…
Article is useful in looking at how soccer shapes masculinity through the gendered 'other': women
Good article for looking at the cultural influence of soccer and issues of masculinity. [A later article labels long hair and sideburns as a 'hygenic' issue that needs to be stamped out of the national team, see Feb 3 1970 pages 44-45].
Helpful ad to see how masculinity was portrayed in advertisements placed in fan magazines
This article is helpful in understanding how Argentine sports writers imagined the criollo player and the values he espouses, which addresses masculinity and gender.
Independiente's style of play comes under scrutiny for its excessive use of physical play, violence, and the players' own assessment that they were more "macho" ("el fútbol es para varones, no para señoritas") El Grafico weighs in, acknowledging the…
Masculinity, proper etiquette, and class sensibilities are all on display in this interesting piece by El Grafico
A different type of player, Gatti was outspoken, fashionable, and seen by some as a hippie. This interview reveals a lot about his character.
Despite their injuries and blood stains, Argentine players are happy after winning a match at the World Cup. The article explains these images as example of players "poniendo la pierna"--typical of the style of play en vogue.
The title suggests a concern that Argentine players are providing a bad example of violent play to the outside world, poor embassadors for the sport.
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