Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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The match between Argentina and England received significant press in the Buenos Aires Herald - a paper founded by Anglo-Argentines for the English-speaking community of Argentina. This would be the first encounter between both teams, and the…

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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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This scene shows how education and schooling became important vehicles for the dissimination of football. Here, Scotsman Alexander Watson Hutton teaches his young "criollo" pupils a lesson about sports and life in general.

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Escuela de campeones helped immortalize Alexander Watson Hutton as the "father" of fútbol in Argentina, making him criollo by virtue of his commitement to Argentina and its people.

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Comedic actor Luis Sandrini sits a card table with others in the film El cañonero de Giles.

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Is Sweden in the rearview mirror? Goles seems to think so after Argentina wins the 1959 South American championship

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Although many critics believed that Argentina's problems would continue at the 1959 South American championship, Goles celebrates the positive results thus far in the tournament.

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Although this article offers praise for Pelé's talent, and his humility, it nonetheless portrays him as an "other" surrounded by adoring white fans and labeled as the "black angel."

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Notice how the Argentine press begins to take notice of the alarming rise of Brazilian futebol, which served as a reminder that Argentine fútbol was on a long decline that required attention.
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