Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Barcelona players demonstrate inappropriate behavior on the field, and the magazine states that is River players did the same the global press would condemn the Argentine side.

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Using Nestor Rossi's outspoken and loud demeanor on the field, River wonders why his vociferousness is appreciated with the national team as a sign of pride but chastised with River Plate as a sign of disrespect.

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Game descends, thanks to a passive referee, into a defensive and violent game Eventually a brawl involving 19 players punctuates the affair [The following week, 8 players were expelled in a match between Lanus and Estudiantes for violent actions on…

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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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In a letter to critical "hinchas", the author wonders if it is beneficial for fans to launch insults to players as they prepare for the World Cup

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Despite the quality of Argentine players, the author laments the other aspects of criollo soccer mastered by Argentine players: faking injuries and killing time The article differentiates between "futbol" and "fobal"

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AFA issues an amnesty for player suspended for indiscipline on and off the field, which angers sports writers.

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Argentina's poor performance against Uruguay, in a game marked by violent behavior by players on both sides, raises alarms in the Argentine press. This is the second such match in less than two months.

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Sanfilippo's behavior on San Lorenzo's tour to Europe became a problem for AFA. With the lack of star strikers in the country, it forced sports officials (with suport from journalists) to bury his indiscretions ahead of the World Cup. Nonetheless,…

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FIFA will treat the South American case, especially its decision to exclude Argentina from the 1970 World Cup in Mexico
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