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Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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A cartoon that pokes fun at the player violence that had become the norm in Argentine soccer. In the image, a player kicks through a referee's chest and lops off his opponent's head with his soccer cleats. This is one of the earliest examples of such…

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Post-match report of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup becomes an opinion piece by Geoffrey Greene about the degree to which sports tensions become national tensions after the President of Argentina stopped Estudiantes from playing some "friendies" in…

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Coverage of the second leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. This report from Geoffrey Greene captures the tense atmosphere inside of Old Trafford. According to Greene, both sides played rather resèctfully for the first 80 minutes, with the…

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Pre-game coverage on the day of Manchester United's highly-publicized encounter against Estudiantes de La Plata in the second leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. The article focuses on the aggrieved sense of national pride by Estudiantes at how the…

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Coverage begins of Manchester United's highly-publicized encounter against Estudiantes de La Plata in the second leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. The article focuses on the efforts by Estudiantes to be cordial and respectful during their stay in…

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This opinion piece examines what the authors refer to as the "integral part of the current 'image' of professional football: violence, on and off the field. The authors go through a series of violent events at professional matches in Great Britain.…

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Coverage of Manchester United's encounter against Estudiantes de La Plata in the first leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. This report from Brian Glanville recounts the events of the first game played at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires and won…

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Coverage begins of Manchester United's highly-publicized encounter against Estudiantes de La Plata in the first leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. This report from Brian Glanville captures the tense atmosphere ahead of the first-leg match to be…

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Coverage begins of Manchester United's highly-publicized encounter against Estudiantes de La Plata in the first leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. This opinion piece includes negative remarks about the "Latin" temperament, and the violence…

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The first article offers an interview between journalist Geoffrey Greene and Stanley Rous, then FIFA President. It discusses the state of the Intercontinental Cup and solutions moving forward to ensure greater sportsmanship and wider participation by…

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The Scottish press' coverage of Racing's 2-1 victory in the second game of a two-leg series continues to offer dismissive comments about Racing and stereotypes of the Argentine players. The author juxtaposes the "vicious kicking and hacking" by…

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More fallout from the Chile-Italy match, including the serious injuries sustained by Humberto Maschio (and injuries to other stars like Pele and Di Stefano) during Italy's matych against Chile.

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Two articles on the violent (and still notorious) match between Chile and Italy that became symbolic of the ills of "modern" and "anti"'fútbol. Another note explains how two Italian players, Ferrini and David, were expelled from the match against…

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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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Alberto Poletti is banned for life from playing professional soccer in Argentina, while his teammates are handed down 20-30 match suspensions and are banned for 3-5 years from international soccer.

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This is AFA's official denouncement of the behavior of Estudiantes players after their match against Italy's AC Milan
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