Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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According to the BAH, hundreds of Chilans waited for the Italian national team delegation to return to their hotel after the Italy-Chile match to throw rocks and other projectles at them, as well as chant "Death to the Italians!" The article also…

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Included in this game summary is an article about Perón and the impression he left for ther British press. Also, the article in the BAH was written by an English referee, John Meade, who works in Argentina Oddly enough, the title of the article…

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Article notes that the English national team delegation endured a 38-hour trip from London to Buenos Aires. Upon their arrival at Ezeiza Airport, they were met by AFA president Valentín Suárez, members of the press, and a large gathering of locals.…

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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…

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After a brief synopsis of the match, journalists make note of the environment at Wembley Stadium and the diverse reactions in the British press towards the performance of Argentina's national team.

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English players pose for photographers reading an Argentine newspaper that reads: 'Welcome Maestros'

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The magazine links its publication with larger efforts to promote sports as a form of nationalism, as well as to honor the passing of Eva Perón.

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The solid performance of the national team reflects a greater idea of national pride, which the Peron government uses to its own populist advantage

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Ignoring their draw and loss to Uruguay, and silver medal, the newspaper declares Argentina the true champions. Fans are described as feeling the same way.

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This article follows one on the previous page that translates the Dutch reaction in the press to the Olympic final. The Dutch describe the Argentines as better than the Uruguayans, but their opponents defense was exceptional and the goalie even lucky…
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