Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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The second match between England and Argentina was eventually called off due to the pouring rain in Buenos Aires that left the field in unplayable conditions.

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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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Record crowd of over 120,000 expected to see England in Argentina play at River Plate Stadium. Brief comments from both head coaches (Stabile and Winterbottom). About 3.3 million pesos earning for the Argentine Football Association.

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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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Police announce a series of measures to curb fan disorders, including stationing retired policeman at ticket windows to monitor the resale of tickets, barring spectators from bringing objects into stadiums that could inflict damage, and prosecuting…

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The new stadium - Estadio Presidente Juan Perón - marked a significant step forward in stadium construction in Argentina. The mammoth venue, with a seating capacity well over 60,000, served as a testament to the dedication of Racing's club members…

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A capacity crowd endured the pouring rain to witness the second match between Argentina and England (total revenue for this game stood at 3.2 million pesos). The referee eventually suspended the match as playing conditions worsened, leading Sir…

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President Juan Perón congratulates members of the national team for their victory over England at River Plate stadium. Worth noting that Perón's message was conveyed by the football players' union (Futbolistas Argentinos Agremiados), which the…

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Effusive praise for the Argentine national team and its convincing win over England at River Plate stadium.

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The article previews the highly-publicized match between Argentina and England, with a useful primer for readers that details the footballing history between both nations - especially the performance of English club teams in their visits to Argentina…
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