Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Argentine papers summarize the match between Argentina and England as one where Argentina's excessive passing allowed England to quickly counter attack and eventually dominate the game. Behind in the score, Argentine pushed its lines further up the…

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The author wonders why England remains Argentina's key rival in the group stage of the World Cup. England's long-held reputation as a premier soccer nation, he argues, rests on its "golden isolation"-era, when England possessed the best players and…

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Article reports on injuries and recuperation after Argentina's physical match against Bulgaria in the first match of the 1962 World Cup. There's a brief note about the players all receiving a haircut (coach's policy?) and a brief interview with…

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Using 5 points, Besio lists the ills of Argentine soccer and addresses foreign perceptions of the Argentine team and its players.

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Assesses the changes and adaptations needed for success moving forward: better preparation, more speed, less pride (and sense of entitlement鈥ore humility), and a harder work ethic.

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A noticeable shift in direction of the national team occurs following the events of 1969 (World Cup failure and Estudiantes). Pizzuti, former coach of Racing, embodies an attacking style of soccer that makjes use of the long ball, or as it is known…

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Insightful piece on how the violent style of play is perhaps not what fans want and that teams like DiStefano's Boca can play attractive soccer and win.

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This article is a continuation of an article from 7-22, stating that Argentine soccer lost its way and needs to return to the traits that made it successful.

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The article favors a more positive, attacking-style of soccer that makes best use of Argentine talent and less dependent on tactics and physicality to earn results. Chacarita, Huracan, and Racing are recent example of this successful approach. Above…

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Writers become increasingly worried about the violence exhibited by players.
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