Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

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Reports indicate a airly spirited but fair match between Argentina and England in Chile, which differed from the volatile matches that marred group play in the tournament. The paper notes that Argentina did not field its ideal starting XI due to a…

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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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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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Italian soccer federation has removed the "oriundi" label from Maschio, Angelillo, and Sivori. Not only can they play for the Italian national team, but they also count as normal Italian players in their club team (clubs were restricted to 2 foreign…

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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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In their analysis of "modern" fútbol at the 1962 World Cup, Argentine sports writers equated this term with European football, with special note of Hungary's quick counter-attacks, movement off the ball, and the commitment of each player to move in…

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Congratulations to Estudiantes, victors due to the their effort, sporting spirit, and teamwork.

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A request is made to allow players called into the national team to play for their club teams in matches for the Copa Libertadores. The request not approved through voting. As a result, a scheduled pre-World Cup tour of Europe is cancelled (to allow…

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Badge for players who participate in the Eva Perón youth tournaments

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Peron surrounded by youth players
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