Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer

Medida italiana sobre jugadores de otros países

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Title

Medida italiana sobre jugadores de otros países

Subject

Former Argentine players eligible to play for Italy

Description

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 players and 1 "oriundi"). The change of national team irked people back in Argentina, some of whom questioned why these Argentines turned their back on their country to play for Italy, while others blamed AFA for its unwavering posiiton to only select players from the domestic league (thus enabling foreign football associations to steal away players). Italy's decision to select Argentine players with Italian roots had a precedent. For the 1934 World Cup, the Italian football federation successfully recruited Argentine players who disputed the 1930 finals in Uruguay. The gambit paid off as the "Azurri" went on to win the 1934 and 1938 World Cup tournaments.

Source

Page 17

Publisher

La Nación

Date

3-Jun-1962

Contributor

United States Library of Congress (Prints & Periodicals Division)

Format

Microfilm

Language

es

Type

text

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Medida italiana sobre jugadores de otros países,” Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer, accessed July 9, 2020, http://animales.rwanysibaja.com/items/show/3280.