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Alberto Poletti, who was permanently expelled from professional fútbol for his actions against AC Milan, appealed for leniency citing his ability to earn a living. The new interventor, Oneto Gaona, declines the request citing the image of the…
Alberto Poletti is banned for life from playing professional soccer in Argentina, while his teammates are handed down 20-30 match suspensions and are banned for 3-5 years from international soccer.
This is AFA's official denouncement of the behavior of Estudiantes players after their match against Italy's AC Milan
Gaona, in the interview, discusses a wide range of topics affecting AFA and Argentine fútbol in 1970–including the reversal on the lifelong ban of Estudiantes' Poletti.
Alberto Armando, the symbol of Boca Juniors for the 1960s, resigns as president of the club amid allegations of corruption and decrees from AFA–perhaps tired of constant insubordination.
Perhaps helpful in understanding the coach's mindset before the ugly, physical matches that led to several Estudiantes players facing criminal charges and bans from AFA.
An article that sways between honoring the achievements of Estudiantes and worrying about their methods and culture of incidents. This is the closest article that is able to praise and blame equally.
Because clubs are civic associations, and AFA a private association of clubs, then who "owns" Argentine fútbol? Can anyone "own" fútbol?
Lucero makes a case that the behavior of Estudiantes is not isolated, it is a product of years of complacency and complicity by club officials who were more concerned with political and economic matters than the sport. Reacting to the penalties,…
In a commentary, Beto Devoto accuses the Italian squad of being complicit in the events at La Bombonera by not trying to win a match, throwing themselves on the ground, and stalling. Of note is that Devoto uses the "we" form–showing that Estudiantes…
Fairly straightforward review of the match with some commentary on the unfortunate incidents at the end of the match ("un bochornoso partido").
In the wake of their violent behavior during, and especially after, the match against AC Milan for the 1969 Intercontinental Cup, journalists begin to focus on the criminal element of the game. Juan Carlos Onganía steps in to repudiate Estudiantes…
The focus on the match itself makes up the majority of this article, but at the end there is a mention of the arrests of players and fans for violent actions.
The head of FIFA, Sir Stanley Rous, writes a letter to the AFA to diffuse tensions over George Best's call for Manchester fans to embody a "warrior" spirit ahead of the 2nd match of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. Estudiantes staff, meanwhile,…
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