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Image of River Plate starlet Enrique Omar Sívori on the cover of El Gráfico September 24, 1954 (issue No. 1883). [Image accessible at Wikimedia Commons]
The Scottish press' coverage of Celtic's 1-0 win in the first game of a two-leg series is full of dismissive comments about Racing and stereotypes of the "Latin races." The author writes that everything will be against Celtic in Buenos Aires on…
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…
Helpful data to chart over several years in the 1950s
A brief, but definitive statement, on how much River Plate earned from the transfer of Sívori (who only earned aprox. 60,000 pesos per year at the club).
A look at how much each player earned in 1957
Some explicit comments and data related to the transfer of Sívori to Juventus provides much needed detail on whether the sale of Sívori really did fund the 4th section of the Monumental (which is an accepted notion in Argentina.)
A look at how much each player earned in 1955
Sivori, Angelillo and other with coach Stabile
Argentina will not call players to the national team who play abroad. This articles is helpful for ideas of national identity, the ´pull´of clubs, and the sense of overconfidence in World Cup preparation.
Magazine asks if the club should sell Sivori for 10 million pesos: the cost needed to finalize the final phase of construction for the Monumental
Article reinforces cover image; the magazine demonstates a quiet optimism about the national team's chances for success in the 1958 World Cup based on the prestigious history of the team but its recent struggles in preparation.
Connections between Argentina and Italy, as well as River Plate and its star export, are reinforced in this picture. These River players are part of the national team in Europe preparing for the 1958 World Cup.
Example of how photographs are constructed for specific purposes. Here, the magazine bridges the generational gap between the era of "La Maquina" and the new talent the club is producing.
A match between Lanus and Racing is delayed by a player feigning injury, then attacked by police, then escorted off the field, and finally the home team tying. Police (not surprisingly) launch gas canisters at unruly crowd. The accompanying article…
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