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 Football in Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is an accepted notion that British immigrants to Buenos Aires brought football (along with rugby and other sports) to Argentina in the 19th century.
The first recorded football match was played in 1867 in Palermo's Park in Buenos Aires by British railroad workers.
After the first Argentine Football Association was created in 1893, the most successful and admired team was Alumni, made up mostly of English players, but Italian immigrants overtook the English; the last names of the early stars reveal this: Tesorieri, Ratto, Orsi...
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 Argentina national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Argentina national football team is the national team of Argentina and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association.
Argentina is one of the most successful national football teams, having won two World Cups and one Olympic Title.
Argentina has appeared in four World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost 4-2 to Uruguay.
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 ArgentineSoccer.com - Football in Argentina - by Futbolpasion.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Argentina will be part of Group C and will play the first match against Cote d'Ivoire on Saturday, June 10 at Hamburg.
Argentina was the best team of the tournament with 17 goals for and 0 goals against and deserved to bring a gold medal to Argentina after 52 years.
Argentina played better than Brazil and deserved the cup, but there were two distractions in the finals seconds of each half and the championship went to Brazil.
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 Football | England v Argentina - A history
The very notion that football would become the ruling passion of Argentine society would have seemed as implausible to Watson Hutton as the discovery that, 90 years after he brought the game to Argentina, a couple of Argentine players would be taking English football by storm.
But, mad as the Brazilians are about football, they are not as serious about it, ultimately, as the Argentines; they are too in love with the aesthetics of the game, with the choreography and the dance, to invest it with the gritty solemnity of purpose one finds in England and Argentina.
Because of all the crises Argentina has endured in the past 50 years, since the days when it used to be one of the 10 richest nations in the world, the one it is enduring today is the worst of all.
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 National sport - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Australia - cricket is the official summer sport, Rugby League is the official winter sport in the northern states (New South Wales and Queensland) and Australian Rules Football is the official winter sport in the others.
Canada - lacrosse is the official summer sport and ice hockey is the official winter sport, but hockey is by far the sport most closely followed, and most closely linked to national pride.
Designating lacrosse as an official sport is more of a nod to history that a reflection of the present-day situation: sports like baseball, Canadian football, soccer, golf, tennis are all much more popular.
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 Argentina, Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Professional football arrived in the country in 1931, following the success of the national team at the 1928 Olympic Games and the 1930 World Cup Finals; on both occasions, Argentina were runners-up to their great rivals Uruguay.
Argentina's achievements did not go unnoticed in Europe, and many members of the side were lured away from the domestic league by the greater riches on offer in Italy.
This had a knock-on effect on the national side: to avoid a repeat of that poaching, Argentina sent a third-rate side to the 1934 finals (in Italy, ironically) and did not make a serious challenge for football's greatest prize until some 40 years later.
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 Diego Maradona - Argentina International Footballer - Football-Heroes.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
By the end of the tournament he had proved himself to be far and away the outstanding player in the World and had won Football's greatest prize almost single-handedly.
That is not to say that Argentina did not have other world class players in that '86 side - Burruchaga and Valdano to name two - but surely no player before or since has made a greater contribution to his country's cause than Maradona did in Mexico.
Argentina topped their group courtesy of victories over Bulgaria and South Korea and then beat their South American rivals Uruguay by the only goal to set up that never to be forgotten quarter-final clash with England.
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 Gold at last for Argentina - Football -
Argentina's soccer players have won their country's first Olympic Games gold medal for 52 years with a 1-0 win over South American rivals Paraguay in a bruising final.
Tevez, just 20, struck early in the first half of a final Argentina dominated and in which they kept their impressive record of not having conceded a goal in the tournament.
Argentina, who left Barcelona star Javier Saviola on the bench, were fired by history.
www.theage.com.au /olympics/articles/2004/08/28/1093518162943.html   (544 words)

 Asociació del Fútbol Argentino - GFDb.com
The Argentine Football Association (AFA) (Spanish: Asociación del Fútbol Argentino) is the governing body of football in Argentina.
The Argentine Association Football League (in english) was founded on February 21, 1893, to be later renamed Argentine Football Association in 1903, and translated into Asociación Argentina de Football (Argentine Football Association) in 1912.
The Liga Argentina de Football (Argentine Football League), funded in 1931 merged with the Asociación de Football Amateur y Profesionales on November 3, 1934, into what is still today the Asociación de Fútbol Argentino (Argentine Football Association).
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 Don't cry for Tevez, Argentina - Football -
It was Argentina's first gold medal in any sport since 1952 and its first soccer gold.
Tevez's 18th-minute strike was his tournament-high eighth goal of the Olympic Games, and the clean sheet meant that Argentina became the first team in history to go through the Olympic soccer tournament conceding no goals.
Paraguay defender Emilio Martinez was ejected for elbowing midfielder Andrea D'Alessandro in the face in the 66th minute, and forward Diego Figueredo also was sent for an early bath after getting a second yellow card in the 82nd minute for trying to punch or slap the ball into the net.
www.theage.com.au /olympics/articles/2004/08/29/1093717841510.html   (481 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Football | News | Argentina play down England defeat
Argentina coach José Pekerman today dismissed suggestions that England's 3-2 win over his side has given Sven-Goran Eriksson's side a mental edge ahead of the World Cup.
The England football and rugby union teams and the Great Britain rugby league side all clinched outstanding victories against Argentina, Australia and New Zealand respectively, while the English cricket team are on top in the first Test in Pakistan.
"Between the football, cricket, rugby union and rugby league wins, this country was obviously flexing its sporting muscle, and showing that England and the UK can dominate on the world stage.
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 Football Refugees - Argentina sets controls on stadium violence...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Officials announced new measures Wednesday to bolster security at Argentina's soccer stadiums, nearly a week after play in the country's professional leagues was suspended because of fan violence.
The government said it was creating a special prosecutor's unit to investigate sports-related crimes and would impose new security measures to better catch violent fans at stadiums.
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 BBC SPORT | FOOTBALL  | Unstoppable Argentina
The best in the world will have their chance to stop Argentina next year, because with four rounds to spare Marcelo Bielsa's side have already booked their place in Japan and South Korea.
For Argentina it is a breeze, despite the fact that almost all their players face a tiring journey across the Atlantic for every game.
In Argentina's case the results have been anything but disappointing.
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 Argentina Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The President of Argentina?s Football Association is now on record as being against those who are, shall we say, vertically challenged.
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 Football, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Its one of the two most popular teams in Argentina, the blue and "gold" are its colours and the stadium is located at the neighbourhood of the same name.
As you would expect football is a national passion and the capital is home to the countries biggest teams: Boca Juniors and River Plate.
Football here is a big passion and the people really add an extra something to the sport.
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 The Hindu : Sport / Football : Argentina holds Colombia
In the late game, Colombia took the lead in the 29th minute on a goal by Radamel Falcao Garcia, who received a pass from teammate Cristian Marrugo in front of the goal, brushed off a defender and drove the ball into the right side of the net.
The 20,000 fans went wild at Palogrande Stadium in the heart of Colombia's coffee-growing region, but Argentina's Hernan Peirone tied the score in the 52nd minute with a shot inside the penalty area.
With the tie, Argentina and Colombia move into the final round with 10 points each, but Argentina has the higher ranking due to goals scored in previous games.
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The first edition of the '''South American Championship''' was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 2 to July 17, 1916.
It was held during Argentina's independence centenary commemorations.
The participating countries were Argentina national football team Argentina, Brazil national football team Brazil, Chile national football team Chile and Uruguay national football team Uruguay.
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 Argentina power past Italy - Football -
The banner proudly invoked 'Diego power', and while the Argentinian who inspired such confidence on the soccer pitch was a long way from Athens, the man wearing the famous blue and white No10 ignited his team to progress to the gold medal match.
Argentina defeated Italy 3-0 at the Karaiskaki Stadium Tuesday, securing their berth in Saturday's final against the winner of the Iraq and Paraguay clash scheduled for later in the day.
Argentina head into Saturday's match undefeated at the Games, with Tunisia and Serbia and Montenegro also behind them, and loom as favourites to defeat whichever side they meet in the final.
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 Football Commentator (soccer)
This Friday December 9, 2005 saw football lovers round the world clinging to the edge of their seats, ready and waiting to determine who they would play in the group stages of the World Cup 2006 in Germany.
Whosoever puts these events together just can't perchance believe that the football fans who have tuned in to see such an event can be in any way smitten in the flaky magic exhibits and dance troops they force out.
All England buffs, notwithstanding the optimism that usually rings the ballyhoo to a world cup, hold a sensation of the inevitable heroical defeat in the latter stages of the tourney.
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 Argentina - Vacation Rentals .com
The Andes region of Argentina is referred to as the Cuyo region.
Northwest is the land in Argentina of mountains, valleys, and volcanoes.
A prominent place for vacationers to tour is La Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humanity Heritage-designated by UNESCO, where the Seven Colors Hill is brightly in view, and the Jujuy province is a hotbed of indigenous traditions.
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 England v Argentina Friendly? - MaXxed Football Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Going way back the Britons actually were the ones to introduce football to Argentina in 1867.
Forest toured in 1905 and their physical approach on a muddy pitch provoked resentment and it becomes a feature of future tours.
Argentina's captain Antonio Rattin was red-carded 35 mins into the game and he lingered by the pitch.
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 Argentina - Football and Slappers
And while I would like to describe Argentina and its culture in a fair, disinterested, manner, that was made very difficult by the cult of the Immaculate Maradonna.
The face of Cheatie Maradonna appears everwhere, a local diety smiling benevolently upon the people as they go about their daily lives, ready to strike fear into his enemies with his Hand of God...
The people of Argentina are all drawn from different parts of Europe, who came seeking their fortune in the new promised land at the end of the 19th Century, adding to the very European feel of the place.
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 The Hindu : Sport / Football : Argentina holds Germany
Germany will now face the runner-up of Group B in Nuremberg in Saturday's semifinal while Argentina travel to Hanover for their semifinals on Sunday.
Though Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann was delighted to win the group, the result was a relative disappointment for the host nation.
Gerald Asamoah restored Germany's lead with a well-taken goal under pressure in the 51st minute before Cambiasso levelled with a superb shot from outside the box that took a slight deflection.
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 BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Argentina edge past brave Tunisia
Argentina beat Tunisia 2-1 in the Confederations Cup's opening match.
Tunisia won two penalties, which were both awarded after Argentina keeper German Lux fouled Haykel Guemamdia.
Imed Mhadhebi missed the first penalty on 17 minutes but Guemamdia took the second himself on 72 minutes to reduce Argentina's lead.
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