Posts Tagged "Argentina"

World Cup 2010: Argentina 3-1 Mexico

World Cup 2010: Argentina 3-1 Mexico

By on Jun 28, 2010 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

Even at these times of sport’s saturation of the television schedules, the endless search for a new hit sitcom goes on at apace.  Yet again, instead of closely watching the game for tactical nuance or pointers for later performances, our crayon-chewing art specialist Dotmund has considered the possibility of the two – sport and sitcoms – not having...

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World Cup 2010: Argentina 2-0 Greece

World Cup 2010: Argentina 2-0 Greece

By on Jun 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

No-one has done it single-handedly before. And whatever Lionel Messi achieves during the rest of his football career, nothing will surpass his transformation of Argentina – and one managed by “dirty” Diego to boot – into the good guys in the English media. One unfortunate side-effect of this astonishing volte face is that there’s only one team around when Argentina...

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World Cup 2010: Argentina 4-1 South Korea

World Cup 2010: Argentina 4-1 South Korea

By on Jun 17, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

“There’s enough material here for an entire conference,” said the psychiatrist in the Fawlty Towers episode entitled, funnily enough, ‘The Psychiatrist.’ Argentine coach Diego Armando Maradona, we are told, is a modern day Basil Fawlty. A six-one loss to Bolivia, selected 107 players, scraping through to the finals, picking his 36-year-old mate who hadn’t played for...

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World Cup 2010: Argentina 1-0 Nigeria

World Cup 2010: Argentina 1-0 Nigeria

By on Jun 12, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Diego Armando Maradona’s last World Cup game as a player, was in 1994. Against Nigeria. So, it was fitting that his first World Cup game as a manager was against the same opponents. Maradona’s playing career was controversial, but at his peak he was capable of raising above average teams to great heights, both at club level with Napoli (both their Serie A titles...

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World Cup Tales: When The World Cup Legitimised A Dictatorship – Argentina, 1978

World Cup Tales: When The World Cup Legitimised A Dictatorship – Argentina, 1978

By on May 30, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

There have been, over the last eighty years or so, several questionable decisions made regarding the hosting of World Cup tournaments. None, however, have been met with quite the fury that met the hosting of the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina. The decision made to award the 1978 finals to Argentina was made in July of 1966, but after a military coup in March...

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