Posts Tagged "Argentina"

World Cup Tales: The Story Of The First World Cup, 1930

World Cup Tales: The Story Of The First World Cup, 1930

By on May 24, 2010 in History, Latest | 0 comments

It should come as no great surprise to any seasoned FIFA watchers that the entire history of the organisation has been about its politicking, and still less that this has frequently extended itself into the hosting of its showpiece tournament, the World Cup. When we go back as far as to look at the formation of the organisation, we see one that was at its very...

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World Cup Preview: Group B

World Cup Preview: Group B

By on Apr 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

The 19th FIFA World Cup kicks off in eight weeks today, and as such Dotmund continues his almost-in-depth look ahead to this summer’s festivities.  Today he continues his preview of each of the eight groups, having been sent foraging for facts on the internet with only his trusty big pencil for company.  Up for examination in this week’s post, Group B....

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The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part One)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part One)

By on Mar 9, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 9 comments

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that...

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A World Cup Finals Without Argentina?

By on Sep 11, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 9 comments

Now is not a particularly good time to be an Argentinian football supporter. Not only have their most loathed opposition – Brazil and England – already qualified for the finals of the 2010 World Cup, but there is a serious likelihood  that the Albiceleste themselves might not even qualify for next year’s tournament in South Africa, and coach Diego...

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A tale of two managers

By on Oct 18, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

The 2010 World Cup kicks off in just 600 days from today.  This fact has made the looming prospect of South Africa seem a little bit too real for Argentina’s coach Alfio Basile.  Following his side’s 1-0 loss to Chile this week – Argentina’s first against those opponents since 1973 – he has resigned his post.  Argentina now lie seven...

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