Currently fourth in the FIFA World Rankings, Argentina have remained one of the giants in international football since the World Cup’s
conception. Being the joint first team to play in the first ever final, Argentina is not a team to take lightly sharing rivalries with Brazil, Uruguay,
Germany and England. Known fondly as the Albicelestes (Sky Blue and Whites), the team have beaten the Copa America fourteen times, making
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Argentina’s football history is as colourful as it is impressive, with the team having its fair share of legends and myths. In the fifties, the team at the
adopted the nickname Los Carasucias (The Dirty Faces) as the playing style involving nutmegs and skilful dribbling mirrored that of kids playing in the
street. The glory however was short lived as the team lost dramatically in the nineteen fifty-seven World Cup, losing six goals to one to
Czechoslovakia. Argentina’s next major transition occurred in the nineteen sixty six World Cup, with their group stage leaving them unbeaten, the team then
went on to play one of the most controversial finals in football history, sparking the infamous England/Argentina rivalry. Interestingly their performance
in England, lead to FIFA’s inclusion of the Red and Yellow card system, as a way to keep players in check. Finally Argentine legend Diego Maradona stands
as a testament to the passion and cheek of the Argentina Football team. Considered one of the most controversial and infamous players in football, Maradona’s
debut in the seventies, saw the rise of an Argentinean team that finally took the WorldCup home in eighty six. His
retirement four years later left a legacy for many young Argentineans to fill, making the future of Argentina exciting and unpredictable.
The current Argentina team look to be strong contenders for the World Cup 2014. With players such as Messi, Tevez and Aguero, Argentina
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