June 11, 2002

"Apart from the tango and football, there are few things in Argentina at the moment to pin our hopes on. ... Poverty is good for nothing, except for playing football.": Is this the thinking that will spur Argentina to a win, and progress to the second round? Or will it be yet another addition to the recent spate of Argentinian disappointments? Who escapes from the Group of Death?

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 06:13 PM - 6 comments

There is some indication that the Argentinians love "futbol" the sport as much as or more than its nationalistic incarnation.

posted by vacapinta at 10:27 PM on June 11, 2002

Guess it was Sweden's day after all. This Argentina's earliest ejection from the tournament since 1962, they say.

posted by lakefxdan at 03:45 AM on June 12, 2002

Wow, can't blame Argentina for lack of trying. Lack of finishing, maybe. Woeful, woeful finishing. In fact, they may have lost 3-1 if Cavallero hadn't been in the way of the defender's deflection (I don't think the keeper even realized he'd made a save until the ball had bounced off him), or Jonsonn's (I think it was him) attempt hadn't hit the post.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:40 AM on June 12, 2002

My god! Argentina was all OVER Sweden...i don't understand how they lost!

posted by StarFucker at 09:43 PM on June 12, 2002

They didn't, StarFucker. Thew drew.

posted by salmacis at 03:30 AM on June 13, 2002

what i meant was, i can't believe they are out....

posted by StarFucker at 12:27 PM on June 13, 2002

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