Tag Archives: Argentina
By HUSSEIN SAMIH*
(June 8) – In the summer of 1978, at the height of Argentina’s brutal right-wing dictatorship, the 11th FIFA World Cup took place amidst an outcry over granting legitimacy to a state that is now known to have been responsible for the disappearances of around 30,000 people. Continue reading
A poster of Palestinian FA chief Jibril Rajoub with Argentina’s soccer player Messi is seen during Rajoub’s news conference, in Ramallah, West Bank | Reuters
Neither side has issued an official announcement yet, but the game is largely expected to be cancelled |Uzi Dann and Noa Landau in Haaretz
Argentina’s Lionel Messi controls the ball during the international friendly soccer match | Ivan Sekretarev/AP
(June 6) – Argentina’s planned soccer exhibition against Israel’s national team slated for Saturday at Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium is in danger of being canceled, Argentine media reported. Local reports claim Palestinian pressure is the impetus for the game’s expected cancellation. Continue reading
THE Brazil World Cup 2014 is over. After 63 matches and 31 days of competition, the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup ended with Germany’s 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday July 13. It was a great final match of the tournament. Overall, we were very happy with how competitive and close a game it was.
If one is to believe the monopoly sports media, the people of Argentina and Brazil are at each other’s throats. Is this the reality? Brazilians call Argentines “hermanos” (brothers), they have an intense football rivalry, and their leading athletes are promoting respect and solidarity.
AFP (July 12) – Tearful Brazil star Neymar says he is prepared to set aside the historical rivalry between South America’s two footballing heavyweights as he wants four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi to win the World Cup when Argentina meets Germany in tomorrow’s final. Continue reading