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Top 10 Facts about Argentina National Football

1) First International debate: The first official match by Argentina national team was against Uruguay. The game was held in Montevideo (Uruguay) on May 16, 1901 and the result was a 3-2 win for Argentina

2) Biggest win: The biggest win by Argentina national team in the history of football is 12-0 victory against Ecuador. The match took place on January 22 1942 at Montevideo (Uruguay)

3) Worst Defeat: Biggest defeat Argentina national team ever suffered is 6-1 on two different occasions. Against Czechoslovakia in June 1958 and against Bolivia in April 2009.

4) Argentina national team is one of the eight nations to have won the FIFA world cup. They won in 1978 and 1986 and also being runner-up in 1930 and 1990

 

The 1978 World Cup was won by

“The 1978 World Cup final between Argentina and Holland at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires. Argentina lift the trophy by beating Holland 3-1 in the extra time. This was the first World Cup title for Argentina” 

 

5) Argentina & France are the only two national teams that have won all the three crucial men’s title recognized by FIFA (World cup, Confederations Cup and Olympic tournaments)

Argentina won Olympic gold at Beijing (2008) & (Athens) 2004.
Argentina won Olympic gold at Beijing (2008) & (Athens) 2004

 

6) Argentina national team reached top of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in March 2007

7) Argentina and Uruguay hold the record for the most international matches played between two countries. The two teams have faced each other 198 times since 1901.

 

Free kick under the wall!! Messi scoring against Uruguay in the world cup 2014 qualification round.
Free kick under the wall!! Messi scoring against Uruguay in the world cup 2014 qualification round

 

8) Maradonian Church is a religion created by fans of former Argentine player Diego Maradona

9) Argentina’s Under-20 side have won the Under-20 World Cup on six different occasions which is more than any other nation

Argentina beat Czech 2-1 to claim their 6th U20 world crown (Canada 2007)
Argentina beat Czech 2-1 to claim their 6th U20 world crown (Canada 2007)

 

10) Argentina’s blind football team has won the World Blind Soccer Championship twice (2002 and 2006). All the players except the goalkeeper are blind. The ball makes a distinct noise to help the players locate it

 

A still from the Five-A-Side Football match between Argentina & Brazil during 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.

A still from the Five-A-Side Football match between Argentina & Brazil during 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.

 

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