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Argentina won the silver medal in football in the Olympic Games in 1928. The players Olympic were: Ludovico Bidoglio, Angel Bossio, Saul Calandra, Alfredo Carricaberry, Roberto Cherro, Octavio Diaz, Juan Evatristo, Manuel Ferreira, Enrique Gainzarain, Alfredo Herman, Segundo Luna, Angel Segundo Medici, Luis Monti, Pedro Ochoa, Rodolfo Orlandini, Raimundo Orsi, Fernando Patenoster, Adolfo Zumelzu, Luis Weihmuller, Domingo Tarasconi, Natalio Perinetti, Feliciano Preeduca.

Argentina- it is about 5 times the size of France- qualified for the quarter-finals of the 1988 Olympic Games in South Korea.

This Latin American won the FIFA U-20 World Championship in Tokyo (Japan) in 1979. Under the leadership of Diego Armando Maradona, best known as “Pelusa”, Argentina defeated the USSR/Soviet Union (currently Russia) 3-1. Ramon Diaz (Argentine player) was a top scorer and won the “Golden Shoe”. His countrymen, Maradona, also was awarded the Golden Ball.

Argentina won the bronze medal at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City. Under the direction of Cesar Menotti, Argentina defeated Costa Rica 3-0. The players were: Ricardo Alonso, Pablo de las Mercedes, Jose Luis Ceballos, Aldo Espinoza, Pedro Evaristo Farias, Pedro Agustin Fernandez, Sergio Fortunato, Americo Gallego, Luis Galvan, Eduardo Marillack, Manuel Pereyra, Carlos Suarez, Carlos Salinas, Jorge Salas, Juan Cesar Silva, Daniel Valencia, Jose Santiago Tello, Alberto Vivalda.

This South American nation won the FIFA U-20 World Cup -for the third รวมเว็บแทงบอลufabet time- in 2001. The Latin American country downed Ghana 3-0 in the final.

This country has famous Olympic players: Luis Islas (Olympic player in 1988), Javier Saviola (Olympic gold medalist, 2004), Sergio Romero Olympic player in 2008), Carlos Tevez (Olympic gold medalist, 2004), Pablo Zabaleta (Olympic player in 2008), Hernan Crespo (Olympic silver medalist, 1996), Jose Sosa (Olympic player in 2008), Diego Simeone (Olympic silver medalist, 1996), Lionel Messi (Olympic player in 2008), Roberto Ayala (Olympic silver medalist, 1996/Olympic gold medalist, 2004), Sergio Aguero (Olympic player in 2008).

Argentina won the gold medal in soccer in the Pan American Games in Dallas (Texas,USA) in 1937.

In 1977, Diego Armando Maradona was one of the greatest youngest players in the world. However, he did not qualify for the 1978 World Cup in Buenos Aires (Argentina).Why? Cesar Luis Menotti (coach) said: “I told him that he would be great, very great. But he could not bear the blow. He cried like a child”. Under the direction of Cesar Luis Menotti, Argentina won the FIFA World Cup in 1978. Diego was born on October 30, 1960 in Villa Fiorito, Buenos Aires.