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Argentina National Football Team (An Earlier World Cup of Football)

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Argentina
Association Argentine Football Association
Confederation CONSNAF
FIFA code ARG
FIFA ranking 4
Highest FIFA ranking 4 (1938-)
Lowest FIFA ranking 20 (1928)
First international
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 2–3 Flag of Argentina (alternative) Argentina
(Montevideo, Uruguay; May 16, 1901)
FIFA World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1906)
Best result Runner Up, 1930
Copa América
Appearances 12 (First in 1918)
Best result Champions, (1918, 1920, 1922, 1937, 1945)


Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Gold medal blank 1932 Los Angeles Team
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The Argentina national football team is the association football team that represents the country of Argentina in international competition and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association. Argentina has qualified for four FIFA World Cups with the best result being a finalist in the 1930 FIFA World Cup where they got defeated by the Netherlands.

History

Beginnings

Argentina first ever international football game that the nation played was against Uruguay on May 16, 1901, which was also the first international football match held outside of Europe. The first years that the nation played was against their rivals until 1905 where they got an invitation to compete in the first {{AEWCF|FIFA World Cup} which was held in France. Despite the long journey, the federation accepted the offer to compete against European opposition and after getting used to European conditions in the Swiss Tri Tournament, they were drawn in Group 2 with Wales and Belgium.

Despite the team not being favourites with the European supporters, they surprised their opposition by taking out the group but they would fall in the semi-finals where they would lose 2-1 to Austria. Carlos Carr Brown was the top scorer of the team as he scored three goals. When the team got home from France, they were given a welcome party that at the time was big. After four years of being absent from international football, the 1910 FIFA World Cup which were held in France was expected to be rusty for the nation. After they took out the tri-tournament once again, they were drawn to meet Wales in the first round. The team would easily surpass the Welsh and only just scraped away with the win in the quarter-final against newcomers Denmark. But much like the previous edition, the team couldn't get to the final with them falling short against champions England who were the favourites going into the tournament.

Rivalries

Main article: Argentina-Uruguay football rivalry

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

     Gold       Silver       Bronze  

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Flag of France 1906 Semi Finalist 3rd 3 2 0 1 7 2
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy 1910 Semi Finalist 3rd 3 2 0 1 7 3
Flag of England 1914 Group Stage 10th 3 1 1 1 2 6
Flag of the Netherlands 1922 Did Not Compete
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) 1926 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Uruguay 1930 Runner Up 2nd 6 3 2 1 7 4
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned 1934 Quarter Finalists 5th 4 3 0 1 8 1
Flag of Argentina 1938 Quarter Finalists 8th 2 1 0 1 4 5
Sweden 1950 Did Not Qualify
Total Runner Up 6/9 21 12 3 6 35 21

Copa América

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

South American Championship
Year Round Position GP Won Drawn* Lost GS GA

Notes

Template:Argentina (AEWCF)

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