|Association||Argentine Football Association|
|Highest FIFA ranking||4 (1938-)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||20 (1928)|
| Uruguay 2–3 Argentina|
(Montevideo, Uruguay; May 16, 1901)
|FIFA World Cup|
|Appearances||6 (First in 1906)|
|Best result||Runner Up, 1930|
|Appearances||12 (First in 1918)|
|Best result||Champions, (1918, 1920, 1922, 1937, 1945)|
|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.
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 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.
The next World Cup for Argentina proved to be a disaster for the nation with them crashing out of the group stage of the 1914 FIFA World Cup when they defeated Ireland before a draw against Italy and a lost to the French saw the team miss out of qualifying by a single point. After CONMEBOL was formed in 1916 and with the world at war, Argentina competed in the first Copa America which was held in Brazil. The first three tournaments of this brand new championship saw the team take out the title on all of the occasions which did include a title at home.
Main article: Argentina-Uruguay football rivalry
FIFA World Cup
Gold Silver Bronze
|FIFA World Cup record|
|1922||Did Not Compete|
|1926||Did Not Qualify|
|1950||Did Not Qualify|
Champions Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
|South American Championship|