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Argentina

Shot Through the Heart

Aditya Iyer

There is no greater humiliation than scoring an own goal. In the very first week of the World Cup, as many as five footballers have suffered it

Two Stars and a Constellation

In the end, it’s all about two geniuses and one superteam. Nothing else

Golden Feet

32 Teams. 32 Stars

The Fault in Their Stars

You cannot mention Messi without bringing up Maradona. The mood in Argentina is one between gratitude and grudge

What Are We Doing There?

With no dog in the fight, Indians still travel the world to see the Cup

Messi or Maradona?

Playing football with Argentina

The Twain Do Not Meat

Tandoori versus asado. To visiting Argentinean polo players, taken out for lunch by Open, it’s a no-contest

Forever No 10

There is nothing more striking about this World Cup than the sight of Maradona in the costume of ‘the establishment’.

The Goal of the Century…

But for the Argentines, Maradona’s second goal against England in the 1986 World Cup was far more than just a goal. It was the revenge of a nation.

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