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Argentina national football team

The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in international football, is administered by the Argentine Football Association. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires. La Selección known as the La Albiceleste, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost 4–2 to Uruguay. Argentina won in their next final appearance in 1978, beating the Netherlands at extra time, 3–1. Argentina won again in 1986, through a 3–2 victory over West Germany, a tournament campaign led by Diego Maradona, they made the World Cup finals once more in 1990, lost 1–0 to West Germany following a controversial penalty call in the 87th minute. Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, made their fifth appearance in a World Cup final in 2014, again losing to Germany, 1–0 during extra-time. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978 and Carlos Bilardo in 1986. Argentina has been successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times, being second only to Uruguay in Copa América victories.

The team won the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy. The Argentine olympic team won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Argentina and France are the only national teams that have won the three most important men's titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, the Olympic tournament, they have won their respective continental championship. Argentina is known for having rivalries with Brazil, Uruguay and Germany due to particular occurrences with one another throughout football history; the first match recorded for Argentina was against Uruguay. The game was held in Montevideo on 16 May 1901 and Argentina won 3–2. During the first years of its existence, the Argentina national team only played friendly matches against other South American teams; the reasons for this varied, including long travel times between countries and the interruption of World War I. La Selección known as the Albicelestes, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost, 4–2, to Uruguay.

Argentina won in their next final in 1978, beating the Netherlands, 3–1. Argentina, led by Diego Maradona won again in a 3 -- 2 victory over West Germany. Argentina last reached the World Cup final in 2014, where it lost 1–0 to Germany national football team. Previous to this their last World Cup final was in 1990, which it lost, 1–0, to West Germany by a much disputed penalty. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, Carlos Bilardo in 1986. Argentina has been successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times; the team won the FIFA Confederations Cup and the Kirin Cup, both in 1992, the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy. An Argentina team won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Argentina won seven of the 18 football competitions at the Pan American Games, winning in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995, 2003 and 2019. In March 2007, Argentina reached the top of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time; the kit first worn by Argentina was a white shirt, at the official debut of the national side against Uruguay in 1902.

In August 1908, Argentina debuted the light blue vertical stripe on white jersey. That kit would become the official kit; the away kits have been in dark blue shades, varying the colors of shorts and socks. Argentina has sported other kits. On 3 June 1919 in Rio de Janeiro playing the "Roberto Chery Cup" against Brazil, Argentina wore a light blue kit, similar to Uruguay; the trophy was established by Brazilian Football Confederation for the benefit of Roberto Chery's relatives. Chery was Uruguay's substitute goalkeeper and died during the 1919 South American Championship after collapsing in a game against Chile. At the 1958 World Cup, Argentina wore the yellow jersey of Swedish club IFK Malmö in the match against West Germany, as the team arrived in Sweden without an away kit. A last moment jersey changed at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico is memorable. Manager Carlos Bilardo asked the team kit supplier Le Coq Sportif for a lighter blue shirt for the quarter-final in three days against England, that could not be provided.

A member of coaching staff scour the shops of Mexico City for 38 shirt plain shirts. They were transformed with an improvised version of the AFA emblem embroidered on to the shirts, silvery American football numbers ironed to the backs. Argentina beat England with Diego Maradona's "goal of the century"; the shirt style became an emblem of a collector's item. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Argentina debuted a first in their history; the Argentine Football Association logo has been always used as the team emblem. It debuted in the 1958 World Cup held in Sweden, when Argentina added the AFA logo to their jackets, but not to the shirts; the AFA emblem was not used on jerseys until 16 November 1976, when Argentina played the Soviet Union at Estadio Monumental. The first emblem was a simplified version of the crest. In 2004, the two stars added above the crest symbolized the national team FIFA World championships of 1978 and 1986; the first Argentina national team manager was Ángel Vázquez, appointed in 1924.

Guillermo Stábile is the manager with the most matches coaching the team. Here is the complete list of managers: Win Draw Loss

Don Pietromonaco

Donald Stephen Pietromonaco was a child actor, award-winning radio personality and voice actor whose career would span more than 47 years. In the summer of 1948 at the age 13 Don began his acting career as Don Pietro by appearing in a number of major Hollywood productions including his first film The Boy with Green Hair with Robert Ryan and Pat O'Brien followed a year by Mrs. Mike with Dick Powell. In the 1950s there came a string of nice roles like Follow the Sun with Glenn Ford, The Gene Autry Show as Pepito Garcia and Girls in the Night with Harvey Lembeck. In 1957 Don played a Page on an ocean liner in the film classic An Affair to Remember opposite Cary Grant. In 1947 as a child Don was hired to open the play, Galileo, by Bertold Brecht and starring Charles Laughton, at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, in Broadway. In his years Don related stories of Brecht and Charlie Chaplin in the audience during rehearsal, teasing him with his new nickname, “Porky.” By 1960 Don made a transition from the big screen to Don Pietro, Disc Jockey at KROG, California where he began toying with various character voices while developling an on-air persona that became one of the country's most theatrically gifted air talents.

In 1963 program director Guy Williams aka L. David Moorhead hired him for the all important early evening slot at legendary top forty rocker, KRIZ. Using the air name "The Purple Pizza Eater", Don along with his sidekick Bruno J. Grunion, a mythical teenage ne'er-do-well voiced by Pietro (unbeknownst to the listening teen audience, the two garnered huge ratings in the Phoenix market and his reputation as an on-air entertainer began capturing national attention and the management of St. Louis giant, KXOK-AM 630. Known to thousands of radio listeners as "Johnny Rabbitt", Don along with his faithful companion Bruno J. Grunion, the two would delight their predominantly teen audience from 7 pm to midnight with outlandish antics such as Rabbitt feeding Bruno to a "man-eating plant." But of course Bruno would always survive. The throngs of teens calling the station's request lines with their problems or dedications could "Blab it to the Rabbitt." From 1964 through 1968 Don Pietro would enjoy some of the highest ratings recorded to date in the St. Louis market.

Upon Pietromonaco's departure from KXOK in 1969, Don and Bruno returned once again to Phoenix and KRIZ Radio this time for the 3-7 PM Drive slot where he would earn Billboard Magazine's coveted Major Market Performer of the Year award. KRIZ would be Bruno, the end of era. In 2001, Don Pietromonaco would be inducted into the St. Louis Radio Hall of Fame. After his departure from live radio in 1971, Pietromonaco began teaching film production and voiceovers in Hollywood, as well as voicing numerous commercials. At the age of 61, Don Pietromonaco and veteran voiceover coach, died from complications due to emphysema, he once sent a film clip to the children's show The Banana Splits entitled "Pop Cop". This was a sped-up depiction of a policeman directing traffic at a St. Louis intersection, the name "Pietromonaco" can be seen on a street sign at the beginning. During his days at KXOK in St. Louis, Pietromonaco helped raise several million dollars for medical research; the "Pop Cop" in the Banana Splits video was Owen Dacey, a popular 5th District motorcycle traffic officer in the Hyde Park area of North St. Louis.

The clip shows him at the intersection of North Grand North Broadway. He was known to locals as the "Dancing Cop". Http://www.jonnieking.net: "Rabbitt Tracks"... Personal History. Legacy Inductees, St. Louis Radio Hall of Fame. Post stories make STLRadio.com. The video can be seen on youtube.com by searching for Pop Cop

Aptitude (software)

Aptitude is a front-end to APT, the Debian package manager. It displays a list of software packages and allows the user to interactively pick packages to install or remove, it has an powerful search system utilizing flexible search patterns. It was created for Debian, but has appeared in RPM Package Manager based distributions as well. Aptitude is based on the ncurses computer terminal library, with which it provides an interface that incorporates some elements seen in graphical user interfaces. In addition to the ncurses interface, aptitude provides an extensive command-line interface. Though aptitude is one executable file, it provides command-line functions similar to those of apt- family of tools. Aptitude emulates most apt-get command-line arguments, allowing it to act as a full replacement for apt-get. In the past, it was recommended that apt-get not be used interchangeably; this is no longer true, as both programs now track and share a common list of packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies.

Aptitude was created in 1999. At the time two other terminal-based APT-like front-ends were available: the dselect program, used to manage packages on Debian since before APT was created, the console-apt program, a project, considered to be the heir apparent to dselect. Aptitude was created to experiment with a more object-oriented programming design than that used in console-apt, in the hope that this would result in a more flexible program with a broader set of features; the first public release of aptitude was version 0.0.1 on November 18, 1999. It was limited: it had the ability to view the list of available packages, but could not download or install any packages. By version 0.0.4a, this ability had been added, with many other improvements. In late 2000, the whole user interface module was rewritten; this enabled the interface to become much more similar to GUIs than it had been with features such as pull-down menus and pop-up dialogs. One of aptitude's more unusual features, a tiny implementation of Minesweeper, was added at this time.

The first official aptitude release following this rewrite was 0.2.0. Aptitude 0.2.11.1 was released with Debian 3.0 Woody. By this time, the console-apt project had been abandoned by its maintainers, it was removed from Woody. Aptitude has been ported to jailbroken iOS as part of the Cydia package manager. Aptitude states that, unlike Advanced Packaging Tool, it "does not have Super Cow Powers". In apt-get "super cow powers" can be found by issuing the command apt-get moo. However, in aptitude issuing moo will give the user a prompt saying. However, by issuing aptitude -v moo aptitude -vv moo, so on the user will see a series of statements denying the "Super Cow Powers" or telling them to go away, some ending with a picture not unlike the original apt-get Easter egg. Different versions of the program have different sequences. In addition, the package description states that "aptitude is Y2K-compliant, non-fattening cleansing, housebroken." AppStream Kpackage Synaptic Package management Official website