Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
The Malvinas Argentinas is the largest stadium in Mendoza, fourth largest census metropolitan area in Argentina. It is owned and administrated by the Provincial Government, has a seating capacity of over 40,000 spectators. Argentina was chosen as the host 1978 World Cup of the nation by FIFA in London, England on 6 July 1966, Mendoza, as one of the largest cities in the countries, was selected as a venue; the organizing committee, under supervision of the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina since 1976, proposed a new stadium to be built by the Cerro de la Gloria, in General San Martín Park and taking advantage of the topography of a natural depression located on the slopes of the hill. Beside the stadium itself, the project included new access roads, parking lots, a training auxiliar field and other complementary works; the construction began in 1976 and the Estadio Ciudad de Mendoza was opened on May 14, 1978 with a friendly match between a team formed by players from Mendoza and another one with players from San Rafael.
During June 1978, Mendoza hosted six Fifa World Cup matches, three first round matches and three second round matches. That same year Gimnasia y Esgrima de Mendoza became the first team from Mendoza to play a first division match at the stadium. Other teams from Mendoza that have reached first division and used the Malvinas Argentinas as home stadium since are Independiente Rivadavia, Club Atletico Huracan Las Heras, San Martín de Mendoza and Godoy Cruz. After the 1982 Falklands War, the stadium was renamed "Estadio Malvinas Argentinas"; the new name reflects Argentina's claims of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. During the 1993/1994 season Argentinos Juniors, original from Buenos Aires, played home matches in this stadium. In 1994, Mendoza started hosting the annual Football Summer Tournaments, that has taken place in the Malvinas Argentinas stadium since. In 2011, Godoy Cruz qualified for the Copa Libertadores and the stadium hosted for the first time an international club competition.
The Mendocenean club qualified to the most important continental tournament once again in 2012 and took part of the 2011 and 2014 Copa Sudamericana. In the 2016-17 season, Godoy Cruz drew an average home league attendance of 16,000; the stadium was renovated for the 2011 Copa America, held in Argentina. Among other works during the renovation all the seats were replaced, the bathrooms were reconstructed, the roof of the stadium was repaired and a new 128 m2 LED screen was installed, being during that time the largest of its kind in South America; the stadium was built for the 1978 FIFA World Cup and during June 1978 Mendoza it hosted six matches, three group 4 matches and three second round matches. Beside the 1978 FIFA World Cup, Malvinas Argentinas stadium has been one of the venues for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship, the 2011 Copa America and the 2013 South American Youth Football Championship. Argentina national football team has played several friendly matches in Mendoza but only one official match: it was on 2012 against Uruguay for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.
Los Pumas has played several test matches here and four The Rugby Championship matches: two against South Africa, in 2012 and 2013, two against Australia, in 2014 and 2015. The final and 3rd place match of the 2005 Under 21 Rugby World Championship were played at this stadium, while the rest of the tournament was held in smaller different stadiums of Mendoza province; the stadium played host to Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! Benefit Concert on October 14, 1988; the show was headlined by Sting and Peter Gabriel and featured Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N'Dour. Other artists that have played at the Malvinas Argentinas are Maná, Ricardo Arjona, Joaquín Sabina, Joan Manuel Serrat, Soda Stereo, Charly Garcia and Ricky Martin; the main event of the 2002 Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia was held at this stadium. List of association football stadiums by capacity Media related to Estadio Malvinas Argentinas at Wikimedia Commons
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors is an Argentine sports club based in La Paternal, Buenos Aires. The club is known for its football team, which plays in the Argentine Primera División, was recognized as one of the most important football teams of South America by FIFA, it is one of the eight Argentine first division teams. The continental trophy was won in the club's first entry to the contest, in 1985; the most remarkable sign of this team is the power of its youth teams, which unveiled some of the most talented footballers in Argentinian football history, with Diego Maradona as the greatest example of all. The club was founded in the Villa Crespo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires on 14 August 1904, by a group of anarchist boys that were part of club "Mártires de Chicago". Leandro Ravera Bianchi was named president of the created club; the club adopted the red and white colors as an homage to deputy Alfredo Palacios, the first congressman elected from the Socialist Party in Argentina. The club affiliated to Liga Central de Football, a minor league which small clubs and companies took part of.
The first match played by Argentinos Juniors was against Club La Prensa, which it lost by a catastrophic scoreline of 12–1. The squad would crown champion at the end of the season. Argentinos Juniors played its home matches in the field located on Añasco street. After the club was evicted, Argentinos Juniors played in several fields, first renting one in Villa Ballester, returning to their neighborhood of origin in 1907. After a brief stunt in Villa Urquiza, the club returned to Caballito moving to Fraga and Estomba streets in Villa Ortúzar. In 1909 Argentinos gained affiliation with the Argentine Football Association, but in 1912 the club was involved in the first schism in Argentine football when Argentinos joined the breakaway "Federación Argentina de Football". During those years, the club re-adopted the green and white colors due to there were other teams with red jerseys. In 1920 Argentinos played a promotion playoff with El Porvenir but it lost 3–2 on aggregate. In 1921 the team secured promotion to the top division, making its debut in the 1922 season, where Argentinos finished 6th.
Argentinos Juniors was settled up in La Paternal neighbornood in 1925, where the club acquired a land on San Martín Avenue and Punta Arenas street to build a stadium with a capacity of 10,000. With the new stadium finished, Argentinos Juniors was runner-up in 1926 behind champions Boca Juniors; the club had increased its number of members to 1,000. In 1927 the two separate football associations were reunified and Argentinos played in a massive 34 team league; the league was expanded to 36 and Argentinos managed to keep its place until 1930. In 1931 Argentinos joined 17 other clubs in forming a breakaway professional league, a move that marked the beginning of the professional era of Argentine football. In 1934 the amateur league was broken up and Argentina once again had a unified first division; as part of this move, Argentinos Juniors were unified with Club Atlético Atlanta, the season progressed badly, after 25 rounds the union was dissolved due to financial irregularities in the Atlanta books.
Argentinos Juniors finished bottom of the league with only 2 wins from 39 games. Argentinos was allowed to keep its place in the Primera, but succumbed to relegation in 1937 after finishing second from bottom of the table. In 1940 Argentinos enjoyed a good campaign in a new stadium, which culminated in winning the 2nd division, but the club were not allowed promotion because their ground did not meet the requirements of the Primera División, AFA would not make an exception for Argentinos to play at another ground though they had done so for several other promoted clubs in previous seasons. In 1943 Hector Ingunza made his first appearance for the club, went on to become the top scorer in the clubs history with 143 goals in official games between 1943 and 1946. In 1948 Argentinos suffered another injustice at the hands of the AFA, they had qualified to the end of season playoff for promotion to the Primera and were top of the league after 7 of the 11 rounds when a players strike interrupted the competition.
AFA abandoned the playoff and gave automatic promotion to the teams, relegated in 1946 and 1947 instead. In 1954 Argentinos finished in 2nd place in the league having scored 88 goals in the league, making it the highest scoring team by far. In 1955 the team secured promotion back to the Primera after 18 long years. Argentinos returned to top flight competition in 1956 and after finishing near the bottom of the table that year, the team secured comfortable mid-table finishes over the next few seasons. In 1960 there was a complete overhaul of the Argentinos Juniors team; the new team performed well and it was only on the last game of the season that they missed out on the championship. Argentinos finished in 3rd place, only 2 points below the eventual champions Independiente. Although the team didn't win the championship, it is fondly remembered by those old enough to have seen them play. In the following years the team did not live up to expectations finishing in the top half of the table. 1967 saw the introduction of the Metropolitano and Nacional system, Argentinos struggled to adapt and only just survived relegation from the Metropolitano in the inaugural season.
Over the next few seasons Argentinos had to play in several short tournaments to earn the right to stay in the Metropolitano and were far from qualifying to play in the Nacional. From 1971 Argentinos stabilized themselves and avoided the lower p
Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López
Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez is a football stadium in Santa Fe, Argentina. It is the home stadium of Club Atlético Colón; the stadium has a capacity of 33,458 and was first opened in 1946. The ground's nickname was created in 1964, as a result of the unexpected defeat of the Brazilian team Santos FC led by Pelé; the frequent defeats of the major Argentine teams strengthened the reputation. Photos at stadionwelt.de
Argentina national under-20 football team
The Argentina national under-20 football team is the representative of Argentina in FIFA sponsored tournaments that pertain to that age level. Argentina is the most successful nation in the FIFA World Youth Championship, winning the competition a record six times; the team has participated in 14 of the 20 World Championship events, since the 1979 edition, which they won. Argentina has won five South American Youth Championships. Many of Argentina's top players came through the ranks of the youth teams, including Sergio Agüero, Pablo Aimar, Nicolás Burdisso, Esteban Cambiasso, Ángel Di María, Ramón Díaz, Fernando Gago, Diego Maradona, Jorge Burruchaga, Javier Mascherano, Lionel Messi, Juan Román Riquelme, Oscar Ruggeri, Gabriel Calderón, Sergio Goycochea, Sergio Romero, Maxi Rodríguez, Luis Islas, Luciano Galletti, Juan Pablo Sorín, Franco Costanzo, Walter Samuel, Javier Saviola, Jorge Borelli, Leonardo Biagini, Diego Simeone, Carlos Tevez, Erik Lamela, Éver Banega, Manuel Lanzini and Pablo Piatti, among others.
Argentina did not participate of the first youth championship held in Tunisia. The first appearance of a national team in an under-20 competition was two years at the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship in Tokyo; the team, coached by Menotti with the help of Ernesto Duchini, won the tournament showing a fine style of playing consisting in high possession of the ball and long passes, dribblings, a solid defense and a powerful offensive line that scored a total of 20 goals along the tournament. Diego Maradona and Ramón Díaz were most notable players of the squad; the tournament was the first official championship played by Maradona in a national team. After his frustration of 1978, Maradona made the most of his performances during the tournament, being the playmaker of the team due to his passing moves, dribblings to rivals, his accuracy to shot free kicks and the six goals he scored. Argentina debuted in Group B thrashing Indonesia 5–0 in the first match, beating Yugoslavia 1–0 in the second and defeating Poland in the third match, 4–1.
The youth squad finished first in the group with ten goals scored and only one conceded. En route to the final, Argentina hammered Algeria 5–0 defeated arch-rival Uruguay 2–0. In the final against the Soviet Union on 7 September, the team won 3–1, becoming the World Youth Champions for the first time. Ramón Díaz won the Golden Shoe as the topscorer, with eight goals, while Maradona was awarded the Golden Ball as best player of the tournament. Apart from Maradona and Díaz, other notable players of the team were Juan Simón, Hugo Alves, Gabriel Calderón, Juan Barbas and Osvaldo Escudero; that team is still regarded as one of the best Argentine national squads ever. Argentina attended the next tournament, hosted by Australia in 1981; the squad was defeated by the local host achieving a draw with England and beating Cameroon 2–1. Argentina did not qualify to the next stage, earning only three points after three matches played; the national team made a much better performance at the 1983 championship hosted by Mexico, reaching the final with Brazil.
On the first round, Argentina thrashed China 5–0 widely defeated Austria and beat Czechoslovakia in the last game, 2–0. The team finished first in the group with zero goals conceded. In the quarter-finals, Argentina defeated Netherlands 2 -- Poland 1 -- 0 in the semi-finals. On 19 June 1983, Argentina played the final against Brazil; the team was coached by Carlos Pachamé, designated by the Senior team coach, Carlos Bilardo, to work with youth players. Some of the players of that team were goalkeeper Luis Islas, defenders Fabián Basualdo, Jorge Theiler, Carlos Enrique. Argentina did not qualify to play the 1985 and 1987 championships, but the team participated in the tournament held in Saudi Arabia as one of the three qualified in the South American championship. Argentina was defeated by Spain in the first match; the team recovered winning the second game to Norway 2–0, but although it lost the last match to Iraq, Argentina qualified for the second round. In the knockout stage, the team was beaten 1–0 by Brazil.
For the 1991 championship held in Portugal, Argentina was coached by Reinaldo Merlo, designated by then-senior coach Alfio Basile as it had been in the precedent era. Argentina made its worst campaign in youth tournaments, finishing last in their group with only one point earned from three matches; the team lost to SouthKorea 1–0 in the first match were defeated by hosts Portugal 3–0 in a match where three Argentine players were sent off for their rough play which culminated in a brawl on the pitch between both teams. As a result, FIFA punished the Argentina Football Association with a two-year suspension, as well as a one-year suspension for Esnáider and a two-year suspension for Norberto Recassens, both of whom insulted the referees in their dressing room at the end of the match; some of the players that took part of that team were goalkeeper Leonardo Díaz, defenders Diego Cocca, Mauricio Pochettino and Pellegrino. Because it was banned, Argentina did not participate in the 1993 World Cup in Australia.
The Argentina Football Association had opted to name a new coach independent from the senior team coach as had been until then. Selected was Jo
Estadio Florencio Sola
Estadio Florencio Sola is a multi-use stadium in Banfield, Argentina. It is used for football matches, it is the home of Banfield of the Argentine Primera División; the stadium has a capacity of 34,901 people and was built in 1940. The stadium was renovated in 2006 due to Banfield's qualification for the Copa Sudamericana 2006 and Copa Libertadores 2007. Stadium entry at fussballtempel.net Stadium information at clubbanfield.com.ar
Buenos Aires Cabildo
The Buenos Aires Cabildo is the public building in Buenos Aires, used as seat of the town council during the colonial era and the government house of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. Today the building is used as a museum. Mayor Manuel de Frías proposed the building of the cabildo in what is now the Plaza de Mayo on March 3, 1608, since the government of the city lacked such a building, its construction financed with taxes from the port of Buenos Aires, the building was finished in 1610 but was soon found to be too small and had to be expanded. In 1682, due to lack of maintenance, the building was in ruins, the construction was planned of a new cabildo, two stories high and 11 arches wide. Construction of the new building did not start until 23 July 1725, was suspended in 1728, restarted in 1731. Soon construction was, again suspended due to lack of funds; the tower of the new cabildo was finished in 1764, yet by the time of the May Revolution in 1810 the cabildo was still not finished.
In 1880 the architect Pedro Benoit raised the tower by 10 meters and with a dome covered with glazed tiles, instead of the traditional colonial red tiles. The tower was demolished nine years in 1889 to create space for the Avenida de Mayo avenue and the three northernmost arches of the original eleven were demolished. In 1931, to create room for the Julio A. Roca avenue, the three southernmost arcs were removed, thereby restoring the central place of the tower, but leaving only five of the original arches. In 1940, the architect Mario Buschiazzo reconstructed the colonial features of the Cabildo using various original documents; the tower, the red tiles, the iron bars on the windows and the wooden windows and doors were all repaired. The cabildo hosts the National Museum of the Cabildo and the May Revolution, in which paintings, artifacts and jewelry of the 18th century are on display; the patio of the cabildo still has its 1835 ornamental water well. Trofeos de la Reconquista de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires en el Año 1806.
Buenos Aires: Litografía, Imprenta y Encuadernación de Guillermo Kraft. 1882. CityMayors profile
Villa General Mitre
Villa General Mitre is a neighborhood, or barrio, of Buenos Aires. The ward has a land area of 2.2 square kilometers, a population of 36,000. It was named after General Bartolomé Mitre, President of Argentina from 1862 to 1868. Villa Mitre was developed on land purchased by Francisco Ruiz de Gaona during the late colonial era, he lived there until his death in 1813; the land was subdivided into smallholdings devoted to alfalfa and brick kilns. It became home to a large Italian immigrant community during the late 19th century, in 1901 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini founded the future Cabrini Institute here. A subdivision of the Villa Santa Rita ward to the west, Villa Mitre was formally established as such on November 6, 1908; the neighborhood remained prone to flooding until work began in 1929 on converting the Maldonado Stream into an underground storm sewer, above which Juan B. Justo Avenue was inaugurated in 1936. A block-sized lot adjacent to the Cabrini Institute was purchased by the City Government in 1937 to create Sáenz Peña Square, the neighborhood's largest park.
Diego Maradona Stadium, home venue for the Argentinos Juniors football team, was inaugurated in Villa Mitre in 2003. Barriada: Villa General Mitre Se celebro el centenario de la Ley 8.871 en la plaza Roque Sáenz Peña