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Argentina National football team is one of the most famous and successful football team in the world. They have succeeded several times in many international tournaments such as FIFA world Cup, Copa America Cup, Confederation Cup.
Association: Argentina Football Association (AFA)
Manager: Edgardo Bauza
Nickname: La Albicelestes
Head coach: Jorge sampaoli
Captain: Lionel Messi
Jersey: Light blue/white, Shorts: Black, Stockings: White
Home Stadium: Antonio Vespucio Liberti.
FIFA Code: ARG
History Argentina National Football Team
Argentina had appeared five world cup finals including first final in 1930. In 1978, Argentina Soccer team defeated the Netherland at the 11th FIFA world cup final and won the first world cup title that held in Argentina. In 1986, Argentina national team won their second world cup title (13th FIFA world cup) that held in Mexico. Diego Maradona was the team captain on both occasions.
Best Performance of Argentina Football Team
Argentina debuts their fifth world cup final in 1914 and losing to Germany. They won two times in world cup. Argentina football is really success in the Copa America tournament as they won the tournament 14 times. Also, They won the FIFA Confederation Cup in 1992. Besides they achieve a gold medal in 2004 in the Olympic Games.
Argentina Football Association
The Argentina football association was formed on 21 February 1893 by Alexander Watson Hutton. In 1906, Florencio Martínez de Hoz turned into the principal Argentine-conceived President of the Association. Argentina Football Association has been renamed certain times since its founding in 1893 Such as:
- Argentina Association Football League(1893-1903)
- Argentina Football Association (1903-1912)
- Association Argentina de Football (1912-1927)
- Association Amateur Argentina de Football (1927-1931)
- Association de Football Amateurs y Professionals (1931-1934)
- Association del football Argentino (1934-Till Now)
Headquarters of Argentina National Football Team
The Headquarters of the Argentine football association is Buenos Aires. In 1912, the Argentina football team connected with FIFA. In the year of 1916, they also connected at CONMEBOL.
Nickname and Jersey of Argentina Football Team
Albicelestes is the nickname of Argentina football team. Their iconic color is sky blue and white. The blue and white stripes appear to the front of their team jersey, and their national flag appears on the back and sleeves. In 1902, The inaugural Jersey color of the Argentina national football team was white when debuted against Uruguay. In 1808, Argentina football team wore first time the white and light blue stripes jersey. It is the official jersey since then.
Greatest Players of Argentina Football Team
The greatest players of Argentina football are Antonio Angelillo, Abel Balbo, Osbaldo Ardiles, Claudio Caniggia, Gabriel Batistuta, Amadeo Carrizo, Marcelo Gallardo, Alfredo Di Stefano, Sergio Goycochea, Claudio Lopez, Daniel Passarella, Jose Manuel Moreno, Roberto Nestor, Antonio Rattin, Jorge Valdano, Ricardo Villa, Oscar Ruggeri, Diego Simeone. The world’s greatest player of all time, Diego Armando Maradona and Lionel Messi are also a member of this team. At present many of Argentine national football players, are playing and regularly recruiting with most of the famous clubs in the world.
Ranking of Argentina National Football Team
As of April 2017, Argentina is now at the second position of FIFA world cup ranking, and their total points are 1603.