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ONE Sport: World Cup
Cup Notes From BA
Gabriel Batistuta
Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
Argentina 0-1 England
Argentina 1-1 Sweden
Previous World Cups:
First round: 1934, 1958, 1962
Second round: 1974, 1982, 1994
Quarterfinal: 1966, 1998
Runner-up: 1930, 1990
Winner: 1978, 1986
Argentina Squad
Rob Mumford is a 36-year-old New Zealander who has been living in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the past three years.

This series of articles, penned from the fanatical hot-bed of football that is BA, will follow the progress of World Cup favourites Argentina through the eyes of a Kiwi.

Argentina has been in the news for all the wrong reasons with its well-documented social, economic and political problems.

Argentines are being battered by currency devaluation, rising inflation, high unemployment, social unrest, and political chaos, but now they have a chance to take a rest from all that as their team prepares to take on the world in the World Cup finals in Korea and Japan.

World champions in 1978 and 1986 “Fútbol” is the Argentine national pastime and a source of immense pride. Argentines want something to take their minds off the current problems and following their team’s fortunes in the finals provides a welcome relief from long queues at banks and rising prices at supermarkets.

Cup notes from BA will look at each of Argentina’s games from a different venue and viewpoint, as one of the World Cups favourites attempts to win its 3rd crown.

Vamos Argentina!
• June 2: Argentina v Nigeria

• June 7: Argentina v England

• June 12: Argentina v Sweden

• June 18: The aftermath Sadness and Pride

• Jul 2: Off to Brazil Party at Copacabana

About Rob Mumford
Rob Mumford has been living in Argentina for the last three years after first visiting in 1990 as a backpacker and falling in love with the stunning landscapes and passionate people.

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