ARGENTINA
NICKNAME: "Albicelestes"   COLORS:  
FOUNDED: 1893   HIGEST RANKING: 2
CONFEDERATION: CONMEBOL
WORLD CUP APPS: 16 of 20
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CAPACITY: 67,664
 

La Selección (national team), also known as the Albicelestes (sky blue and whites), 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, led by Diego Maradona won again in 1986, a 3–2 victory over West Germany. They again made the World Cup finals in 1990, and lost, 1–0, to West Germany after conceding a penalty kick in the 85th minute. Argentina 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 very successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times and also winning the 'extra' South American Championships in 1941, 1945 and 1946. The team also won the FIFA Confederations Cup and the Kirin Cup, both in 1992, and the Argentine olympic team won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.

SOURCE: Wikipedia

TITLES
2 World Cup
1 Confederations Cups
6 U-20 World Cup
14 Copa America
1 Artemio Franchi Trophy
1 Panamerican Championship
MOST APPEARANCES
Zanetti
Javier ZANETTI
Roberto AYALA
Javier MASCHERANO
Diego SIMEONE
145
115
111
106
MOST GOALS
Batistuta
Gabriel BATISTUTA
Lionel MESSI
Hernán CRESPO
Diego MARADONA
56
49
35
34
MEMORABLE GAMES
2014
2009
1990
1986
World Cup
WC Qualifiers
World Cup
World Cup
Netherlands Netherlands (2) vs (4) Argentina Argentina
Argentina Argentina 2 vs 1 Peru Peru
Brazil Brazil 0 vs 1 Argentina Argentina
Argentina Argentina 3 vs 2 Germany Germany
BATTLE OF SOUTH AMERICANS
Argentina
Argentina vs Brazil
Record (37 - 26 - 39) Goals (159 - 159)
LAST WIN   LAST WIN
2-1 (2012)       2-0 (2014)
Brazil
ARGENTINA BEST XI
Fillol
FILLOL
GK
Zanetti
ZANETTI
RB
Passarella
PASSARELLA
CD
Perfumo
PERFUMO
CD
Tarantini
TARANTINI
LB
Redondo
REDONDO
DM
Brindisi
BRINDISI
AM
Maradona
MARADONA
AM
Messi
MESSI
FW
Kempes
KEMPES
ST
Batistuta
BATISTUTA
ST
Bilardo
BILARDO
MG
 
1974-85 GK Ubaldo FILLOL
1981-90 GK Nery PUMPIDO
1954-64 GK Amadeo CARRIZO
1987-94 GK Sergio GOYCOCHEA
1994-01 RB Javier ZANETTI
1942-46 RB Carlos SOSA
1964-74 CD Roberto PERFUMO
1976-86 CD Daniel PASSARELLA
1983-94 CD Oscar RUGGERI
1994-07 CD Roberto AYALA
1993-90 CD Jose Luis BROWN
1960-69 LB Silvio MARZOLINI
1995-06 LB Juan Pablo SORIN
1974-82 LB Alberto TARANTINI
2003- DM Javier MASCHERANO
1992-99 DM Fernando REDONDO
1988-02 DM Diego SIMEONE
1959-69 DM Antonio RATTIN
1998-95 CM Luis MONTI
1973-82 CM Osvaldo ARDILES
1996-10 CM Juan Sebastian VERON
1977-94 AM Diego MARADONA
1997-08 AM Juan Roman RIQUELME
1973-86 AM Ricardo BOCHINI
1933-41 AM Antonio SASTRE
1969-74 AM Miguel Angel BRINDISI
2005- FW Lionel MESSI
1940-46 FW Adolfo PEDERNERA
1993-10 FW Ariel ORTEGA
1997-02 FW Claudio CANIGGIA
1945-55 FW Norberto MENDEZ
1936-50 FW Jose Manuel MORENO
1991-02 ST Gabriel BATISTUTA
1973-82 ST Mario KEMPES
1956-57 ST Omar SIVORI
1942-58 ST Angel LABRUNA
1995-07 ST Hernán CRESPO
1983-90 MG Carlos BILARDO

NEVERENDING RIVALRY
Argentina and Uruguay hold the record for the most international matches played between two countries.
SOURCE: Goal, PES Stats Database, ESPN, GiveMeSport, AFA