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Argentina in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Argentina's 11th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Argentina dominated South American football in the 40s and 50s, but had to wait until they hosted the finals in 1978 to lift the trophy, and release tons of shredded paper in the air.

Argentina also won the World Cup in Mexico 1986, inspired by the cheating hand of Maradona; or was it God?

Argentina in the 1998 World Cup

Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
Group H

14th June: vs. Japan (1:0) in Toulouse.

21st June: vs. Jamaica (5:0) in Paris.

26th June: vs. Croatia (1:0) in Bordeaux.

Knockout Stage

Argentina were the only team to win all their group games without conceding a goal, then let in two against England and Holland.

2nd Round:
30th June: vs. England (2:2 aet) in St. Etienne.

Argentina were taken into extra-time by a ten man England side.

Argentina played seventy-five minutes with the advantage but had to rely on penalties to get them through to the quarter-finals.

1/4 Finals
4th July: vs. Holland (1:2) in Marseilles.

Against Holland, Argentina's cheating finally let them down.

CONMEBOL:
Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol.

Asociación del Fútbol Argentino.

Argentina World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Carlos Roa (Mallorca)
12 German Burgos (River Plate)
17 Pablo Cavallero (Vélez Sarsfield)

Defenders:

2 Roberto Ayala (Napoli)
3 José Chamot (Lazio)
4 Hector Pineda (Udinese)
6 Roberto Sensini (Parma)
13 Pablo Paz (Tenerife)
14 Nelson Vivas (Lugano)
22 Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan)

Midfielders:

5 Matias Almeyda (Lazio)
8 Diego Simeone (Inter Milan)
10 Ariel Ortega (Valencia)
11 Juan Veron (Sampdoria)
15 Leonardo Astrada (River Plate)
16 Sergio Berti (River Plate)
20 Marcelo Gallardo (River Plate)

Forwards:

7 Claudio Lopez (Valencia)
9 Gabriel Batistuta (Fiorentina)
18 Abel Balbo (AS Roma)
19 Hernan Crespo (Parma)
21 Marcelo Delgado (Racing Club)

Trainer:
Daniel Passarella.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group C
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Group D
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Group E
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Group F
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Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

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