Argentina’s obsession with the number 5

Argentina made it through to the 2014 World Cup final having defeated Holland in a penalty shootout. Lionel Messi, the star of the show, wearing the nation’s iconic number 10, didn’t have a single touch in the Dutch penalty area throughout the 120 minutes of play. He, rightly or wrongly, won the player of the tournament…

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Diego Simeone’s defining time at Catania

It is difficult to overstate the extent of Diego Simeone’s achivements as manager of Atlético Madrid. When the Argentine replaced Gregorio Manzano in the dugout of the Vicente Calderon stadium in December 2011, Los Rojiblancos appeared to be consigned to the upper-mid-table portion of La Liga for the foreseeable future. Indeed, despite winning the Europa League and…

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