Political Football: How football overcame brutal military juntas in Argentina and Chile

Political Football: How football overcame brutal military juntas in Argentina and Chile

At a time when brutal military regimes were stifling society and the economy, football underwent vast changes in Argentina and Chile. From the decline of La Nuestra in Argentina to their World Cup glory of 1978 against the backdrop of torture just metres away, to the rise of Chilean football and how a select few stood up to the junta in acts of eternal defiance, this is the story of a murky relationship between fútbol and politics in these South American giants.

 

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Panellists:

Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze

Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymistey44

Dan Williamson // @winkveron

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