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2016 Argentina Schedule
The Argentines are ready to head back to take on the world's best players for the first time since 1990. Don't wait -- buy your tickets to see Messi and Argentina in the action today!
Led by superstar captain Lionel Messi, the Argentina National Team is ready to make a deep run in the 2016. Held in in South America, Argentine fans are sure to travel well, to cheer on their beloved "La Albiceleste." After quarter-final exits in three of the last four World Cups, manager Alejandro Sabella has his eyes set on redeeming the Argentina National Team, and leading his team back to the World Cup finals for the first time since 1990.
Argentina has always been a major force in world football, but this status was cemented in 1978 when the country hosted the World Cup and its own national side emerged triumphant. The world was amazed at the intensity of Argentinean soccer fans, who introduced the planet to the phenomenon of the ticker-tape welcome; when Argentina took to the field for their first game against Hungary in Beunos Aires, a spontaneous avalanche of white paper fluttered down from every tier of the Estadio Monumental, creating an amazing sight. All the more impressive when one considers the choreographed nature of much of today's crowd activities.
Argentina National Team Facts
- World Cup appearances: 16
- Two-time World Cup champions (1978, 1986)
- Longest World Cup qualification streak: 11 (active)
- Six-time Pan American Games champions (1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995, 2003)
- Two-time Copa América champions (1991, 1993)
- Two-time Olympic gold medalists (2004, 2008)
- One-time FIFA Confederations Cup champions (1992)
- Top all-time goal scorer: Gabriel Batistuta (56)