The current coach is Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli, who has been running the team since 2017 (data from June 1, 2018).

Argentina is a South American team that has played official matches since 1901.

Colors: White and Blue.

Official name: Argentine Football Association.

Argentina football team interesting facts

1. Argentina played their first match on May 16, 1901. She beat Uruguay 2: 3.

2. Defender Javier Zanetti played the most games for Argentina (143). He played in the years 1994–2011.

3. Lionel Messi scored the most goals (in 123 matches he scored 61 goals). He has been playing for the national team since 2005 (data from June 1, 2018).

4. Argentina won the World Cup 2 times (1878 and 1986) and took 2nd place 3 times (1930, 1990 and 2014), won the Copa America 14 times and won the Confederation Cup once in 1991/92. At the Olympic Games, they won the gold medal twice (2004, 2008) and the silver medal twice (1928, 1996).

5. The youngest rookie was Jorge Cecchi. On December 4, 1980, he entered the field at the age of 17, 6 months and 19 days.

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6. The oldest player was Ángel Labruna. On June 15, 1958, he played a game at the age of 39, 8 months and 18 days.

7. Argentina made their debut at the World Cup in 1930 (they took 2nd place).

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8. The tallest player is defender Federico Fazio – 195 cm (data from June 1, 2018).

9. The lowest player is the striker Cristian Pavón – 167 cm (data from June 1, 2018)

10. The most expensive player is Lionel Messi. Its market value is EUR 180 million (data from June 1, 2018).

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11. Argentina is ranked 5th in the FIFA ranking (data as of June 7, 2018).

12. The highest place in the FIFA – 1 ranking (2007, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017).

13. The lowest position in the FIFA ranking – 24 (August 1996).

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14. The Argentine National Stadium is the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires (capacity 61,000).

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15. Of the 23 players selected for the World Cup in Russia, only 2 play in the Argentinean league.

16. The technical sponsor of the Argentina national team is Adidas.

17. The youngest player called to the World Cup in Russia 2018 is Giovani Lo Celso, 22 years old (data from June 10, 2018).

18. The oldest competitor appointed to the World Cup in Russia 2018 is Willy Caballero, 36 years old (data from June 10, 2018).

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19. In 2012, Messi scored 12 goals in matches with the national team.

20. Gabriel Batistuta scored the most goals at the World Cup – 10 in total.

21. Lionel Messi has the most assists in the national team – 38 (data from June 1, 2018).

22. The youngest player to score was Diego Maradona. In 1979, he scored a goal against Scotland at the age of 18, 7 months.

23. There are over 2,600,000 players (331,000 registered) and 3,337 clubs in Argentina.

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24. The Argentina national team is based at the 2018 World Cup in Bronnica, near Moscow.

25. Argentina has played the most games with Uruguay – 188 (86 wins, 44 draws and 58 losses). Data as of June 13, 2018.

26. The average height of 23 Argentine players is 179 cm.

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27. The whole world was shocked by the strange behavior of Diego Maradona, who was watching the match against Nigeria. He was spectacularly pleased with the goal scored by Messi, then took a nap, and after scoring the winning goal, showed his middle fingers to the other fans. He left the stadium with the help of doctors.

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28. To sum up, Argentina scored 6 goals at the World Cup in Russia in 4 matches, and lost 8 goals. They scored 1 victory, 1 draw and 2 defeats.

29. Argentina’s players fouled 55 times. They were punished with 11 yellow cards.

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30. They have taken a total of 24 corners.

31. They made 2,335 passes, 86% of which were accurate.

32. Argentina fired 53 shots in total (18 on target).

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Argentina football team questions and answers

What are the players of Argentina called?

They are called “Albiceleste” and “La Celeste y Blanca”.

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What was the biggest jackpot in Argentina’s history?

On January 22, 1942, Argentina defeated Ecuador 12 to 0.

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What was the biggest loss in Argentina’s history?

Argentina has lost 6-1 to Czechoslovakia (1958), Bolivia (2009) and Spain (2018) three times.

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What is the total value of the Argentine players going to the World Cup in Russia?

The total estimated value of the 23-person team appointed for the 2018 World Cup is 708 million euros.

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What are the most famous coaches who have trained Argentina?

In 2008-2010, Diego Maradona was Argentina’s coach.

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How many times has Argentina played with Poland?

Argentina has played 11 games with the Polish national team (6 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses).

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What are the chances of bookmakers for Argentina to win the 2018 World Cup?

Argentina’s odds are 10.00. For comparison, Poland is 67.00.

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What is the average age of the players going to the 2018 World Cup?

The average age of players going to the 2018 World Cup is 29.3 years.

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