Argentina Information and Details
We at Seat Compare have Argentina tickets available for all tournments, home games and even Copa America and the FIFA World Cup. Argentina is definitely one of the most high profile teams in the world. They have had a fierce rivalry with Brazil in the region in all level, from U-21 to senior team, plus a long lasting battle in the world cup with Germany, England and Uruguay. Albiceleste is also one of the very few side which has won almost all competitions from World Cup, Copa America, Confederation Cup, World Cup U-21 to gold medal in the Olympic games so far. They never lack of new talents in each and every era, just like Brazil and any other big teams in the world.
Argentina have won the world cup only twice, in 1978 and 1986 and become the runners-up three times, in 1930, 1990 and 2014. In the region, they are the giant alongside Uruguay with fifteen Copa America titles. The earliest one was in 1921, followed by 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993 and most current one, the 2021 edition. As for the abolished Confederation Cup, they won the trophy in 1992 and became the runners up twice in 1995 and 2005. Meanwhile, in the junior level, their U-21 team clinched the titles in 1979, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2007, whereas the gold medal at the Olympics was secured twice in 2004 and 2008 by the U-23 side. The only world championship level that they have yet snatched is the World Cup U-17.
Argentina’s most notable years spread all over the era throughout the time. Their first one was the 1921 when they won their first official title, Copa America. The next one came in 1978. Cesar Menotti guided his team to clinch their first ever world cup trophy while playing at their home turf. In the summit, Mario Kempes and Co dismantled Netherlands 3-1. Not long after, just a year later, their legend was born. Diego Maradona became well recognised in the international football after leading his nation to win over Soviet Union at the world cup U-21 final in Japan. He was the best player of the tournament and the top scorer. Maradona eventually did it again in world cup 1986. This time was on the senior level. He once again was the star of the tournament and helped Albiceleste clinch their second title after beating Germany 3-1.
In the 1990s, El Dios was in his declining years, a new generation consisting of Gabriel Batistuta, Diego Simeone and Claudio Caniggia plus Fernando Redondo made their mark by winning Copa America 1991 and 1993. Unfortunately, they could not thrive in the world cup finals. In 2005, another legend was born in world cup U-21 again. It was none but Lionel Messi who became the best player and the top scorer while helping Argentina clinch their fifth junior trophy. The mid 2000s also signified the rise of a new golden generation with Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano led the team to snatch their first gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, followed by Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria in Beijing 2008 Olympic games. Unfortunately, these lines of great players only managed to reach the final in World Cup 2014 before losing to Germany. Finally, after a long wait, Messi at last won his first silverware on the senior level by winning Copa America 2021. Lionel Scaloni’s side was finally able to build a more balanced as well as flexible team instead of just relying too much on La Pulga like most of his predecessor did.
When it comes to the crucial figures in the history of Argentina football, there are plenty of them. On the managerial side, there are Guillermo Stabile who won six Copa America titles in 1940s and 1950s ,Cesar Louis Menotti, Carlos Bilardo, Alfio Basille, Marcelo Bielsa, Jose Pekerman, the key manager who created golden generation in 2000s plus winning three U-21 trophies, Alejandro Sabella and the underrated Lionel Scaloni. Meanwhile, the lines of players who have contributed well for their titles are Julio Libonatti, Mario Kempes, Daniel Passarella, Diego Maradona, Jorge Valdano, Jose Brown, Oscar Ruggeri, Gabriel Batistuta, Diego Simeone, Javier Mascherano, Carlos Tevez, Roman Riquelme, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Romero, Rodrigo De Paul, Emiliano Martinez and surely Leo Messi.