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Soccer – 1990 FIFA World Cup – Knockout Stage – Argentina VS Brazil – Featuring Diego Maradona

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This 1990 FIFA World Cup knockout round match was played by two of the most storied soccer countries from the Western hemisphere….when Argentina faced off against Brazil on June 24, 1990 in Turin, Italy….and typical of these two countries in World Cup play….they played to a 1 – 0 victory by Argentina…..with the games sole goal being made by legendary Argintine attacking mid-fielder and 2nd striker, Diego Maradona.

La Selección (Argentine national team)….also known as the Albicelestes (sky blue and whites)….has appeared in five World Cup finals….including the first final in 1930….which they lost 4–2 to Uruguay….then Argentina won in their next final appearance in 1978 by beating the Netherlands at extra time, 3–1……which was followed by their next World Cup championship as Argentina was led by Diego Maradona to a 3-2 win over West Germany in 1986…..as they again made the World Cup finals in 1990….losing 1–0 to West Germany….following a controversial penalty call in the 87th minute….then Argentina made their fifth appearance in a World Cup final in 2014….where they again lost to the Germans in a score of 1–0 in extra-time. 

The Brazil national football team (Portuguese: Seleção Brasileira de Futebol) represents Brazil in international men’s association football….as Brazil is administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF)….which is the governing body for football in Brazil…..as they have been a member of the FIFA since 1923 and member of the CONMEBOL since 1916. Brazil is the most successful national football team in international competition….winning the FIFA World Cup championships five time in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Brazil also has the best overall performance in World Cup history in both proportional and absolute terms with a record of 70 victories in 104 matches played….with 119 goal difference, 227 points and only 17 losses. Brazil is the only national team to have played in all World Cup editions without any absence nor need for playoffs.…and the seleção is also the most successful national team in the FIFA Confederations Cup with four titles in 1997, 2005, 2009 and 2013, being the holder of the last title of the tournament.

The national football teams of Brazil, Argentina and France are the only national teams that have won the three most important men’s titles recognized by FIFA….the World Cup….the Confederations Cup….and the Olympic tournament. They have also won their respective continental championship….the Copa América for Brazil and Argentina….and UEFA European Championship for France.

So, any time a soccer fan has the opportunity to watch Argentina vs Brazil in any World Cup competition…..it almost becomes MUST SEE TV !!!

 

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