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Name:
Argentina National Team
Jersey Brand:
Adidas
Honours:
2 World Cups, 14 Copa America, 2 Olympic Golds
Home Uniform:
Light blue & white striped jersey; black shorts; black socks
Away Uniform:
Navy blue jersey; white shorts; navy blue socks
Most capped plater:
Javier Zanetti
Top Scorer:
Gabriel Batistuta

Argentina are one of the most successful national soccer teams in the world with a total of 19 international titles. They have 2 World Cup titles, 14 Copa America titles, 1 Confederation Cup and 2 Olympic golds.

The Famous Argentina Soccer Jersey

Famous Argentina Soccer Uniform The first international soccer match the Argentina national team played was in 1901 and was against Uruguay. The game was held in Montevideo and the final score was 3-2 to Argentina. In those early matches the Argentina jersey was white with white shorts and grey socks. The more famous light blue and white striped Argentina soccer jersey was introduced in 1911 and with the black shorts and white socks are still the same today.



Argentina Soccer and the World Cup

The Argentina soccer team has won the World Cup twice, first in 1978 when they hosted the tournament and lastly in 1986 in Mexico where they defeated West Germany 3-2. They have appeared in 14 out of the 18 tournaments held including reaching the first World Cup final in 1930 where they lost 4-2 to Uruguay.

The 1986 World Cup final was memorable for showcasing the talents of the Argentina soccer captain Diego Maradona of Argentina Diego Maradona. Maradona singlehandedly dragged an average Argentina team through to the final with a number a fantastic match winning performances most notably in the quarter final defeat of England. Not only did Maradona score both goals in the 2-1 win but both goals were memorable for different reasons; the first one had Maradona punching the ball over the England goalkeeper Peter Shilton with the referee missing the deliberate handball; the second goal was probably one of the best goals ever seen in a World Cup. Diego Maradona picked up the ball on the half way line and proceeded to dribble past what seemed like the whole England team before rounding the goalkeeper and scoring.

Argentina Soccer and the Olympics

Soccer was introduced to the Olympics in 1900 but Argentina did not send a team until 1928 where they beaten by Uruguay 2-1 in a replay after drawing the final 1-1. In 1996 Argentina were runners-up again but it took a revamping of the tournament regulations in 2004 to give Argentina the push to win the Gold medal. In 2004, the men's soccer tournament was to be played by under 23 years old national teams (with upto 3 older players in the squad). The new format helped bring some fantastic talent to the attention of the soccer world, principally in 2004 Argentina's Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano. The young Argentina side defeated Paraguay 1-0 in the final with Tevez the top scorer in the tournament.

Lionel Messi of Argentina The 2008 Olympics soccer tournament was also a triumph for a young Argentina team with a flawless record of 6 wins out of 6 and a final 1-0 win against Mexico. Argentina included Javier Mascherano and Juan Roman Riquelme but it was their 2 young strikers Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi who grabbed the headlines with goals and skill that belied their youth. Sergio Aguero is one of the most sought after forwards in the world and Lionel Messi is now regarded as one of the world's best soccer players and at the end of 2009 he won the FIFA World Player of the Year.

The Argentina Jersey and National Badge

Argentina have kept their distinctive light blue and white striped soccer jersey since 1911. Their knickname is the "Albicelestes" which translates to the white and sky blue. Here are the latest Argentina soccer jerseys plus the national badge and the 2 world cup winners jerseys.

Argentina Jersey Badge Argentina Jersey 2009 Argentina Jersey 2009 away Argentina Jersey 1986 Argentina Jersey 1978