Argentina’s Passion for Soccer

Just what is it about soccer and the World Cup that makes people all over the world go crazy? I think Argentinean commercials do a great job of explaining the madness to those who just don't get what this soccer craze is. Watch these two ads with the ones we posted last week and two weeks ago, and I hope you'll start to feel the craze, too (and root for Argentina on Sunday!)

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Vamos, Argentina!

During World Cup matches, this tenth largest city in the world is silent and ghostlike. Want to know why they love it so much? We translate an ad about Argentinean futball and point out the cultural clues that help you understand why soccer is as great a passion as tango.

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World Cup Watching in Buenos Aires

You can watch the World Cup matches in Plaza San Martin on the big screen. Bring your blue and white flags or jerseys and join the world's best fans. Vamos, Argentina!

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Boca vs. River, El Superclasico

In preparation for the Boca vs. River match, e superclasico, we decided to learn some of the most popular Boca chants. We've linked to audio files and have listed English translations of the chants. Dale Bo'!

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Boca Tickets

How to buy tickets to a Boca match at La Bombonera. The footage here is from the Boca - Racing match on March 6, 2010. Boca fans are amazing and even though Boca lost, they never stopped chanting!

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