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Argentina



Federation founded: 1893
FIFA member since: 1912
Confederation: CONMEBOL
Colours: Sky blue and white stripes
Nicknames: La Albiceleste (White and sky blue)
World Cups qualified for: 16 (of 20)
Best results: Champions 1978, 1986

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 77 W 42 D 14 L 21 GF 131 GA 84 Pts 140
Argentina are 4th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Runners-up 2 Squad
1934 First round 9 Squad Qualifiers
1938 Did not enter
1950 Did not enter
1954 Did not enter
1958 First round 13 Squad Qualifiers
1962 First round 10 Squad Qualifiers
1966 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Second phase 8 Squad Qualifiers
1978 Champions 1 Squad Hosts
1982 Second phase 11 Squad
1986 Champions 1 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Runners-up 2 Squad
1994 Round of 16 10 Squad Qualifiers
1998 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
2002 First round 18 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions 1978, 1986
Finalists 1930, 1990, 2014
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1966, 1974, 1998, 2006, 2010
Biggest win 6-0 vs Peru 1978
6-0 vs Serbia & Monteneg. 2006
Biggest loss 1-6 vs Czechoslovakia 1958
Most wins in a row 5
Most losses in a row 3
Longest unbeaten run 10
Longest run without win 3
Longest run qualifying 11 (1974 - )
Longest run not qualifying 3 (1938-54)
Penalty shoot-outs 4 wins, 1 loss
ARG vs Europe W22 - D13 - L17
ARG vs South America W4 - D1 - L3
ARG vs Asia W4 - D0 - L0
ARG vs Africa W5 - D0 - L1
ARG vs N/C America W7 - D0 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Diego Maradona 21 1982-94
Mario Kempes 18 1974-82
Javier Mascherano 16 2006-14
Oscar Ruggeri 16 1986-94
Lionel Messi 15 2006-14
Jorge Burruchaga 14 1986-90
Ubaldo Fillol 13 1974-82

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Gabriel Batistuta 10 1994-02
Diego Maradona 8 1982-94
Guillermo Stabile 8 1930
Mario Kempes 6 1974-82
Gonzalo Higuain 5 2010-14
Lionel Messi 5 2006-14
Daniel Bertoni 4 1978-82
Claudio Caniggia 4 1990-94
Hernan Crespo 4 1998-06
Rene Houseman 4 1974-78
Leopoldo Luque 4 1978
Jorge Valdano 4 1982-86


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1930 1R France W 1-0 1R Mexico W 6-3 1R Chile W 3-1 SF United States W 6-1 F Uruguay L 2-4 1934 1R Sweden L 2-3 1958 1R West Germany L 1-3 1R Northern Ireland W 3-1 1R Czechoslovakia L 1-6 1962 1R Bulgaria W 1-0 1R England L 1-3 1R Hungary D 0-0 1966 1R Spain W 2-1 1R West Germany D 0-0 1R Switzerland W 2-0 QF England L 0-1 1974 1R Poland L 2-3 1R Italy D 1-1 1R Haiti W 4-1 2Ph Netherlands L 0-4 2Ph Brazil L 1-2 2Ph East Germany D 1-1 1978 1R Hungary W 2-1 1R France W 2-1 1R Italy L 0-1 2Ph Poland W 2-0 2Ph Brazil D 0-0 2Ph Peru W 6-0 F Netherlands [aet] W 3-1 1982 1R Belgium L 0-1 1R Hungary W 4-1 1R El Salvador W 2-0 2Ph Italy L 1-2 2Ph Brazil L 1-3 1986 1R South Korea W 3-1 1R Italy D 1-1 1R Bulgaria W 2-0 2R Uruguay W 1-0 QF England W 2-1 SF Belgium W 2-0 F West Germany W 3-2 1990 1R Cameroon L 0-1 1R Soviet Union W 2-0 1R Romania D 1-1 2R Brazil W 1-0 QF Yugoslavia [3-2 ap] D 0-0 SF Italy [4-3 ap] D 1-1 F West Germany L 0-1 1994 1R Greece W 4-0 1R Nigeria W 2-1 1R Bulgaria L 0-2 2R Romania L 2-3 1998 1R Japan W 1-0 1R Jamaica W 5-0 1R Croatia W 1-0 2R England [4-3 ap] D 2-2 QF Netherlands L 1-2 2002 1R Nigeria W 1-0 1R England L 0-1 1R Sweden D 1-1 2006 1R Côte d'Ivoire W 2-1 1R Serbia & Montenegro W 6-0 1R Netherlands D 0-0 2R Mexico [aet] W 2-1 QF Germany [2-4 ap] D 1-1 2010 1R Nigeria W 1-0 1R South Korea W 4-1 1R Greece W 2-0 2R Mexico W 3-1 QF Germany L 0-4 2014 1R Bosnia-Herzegovina W 2-1 1R Iran W 1-0 1R Nigeria W 3-2 2R Switzerland [aet] W 1-0 QF Belgium W 1-0 SF Netherlands [4-2 ap] D 0-0 F Germany [aet] L 0-1

 

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