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Posted by John Monday, June 30, 2014 Go To Comments

Throwback: Argentina vs. Switzerland
Most of us here will perhaps remember the night when Lionel MESSI dazzles the crowd in Bern by scoring a hat-trick (that was his 15, 16 & 17 of 91 goals he scored in that year).
But I’m going to take this moment to write briefly about the only meeting between these two sides at the World Cup; for that we have to go way back to 1966!
It was a Group B encounter played on an English evening at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. Argentina needed to win to ensure they keep pace for top spot of the group alongside Germany plus avoiding the home team England in the quarter-finals.
In that team, contain some of the finest players of that generation such as goalkeepers Antonio ROMA and Hugo GATTI, defenders Roberto PERFUMO, Silvio MARZOLINI, midfielders Antonio RATTIN and forwards Ermindo ONEGA, Luis ARTIME and Oscar MAS.
Argentina won the game 2-0 with goals from ARTIME and ONEGA but still wasn’t enough to top the group as Germany had the better goal difference.
And the rest as you know is history.
In the meantime, enjoy this highlight from that meeting 48 years ago!


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(United States)
Posted on 6/30/2014 at 8:20 PM
I am not worried about the Swiss, and I know we have a very strong chance to go ahead, but I am afraid of luck, so hopefully it is in our side all the way until July 14th.

(United States)
Posted on 6/30/2014 at 2:17 PM
Switzerland is the weakest team in the second round besides Greece, and I don't think they would cause too much troubles. A comfortable 1-0 or 2-0 win for Argentina is my prediction.

Posted on 6/30/2014 at 11:46 AM
Maxi: What do think about Brazil escape from embarrassment when Chile was so close to mark an upset?

Maxi Lopez
Posted on 6/30/2014 at 11:42 AM
Hey ALFIO, it is said that Suarez could play in Kosovo during his suspension :)

Posted on 6/30/2014 at 11:04 AM
vamos argentina ....../
    On this day in 2006, Lionel MESSI scored his first ever goal for the Argentina National Team. MESSI scored his first goal for Argentina on March 1, 2006 in a friendly match against Croatia. A match which ended 3-2 in Croatia's favor. 
    The media in Argentina has been reporting that the AFA has not paid Tata MARTINO or his coaching staff since October. 
    On this day in 2012, Lionel Messi scored his first ever hattrick for the Argentina National Team vs. Switzerland. February 29, 2012 marked the day Lionel MESSI scored his first hattrick for the National Team in a 3-1 win against Switzerland.

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