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Continent


Argentina
Argentina

Area

Under 3,000,000

Population

Over 40 million people

Known for

Lionel Messi, Buenos Aires

Argentina is a country in South America. It has an area of under 3,000,000 and has a population of over 40 million people. Argentina is known for Buenos Aires and one of the greatest football greats, Lionel Messi.

Sports

Argentina - adidas - Messi

Messi, one of football greats

Argentina's most popular sport is football. Argentina made five World Cup finals, but only won three of them. The men's team is more successful then their women's team, as the men's team won the 1978 and 1986 World Cups. Argentina lost three World Cup finals against fellow South Americans Uruguay in 1930 and Germany twice in 1990 and 2014. One of Argentina's worst World Cup results before round of 16 was a group stage exit in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

The women's team has had less success then the men's team, as the team did not advance past the group stage in the 2003 and 2007 tournaments. The team had a heavy 11-0 defeat to Germany in 2007, beating the El Salvador-Hungary 1982 World Cup match.

Tennis, field hockey and basketball are also popular sports.

Juan Martin Del Potro, Guillermo Vilas, Gabriela Sabatini and Paola Suarez won Grand Slam titles representing Argentina.

References

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