|Diego Maradona holding the 1986 FIFA Worl Cup.|
Football is by far the most popular sport in Argentina. It is not only a sport, but part of the country's culture. The sport is played by children during breaks at school and by grown-ups in the plenty of both indoor and outdoor fields located throughout the country. The country's most famed national football idol historically is Diego Maradona, who is said to be the best player ever known arond the world.
|Lionel Messi playing at FCB|
The players that astound fans in the country’s stadiums migrate to other leagues where they dazzle the whole world: Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Carlos Tevez, are the latest examples of pure talent at a young age that have seduced all
When talking about Argentina’s sports, there are five names which are impossible to avoid, five great men that have a special place in the heart of the Argentine people, a place they have won with talent, passion, devotion and charisma.
Diego Armando Maradona in soccer, Guillermo Vilas in tennis, Juan Manuel Fangio in car racing, Roberto DeVicenzo in golf, and Carlos Monzón in boxing, have all left their prints in the great history of sports with their accomplishments, and have put our country’s name on the tongue of the whole world.
Volleyball, basketball, tennis, rugby and hockey are also really popular, but still largely amateur in our country.