Argentina Shuts Down Soccer? Oh, That’s A Riot

In the realm of soccer powers, it seems like traditionally, there are two centers of power: Western Europe and South America. Indeed, every single World Cup winner (and most runners-up and semi-finalists) are from one of the two areas.

Argentina Soccer Riot Guards
(Unfortunately, the graffiti doesn’t say “Big fans of you guys and all you do.” It never does.)

But while European soccer continues to flourish, throwing around unholy sums of money on the club scene (we mean on soccer clubs, not in bars - though we’re sure they enjoy doing that too), South America has essentially reverted to Brazil and her 12 ugly sisters. Nowhere is that more evident than Argentina; the former powerhouse has fallen so far off that losses like 3-0 to Ecuador now seem like the least of their worries.

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