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World Cup Highlights

 11 appearances in World Cup finals
 Winner of 1978 World Cup in Argentina
 Winner of 1986 World Cup in Mexico
 14-time winners of the Copa America

First-Round Schedule

Day, Time (EDT) Opponent Site TV
Sunday, June 14, 8:30 a.m. Japan Toulouse ESPN
Sunday, June 21, 11:30 a.m.Jamaica Paris ESPN2
Friday, June 26, 10 a.m.Croatia Bordeaux ESPN2

Complete First-Round Schedule


Pos. Name Age Club
GKCarlos Roa28Mallorca
GKPablo Cavallero24Velez Sarsfield
GKGerman Burgos29River Plate
DRoberto Ayala24 Napoli
DRoberto Sensini31 Parma
DNelson Vivas28 Boca Juniors
DJose Chamot28 Lazio
DPablo Paz25 Tenerife
DJavier Zanetti24 Inter Milan
DHector Pineda30Udinese
MDiego Simeone28 Inter Milan
MMatias Almeyda24 Lazio
MLeonardo Astrada28 River Plate
MJuan Veron23 Sampdoria
MMarcelo Gallardo23 River Plate
MSergio Berti29 River Plate
MAriel Ortega24 Valencia
FGabriel Batistuta29 Fiorentina
FHernan Crespo22Parma
FClaudio Lopez23 Valencia
FAbel Balbo31 AS Roma
FMarcelo Delgado25Racing Club

Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
How Qualified: First in CONMEBOL
Nov. 16, 1997Argentina 1, Colombia 1
Oct. 12, 1997Argentina 0, Uruguay 0
Sept. 10, 1997Chile 1, Argentina 2
July 20, 1997Argentina 2, Venezuela 0
July 6, 1997Paraguay 1, Argentina 2
June 8, 1997Argentina 2, Peru 0
April 30, 1997Argentina 2, Ecuador 1
April 2, 1997Bolivia 2, Argentina 1
Feb. 12, 1997Colombia 0, Argentina 1
Jan. 12, 1997Uruguay 0, Argentina 0
Dec. 15, 1996Argentina 1, Chile 1
Oct. 9, 1996Venezuela 2, Argentina 5
Sept. 2, 1996Argentina 1, Paraguay 1
July 7, 1996Peru 0, Argentina 0
June 2, 1996Ecuador 2, Argentina 0
April 24, 1996Argentina 3, Bolivia 1

Facts and Figures

Location: Southern South America, bordering the south Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay
Population: 34.3 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Buenos Aires
Comparative area: Slightly less than three-tenths the size of the United States
Religions: Nominally Roman Catholic 90 percent (less than 20 percent practicing), Protestant 2 percent, Jewish 2 percent, other 6 percent
Landscape: Second-largest country in South America; rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border

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