Argentina national football team

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Argentina national football team
Country flag
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
FIFA ranking7
Elo ranking7
CaptainJavier Mascherano
Head coachDiego Maradona
Statistics
Most capsJavier Zanetti (136)
Top scorerGabriel Batistuta (56)
Highest FIFA ranking1 (March 2007, October 2007 – June 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking24 (August 1996)
Highest Elo ranking1 (July 2007; 34 times in total)
Lowest Elo ranking28 (June 1990)
First international1901-05-16 Uruguay 2–3 Argentina (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Biggest winArgentina 12–0 Ecuador (Montevideo, Uruguay; 1942-01-22)
Biggest defeatCzechoslovakia 6–1 Argentina (Helsingborg, Sweden; 1958-06-15)

Uruguay 5–0 Argentina (Guayaquil, Ecuador; 1959-12-16)

Argentina 0–5 Colombia (Buenos Aires, Argentina; 1993-09-05)

Bolivia 6–1 Argentina (La Paz, Bolivia; 2009-04-01)
World Cup Appearances14 (First in 1930)
World Cup Best result1st: 1978, 1986
African Nations Cup Appearances
African Nations Cup Best result
Copa América Appearances38 (First in 1916)
Copa América Best result1st: 1921, 1925,
1927, 1929, 1937,
1941, 1945, 1946,
1947, 1955, 1957,
1959, 1991, 1993
European Championship Appearances
European Championship Best result
Confederations Cup Appearances3 (First in 1992)
Confederations Cup Best result1st: 1992
Olympic medal records
Gold2004 Athens
2008 Beijing
Silver1928 Amsterdam
1996 Atlanta
Bronze
Other
Nickname(s)La Albiceleste (White and Sky blue)
AssociationAsociación del Fútbol Argentino
Home stadiumEl Monumental Estadio Gigante de Arroyito.
FIFA codeARG
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina_national_football_team
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