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July 4, 1990
Who, anywhere in Argentina, from the highest hill of the Andes to the flattest part of the Pampas, ever would have guessed that the greatest thing that could happen to soccer's reigning kings--the lucky break that could give the Argentines a chance to keep their precious Cup--was that their goalkeeper would break his leg?
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SPORTS
July 4, 1990
Who, anywhere in Argentina, from the highest hill of the Andes to the flattest part of the Pampas, ever would have guessed that the greatest thing that could happen to soccer's reigning kings--the lucky break that could give the Argentines a chance to keep their precious Cup--was that their goalkeeper would break his leg?
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June 12, 1994 | Grahame L. Jones
* COACH: Alfio Basile. * KEY PLAYERS: Gabriel Batistuta, Claudio Caniggia, Diego Maradona. * STRENGTHS: Excellent forward line, with Italian-basedstarters Batistuta, Caniggia and Abel Balbo supplied by midfielders Maradona, Leonardo Rodrigues and Diego Simeone. Sergio Goycochea is the best penalty-stopping goalkeeper in the world but has been inconsistent lately and backup Luis Islas is being considered. * WEAKNESSES: Defense is very suspect. Veteran Oscar Ruggeri is prone to injuries.
SPORTS
May 21, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If not for the bad luck of one Argentine goalkeeper, and the bad attitude of another, it is doubtful the world would ever have heard of Sergio Javier Goycochea. Nery Pumpido was in the nets in 1986 when Argentina won the World Cup in Mexico. His understudy that year was Luis Islas. Four years later, when Argentine Coach Carlos Salvador Bilardo chose his three goalkeepers for Italia '90, Pumpido was his first choice, Islas his second and Goycochea third.
SPORTS
July 9, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One month and 52 games after it began, soccer's World Cup was decided in a most anti-climactic fashion--on a controversial penalty kick six minutes from the end of the championship game at the Olympic Stadium. Although the referee's call that produced the game's only goal might not have been just, it was justice that prevailed when West Germany beat Argentina, 1-0, Sunday. West Germany, as it has been throughout the tournament, was the dominant team from start to finish of the 90-minute game.
SPORTS
July 8, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty days and 51 games ago, Argentina opened soccer's World Cup against Cameroon with a 1-0 loss that appeared at the time, before the Indomitable Lions proved themselves, to be the beginning of the end for the defending champions. The Argentines were written off in the media and told off by their president, Carlos Menem. Not even the country's No. 1 citizen, and the world's No. 1 player, Diego Armando Maradona, came to the team's defense.
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