Country Info

  • Argentina

  • Asociación del Fútbol Argentino

  • Founded: 1893

  • Federation: CONMEBOL

  • Argentina is one of the oldest football playing nations. The Asociación's foundation in 1893 was the earliest in South America and preceeded many European countries. The first official international match came 9 years later with a 6-0 thrashing of neighbours Uruguay in Montevideo. Argentina's first appearance in the World Cup was in 1930 and they have managed to lift the trophy on 2 occasions (1978 & 1986). England's first encounter with the Argentines was a friendly at Wembley in 1951 and since then have maintained a good record against the South American team despite the bitterness most English feel about the 'Hand of God' during the 1986 World Cup which, to date, has been only one of two victories Argentina have enjoyed over their rivals.

Head to head

    • Type
    • Played
    • Won
    • Drawn
    • Lost
    • For
    • Against
    • Friendly
    • 7
    • 3
    • 3
    • 0
    • 11
    • 7
    • World Cup Finals
    • 5
    • 3
    • 1
    • 1
    • 8
    • 5
    • Nations' Cup (Taça das Nações)
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • England Challenge Cup
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2
    • 2
    • Competitive Matches
    • 7
    • 3
    • 2
    • 2
    • 10
    • 8
    • Home
    • 6
    • 3
    • 3
    • 0
    • 10
    • 6
    • Away
    • 2
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • Neutral
    • 6
    • 3
    • 1
    • 2
    • 10
    • 8
    • Total
    • 14
    • 6
    • 5
    • 2
    • 21
    • 15