Even after nine months of living in Argentina, I still feel undeserving of the opportunity to choose and identify with a certain team. That zealous love for a team does not course through my veins like it does for so many Argentines.
In a modern world of robotic stratagems, they play with the wicked grace of decades past. Given that success breeds imitators, I would argue that it's in the interest of international soccer to see Argentina take it all the way.
In a nation where sports and politics cooperate to form a sense of national identity, the Argentine Football Association selected Maradona, who has been out of the game for a decade, over a group of more qualified candidates.