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Argentina desperate for success

Updated: July 1, 2011, 7:19 AM ET
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

In Argentina, there are two things that really get people fired up: the Falkland Islands and futbol. Sentiments regarding the two have little more in common than an overwhelming and perhaps unmatched sense of national pride, reflected in anything with an element of international competition.

The loss of the Falklands came three decades ago, but it still smarts. Argentine Soccer Federation chief Julio Grondona told British representatives that they could have his vote for ...

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