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Cooler weather will play a role

Originally Published: April 18, 2010
By Gus Martins | Special to ESPN.com

Former Argentina striker Mario Kempes still has fond memories of leading his host country to the 1978 World Cup. Kempes, who finished with a tournament-high six goals, had just completed his season in Spain before returning home to the cool South American winter that had facilitated a memorable tournament.

"It affected me very positively," he said. "Obviously you play better in cooler temperature because you don't get as tired as you do in hot weather. You don't feel that your mouth is dry ...

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