The Carasucias of Lima

The Carasucias of Lima

I must admit that in spite of having followed the football world over 25 years had never heard such a story. His name at first I had to remember that mythical film so aptly named Burt Reinolds “Smokey and the Bandit”. But nevertheless, ignorance is the mother of all virtues, which takes you to look for things you do not know and thanks to her I must admit I found a story of good, of Thrilling, The one of the “Carasucias Lima”.

Many will know it, however for others, I must tell you that this is a series of boys who represented and did win the America's Cup 1957 to Argentina fulfilling the three golden rules of football: win, play nice and above, thrashing. They did it their own way but leaving its mark and faith have possibly been the best team in history Argentina.

Of course their beginnings were not easy. Directed by Guillermo Stabile, the top scorer in World Cup 1930 and the man wearing 18 perpetuated years in office, there was undertaken a profound renewal of the albiceleste that marked the end of many of the members of the “River Machine” (many of whom were in serious decline) and the entry of some new stars, between them, Sivori, which gave a fresh air to a team that had a tough mission: go to Peru in the Copa America before an imperial Brazil and Uruguay always dangerous.

Best Argentina history.
Best Argentina history.

A difficult journey full of skepticism but ended up being what is arguably one of the best and biggest world football glorious pages. For a team rarely he played much and so well against such powerful selections. He began thrashing 8-2 to Colombia under the watchful gaze of the audience at the National Lima, who enjoyed as rarely before seen with eleven players hungry and lacking in glory.

A first step was confirmed after another clear 3-0 to Ecuador and an even stronger 4-0 to Uruguay. cheerful style, carefree, Sivori was the director of an orchestra that had in Angelillo a voracious striker capable of scoring goals from all possible forms.

Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and then Chile (6-2) They fell ruthlessly against the team Stabile. But nevertheless, on the horizon, Brazil con Garrincha, teats, Djalma Santos and star studded team. The great challenge. The set came from endorsing thrashings left and right, the future world champion, rather bicampeón.

Argentina lost the best generation of footballers in the World 58.
Argentina lost the best generation of footballers in the World 58.

As well, Brazil would not hurdle. After a steady start and equalized, Angelillo (Who else) would open a new binge goals that would eventually give another easy victory to Argentina, this time 3-0. a poem, a song football for over a group that had the merit of having played together only six games, those of that championship.

Finishing the tournament, Moss, Sivori and Angelillo went to Europe and could not take part in the World Cup in Sweden, where Argentina would fall at the first hurdle. the Carasucias, dismantled, no longer existed. It was a tournament flower, a single championship, but… What championship!

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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