Football, Buenos Aires
Boy, the Football fans in EZE are a nutty bunch. They take their football SERIOUSLY. The first night I arrived their team, River Plate won and there was a scene in front of my hotel, near the Obelisk. Maybe you can see some police cars in the background.
Argentina means football. Fútbol (in Spanish) is the most popular sport here. Wherever you are in La Quiaca (border with Bolivia) or Ushuaia (the southernmost city in the world), there will be always someone playing soccer.
Argentina hosted a world cup in 1978 and won it. We also won Mexico 1986 world cup, with the best player ever: Diego Armando Maradona.
A very Argentinian tradition is to go to watch a game. Even though now some matches are very violent, I would say that going to a River vs. Atlético Rafaela match or a Boca vs. Talleres one wouldn't be so bad. Try to avoid the most violent ones, like Independiente vs. Racing and of course, the "superclásico" (super classic), River vs. Boca. River and Boca are rivals since British took with them football to the shores of the Río de la Plata. Boca Juniors was the Italian-immigrants team and River Plata (which means Río de la Plata in English), the English-immigrants one.
If you are in Buenos Aires during the football season, try and go and see a football match at the Bonbonera, Boca Juniors' stadium, situated right in the heart of the Boca neighbourhood. If you can get tickets to a Boca Juniors - River Plate game, more power to you: you will be witnessing the biggest rivalry in South America football !
ARGENTINIAN SOCCER FIELD(Futbol)
Unbelievable pasion, you´ll never see anything like this in your life.