Argentina Loses World Cup

Collection with 12 media items created by Zachary F. Volkert

14 Jul 2014 08:22

As the final seconds of the World Cup final dissapear, Argentinians throughout Buenos Aires face the realization that this is end: they will lose the title to Germany. Feelings of desolation turned into rage as clashes broke out throughout the city, including one outside a German bar where police protection was required to keep the German fans safe.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #11
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

A police car blocks furious Argentina fans trying to attack groups of German fans. The police presence is required for several hours in areas where the German fans are gathered.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #5
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fans gather in the center of the Avenida on July 9. Hours later, this area will be the scene for clashes between fans, police, German fans and even between Argentinians themselves.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #7
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 14, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

German fans scream across the street at angry Argentine fans. They fill La Muzza Inspiradora, a German-owned restaurant and bar in Buenos Aires. Police are at least able to prevent the home fans from throwing objects at the German victors.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #10
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014

Argentina fans watch the final moments of the game and give out one more agonizing cry of defeat. They begin clearing the space immediately after, as glass bottles are thrown at the screen by angered fans.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #4
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

A bar of disappointed fans stare on in disbelief after Germany scores the goal that will end up winning them the World Cup.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #8
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Moments before being pulled down and hauled away by police, one crazed fan climbs the fence in front of the Argentine Congress to wave a flag in front of the TV screen that is broadcasting news he does not want to hear. The last stand for a crowd that refuses to give up hope.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #1
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
12 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

As Argentine fans realized another goal was not going to come to push the game to penalties, their passion for the game began to shine through. Thousands stood in front of Argentine Congress watching the game with rapt attention and heavy disappointment.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #9
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
12 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Young fans standing on the central obelisk to look over the crowds that have gathered.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #12
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Police begin to pour in behind angry fans who refuse to stop staking out places where German fans are gathered. They wear full protective gear to keep themselves protected from any debris that may be thrown their way by furious spectators.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #6
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

One Argentine fan refused to move despite prodding from police. He is standing in front of a bar full of Germans who are gleefully celebrating their victory. With the Argentine flag wrapped around him, he looks on in disgust at their merriment.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #2
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

A young woman stares up at the screen in total shock at the impending loss.

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Argentina Loses World Cup #3
Buenos Aires
By Zachary F. Volkert
13 Jul 2014

July 13, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina

A young man stops to look in the window of a bar that is playing the game. There are no empty seats in the bars, caf├ęs or restaurants around the center. Everyone is crowded inside to watch the game. Those who can't, litter the streets outside of any building with a television hanging within visible sight.