Argentina sets gold standard

August 28, 2004
By Michael Lewis
ATHENS, Greece -- Only time will tell how Argentina's fabulous Olympic run will be viewed in international soccer history.

Like it or not, Olympic fans, but the Summer Games are but a mere blip on the way to the World Cup for many teams. Now, that's where soccer greatness and failure are truly measured.

By itself, the Argentines' accomplishment was quite extraordinary, imposing and astonishing, considering the long and storied history of the competition. They ran the table, ...

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