Futbol is the Latin American name for soccer, one of the region’s favorite sports.
Another favorite pastime is beisbol, or baseball. American football has not really caught on in Latin America. But tennis, golf, and boxing have long been crowd-pleasers.
Soccer, known as football outside North America, has become increasingly popular in the United States, due in part to the enthusiasm of Hispanic fans.
The Argentinian and Chilean teams faced each other in Santiago, Chile, in a 1997 match to help determine who goes to the France 1998 World Cup.
Argentina won, 2-1.