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of the World Cup was to last many of corruption in the financial side of the World

It was essential during this World Cup to present an image of Argentina as a country free of problems which had a government who enjoyed the support of its people. Kuper (1994) describes the lengths to which the state attempted to hide internal divisions and to present this image of a united nation by erecting and painting a wall to hide the slums behind, by silencing the media and removing anyone who was considered a potential threat to the regime out of the city. The Argentine press was even ordered not to print anything critical about the national team (Scher and Palomino 1988).