(“duck”), which is played on an open field between two teams of four horsemen each.
The riders attempt to carry a leather ball (originally a duck trapped in a basket) by its large handles and throw it through the opposing team’s goal, which is a large hoop on a post.
Ambushed by Indians, Solís and most of his followers were killed, and several disappeared. The Río de la Plata was not explored again until Magellan arrived in 1520 and Sebastian Cabot in 1526.
In the summer months bathers pack the beaches at resorts such as Mar del Plata, though the waters of the Río de la Plata itself, once available to all comers, are polluted and have been declared unsafe for swimming.
The most popular sport among the Argentine working class is football (soccer), introduced by the British (as was polo) in the 19th century.
These are some of the ways teens date in other countries of the world. Slumber parties are common in Italy and Switzerland, where teens gather for parties at a home and sleep there when the party is over.
Dating is rare in Afghanistan because most marriages are arranged by parents, and schools are separate for boys and girls. In Spain teens join a , a club or a group of friends with the same interests, like cycling or hiking.
Professional football offers players of even the poorest backgrounds a chance at wealth and fame; as inspiration they look to such national football stars as Diego Maradona, who was perhaps the world’s leading player in the 1980s and ’90s.
Argentine teams are generally among the best internationally and are often contenders for the World Cup.
Juan Díaz de Solís in his ill-fated voyage of 1516.
Solís and a small party sailed up the Plata, which he called the Mar Dulce (“Freshwater Sea”), and made landfall.
A majority of Argentines enjoy viewing televised sporting events as well as dramas, game shows, and other television programs, including North American comedies dubbed into Spanish.
(soap operas) made in Argentina and other Latin American countries are particularly popular, and many locally produced serials are exported throughout the region.
Rugby football is played in several private schools.