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Could a row over football television rights bring down the Argentinian government?

The country's resurgent right-wing has blown the whistle on free-to-air football

In late June this year, on the final day of the football season, Boca Juniors were confirmed as the champions of Argentina’s Primera, the country’s equivalent of the Premier League. The usual delirium in the club’s stadium and in its tight-knit neighbourhood in Buenos Aires was matched in the Casa Rosada a few miles north where President Mauricio Macri, once president of Boca Juniors and a very open and partisan supporter, was also celebrating.

As well as his side’s success, Macri had other reasons…

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