THE ELECTION of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church was the biggest victory in Argentina since Diego Maradona helped bring home the World Cup in 1986.
Probably the most famous play, oddly enough, was the "Hand of God" goal in which Maradona was not penalized for an obvious handball that ended up a goal against England in the quarterfinals.
While Maradona is the most famous Argentinian athlete, there are others.
* Angel Cabrera is a two-time golf major champion, including his victory in a three-way playoff over Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry.
* Lionel Messi is the country's greatest soccer player since Maradona. He's only 25 so his best days may still be ahead of him.