Pato is the national sport of Argentina since 1953. Pato is Spanish for “duck” and early games used a live duck inside a basket instead of a ball.
Pato was banned several times during its history because of the violence. Pato is similar to the game of horseball that is played in France, Portugal, and other countries.
Football by far is the most popular sport in Argentina. Some of their biggest stars are Messi and Maradona.
The soccer team has won 2 World Cups. 90% of the population is a fan of a club. Lionel Messi is the most popular Football, and sports player here. He plays for Barcelona and the Argentina football [Football] team.