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Future Connector: Osvaldo Ardiles

July 2nd, 2010
05:08 PM ET

Not only a legend in his native country of Argentina, footballer Osvaldo Ardiles is also a cult hero in the UK after being a player for Tottenham Hotspur.

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Born in August 1952 in Bell Ville, Argentina, Ardiles fell in love with football at an early age.

In his hometown, he would play football on the street and earned the nickname 'python' for his skill and agility.

Ardiles started his professional career playing for the Argentine club team Instituto de Córdoba as well as playing for Club Atlético Belgrano and Huracán.

In 1978, Ardiles played for the Argentine national football team during the FIFA World Cup which was also coincidentally played in Argentina.

Ardiles helped take the team to the championships, eventually becoming winners of the tournament.

Here's your chance to speak to Osvaldo Ardiles for an inside look into this year's World Cup.

Do you want to know what he thinks about the state of football today? How does he feel about Argentina's exit from this year's World Cup? Who does he think will win the tournament?

Please leave your questions for Osvaldo Ardiles below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Osvaldo César Ardiles and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Osvaldo César Ardiles on the following questions:

    – What needs to be done to Stop Soccer Foot Injuries during Football matches?

    – What needs to be done with Argentina National Soccer Team in order to win 2011 Copa Santander Libertadores de América?

    – What is your opinion on the referees decisions during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa?

    – In what way has the 2010 Chile earthquake an impact on Argentinean people?

    – Who will win the South Africa World Cup?

    – What can we expect from you in 2010?

    – How are you inspiring people all over the world to make our world a Better Healthier and Beautiful Place?

    I am awaiting Osvaldo César Ardiles’s replies.

    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    July 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  2. Graham Duncan

    After 1978 when Argentina won the World Cup in style and you came to Spurs I have always supported Argentina as my second team. What went wrong against Germany, Not one decent shot on goal from 3 of the worlds greatest forwards!

    July 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  3. Aki


    Do you think Loenel Messi was at his %100 in the world cup games?

    July 5, 2010 at 11:48 am | Reply
  4. Mario

    Argentina (and R.Central) need a new Kempes to win?

    July 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  5. Willem Jansen

    Mr. Ardiles -hope you are doing well ... as a Dutchman I'd be interested to know whether you believe Holland had a real chance winning in 1978 ... or whether it was predetermined that Argetina would win.
    On a personal note : you'd make a fine coach for Argentina for Holland to defend its title against in 2014

    Very best, Willem

    July 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  6. ARIEL

    Mr. Ardiles:
    My question is...seeing all the bad feelings that Diego Maradona's behavior elicit all over the world...do you belive he shoul be Argentuna's DT for four more years? Were you satisfied wuth his overall performance in this world cup? Is he an asset or a liability to the Argentinian team?
    Thank you for your answers and the years of good futbol tou gave us.

    July 6, 2010 at 4:14 am | Reply

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