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| Launched 14 September 2012
AWFS (Argentine Welsh Football Society). First, the obvious question. Why do we support the Argentina National Football Team?
The answer lies in history – 1865 to be precise. That’s when 153 Welsh settlers set sail in ‘The Mimosa’ for Argentina. They settled along the Chubut Valley in Patagonia and established the towns of Gaiman, Trelew and Trelevin. There are now 50,000 Argentineans of Welsh descent. It’s the only time us Welsh have ever really emigrated in numbers.
So Argentineans are our only first cousins - and, let's be honest, they have more chance of winning the World Cup than we do. That is why we're planning to stage the biggest Welsh overseas party ever.