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Wednesday, 12 June, 2002, 15:33 GMT 16:33 UK
In pictures: Argentina mourns World Cup exit
World Cup favourites Argentina crash out of the tournament, leaving a football-mad nation desolate.

Argentina fans in the Locos por el futbol (Crazy for Football) bar in Buenos Aires
Fans pray for a last-minute goal in Buenos Aires' Locos por el futbol (Crazy for Football) bar

Argentina fans in the Locos por el futbol (Crazy for Football) bar in Buenos Aires
But the whistle blows and reality sinks in: Argentina are out of the World Cup

Argentina fans in the Locos por el futbol (Crazy for Football) bar in Buenos Aires
For the first time in decades their team do not make the last 16

Gabriel Batistuta leaves the pitch
Gabriel Batistuta leaves the pitch in tears, after what he said was his last match playing for the national squad

Argentina fans in Miyagi, Japan
His sadness is shared by the Argentine fans who made it to the stadium in Miyagi

A man crying in the centre of Buenos Aires
And there are tears across Buenos Aires and the whole country

A group of women in Buenos Aires
After four years of economic recession, fans are denied a reason to cheer


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