Most male Italians visiting Argentina are surprised that football is not always appreciated as in Italy.
I was told that football was usually played by Italian immigrants (I.e. Poor an uneducated), so it bears a lower class connotation.
Higher classes play polo, rugby, tennis and hockey, which I gather are all English sports (I am not sure about hockey, to be honest), hence they denote belonging to a higher class.
Being myself completely ignorant about sports, I would appreciate if someone could please expand the subject a little more.
For example, is pato upper class as polo? What about volleyball and basketball? Archery?
Any other sport I am missing? I see a lot of people playing a sport at the beach. I have no idea how it is called in English or Spanish, so please forgive me for the long description. The players draw a field on the beach. Each player has a set of wooden (or plastic) discs. They throw a special disc (I believe it is red and smaller) and start throwing their discs in turn. I suppose the winner is who has the higher number of discs close to the special one.