Copa America 2011: Argentina And Brazil Squads

28 Jun 2011  No Comments

Copa America will be kicking-off in a few days (July 1st). The tournament will be held in Argentina were the hosts and 14-time winners are favorites to win the gold with what on paper seems to be an unbeatable squad.


Goalkeepers: Juan Pablo Carrizo (River Plate), Mariano Andujar (Catania), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar).

Defenders: Ezequiel Garay (Real Madrid), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Nicolas Burdisso(Roma), Gabriel Milito (Barcelona), Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan), Nicolas Pareja (Spartak Moscow), Marcos Rojo (Spartak Moscow).

Midfielders: Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht), Javier Pastore (Palermo), Ever Banega (Valencia), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid).

Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Atletico de Madrid), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli), Diego Milito (Inter Milan).

8-time winners and winners of 4 out of the 5 tournaments are entering the competition as second favorites.

Goalkeepers: Victor (Gremio), Julio Cesar (Inter)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Inter), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce), Adriano (Barcelona), Lucio (Inter), Thiago Silva (Milan), David Luiz (Chelsea) Luisao (Benfica)

Midfielders: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Ramires (Chelsea), Sandro (Tottenham), Jadson (Shakhtar Donetsk), Elias (Atletico Madrid), Elano (Santos), Paulo Henrique Ganso (Santos), Lucas Silva (Sao Paulo)

Forwards: Robinho (Milan), Alexandre Pato (Milan), Fred (Fluminense), Neymar (Santos)

Russian Racism: Roberto Carlos Gets A Banana Thrown At Him

23 Jun 2011  No Comments

Roberto Carlos gets a banana thrown at him during a football match. The Brazilian legend was so mad that he walked off the pitch.
This is the second time that Roberto Carlos was a subject of a racist attack in Russia.

This is where the World Cup is going to take place in 7 years.

True Hopelessness: A Man’s Struggle To Save His Friend

14 Jun 2011  4 Comments

One of the most moving videos I ever watched.

1973, The Dutch Grand Prix. A car crash left british driver Roger Williamson trapped in his overturned burning car. David Purley, abandoned his won race, runs across the track in a desperate attempt to get his countrymen out of his burning vehicle.

Purley’s were in vain. Extinguishing the flames and turning the car upright was just too much to ask from one man.

You can really feel David Purley’s frustration and hopelessness during his solo heroic attempt. As nearby track marshals just stood and watched as they weren’t properly trained or equipped to deal with the situation.

The emotional point of the video is when he realizes that he won’t be able to help his friend and he is actually going to watch him die. Purley almost falls to his knees.

He actually heard Williamson crying for help when he first got to the car. And the sad thing is that Roger Williamson actually died from asphyxiation.

We Really Need Goal Line Technology

6 Jun 2011  No Comments


I can’t believe that the linesman didn’t see the ball actually hitting the back of the net.

Start watching at the 1:10 mark.

Real Madrid All Stars vs. Bayern Munich All Stars

6 Jun 2011  No Comments

Yesterday, Zidane & Co. took on Bayern veterans in a friendly match that saw 11 goals, 3 penalties and 2 own goals. We had the pleasure of seeing former greats such as Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Emilio Butragueño and Fernando Morientes take on the likes of Paul Breitner, Andreas Brehme, Giovane Elber and Roy Makaay.

Real Madrid:

Paco Buyo, Coke Contreras, Miguel Porlan Chendo, Roberto Rojas, Rafael García Cortés, Luis Miguel Ramis, Ricardo Gallego, Aitor Karanka, Andrés Sabido, Zinedine Zidane, Julio Llorente, Emilio Butragueño, Iván Pérez, Dani García Lara, Luis Figo, Alfonso Pérez, José Emilio Amavisca, Jesús Enrique Velasco, Fernando Redondo, Christian Karembeu, Víctor Sánchez del Amo, Fernando Sanz, Iván Helguera, Fernando Morientes, Davor Suker, Ruben de la Red, Carlos Alonso Santillana.


Bayern Munich:

Klaus Augenthaler, Paul Breitner, Andreas Brehme, Harald Cerny, Harald Dax, Giovane Elber, Thomas Helmer, Walter Junghans, Ludwig Kögl, Robert Kovac, Niko Kovac, Oliver Kreuzer, Roy Makaay, Hans Pflügler, Stefan Reuter, Willy Sagnol, Paulo Sergio, Michael Tarnat, Marcel Witeczek, Matthias Zimmermann.

11 vs. 100

5 Jun 2011  No Comments

The Japanese division 1 team Cerezo Osaka playing against 100 kids in a very interesting match.

Reminder: The Champions League Final is Tonight

28 May 2011  No Comments


Tonight at Wembley Stadium 18:45 GMT (21:45 Kuwait Time), The most important game of the season is going to take place between Barcelona FC and Manchester United. 2 years ago both teams also met at the final of this competition and Barcelona left victorious back then wining 2-0. Goals by Samuel Eto and Lionel Messi secured the title for Barcelona.

Will it be that easy for Barcelona this time? or will Manchester United prove to be a worthy title contender and give us and excellent game tonight. Either way, no football enthusiast will miss the match tonight.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona, More Theatrics?

3 May 2011  1 Comment

Tonight’s game between Barcelona and Real Madrid for a spot in the UEFA Champions League final is going to be full of drama no doubt. But how much drama?

Football in general is know for its theatrics and “simulation” but barcelona take it a bit too far when they play one of the better teams.

You can say what you want about Pepe’s challenge on Alves but there was intention to hurt him. A red card for me.

really hope we see a good game tonight and Mourinho opens up the field and see a fast-paced game.

Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in The World

1 May 2011  130 Comments

Real Madrid tops the richest clubs list again this year even though it was a disappointing season but hosting the UEFA Champions League final helped.
In the list: 1 german team, 2 spanish, 3 italian and 4 english teams.
  1. Real Madrid: 438.6m euros
  2. Barcelona: 398.1m euros
  3. Man Utd: 349.8m euros
  4. Bayern Munich: 323m euros
  5. Arsenal: 274.1m euros
  6. Chelsea: 255.9m euros
  7. AC Milan: 235.8.m euros
  8. Liverpool: 225.3m euros
  9. Inter Milan 224.8m euros
  10. Juventus: 205m euros



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