Category Archives: Futebol

If a game is played and nobody watches, was it really played?

Yesterday the Italian cabinet decreed that Italian Serie A may continue this weekend, but only after the stadiums are examined for security.  If they pass muster, they may host fans this weekend.   Today they announced that only six of the thirty-one stadiums under review were deemed safe.  That means twenty-five stadiums will host games with no fans this weekend.  Pretty crazy! 

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Super Clasico 2007 – Argentina

This SuperClasico was truly clasico.  River Plate fought for a tough win after two early expulsions left them playing most of the match down TWO men.  If that wasn’t enough, the game came down to PENALTY KICKS!  They played an almos full hour and a half down two men.  They eeked out the win 1-1 (6-5) and once agian won la Copa Revancha.

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Los Conquistadores vs Los Brasileros

IBrazil vs Portugal

In one of many preliminary friendlies for the Worl Cup 2010 Brazil faced off versus their Colonial conquerors, Portugal.  Luiz Felipe Scolari was facing his former team for only the second time and again proved too dificult for the perennially top ranked Brazil.  The understaffed Sambadores just didn’t have the firepower to break through the Portuguese defense and late substitute Simao Sabrosa’s late goal was enough to give Portugal the win.  Other scores from Tuesday’s round of Friendlies: Australia 1-3 Denmark, Brazil 0-2 Portugal, Bulgaria 2-0 Latvia, Cyprus 2-1 Hungary, Ghana 4-1 Nigeria, Greece 0-1 South Korea; Mali 3-1 Lithuania, Northern Ireland 0-0 Wales.

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Big Dreams Across the Pond

Following the likes of Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer, Tom Hicks and George Gillett today finalized their purchase of Liverpool for $470 Million.  In doing so, they joined a growing group of international owners looking to break up the seemingly endless battle between Manchester United and Arsenal.  Chelsea had been the most recent benefactor of a new, well banked owner, when billionaire Russian oil tycoon Roman Abramovich purchased them in 2003.

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Season suspended due to death of policeman

The Italian Serie A was suspended due to the death of a policeman as fans started riotting during the match between Palermo and Catane.

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