Tag: Perspective

Commentary, analysis, viewpoint on the captivating stories in the world of soccer.

Super Classico: River – Boca 1-1

On the most important day in Argentine football, the battle between the two clubs’ supporters was as spectacular as ever, with incessant chanting and colorful choreography blanketing all sectors of the stadium. The people of River Plate, treated to a…

Liverpool – Manchester United 2-0

On a bright Sunday morning in New York, Liverpool FC supporters congregated as they always do at the 11th Street Pub to unite in spirit on the most important of all Premiership occasions, Manchester United’s annual visit to Anfield.

Still Bitter?

An uninspired Simon Kuper laid out some bizarre maxims in his recent Financial Times article about Diego Maradona’s Argentina.

Argentina in the World Cup

Argentina clinched the final automatic place to South Africa with a win in Montevideo last night to a sense of collective relief, rather than jubilation.

Joy and Sadness

Joy in Honduras, Switzderland and Slovakia; Sadness in Ecuador and Costa Rica

BuqueBus Uruguay – Argentina

Dramatic Saturday in South Africa qualifiers around the world, none more captivating perhaps than in Quito and Buenos Aires where the fates of three nations dangled and twisted and then re-twisted in a span of four mostly injury time minutes.…

Road to South Africa

The World Cup picture got clearer Saturday on a thrilling day of qualifiers that left winners celebrating in the streets from Copenhagen to Santiago, while the heartbreak of missing out on South Africa will linger for a long time for…

Looking at Ibra for Eto’o

Mourinho is still animated about what he regards as the biggest coup of the year, Inter’s acquisition of Samuel Eto’o, along with 46 million euros, in exchange for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Old School

If there was any doubt about Milan’s prospects this year after the Inter derby humiliation a few weeks ago, it is now clear to even the most optimistic rossoneri that the problems are real and that there is no quick…

The Super-Classico of Avellaneda

How brave are the supporters of Racing Club de Avellaneda! Barely surviving in the Primera over the last few years, operating with an unremarkable roster of players, massive financial problems, the Racing people displayed a show of strength and uncompromisable…

A World Cup Without Argentina?

No longer impossible, but from a sporting point of view still inconceivable. A World Cup without Messi, without Aguero, without the spectacular Argentine supporters, without Diego? Argentina need to win their last two qualifiers to be certain of at least…