Archive for July, 2010

The vindication of Sergio Busquets 11

The vindication of Sergio Busquets

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“If I was a footballer, I would like to be like Busquets” Vicente del Bosque Of course, Vicente del Bosque was a footballer. And, despite spending the vast majority of his career in football on the opposite side of Spain’s great divide, he was like Busquets. Del Bosque didn’t create goals. He stopped them.

What Could Have Been: Álvaro Recoba 18

What Could Have Been: Álvaro Recoba

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Uruguay’s World Cup dream came to an end on Tuesday night in Cape Town, with the tournament’s surprise package falling at the penultimate hurdle in the shape of Bert Van Marwijk’s highly organised Holland. Fans were left wondering what could have been had a couple of contentious decisions or half chances gone their way, but […]

World Cup Semi-Final Previews 4

World Cup Semi-Final Previews

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Uruguay v Holland Cape Town, Tonight at 7:30 Both sides made this semi-final tie in contrasting circumstances. Holland shocked Brazil by coming from behind to win 2-1, in a game that didn’t personify the Total Football and Samba stylings both nations are known for. Uruguay, via a controversial last minute handball off the line from […]