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I've just read this very interesting blog in soccerlens.com:

http://soccerlens.com/is-this-the-worst-world-cup-ever/47528/#comment-125999

It really brings up a lot of issues that could be a factor in preventing teams from scoring goals, and in causing fans to lose interest.

Some of them:

- the FIFA seeding
- too many teams?
- player fatigue

And I'll add one of my own: the Jabulani ball. It wasn't mentioned in the article, but the only league that has used this ball for the last year is the Bundesliga. Those players have had almost a year to get used to it. The result: Germany's performance compared to all the others. Most of the players on the German NT play their club football in Germany.
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Today I am going to forego the usual picspam to concentrate on my favourite teams for today's matches. Mexico and Uruguay.

This is my Mexico picspam.

One of the most disturbing stats that I discovered was that the host team at every single World Cup has NEVER LOST THEIR OPENING MATCH. However, there is (1) always a first time, (2) I KNOW 'El Tri' (Mexico) can do this! and (3) maybe they could tie at least!

VAMOS, El Tri!!!

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Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] 4_atleti





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In my first post I showed pics from the Bochum-Frankfurt, Bayern-Stuttgart and Leverkusen-Schalke games. This one will picspam the remaining games from this past weekend. Here's a teaser:

The Olympic Stadium entrance in Berlin.

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And there is a NEW leader atop the table.



Because there are sooooo many photos from the weekend's action I decided this post should be split into two parts. In this first part I will post pics from Friday's game and the epic matches between Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke, as well as Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, here. Pics from the other games (and trust me, these are also worthy!) will be posted separately. There were lots of great photos and WTF? moments from the weekend that you will NOT want to miss!

CLICK HERE FOR PICSPAM )
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I am making this post because I find Deportivo La Coruna an interesting team. A lot of people don't think so, in fact they consider Depor to be boring. But IMO, how could Depor be boring when it has players like the following?

This is a small picspam featuring some of my favourite Depor players.

This pic shows defender Ze Castro vs Raul of Real Madrid, back in January 2009.



MORE PICS AND INFO HERE )

Deportivo La Coruna are currently sitting in 6th place in La Liga with 41 points, directly behind Sevilla who have 43. Today these teams will play each other in Sevilla. It should be an exciting game!
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Juan Carlos Silva was shot in the buttocks in an attempted robbery. The wound is not serious and he should be able to resume playing in no more than 10 days' time. The most alarming thing is that a second America player has been shot since the attack on Salvador Cabanas.



LINK AND ARTICLE HERE )
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This is horrible. I was just getting ready to do a Mexican league post on this weekend's games when I saw the news. Here are a couple of links to good sites that have the news:

http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news;_ylt=AnuPGjOxC3wcyjLFT9OnwwUmw7YF?slug=ap-mexico-playershot&prov=ap&type=lgns

http://www.mediotiempo.com/

It seems he was shot in the head at a bar (he was with his wife), has undergone seven hours of surgery, is in serious but stable condition, but still has the bullet lodged in his head. I am sure everyone knows Salvador. He is a prolific goalscorer for his club team, Mexican side America, as well as a striker on the Paraguayan National Team. I just hope that he will be okay. What a shock for everyone who knows him in the football world. My heart and my prayers go out to his family. :(

A couple of photos of Salvador:



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There has been a lot of speculation about where Sergio Canales will play next season. It is rumoured that Real Madrid want him, among other big teams. There have been so many articles written about this that I'll post a few links below.



http://footyfactor.com/7225/the-next-stop-for-sergio-canales.html

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Sport/Story/STIStory_479398.html

http://www.imscouting.com/global-news-article/Cruyff-advises-Canales-to-join-Real-Madrid-when-he-is-23/5098/

BUSY DAY

Jan. 3rd, 2010 12:50 pm
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Right. In about 20 minutes my television football day will start. It was supposed to begin at 12 noon with the Argentine Highlights Show and I had sat down with a bowl of chicken & rice soup, some cheese & crackers and a cup of tea to watch that. But of course, since the Argentine Primera has not started yet, they cancelled the show and gave us another helping of the footie news from yesterday. So beginning at 12:55 pm, GOLTV has the Mallorca-Athletic Bilbao game. Then at 3 pm we have a conflict. FOX is showing the Mexican Interliga game between Tigres and Jaguares. Now, Tigres has players like Gaston Fernandez and Kikin Fonseca, whereas Jaguares has Neri Cardozo...and I really wanted to see this game. Last night's two Interliga games were cracking! Especially America vs Santos. (The Interliga games are a series of playoffs which result in the top two teams going to the Copa Libertadores.) But at 2:55 pm GOLTV is showing the Osasuna-Real Madrid game. They are replaying it at 9 pm, so I suppose I should watch it then. What to do...what to do. I'll think about it while I am watching Athletic!

See you all later with picspams from the games.♥
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This article appeared in 'The Spoiler'.

Nigeria U17s captain is too old to play for the U21 team

READ THE ARTICLE HERE )

And here is the link:

http://www.thespoiler.co.uk/index.php/2009/11/04/nigeria-u17s-captain-is-too-old-to-play-for-the-u21-team#more-10204
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Here are a couple of recent articles regarding some recent issues.

1. River Plate fans are turning on the players.

2. Rodrigo Archubi has had a positive drug test result.

:(

Read about it under the cut.

MORE INFO HERE )
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Colombian Model and Actor Carlos Arturo Buelvas



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