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THE WORLD CUP

13 Jun

Yep, that’s it. The World Cup is here. This is like heavenly cupcakes for The Stilettos of Futbol.
And, of course this tournament started with drama.  It’s as if the teams are purposely performing for S.O.F. As soon as the Brazuca started rolling in the Brazil v. Croatia opening game, this is what occurred…

First, Marcelo committed social suicide by scoring against his own team in the 11th minute.  But Neymar equalized the score by delivering a successful shot from midfield in the 29th minute.  The score was 1-1 at halftime.

Then came Fred and decided to put on a show in the 79th minute.  He pretended as if Dejan Lovren fouled him, Ref Yuichi Nishiura believed him, and he awarded Lovren a yellow card and a penalty kick to Brazil, which Neymar easily netted.

This is why I am an advocate of instant replay in futbol! Oh well, it could have been worse.  Hulk could have hit somebody’s head with his cleats and gotten banned for another three years, right?

In any case, Oscar scored for Brazil in the , resulting in a final score of 3-1 in favor of the host country.

Croatia supporters, Niko Kovac, the head coach, were not happy and backlashed against the performance. 

This was the opening match in a nutshell:
Who: Brazil v. Croatia (Group A)
What: Playing the World Cup 2014 opening game
When: June 12, 2014
Where: Arena Corinthians
Why: BECAUSE IT’S THE WORLD CUP
How: 3-1 in favor of Brazil

 Next up we have:

Mexico v. Cameroon (Group A)- I’m half Mexican, so I am rooting for Mexico.
Spain v. Netherlands (Group B) – REMATCH! I’m supposed to be in my spinning class at that time, but I will run on the treadmill instead so I can watch the game.  We futbol lovers need to make adjustments, you know.  Plus, I can’t wait to see the Dutch trying to get revenge on the Spanish.
Australia v. Chile (Group B) – We shall see!

Nani’s Red Card. Need I Say More?

6 Mar
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Let me jump straight into business here. The referee was the instigator this time. Not just any instigator, but THE hardcore instigator. The drama brewed in the pitch, overflowed to the post-match press conferences, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean all the way to The Stilettos of Fútbol. In tonight’s decisive clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid, all hell broke loose in the 56th minute.

Let’s look at the events leading up to the incident. It is no secret that prior to this match, Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and Man U coach Sir Alex Ferguson did not hold Turkish 36-year-old insurance agent and football referee Cuneyt Cakir in

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El Clásico: Barcelona’s Second Embarassment in Five Days

27 Feb
Ángel Di María had Carles Puyol doing the splits (via 101greatgoals)

Ángel Di María had Carles Puyol doing the splits (via 101greatgoals)

My abs are sore. Not from my workout earlier today, but from seeing Puyol do the splits in today’s El Clásico in the Camp Nou or should I say Camp Mou?. Should I have foreseen such an action-filled Clásico tonight, I would not have done so many planks this morning. Even Sir Alex Ferguson graced the Camp Nou with his appearance! Continue reading

Michael Owen Gets Away with Manhandling Mikel Arteta

5 Feb
Owen: "you're getting a punch for this, Arteta!!!"

Owen: “You better watch your back, Arteta!”

Unlike Real Madrid’s Alvaro Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso, Stoke City’s Michael Owen doesn’t slap. He punches. Check out what went down this weekend during Stoke City’s visit to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, which ended in a 1-0 victory for Arsenal: Continue reading

Chelsea v. Stoke City , Real Madrid v. Osasuna: Social Suicide & Failed Broadway Auditions

12 Jan

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I woke up too early this morning to take an exam. I rushed through it to come home, watch some fútbol and drink tea.  I began to think I was watching Mean Girls, but I double checked and in fact it was fútbol! Both the Premier League and La Liga had some quality drama going on.
* Note: This post contains multiple references to the movie Mean Girls. It is a must-watch.

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CR7 v. Pep Guardiola: Cat Fights and Grudges

12 Jan

For all you Madridistas and Blaugranes out there (or just fútbol lovers looking for a little amusement), do you remember this ultra cat fight on November 29, 2010, initiated by Pep Guardiola and Cristiano Ronaldo?

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