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About That…

25 Jun

After a long hiatus from S.O.F., I’ve decided it is time to come back. What has happened? Well, for one, the coworker who shared his love for fútbol with me just moved to a new city. Needless to say, I was very sad and almost cried.

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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

Sneak Peak at Wednesday’s Series of International Friendlies

6 Feb
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Monday was a very sad day in the fútbol world. In a press conference at The Hague, the European police intelligence agency, Europol, stated that in a 19-month investigation called Operation Veto, it discovered evidence of match-fixing in 680 games. The second thing that came to my mind after my initial astonishment was: all of my ruined manicures for nothing!! You see, I always pick at my nail polish when I watch high profile matches due to my anxiety fits.

To the corrupt people guilty of match-fixing: Please enjoy this sport for its natural beauty. Don’t kill it for us with your avarice, because the truth will come out.

On a brighter note, this has been a quiet week in terms of club matches, because our boys are getting ready to play with their national teams on February 6, 2013 (today or tomorrow, depending on your time zone) in a series of international friendlies. Here is a list of the attention-grabbing matches, including a list of notable absentees.

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El Clásico. Enough Said.

31 Jan

I’m ashamed for not stopping by and posting anything for a few days; it’s a rather hectic unemployed life! However, I think that when we have a Clásico, the world should stop for 90 minutes, and every soul should fill their brains with images of Real Madrid and Barcelona in action in the same pitch. This is a time of hefty bets, insults, fist punches, jaw drops, tight stomachs, nail polish chipping, nail biting, knuckle cracking, clapping, hugging, yelling, singing, OMG’s, etc. I always worry for the fans who have diabetes or high blood pressure during this time. Needless to say, here in The Stilettos of Fútbol, a Clásico always earns a 10 in the scale of stiletto height, regardless of the final score or the players going all thug on each other. Here’s the recap of tonight’s El Clásico that ended with a 1-1 tie.

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Real Madrid Embarrasses Valencia in Second Match of Trilogy

20 Jan

As I tuned into BeINSport this afternoon to watch Real Madrid play Valencia for the second time in a row, I was honestly worried I would fall asleep. Staying up late last night and waking up early this morning had rendered me exhausted. But these fútbol players are relentless drama queens and and they were determined to spice up their 90 minutes in the Mestalla pitch.

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