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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!

The Return…and Exit

15 May
via AFP

Don’t go!!!!!! *tears* (image via AFP)

 

OK, I fail for not blogging in the LONGEST. But, I was looking through futbol news this morning, and I saw SO MUCH material to share with all of you, that I HAD to post something.

 

 

 

PUYOL IS LEAVING US!!!! NOOOOOOO

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La Pulga Biónica Will Be Out for Two or Three Weeks

14 May

Today is a beautifully warm spring day in San Diego. I woke up to the sound of birds singing so loudly that I couldn’t concentrate on my squat challenge.  I didn’t mind much, though.  The music of nature is never a bad distraction.  Oh my goodness, I’m now freaking myself out with this poetic talk. 

Messi 1

Poor prom queen

   Anyway, my morning happiness was clouded by some very bad news concerning four-time FIFA’s Player of the Year, His Majestic  Highness, La Pulga Lionel Messi.  Continue reading

Champions League Quarterfinals Draw

15 Mar

These are the results of the draw. No, we won’t have any big rivalry showdowns *tears*. Mark your calendars before you forget!
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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

Barcelona’s Misery Against Milan

21 Feb

Dang. That’s all I can say about Barça’s Champions league embarrassment tonight.

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AC Milan v. Barcelona Preview; More Champions League Results

20 Feb
Clash of the Titans :0

Clash of the Titans (via Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Today is such a wonderful day. Although it’s pouring here in San Diego, I am in my house, lying cozily with an FC Barcelona v. AC Milan Champions League 2011 rerun airing in Fox Deportes in the background. It would be complete ingratitude from by part I asked more from life. And, the programming says that the 2012 rerun will air after this one is over. Of course it is all about Barcelona v. Milan today. Why? Well, only because Barça and Milan will meet for the 16th time today in the first leg of the last 16 in the 2012-2013 Champions League. So, if you are watching Fox Deportes, prepare to have a Barcelona v. Milan overdose today. Personally, I will take that overdose any day. Thank you, Fox Deportes. FYI, Fox Deportes is airing the 2012-2013 Champions League in Spanish. It is also airing the Copa Libertadores. Therefore, you Spanish speakers out there, get the channel ASAP!!!!

Some psychologists believe that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. I have not really analyzed that tenet, but just in case, let’s take a look at the history of Barça/Milan to see if we catch any trends and form an idea of tonight’s victor/score. Let’s also look at some details of tonight’s clash in San Siro, Italy.

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