The “Closing” and “Opening” football tournaments of Central and South America.

The “Closing” and “Opening” football tournaments of Central and South America.

Over the coming couple of weeks most football championships in Central and South America will be starting – but how do they actually work? Football championships in Central and South America are split into two separate tournaments, an opening tournament ‘Apertura’ from August through to December and a closing tournament Clausura from January to June. Most football championships in Central [...]

Boca Champions of Argentina!!!

Boca Juniors beat Banfield 3-0 on Sunday evening at the Bombonera stadium, Buenos Aires thus claiming the championship with two games to go. Clive Jagger – Football in South America

Round up of the most important Latin American football Leagues.

Round up of the most important Latin American football Leagues.

The Central and South American football leagues are coming to their half year end and there are few surprises. In Argentina, Boca Juniors just need a point from their last three games (and could be proclaimed champions today) if they get a point off Banfield at the “Bombonera”. In Uruguay, Peñarol sit top after an impressive 5-0 win yesterday over [...]

The domestic league in Uruguay, vibrant and exciting!

The domestic league in Uruguay, vibrant and exciting!

4 points separate the top 6 in the Uruguay League – with 6 points to play for! Of course, no one can doubt my special love affair with one of the smallest populated countries in the world – as you will know, if you have been reading this blog over the last few months. Indeed, I follow the Uruguay League [...]

Uruguay – On top of the World!

Uruguay – On top of the World!

How does one of the smallest populated countries in the world become one of the best footballing nations in the world? The answer: a school teacher! World Cup Qualifiers Montevideo, 11 November 2011, Centenario Stadium, Uruguay vs Chile, World Cup classification. After their impressive participation in the World Cup, achieving fourth spot, and the even more impressive victory in the [...]

David Beckham, LA Galaxy, MLS and the Honduras!

David Beckham, LA Galaxy, MLS and the Honduras!

If I were to tell you that I was in Tegucigalpa in the Honduras with David Beckham, I’d forgive you for thinking that I was dreaming up a fairy tale. In fact, I wasn’t dreaming and it wasn’t a fairy tale! Tegucigalpa is, as you may know, the capital of Honduras and I was there last week with David Beckham [...]