FOOTBALL IN URUGUAY: THREE SOCCER GAMES IN TWO DAYS!

FOOTBALL IN URUGUAY: THREE SOCCER GAMES IN TWO DAYS!

I am going to take it relatively easy this weekend – as I will be attending three live games! On Saturday at 5 p.m., I will be watching Peñarol v. Defensor Sporting, two of the clubs with the most league titles in Uruguay – along with Nacional de Montevideo v Danubio which are the other two ‘big’ clubs here in [...]

HERO OF THE WEEK – DIEGO FORLAN

HERO OF THE WEEK – DIEGO FORLAN

Football can be a very cruel profession. You only have to read Wang’s story on this blog to know what I mean!! From winning the Europa league with Atletico de Madrid and then being voted best player of the World Cup, Diego Forlan has, over the last few weeks, hit a very dry patch. So much so, that the critics [...]

CULTURE SPAIN – DIEGO FORLAN (NOMINATED FOR BEST FIFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR)

CULTURE SPAIN – DIEGO FORLAN (NOMINATED FOR BEST FIFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR)

If there is one country in the world that has every right to name a football player as their national hero, it must, surely, be Uruguay. After all, over the last 10 years, Uruguay has exported nearly 200 professional football players, making the ‘export’ of football players a significant part of Uraguay’s export sales figures.  Indeed, amazingly, football player exports [...]