Football, or ‘soccer’, as our allies in the US refer to it (I’ll have to get used to this as I may be advising MLS on Central American football in the near future!) is a business worth billions in virtually any currency in the world. It is, any way you look at it, a vast commercial industry that is driven [...]
I was with Uruguayan football legend, Pablo Forlan Sr (father of Diego Forlan) at the Miramar v. Tanque Sisley game on Sunday morning. Tanque Sisley, the surprise package in the Uruguayan league, have just been promoted from the second division after a well contested game against Miramar – which they undeservedly won 1-0.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]