La Liga – one league or two?

La Liga – one league or two?

Barcelona and Real Madrid – love them or hate them. In a previous article, I explained some of the massive differences between the big two in Spain and the rest of La Liga. In fact, I am absolutely sure that no one will argue with me that we watch two separate leagues in Spain, the Championship between Barcelona and Real Madrid and a competition between [...]

Brazil are Champions of the Under 20 World Cup 2011

Brazil are Champions of the Under 20 World Cup 2011

Brazil beat Portugal in extra time to win the Under 20 World Cup 2011 In a very even match (and certainly not a night for the goalkeepers), Brazil overcame Portugal with a winning strike in the second half of extra time. Oscar was the hero of the night scoring all three goals for Brazil. Both teams managed to come back [...]

Under 20 World Cup 2011, Colombia – the final!

In Colombia, they speak Portuguese: Brazil to meet Portugal in the final in Bogota. Brazil eliminated Mexico with 2 goals from Henrique in the last ten minutes of the game. Brazil surprised the Mexicans, who looked content to go into extra time by scoring nine minutes from time.  However, Mexico went to look for the equaliser in a last desperate [...]

Under 20 World Cup; Colombia and Spain out!

Semi-final showdown tonight live on Eurosport! At 17.00 and 20.00 local Colombian time (+7 CET), the final two will be decided for what has been a most enthralling and competitive Under 20 World Cup. Mexico quite convincingly eliminated Colombia, overcoming the difficulty of altitude as I suggested. I have already given a magnificent report on the Mexican team having watched [...]

Under 20 World Cup, update

Under 20 World Cup, update

Brazil will meet Spain in the Under 20 World Cup quarter finals. The quarter final draw of the Under 20 World Cup 2011 is now decided, with very even matches in all the forthcoming games. The amazing thing is that they all seem perfect matches with contrasting styles of football that means the winner could be any one of the [...]

Andrey Arshavin and the quote of the week

Andrey Arshavin and the quote of the week

“I have already said that this season I am sure to be at Arsenal, and not somewhere else. As the saying goes: ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans for tomorrow’” – Having made many laugh with his pitiful performances for Arsenal last season Andrey Arshavin wisely doesn’t want to provoke further mirth.

Under 20 World Cup Tournament

Under 20 World Cup Tournament

The group stages of the Under 20 World Cup are now well established and, in some cases, the teams that will go through to the next stage of the Under 20 World Cup are well defined. The favourites are in good positions with Brazil beating Panama comfortably and convincingly and Argentina sweeping past Korea. In the same group, England managed [...]