Category Archives: World Cup

The Zidane-Materazzi Incident Becomes a Bronze Statue

Football fans have always gazed at monuments dedicated to strikers as well as to goalkeepers, mainly outside the stadium of the team that mostly marked their career. Probably, they have never seen a statue representing a foul or a goal … Continue reading

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Cavani, Suárez and the Uruguay Paradox

Both of them were born in 1987. Both of them can score a goal with the right foot as well as with the left one. Both of them can flash the ball into the net with a header, from inside … Continue reading

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United Soccer of America – Part II

[Part I] The midfield was the department in which Americans with the most disparate origins cohexisted. One of the most notable was Tabaré “Tab” Ramos Ricciardi; his roots are in Montevideo, although his two surnames reveal Italian and Spanish origins. … Continue reading

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United Soccer of America – Part I

That men’s football national team was nothing else than a mere application in sports of the meltin’ pot, the phenomenon which is at the root of America. It was almost natural that Team USA was composed of footballers whose origins … Continue reading

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