Archives: World Cup 2010

The World Cup Draw: A Quick Perspective from the Eyes of the Spanish National Team

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Most of the headlines focus around Group G, the consensus “Group of Death” with Brazil, Portugal, Côte d’Ivoire, and North Korea, and the pairing of England and the United States in Group C.  For Spain and manager Vicente del Bosque, … Continue reading

Athletic Bilbao Maintains Perfect Start and Basque Heritage

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Athletic Bilbao would have no problems with the proposed UEFA plan of mandating eight homegrown players in the squad of eighteen for every match or the theoretical 6 + 5 rule, where six players of the starting eleven would have … Continue reading

Puyol Out For Ten Days

Posted on by Juan Arango

As and Marca already started to salivate at the beginning of an impending Barcelona collapse.   Barca captain Carles Puyol will be out for ten days as he suffered a slight muscle tear in his left thigh. According to sources, Puyol … Continue reading

El Diego Good For Argentina?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Diego Maradona was appointed as Argentine national team head coach Tuesday evening.  That was the best birthday present that he could have received.  The obsession with Maradona has reached a new level.   From the outside looking in, there is very … Continue reading

Catalunya To Play Colombia In December

Posted on by Juan Arango

              The Catalunia select side are confirmed to play a friendly match against Colombia on December 28th according to Sport.  The match was confirmed by the Catalunian Football Federation as negotiations have developed quickly.  The stadium is yet to be … Continue reading

Former Aleti Coach To Lead Argentina?

Posted on by Juan Arango

According to reports coming out of Buenos Aires, pigs are about to fly. Argentine Football Association president Julio Grondona is ready to negotiate with former Atlético Madrid boss Carlos Bianchi. According to reports, Bianchi is ready to come back to … Continue reading

Messi Could Be Culprit Behind Basile Departure

Posted on by Juan Arango

Fresh off of one of the worst performances in decades, Argentina find themselves in shambles.  As of Thursday afternoon, the local media were reporting the possibility of coach Alfio Basile stepping aside due to inner conflicts and lack of response … Continue reading

Spain Roll, Casillas Makes Case

Posted on by Juan Arango

Coming in to this match against Estonia, those that believed that the eastern Europeans had a shot against the reigning champs were not even found in Le Coq Arena.  Spain La Furia’s offensive firepower was on cruise control and there … Continue reading

Confirmed Lineups

Posted on by Juan Arango

Estonia: Londak; Barengrub, Jaager, Piiroja, Klavan, Kruglov, Rahn, Lindpere, Dmitrijev, Vunk, Oper 4-4-2 ———————————————Londak——————————————- Barengrub                            Jaager                         … Continue reading

Sergio Ramos Leaves Practice Early

Posted on by Juan Arango

If Vicente Del Bosque needed more people injured prior to their World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Belgium, another problem emerges.  Defender Sergio Ramos did not finish Thursday´s practice after he started feeling pain in his groin prior to Spain´s … Continue reading