July 2011 ⋆ An Old International

Talking about a Revolution

This is what Karl-Heinz Rummenigge did in response to FIFA’s apparent corruption. As the chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), which represents the football clubs of Europe and their interests in any dispute with UEFA or FIFA, Rummenigge demanded that FIFA clean up their acts and restore honesty. In his function he stated that…

Forlan keeps it in the family.

Besides being Uruguay’s record international,

a force to be reckoned with

Uruguay have won the Copa America 2011 and are the force of South American football to be reckoned with for the next years. OK, Brazil will be in better shape come the Confed Cup 2013 and the World Cup the year after. For now however, it is Uruguay who seem to be the best team…

Options

What happens once football players decide it’s time to call it a day? There seem to be a number of options they can choose from. George Best opened a boutique while German World Cup winner of 1954 Horst Eckel returned to his trained job as a teacher and even as a pensioner is working with…

The Fall of the Giants: The Copa America 2011

That is the ultimate conclusion the observer of this weekend’s football that saw Argentina and Brazil crash out at the quarterfinal stage of the 2011 Copa America in held in Argentina. The two continental super powers were joined by Columbia and Chile, making the semi-finals a very strong occasion for Uruguay and Paraguay to reach…

Lucky and Plucky

This is the best way to describe Japan’s historic success at the Women’s Football World Cup last night in Frankfurt, Germany. In a game that saw them often outplayed by the United States’ Women’s Soccer Team, Japan never gave up and with some astute resilience they fought their way back into the game and to…

Spain’s future looking bright. The Youngsters in action.

The future of Spanish football is looking bright indeed. Its under 21 team has just won the European Championship this year against Switzerland and it can be expected that from this team a number of players will progress to the senior stage and enlighten the international football stage in the years to come. The final…

Again and again…Football Groundhogday Moments

England’s Under-17 national team lost to Germany 3-2 in the quarterfinal of the World Cup currently held in Mexico, forty-one years after the senior squad lost to Germany on the same score, although in 1970 it was after extra time and England squandered a 2-0 lead. The score in the junior’s game was close as…