The super call-up list was finally submitted – the one with a list of names that will take part in the International Friendly match with France, the WCQ with Venezuela and the Confederations Cup – of course 5 names will be left off for the Confederations Cup to protect the integrity of “El Equipo de Memoria.”
Will Uruguay qualify to the 2014 World Cup? Good Question – back in late 2011, it sure looked like Uruguay would have an easy path to the World Cup, but then in mid 2012, everything went to shit.
This isn’t so much an article but a bookmark of sorts. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you were already aware that LCB was under the gun, a self-imposed timeline. August had been announced in early January as the make or break decision point to either continue with the Blog or close it for good.
Alex Ferguson steps down as Manchester United’s coach – Wayne Rooney and José Mourinho plan their exit strategies – Atlético Madrid plan a summer raid on Liverpool’s Suárez – Barça/Real Madrid get devoured in the Champions… all interesting headlines, but none of them more interesting in this Blog’s opinion than Eugenio Figueredo’s unprecedented rise as CONMEBOL president.
At the start of the season there are only a handful of teams with realistic odds of reaching Europe. However maintaining form and being a threat at the business end of the season is harder than it seems. Injuries to players, tiredness and pure luck go a long way to settling these games. The prize for any team able to do the business this late in the season is huge, [...]