Imagine a world in which the President of a domestic football association can be removed by his own government for gross corruption: yet instead of being ostracised by the world game, in fact receives a promotion. All the way to President of the continental confederation and the FIFA Executive Committee: whose daily activities make his previous life look like a picnic. That parallel universe was, until only two days ago, […]
On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, The United States Justice Department indicted the following World Football officials in a major investigation which is looking into FIFA’s activities: Jack Warner; Eduardo Li; Nicolás Leoz; José María Marin; Julio Rocha; Rafael Esquivel; Costas Takkas; Aaron Davidson; Alejandro Burzaco; Hugo and Mariano Jinkis; José Margulies; Jeffery Webb and…. wait for it… Eugenio Figueredo… Oh Eugenio what have you done?
This will be a short post today… why you ask? Well there’s something called work that not even LCB is immune from. Anyway, this little bit of news courtesy of El Especatador (my new favorite news website at the moment) didn’t escape my Twitter feed. Well it turns out; according to some rumor – mentioned in the article – that CONMEBOL may be bargaining to keep the 5th spot (or […]
27 became 23 today, as Tabárez cut the following names from the preliminary list of 27 players he named 2 weeks ago: Emiliano Velasquez, Matias Aguirregaray, Camilo Mayada & Mota Gargano were cut from the squad.
Shortly before the 2014 World Cup began, Carlos Salvador Bilardo aka el Narigón warned that having “El Crack Numero 1 del Mundo” doesn’t necessarily guarantee you’ll win the World Cup. He referred to Cruyff in ’74, Maradona in ’82 and ironically foreshadowed Messi’s turn in 2014.