It is quite extraordinary.
Watch the video.
The internet is flooded with articles, photos, images, blogs, columns, videos, all about World Champions’s Spain early exit of the World Cup. The Guardian’s reporter Sid Lowe managed to put in writing all the atmosphere and feeling going on at the end of the match. Really exceptional text. You see yourself there, feeling with them.
Starst with: “It was a long walk out of the Maracanã and a quiet one too.”
And Casillas (for many one of the most responsible for the failure) says: “Is this the end of an era?”, he was asked. “Things are going to change. Eras end with defeats … and this was a painful defeat. Now we’re going home,” he said, beginning the long walk out of there and out of the World Cup.”
Read it all. A MUST for Sports writers and lovers.
That’s what happens when you host the most watched Sports Events in the World. The ‘guests’ see the entire house not only the dining room.
– Colombia‘s Coach Jose Pekerman has received over 400,000 votes in Colombia’s presidential elections – despite not standing for office.
Thousands spoiled their votes to show support for their beloved national coach after Los Cafeteros routed Greece over election weekend.
The Daily Mail comes up with a novelty reason for Uruguay‘s defeat to Costa Rica. NO Dulce de Leche!! Apparently, 39kg of their favourite paste has been confiscated by Brazilian officials when Oscar Tabarez & Co arrived in the country!
– Gisele Bundchen will present the Winner’s Trophy on 13th of July, according to the Boston Globe. President Dillma Roussef is said to be reluctant to expose herself to more booing and FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter’s popularity is not that high either!! (he did hand the trophy to Spain captain Iker Casillas in South Africa in 2010. )
– Ex footballers – all commentators for British BBC and ITV have had a fun afternoon playing beach volley. Watch this
. NO planes are allowed to land in Salvador during games? Well, a group of Dutch fans found that out the hard way last week. Their flight from the United States last Friday was late but they thought they would still be able to join in the celebrations – and what celebrations!! 5×1 Spain!!!!) after their opening match. Not that simple. As they prepared to touch down, the pilot pulled up from the tarmac and land them an hour later in Aracaju, 100 miles from their destination!!! At least that is what is published on The Times today. I mean : not even the pilots are informed of those so important – although ridiculous – changes?!?!
. Lionel Messi left a young boy very distressed? Watch this
. There are so many Argentinians in Brazil that a commentator wrote in his column: “Copabana has been already taken; Let’s see if we can defend Ipanema”
I can only hope no disaster happens. But this is absolutely NOT acceptable. And some people are going around saying everything is fine. This is the Cup of the Cups!!
So many things have gone wrong already. The international media are really trying to be sympathetic but it is impossible when lives are being put at risk like this. And it all cost over £7,5 billion!!!
The beach town of Santos had one of its proudest moments yesterday when Edson Arantes do Nascimento rode on a streetcar trolley into the opening ceremony of The Pelé Museum. The wild , emotional applause was genuine, after all, Pele’ is probably the person who made Santos a world wide famous city.
It was an invitation only event and had over 300 people present including the vice president of Brazil, Michel Temer, and the mayor of Santos, Paulo A Barbosa.The museum takes up 4,000 square meters in a complex inside Santos’ old town in a renovated historic building, and houses more than 2,500 items related to his career, including trophies, jerseys, photos and other memorabilia.
Pelé told the journalists and guests that assembling all his mementos into one place was a dream come true and that he was proud to represent his city and country.
“In 1958, no one knew Brazil. And today, everyone’s here at the inauguration of my museum,” he said at the podium. “Now we’re getting the Cup of all Cups and all eyes are on us here.”
E a nossa presidente vai pra TV dizer que os pessimistas vão ver que tudo vai dar certo. Ou alguma besteira semelhante. isto depois de dizer que os estádios estão prontos. Todos os jornais ingleses publicam matérias sobre a total falta de organização e preparação. O The Mirror publica foto dos funcionários pintando com spray verde o gramado mal implementado e péssimamente mantido. “Iria envergonhar ultime da oitava divisão no Campeonato Ingles”, escreveu Martin Lipton.
O The Sun salienta o estado do gramado mas também inclui a informação que a equipe de limpeza usava mascaras na cara enquanto limpava o vestiário que será utilizado pelos ingleses hoje no jogo contra a Italia – segundo o jornal as banheiras estavam em estado lastimável de sujeira.
Os arredores do estádios não estão muito melhores e nem vamos mencionar as manifestações dos trabalhadores que ralaram anos pra construir este que sera’, sem duvida, maior elefante branco de toda a Copa, e ainda não foram nem pagos!!
The BBC breakfast website is running a programme with hundreds of footballers faces to click on . Their experts have chosen. O programa matinal da BBC montou um programa no site com centenas de jogadores de futebol para voce clicar. Os experts deles montaram o time deles de todos os tempos.
Dino Zoff; Cafu, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer, Paolo Maldini; Garrincha, Zico, Lothar Matthaus, Zinedine Zidane; Pele, Diego Maradona.
Do you agree? Concorda?
Now chose your own. It is quite fun but much more difficult than it seems!! And the choices still miss some great names like Peter Shilton on the goal.
Agora escolha os seus 11. E’ bem divertido mas muito mais divfcil do que parece. E ainda assim falta nomes importantes como o goleiro inglês Peter Shilton na lista.
Para os saudosistas e amantes da Indy. Um dia num circuito lento e oval. Mas a matéria é gostosa.
“Acho que carro de corrida é uma droga, ne’? Só precisei chegar perto e o virus dentro de mim começou a se movimentar”
Emerson diz que ele iria pra Indy, mais dia menos dia. Será?