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'7-1 was no coincidence: Reason 1'

Reason no.1: Scolari ~psychology + history

After the 2010 FIFA World Cup disaster (where Brazil lost 2-1 to Holland in a quarter final in which Felipe Melo received a red card and Sneijder, a 5’7” player, scored a header!) and the failure of the 2012 London Olympic games (where Mexico beat the favourites Brazil to gold), Brazil were a very weak side. 624 more words

2014 World Cup

"7-1 was no coincidence."

8 July 2014, 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-Final, Mineirão Stadium, Brazil: 

Brazil 1-7 Germany 

Prelude:

Pele, Garrincha, Carlos Alberto Torres, Socrates, Zico, Bebeto, Romario, Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho… Neymar… 311 more words

2014 World Cup

Poem: Brazil vs. Germany, July 8, 2014

Here is a poem I wrote during the historic 2014 World Cup game between Brazil and Germany on July 8, 2014.

Waves of yellow, green, and blue…

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How it all kicked off...

It’s already been established that I am a football fan but not how I’ve gotten to this point. I wasn’t raised into it, nor was I able to find solace in it at a public place during a low point in my life. 1,009 more words

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Messi lookalike has car impounded after mob scene

A Lionel Messi lookalike has found his appearance can bring a bit of trouble.

Reza Parastesh is an Iranian man who looks almost exactly like Messi, especially considering he’s adopted the hairstyle and beard of the Barcelona star. 156 more words

La Liga

Ex-Liverpool CEO shares biting story of Suarez transfer

Ian Ayre’s got jokes.

The former Liverpool CEO lifted the lid on some transfer stories during a Merseyside lecture this week.

Of note, Ayre admitted that the club thought Dele Alli demanded too much given what he had produced when the Reds has the chance to sign him as a 16-year-old, and said that Liverpool could’ve landed Alexis Sanchez but the player wanted to live in London (“We couldn’t move the football club to London, unfortunately,” he quipped). 125 more words

Premier League

Schweinsteiger shares thoughts on MLS, much more in lengthy interview

Ambassadors responsible for Bastian Schweinsteiger’s move to America extend deep into the 1970s.

1977 to be exact. That’s when Franz Beckenbauer first came to the New York Cosmos from Bayern Munich, a three-season tenure that went so well he returned to New York for his final professional season after time with Hamburg. 240 more words

Major League Soccer