In 2012 I got permission to photograph the reconstruction of the Maracanã in Rio for the World Cup in 2014 and spent a few hours wandering around the construction site. 68 more words
Lionel Messi’s retirement announcement from international duty, right after Copa America 2016 finals defeat for Argentina, sent shockwaves across the planet. So much so, that even English Premier League’s best player Sergio Aguero and FC Barcelona’s top player Javier Mascherano’s retiring went unnoticed. 1,133 more words
Brazil it’s not us, it’s you. You are incredibly boring to watch and your players just aren’t as good as they used to be.
Most of us have been in denial about the footballing crisis sweeping Brazil, not least because of the problems we as England fans have endured over the last few years/many years (depending on how old you are), but the decline of the Brazilian national team has been even more heartbreaking to watch.1,053 more words
Spain’s domination of world football will go down as one of the sport’s finest achievements. The subsequent downfall of their squad and the destruction of the country’s own ‘tika taka’ format of play will be remembered as an ignominy they are desperate to forget. 384 more words