Copa exits may prompt Brazil tactics re-think

May 11, 2011


Diego Amaya
“Asuncion is currently the capital of South American football – and not just because the offices of the continent’s governing federation are situated on the outskirts of the Paraguayan capital. Eight teams are left standing in the Copa Libertadores, South America’s Champions League, and two of them are based in the Paraguayan capital; Cerro Porteno, who have blown hot, cold and lukewarm during the competition, and Libertad, who have been consistently excellent. No other country can boast more than one club in the last eight.” BBC – Tim Vickery

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Søndag prædiken

May 11, 2011

“With the 2010/11 season coming towards an end in England, attentions turn once again to the Nordics for my regular fix of football. Denmark still has a few rounds of matches left although in the Superliga there is only pride to play for after FCK wrapped up the league two weeks ago. That and second spot, which this season sees the Danes steal a Champions League qualifying place from the Scots. With five games to go three teams were still in with a shout including Brøndby, who if anyone could do with a slice of luck it was them.” The Ball Is Round


Simon Kuper on why England lose

May 11, 2011

“We’ve reached 1994 in our 25 years of WSC retrospective. Many reasons were posed for England’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in America that summer. In WSC 93, Simon Kuper proposed that players in England would become more sophisticated – and more successful – if they were encouraged to express themselves more off the pitch” WSC


Just how do Chelsea get the best out of Fernando Torres?

May 11, 2011

“Fernando Torres’ biggest impact on Chelsea’s title challenge this season? Scoring two goals against them in a Liverpool shirt back in November. The Spaniard’s £50million move has prompted more questions than answers, and even though he has broken his goalscoring duck, Chelsea would have been better off without the formation and selection problems Carlo Ancelotti has faced since Torres’ arrival.” Life A Pitch