Colombia 1-0 Costa Rica: Ramos goal beats ten man Costa Rica

July 3, 2011


The Lady and The Unicorn, Domenico Zampieri
“Colombia squeezed past Costa Rica in a poor game. Hernan Dario Gomez surprisingly left out Cristian Zapata, sticking with the partnership of Luis Parea and Mario Yepes at the back. Hugo Rodallega was also on the bench. Costa Rica are participating in this tournament with an Olympic squad, so the majority of players are under 23, and the XI was unrecognisable from the side which contested the Gold Cup.” Zonal Marking


Keep Calm and Carry On

July 3, 2011

“Seemingly as bumptious as he is precocious, Jack Rodwell recently said that several of England’s senior players including Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, and John Terry, would be certain starters if they were in the current Barcelona squad—a boast sure to induce more than a few guffaws even if publications like The Sun are patting Jack the Lad on the head for his bulldogged patriotism.” Run of Play


Copa América: Colombia beat Costa Rica to go top of Argentina’s group

July 3, 2011

“Yesterday’s only Copa América game saw Colombia beat Costa Rica 1-0 with a goal from Adrián Ramos on the stroke of half time after a wonderful pass from Fredy Guarín. The result puts Colombia top of Group A on three points, with Argentina and Bolivia of course both on one after the first match. I didn’t get the chance to post the goal video at the time, so here it is now. Later on I’ll have the highlights here of Sunday’s two matches; Paraguay v Ecuador in Santa Fe, and Brazil v Venezuela, which I’m currently waiting in the press room to take my seat for.” Hasta El Gol Siempre


Menezes’ Options Represent Fusion of Brazilian and European Styles

July 3, 2011

“When it comes to the Brazil team’s shape, Mano Menezes essentially has two preferences in mind, and both revolve around the advanced playmaking figure of Paulo Henrique ‘Ganso’.” santapelota


Video of the Week Extra: The English Premier League 1992/93 Season Review

July 3, 2011

“During the summer of 1992, the First Division of the Football League became the Premier League. The first season of the Premier League was played out against a backdrop of building sites as clubs sought to bring themselves into line with the Taylor Report, and it was a season that – and this seems extraordinary to say now – saw Manchester United instated as the English champions for the first time in twenty-six years. We would come to see over the coming years just how much this season would become a page turning in the history of the game in England. Our most sincere thanks go to the original uploader.” twohundredpercent