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Maximiliano Mazzaro seguirá preso

BUENOS AIRES -- El barrabrava de Boca Juniors, Maximiliano Mazzaro, fue procesado este miércoles como supuesto partícipe necesario de homicidio en Liniers y continuará preso en el penal de Ezeiza.

Así lo determinó el juez de instrucción Manuel De Campos, en el marco de la causa por el crimen de Ernesto Cirino, ocurrido en agosto de 2011, por el que también está detenido el número uno de La 12, Mauro Martín.

Por esta causa sigue prófugo Daniel Wehbe, sospechado de ser el autor material del asesinato.

Tras varios meses prófugo, Mazzaro fue detenido en plena avenida 9 de Julio, a unas cuadras del Obelisco, el 7 de junio último, cuando circulaba en una camioneta 4x4 en compañía de una mujer, Mariana Reynoso, procesada también por encubrimiento.

Cirino fue asesinado el 29 de agosto de 2011 en el barrio de Liniers cuando discutió con su vecino Gustavo Petrinelli, cuñado de Martín, quien llegó al lugar junto con Mazzaro y supuestamente Wehbe.

Cirino fue atacado a golpes y Martín, Petrinelli y Mazzaro están detenidos y procesados.

El juez de la causa procesó, además, a Agustín Rey, quien le envió un mensaje de texto al barra de Boca "Cacho" Otazú, para avisarle que la Policía los iba a detener cuando volvieron del viaje a Ecuador tras el partido que jugó con Barcelona de ese país en marzo pasado.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Ecuador Primera A Wrap: Emelec claim first stage

Emelec have clinched the first stage of the Primera A with Cristian Nasuti scoring the decisive goal in a 1-0 win over Universidad Catolica.

Nasuti notched his second goal in as many games to lead his team to victory over Catolica, ensuring Emelec will finish top of the standings in the first half of the Ecuadorian league season.

With a round to play in the Primera A´s first stage, Emelec have 44 points with an unassailable six-point lead over second-placed LDU Quito, who succumbed to a 2-0 loss to Deportivo Cuenca on Wednesday.

The first stage triumph means Emelec have qualified for the two-legged championship final, which will be held if another team wins the second stage of the season.

If Emelec, who have qualified for next year´s Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana, win the second stage, they will be automatically crowned champions.

In Guayaquil, Emelec´s home fans had to wait 70 minutes to see their team breakthrough Catolica´s defence with the league leaders eventually scoring when Nasuti´s diving header from John Narvaez´s right-wing cross beat the visiting goalkeeper.

It was the 30-year-old Argentine defender´s second goal in four days, taking his season tally to two, after he unleashed a bicycle kick to knock off Cuenca on Sunday.

Cuenca ensured Emelec could celebrate winning the first stage on Wednesday by defeating LDU thanks to goals from Victor Estupinan and Damian Manso.

Estupinan opened the scoring four minutes from half-time, stepping around an opponent before unleashing a low drive from just outside the penalty area, while Manso doubled Cuenca´s lead in the 66th minute when his free-kick deflected off the wall and into the bottom corner of LDU´s net.

In other Primera A results, LDU Loja moved off the bottom of the Ecuadorian league standings with a 2-0 victory over third-placed Independiente, while reigning champions Barcelona overcame Manta 2-1 and Deportivo Quevedo won 4-3 against Deportivo Quito.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Ramirez generating interest around Europe

Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez is a transfer target for Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid, according to his agent.

The 22-year-old still has three years left on his contract, but has been linked to a number of sides in recent months despite claiming that he wanted to stay at Southampton at the start of June.

However, the new offers disclosed by his agent, Pablo Betancourt, might prove tempting for the Uruguay international, with both Dortmund and Atletico offering the chance of UEFA Champions League football.

Betancourt told South American radio station Radio Mana Sport: "(Gaston) is currently followed by Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid."

Ramirez had a positive debut season for the Southampton side after becoming their record signing last August, starting 20 games and scoring five goals.

He is currently away with Uruguay at the FIFA Confederations Cup and has been part of the team that has reached the semi-final in which they will face host nation Brazil on Wednesday.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Cavani bemoans parents´ comments

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has expressed frustration over recent comments from his parents regarding his uncertain future.

The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Stadio San Paolo, with Spanish giants Real Madrid thought to be keen on his services.

And the Uruguay international´s father further fuelled speculation by declaring that his son would be keen on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Cavani has insisted that he has received no contact from Real and remains a Napoli player.

He told La Repubblica: "My father has talked about Real? I want to point out that these words are not coming from me.

"I´ve asked my parents a thousand times not to say any more. They can only hurt me. I belong to Napoli as it stands and that depends on the club. If another option presents itself, we will evaluate it.

"I will make myself clear on this point too - I´ve always said they (Real Madrid) are one of the best clubs in the world."

Meanwhile, Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has insisted that the Italian club have no desire to allow Cavani to depart for less than his €63 million release clause.

"Neither me nor the president want Cavani to leave because he´s a really important player for us," he told Marca.

"Clearly, there is a clause that you can´t control, but we want him to stay to score many goals and to continue growing with Napoli. He found success and fame with this team and he can stay for another year with supporters who love him.

"Napoli don´t need the money. Should he leave, it will be for his clause, and it´s a really high sum. But our intention is that he will stay. The president´s intention is to strengthen the team and Cavani is our most important player.

"I don´t know if he has had any offers, but I know there is a clause and anyone who wants him will have to pay it."
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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L´Ã‰TAT, C´EST MOI" - DI STEFANO, REAL MADRID AND THE EUROPEAN CUP

“L´Ã©tat, c´est moi," said the Sun King, Louis XIV when he ruled France. The state, it´s me.

By the same token, albeit centuries later, in football, Alfredo Di Stefano was surely entitled to say: "Real Madrid, it´s me." The blond, tireless, deep-chested Argentinian was the inspiration and implacably dominant influence in the astonishing Real Madrid team that won five European Cups in a row- the first five- a record that will hardly be equalled let alone surpassed.

Yet to the eternal embarrassment of Barcelona, eternal rivals of Real, standard bearers for Catalonia against the ruling hierarchy of Castile, they could at least have shared the services of Di Stefano.

He had arrived in Spain in 1953, in his mid-twenties, not from his native Buenos Aires, where he claimed to have built his exceptional stamina by running through the streets, but from Bogota, Colombia, where he had decamped to play with other Argentinians for the Millonarios club. This was possible because Colombia had withdrawn from FIFA and could therefore sign whomever they liked without transfer fees.

Di Stefano, destined for all his dazzling prowess never to play in a World Cup, followed a hero of his own, centre-forward Adolfo Pedernera, to Bogota, having played his last for Argentina. Raimundo Saporta, Real´s treasurer and chief aide to all-powerful president Santiago Bernabeu, had flown to the Colombian capital in pursuit of Di Stefano, while Barcelona´s emissaries made for Buenos Aires, where Di Stefano´s original club, River Plate, still held his registration. Both River and Millonarios agreed with their respective visitors that they could sign Di Stefano. The Spanish federation then emitted what was hardly a judgement of Solomon, somewhat fatuously decreeing that each club could have the player in alternate seasons, with Real to have first go.

So Di Stefano began in Madrid, but in the initial six weeks, whether by accident or design, he hardly excelled. Barcelona, having watched him, decided fatally to sell out their share. Whereupon, in his very next game, against Barca, Di Stefano scored four goals in a 5-0 win. He and Real were up, up and away, winning the championship that season and again the next, 1954-55, to qualify for the first European Cup. Di Stefano was the indefatigable spirit of the side, playing Total Football well before it was ever conceived, ubiquitous and dynamic.

"As a centre-forward," he once said, "I am always on the move, up, back and across, trying not to be fixed in one position and so not allowing the defender to see too much of me. Or I may be trying to avoid ´bunching´ with other forwards. Or I may be reading what is to come, and moving quickly to help the next man on the ball. For forwards should accept it as part of their job that they should help their defence. When the opposing attack is in possession, you obviously are out of the game. What do you do? Just accept that position, while the defence tries to come through a difficult time? If the defence fails, the forward´s job becomes that much harder: he has to score more goals. So the obvious thing is to get back quickly and help the defence. It eases your own job over the whole game.

"I think nothing of popping up at centre-half or full-back, to cover a colleague who has had to leave his position. We are all footballers, and as such should be able to perform competently in all positions."

With a force such as Di Stefano on the field Real hardly had need of a manager, though Di Stefano worked amicably enough with the coach he found in charge, Jose Villalonga, a former army officer who would be succeeded by the somewhat more assertive Luis Carniglia, an Argentinian, in season 1957-58. But Di Stefano was still the main man. "My greatest pleasure," he declared, "is in hitting goals."

And he got them in abundance, though never selfishly. He could never, he said, "understand non-triers. Many a time, even once or twice when I was running a temperature, I have still persuaded the manager to let me play. Football is a great game, and when one is with a great club it should be a privilege to play and give of one´s best, a privilege hard to sacrifice." But in the World Cup in Chile in 1962, that other massive egotist, Helenio Herrera, in charge of Spain´s team, couldn´t persuade the naturalised Di Stefano to play.

Di Stefano´s essential foil in the first four European Cup triumphs was another Argentinian, the tall, skilful inside-left Hector Rial, who himself was a naturalised Spaniard and therefore available for the national team. Herrera wrote appreciatively of Rial, saying: "He has the technical assurance of the South Americans, but also a sense of realism." Moreover, Rial was a generously helpful mentor to flying outside left Francisco "Paco" Gento. Rial, said Gento, taught him how to exploit his pace and helped him to learn about the game. Gento always had warm words for both Di Stefano - who could find him blindfolded - and Ferenc Puskas, who would succeed Rial.

Longevity was Gento´s hallmark; in 1966 he became the only member of the team that won the first five European titles to win another, Real´s sixth. Yet he was not an early starter; Gento was 19 before his local club, Racing Santander, signed him on a five-year contract. But in 1953 he like Di Stefano came to Real Madrid, and flourished. Miguel Munoz, the tall, powerfully built right-half who would in time become the team´s manager, was somewhat surprisingly praised by Herrera as "the veritable motor of his team. A magnificent attacker, he is with much power." But "El Mago" added that Munoz could have difficulty against quick, counter-attacking opponents.

The field in the initial European Cup was small and Real had to beat only three opponents to reach the Final in Paris against Reims. They actually lost 3-0 in the quarter-final second leg against Partizan in Belgrade, where they were pelted with snowballs and tormented by a brilliant Milos Milutinovic; but they´d won the first leg 4-0. In the semi-finals, Milan were beaten 4-2 in Madrid, but at San Siro Real went down 2-1.

So to the Final, in which Di Stefano would be ranged against another supreme, deep-lying, creative centre-forward, little Raymond Kopa. Reims gave Real a tremendous run for their money, actually going 2-0 up in 12 minutes. Then Di Stefano took a forceful hand, starting in his own half a move he finished with a fearsome shot. On the half-hour Rial headed an equaliser, but on 62 minutes Michel Hidalgo´s header from Kopa´s precise free-kick restored Reims´ lead. Real´s equaliser was fortuitous. Marquitos, the big, tough centre-half, untypically surged upfield and shot. The ball hit a defender and rebounded into the net off Marquitos. The winner, scored by Rial 11 minutes from full-time, came after a typical burst by Gento, who called this the hardest of Real´s first five finals.

Kopa now joined Real, and Di Stefano predictably had him "banished" to his marginal role on the right wing. Not till the 1958 World Cup finals in Sweden would the Frenchman be able to retake, and triumphantly, his preferred position as playmaker. It was after that tournament that Real signed Didi, the inspiration of Brazil´s stunning attack, and Swedish centre-forward Agne Simonsson. But Di Stefano saw to it that they both stayed frustrated on the bench. Kopa for his part belatedly wondered why Real needed him at all.

In the 1956-57 European Cup, Real were hard-pressed in the first round by Rapid Wien, for whom the imposing blond centre back Ernst Happel scored a hat-trick in the 3-1 second leg victory in Vienna. Real had won 4-2 in Madrid and in these days before the away goals rule, a play-off was needed. Real, who offered Rapid £25,000 to stage the game in Madrid, duly won it 2-0. In the semi-finals, Matt Busby´s young Manchester United side lost 3-1 to Real in Madrid but gallantly forced a 2-2 draw in the return.

So to the Final, at Real´s stadium – as had been decreed from the start - where Fiorentina proved obstinate opponents. Real´s first goal was controversial. Dutch referee Leo Horn blew for a penalty when inside-right Mateos went down in the box and proceeded to ignore Fiorentina claims that the linesman had flagged for offside before the incident. Di Stefano converted the kick, and Gento made it 2-0 six minutes later.

The following season, a still more rugged centre-half, Jose Santamaria, arrived from Uruguay to replace Marquitos, while Munoz gave way to Juan Santisteban. Santamaria, nicknamed "The Wall", once said: "A centre-half should be anything but that. In my opinion, football begins out of defence."

En route to the Final in Brussels, where Milan were so narrowly beaten 3-2 after extra-time, Real scored six at home to Royal Antwerp and eight in Madrid against fellow Spaniards Sevilla, four of them from Di Stefano. But Vasas of Hungary surprisingly beat them 2-0 when they met in Budapest, though Real had won the first leg 4-0.

In a Final that came vigorously alive in the second half, Uruguayan Juan Schiaffino put Milan ahead. Di Stefano equalised, Ernesto Grillo made it 2-1 for Milan, but, a minute later, Rial scored for 2-2. In extra-time, left-winger, Tito Cucchiaroni, hit Real´s bar, and the other, Gento, got the winner.

The 1959 Final, in Stuttgart, was once again against Reims. Di Stefano scored the second goal in a somewhat tepid 2-0 victory. In the semi-finals, Real had been drawn against city rivals Atlético and were held to a 2-2 aggregate draw. But they made it through with a 2-1 win in a play-off staged in Zaragoza.

That season, Real were able to deploy the formidable left foot and commanding presence of Puskas, who, reportedly, diplomatically set up a goal for Di Stefano when they were neck and neck at the top of the league scorers´ chart. "I was charged with being slow after my early matches in Spain," Puskas wrote. "Modestly, I beg to point out that this was, and is, an illusion ...the ball should run faster than the man." The Hungarian got the winner against Atlético in the play-off, but it was Rial who was inside-left in the Final.

So to 1960 and the ultimate crescendo in the Glaswegian Final, when 130,000 Scottish fans stayed on to applaud a Real team that had thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 after going 1-0 behind. Puskas scored four, Di Stefano three, and each was in irresistible form. Even in the 1962 Final, in Amsterdam, when both players were veterans, Puskas scored a hat-trick in the 5-3 defeat by Benfica. For one of the goals, he simply trotted half the length of the field from Di Stefano´s superbly timed pass. If 1960 was the triumphant swan song, 1962 was a memorable farewell.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Newell’s Old Boys Are More Than Worthy League Champions, And Here’s Why

The statement in the headline is probably the least controversial thing that’s been said in Argentine football in the decade-and-a-bit that I’ve been watching it. Yes, other champions in that time have managed more points, or have lost fewer games on their way to the title. But Newell’s championship— confirmed yesterday afternoon when Lanús failed to overturn a 2-0 deficit away to Estudiantes when the second half of their called-off match was played— has been glorious to watch. They’ve had plenty of praise already, but here’s mine.

Lots of goals

Newell’s have scored forty goals so far in the 2013 Torneo Final. Forty. You’ve got to go back to the Clausura 2004— eighteen championships ago (we have two championships per year here in Argentina, remember)— before you find a champion who scored more than forty goals; in that campaign River Plate emerged victorious with forty-one. And Newell’s, remember, still have one game to play. It took two of the best defences in the league— Lanús and Arsenal de Sarandí— to shut them out, and nine of their twelve wins have been by two or more goals. In spite of having a frankly slightly too open defence, they’ve still managed to rack up a goal difference of +20. Half the teams in the league haven’t even managed to score twenty goals.

And just look at them!

Here’s a video (not the best quality, sorry) of all Newell’s goals in the championship. Enjoy. They’re capable of mixing it up and scoring ugly when they need to, but there’s a very high proportion of really well-taken ones, too.

A fantastic manager

Gerardo Martino was in charge of the Paraguayan national team who reached the final of the 2011 Copa América right here in Argentina. Many observers then grumbled about the lack of attacking football in that tournament, and Paraguay were seen as one of the worst offenders— they didn’t score a goal during the knockout stages, advancing from the quarter- and semi-finals only on penalties after 0-0 draws. Newell’s style of play has made abundantly clear that those results were testimony to Martino’s brilliance at getting the most from limited tools, though, rather than an indicator that dull football is his first preference.

His influence has been such that Real Madrid reportedly have him as their third choice at present to replace José Mourinho. Admittedly their first choice is Carlo Ancelotti and their second is, to quote La Nación‘s sports site, ‘someone well-known’, but that he’s even on the radar of a club the size of Madrid says an awful lot.

A great mix of experience and youth

Gabriel Heinze and Maxi Rodríguez are the names you’re most likely to know from this Newell’s squad if you’ve previously watched European football and aren’t so familiar with the Argentine league. In fact, they’re the names most Argentines knew prior to this season, as well. Heinze played just six games for Newell’s back at the start of a career that has since taken in Paris Saint—Germain, Manchester United and Real Madrid among others, whilst Maxi stayed for rather longer (56 games) before spells at Espanyol and Atlético de Madrid in Spain, and Liverpool in England. Both have picked up plenty of caps for the Argentine national team.

There are less internationally famous players who also have their fair share of experience, not least Ignacio Scocco. The league’s leading goalscorer through not just the Torneo Final, but the whole 2012-13 season (eleven of the goals in that video above are scored by him), Scocco’s class is emphasised by the fact he’s also one of the top goalscorers in the Copa Libertadores, a competition Newell’s are still in (more on that below). Plenty of European clubs are interested, and at 28 years of age he’ll be eager to grab what could turn out to be his last opportunity to really step up his game in Europe if presented with the chance.

These guys have been among the outstanding players of Newell’s campaign (and it pains me, as a Manchester United fan who thinks the guy’s an absolute tool, to say that about Heinze), but there have been plenty of others coming through the ranks. Santiago Vergini, Hernán Villalba, Martín Tonso and Horacio Orzán have all been great in midfield when called upon to replace more experienced heads, whilst 22-year-old Maximiliano Urruti would have played far more, and surely scored a lot more goals, but for the fact he has Scocco ahead of him in the centre forward pecking order. Newell’s don’t have the largest squad in the league, but it is a perfect blend.

The potential to make history

Okay, if you’re new to Argentine football, one thing I wrote two paragraphs up might be confusing. what do I mean by, ‘not just the Torneo Final, but the whole 2012-13 season’? Well, simply put, there are two championships per season in Argentina. One during the first half of the season and one during the second. The first championship used to be called the Apertura and is now (starting with this season that’s just finishing) known as the Inicial, whilst the second used to be called the Clausura, and is now known as the Final. Both take the same format; one game against every other side in the league, with fixtures mirrored between championships (i.e. if your side played against Boca Juniors at home in round 4 of the Inicial, you’ll be playing them away in round 4 of the Final). Aside from the names, something else has changed this season on what seems to be a cosmetic level. You’ll have to tune back in next week to find out what that is. Or, erm, you could look it up yourself. What I mean is, I’ll have cause to write about it next week.

Anyway. This ‘short championship’ system has been in effect for just over two decades. Since 1991-92 (the first in which there were separate champions for the Apertura and Clausura), no side has won both the Torneo Clausura and the Copa Libertadores in the same year. The key here is that the Libertadores takes a lot out of squads— enormous distances to travel, not much time in between matches, and so forth— and is played during the same half of the year as the Clausura. It’s just too demanding. This year, though, Newell’s just might make history. They’re in the semi-finals of the Libertadores, and will play the first leg of that tie at home to Atlético Mineiro of Brazil in about a week and a half. With the Torneo Final title already wrapped up, they have some time to prepare. What’s more, both manager Martino and star forward Scocco have insisted they’ll stay at the club until the Libertadores campaign is over. Atlético won’t be easy to get past— they’ve been one of the best sides in the competition so far— but if Newell’s can manage it, history would edge just a little closer.

So, in short, don’t let the fact that they’re based in Rosario and are therefore way outside your expat radar put you off. I type this as a fan of one of the sides they beat to the title (my team here in Argentina are River Plate); had any other side managed to fluke this title, it would have been a travesty.

Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Idiot Footballer Tries To Hurl Dog Over Fence, Gets Red Card

If you thought that football stupidity was inherent to the Primera División while smaller teams from the Interior were overflowing with charm and camaraderie, you were dead wrong.

Here’s a douchebag named José Jiménez from an obscure Tucumán team named Bella Vista who, after a (seemingly) feral dog invaded the field and interrupted the match against San Juan, decided to grab it by the neck and hurl it over the perimeter fence.

This wasn’t welcome by the players from the rival team, who jumped at the modern day caveman, so far unnerved by his blatant displays of animal cruelty. The referee decided that the best course of action was to kick him out of the game so he showed him the red card.

http://www.youtube.com/w…ins_HC8M8HM

Fortunately the dog is OK. But Jiménez’s team lost.

Justice.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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First Messi, Then Bottinelli And Now The AAA Investigated For Tax Fraud


Good grief, does anyone involved in Argentine football actually pay their tax? You might well have heard already that Lionel Messi and his dad have been served notice of tax evasion in Spain. Let’s deal with that first up; the world’s press have jumped a bit too soon. Messi Senior (or ‘Jorge’, as people who know his first name call him) says he and his son only found out about these proceedings via the press, and it turns out that the move has to be approved by Spanish magistrates before anything goes any further. Still, given the €4 million he’s estimated to owe if this does turn out to be true is a drop in the ocean of his bank balance, don’t feel too sorry for him. Besides, he’s not the only one evading tax in Argentine football, if the AFIP are to be believed.

AFIP have had an ongoing case against River Plate defender Jonathan Bottinelli since more or less the moment he stopped being San Lorenzo defender Jonathan Bottinelli, just under a year ago. This is a gross simplification, but in short, when Bottinelli made the move, his registration actually went from San Lorenzo to Chilean club Unión San Felipe, and from there to River. This technique is known as triangulación (‘triangulation’… did you really need me to translate that?), and is a method of avoiding taxes on transfer fees for clubs, and signing on fees for players. Probably the most infamous example of it was when Gonzalo Higuaín’s move from
(coincidentally) River Plate to Real Madrid saw him go via Swiss club Loscano, for similar reasons.

Since Bottinelli’s move to River went through, the AFIP have been investigating him, along with various other names, including Higuaín (whose transfer to Madrid happened six years ago. What the hell has taken them so long?), and today, at the end of a month long preliminary hearing, Judge Javier López Biscayart decided it was correct to press on with the prosecution.

Bottinelli’s not alone, though, because this evening it was announced that the Asociación Argentina de Arbitros, the Argentine Referees’ Association, are also involved in a tax scandal! Informally known as the AAA - a somewhat unfortunate abbreviation in Argentina – they’re one of two referees’ unions in the country, the other being the SADRA (Sindicato de Arbitros Deportivos de la República Argentina, or Sporting Referees’ Syndicate of the Argentine Republic), who were founded in 1988 by the AFA after the latter had fallen out with the AAA (the referees’ union, not the right wing death squad). Good grief, this paragraph got confusing very quickly. Let’s start a new one.

Anyway, the AFIP are also investigating Grupo Midas, who as you might have guessed from the name if you’re one of our cleverer readers, own just about every casino in Greater Buenos Aires. Grupo Midas are being investigated after members of their union, whose name and acronym I’m not going to give you, complained about the group’s ‘plans’, whatever that means. And Grupo Midas sponsor the shirts of AAA (the referees’ union, not the right wing death squad) referees. So the AAA (the referees’ union & etc. and so on) offices have been searched.

Bloody hell. I need a lie down.

Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Vigtig sejr for Brasilien i går, så nu hedder det Confed Cup-finale for tredje gang i træk. Jeg var selv på Mineirão sammen med 57.482 andre. Fed stemning, og brasserne lavede igen nummeret med at synge nationalsangen helt til ende. FIFA spiller kun 45 sekunder, men det vil man ikke finde sig i fra publikums side. Stærk oplevelse.

Så skal der lyde ros til Felipão. Han fik virkelig tændt op på Mineirão, da han satte yndlingen Bernard på banen med godt 25 minutter igen. De fleste havde forventet at se det mere sikre kort Lucas Moura på banen i stedet for Hulk, men en Bernard på sin hjemmebane gav bare det ekstra spark både inden for og uden for stregerne.

Det virker som om at Lucas Moura som ved OL stille og roligt er ved at bliver kørt ud på et sidespor...
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Dette indlæg er blevet rettet 27. juni 2013 14:19 af sambafodbold
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Sv: Sydamerikansk fodbold i Danmark - hvad mener I?

@Samba,

Fedt du havde muligheden for at se et sådant opgør :-) Havde jeg vist det havde jeg bedt dig om at kaste et eller andet meget tungt og skarpt efter David Luiz ;-)








Diego Tardelli expects tough Libertadores game in Argentina against Newell´s


Atlético Mineiro´s star Diego Tardelli expects a tough game in Argentina against Newell´s for Libertadores semifinals.

The first leg will take place in Rosario on July 3, and the away goals rule apply, so Atlético Mineiro hope to score goals.

Diego Tardelli talked with Fox Sports Brasil about the match, he said: "An away goal is very important, as like against Tijuana, when we scored in the end after trailing 0-2."

He added: "It´s complicated to play in Argentina, but with an away goal, out self-esteem will be very high. An away goal is very important."

It will be a complicated game according to Diego Tardelli, he said: "[Newell´s] are a very technical and fast team, they have two strikers upfront, Scocco and someone whose name I can´t remember.

Manager Cuca gave us details about each player so we can be careful and be well prepared.
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