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TR1986 - enten skal du snuppe en powernap - eller også skal du have et ordentligt skud koffein, San Lorenzo har netop trukket River i anden runde af Copa Sudamericana.



Se sorteó la Copa Sudamericana


BUENOS AIRES -- San Lorenzo-River, Racing-Lanús y Belgrano de Córdoba-Vélez serán los duelos entre los equipos argentinos en la segunda fase eliminatoria de la Copa Sudamericana 2013, en cuyas revanchas invertirán la localía.
River Plate regresa a la escena internacional después de cuatro años en un duelo con gusto a desquite ante San Lorenzo en la Copa Sudamericana, de acuerdo al sorteo realizado este miércoles en Buenos Aires.

Los millonarios, que disputaron por última vez en 2009 una contienda internacional, y el equipo del cual es hincha fanático el papa Francisco jugarán por la llamada Zona Argentina, que se completan con los duelos entre Belgrano-Vélez Sarsfield y Racing Club-Lanús.

La Sudamericana está en la mira de River por ser un certamen que nunca conquistó, perdiendo la final en la edición de 2003 ante Cienciano de Perú. Con su primer rival este año protagonizó un cruce que quedó en la historia en los octavos de final de la Copa Libertadores 2008.

San Lorenzo, en ese entonces dirigido por Ramón Díaz, actual técnico del millonario, eliminó a River en su cancha y con ocho jugadores.

La Copa Sudamericana arrancará el 30 de julio con 47 equipos y la final se disputará el 11 de diciembre.

De acuerdo al formato, los seis equipos argentinos y ocho de Brasil iniciarán su participación en segunda ronda, a la que también accederán los ganadores de los cruces de una fase preliminar que se divide en Zona Sur y Zona Norte.

En la primera destaca el duelo entre legendario Peñarol de Uruguay Cobreloa de Chile.

La misma zona tendrá el debut absoluto en la competencia de El Tanque Sisley de Uruguay contra Colo Colo de Chile. Completan Montevideo Wanders (Uruguay)-Libertad (Paraguay); Real Potosí (Bolivia)-Universidad de Chile;

Guaraní (Paraguay)-Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia); Blooming (Bolivia)-River Plate (Uruguay); Nacional (Paraguay)-The Strongest (Bolivia) y Universidad Católica (Chile)-Cerro Porteño.

En la zona Norte tres equipos también tendrán su bautismo de fuego en la Sudamericana: Independiente del Valle de Ecuador enfrentará a Anzoátegui de Venezuela; Itagüi FC de Colombia al Juan Aurich de Perú y el FCB Melgar de Perú recibirá al Deportivo Pasto de Colombia.

Otros cruces de esta zona los protagonizarán Inti Gas (Perú)-Atlético Nacional (Colombia); Mineros Guayana (Venezuela)-Barcelona (Ecuador); Sport Huanyaco (Perú)-Emelec (Ecuador); Trujillano (Venezuela)-La Equidad (Colombia) y Liga de Loja (Ecuador)-Deportivo Lara (Venezuela).

El último campeón Sao Paulo ingresa al torneo a partir de los octavos de final.

El ganador del certamen se clasificará a la Copa Libertadores 2014. También disputará la Recopa Sudamericana ante el campeón de la Libertadores de este año y la Copa Suruga Bank ante el campeón de la Liga Profesional Japonesa.

En tanto, según el sorteo realizado en un hotel de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, el orden de partidos de las fases iniciales de la Copa serán los siguientes:

Segunda Fase (-O- Orden en octavos de final):
San Lorenzo-River (O2)
Racing-Lanús (O10)
Belgrano-Vélez (O6)
San Pablo -campeón - (016)
Brasil 5-Brasil 4 (O8)
Brasil 6-Brasil 3 (O14)
Brasil 7-Brasil 2 (O12)
Brasil 8-Brasil 1 (O4)
Ganador 3-Ganador 11 (O7)
Ganador 8-Ganador 16 (O15)
Ganador 4-Ganador 9 (O9)
Ganador 2-Ganador 15 (011)
Ganador 7-Ganador 13 (O1)
Ganador 6-Ganador 12 (O5)
Ganador 1-Ganador 10 (O13)
Ganador 5-Ganador 14 (O3)


Primera Fase Zona Sur:
G1: Montevideo Wanderers (Uruguay)-Libertad (Paraguay).
G2: Cobreloa (Chile)-Peñarol (Uruguay).
G3: Real Potosí (Bolivia)-Universidad de Chile.
G4: Guaraní (Paraguay)-Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia).
G5: El Tanque Sisley (Uruguay)-Colo Colo (Chile).
G6: Blooming (Bolivia)-River Plate (Uruguay).
G7: Universidad Católica (Chile)-Cerro Porteño (Paraguay).
G8: Nacional (Paraguay)-The Strongest (Bolivia).

Primera Fase Zona Norte:
G9: Inti Gas (Perú)-Atlético Nacional de Medellín (Colombia).
G10: Mineros (Venezuela)-Barcelona (Ecuador).
G11: Independiente del Valle (Ecuador)-Anzoátegui (Venezuela).
G12: Itagui (Colombia)-Juan Aurich (Perú).
G13: Sport Huancayo (Perú)-Emelec (Ecuador).
G14: Sportivo Pasto (Colombia)-Melgar (Perú).
G15: Trujillanos (Venezuela)-La Equidad (Colombia).
G16: Liga de Loja (Ecuador)-Deportivo Lara (Venzuela).

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

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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TR1986 - enten skal du snuppe en powernap - eller også skal du have et ordentligt skud koffein, San Lorenzo har netop trukket River i anden runde af Copa Sudamericana.


Lækkert!!! Den skal jeg helt sikkert se. Altid fantastisk og intenst at spille imod River Puta Plate.
S.S.C. Napoli
San Lorenzo De Almagro
F.C. København

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Yup fedt at starte Copaen med argentinsk clasico, jeg går udfra de offentliggøre kampdato snart, turneringen begynder 30 juli.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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El Lobo er tæt på at forlænge med River...

River: Ledesma, muy cerca de renovar

BUENOS AIRES -- River y Ledesma acercan posiciones para arreglar su continuidad en el club.

El mediocampista está cerca de de arreglar su continuidad para la próxima temporada, después de la reunión que mantuvieron el representante del jugador, Alejandro Girardi, con el dirigente del club Daniel Mancusi.

Ledesma es uno de los jugadores preferidos para el DT Ramón Díaz, quien desde Miami, donde pasa sus vacaciones, monitoreó la reunión que mantuvieron Girardi y Mancusi en las oficinas del primer piso del estadio `Monumental`.

Aunque aún no se llegó a un acuerdo formal para la renovación del contrato, River se habría comprometido en mejorar la primera oferta que le hizo, similar a la que mantenía el jugador desde el 2011.

"Las partes se acercaron, todavía no está cerrado pero los dirigentes comprendieron que el aumento de sueldo es justo y por eso la reunión es positiva", indicó Girardi.

La idea de ambas partes es cerrar el acuerdo en las próximas horas para que el jugador esté a disposición del cuerpo técnico desde el próximo lunes, cuando el plantel retorne a las prácticas.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Så har Racing genoptaget træningen uden Lucky

Racing retomó el trabajo, sin Vietto

El plantel profesional de Racing volvió a los entrenamientos de cara a la temporada 2013/2014, con la ausencia de su máxima estrella y goleador Luciano Vietto, quien se encuentra en Europa.

Vietto, quien recibió el permiso para sumarse a las prácticas el sábado venidero, está en Italia tramitando el pasaporte comunitario para poder ser transferido próximamente a una entidad europea.

La práctica, realizada en el estadio de la entidad de Avellaneda, el Presidente Perón, estuvo a cargo del entrenador Luis Zubeldía, quien fue ratificado en su puesto por la dirigencia y firmará contrato por un año en los próximos días.

No estuvo presente el delantero José Sand al gozar de una licencia por una semana. El futuro de Sand es incierto ya que Racing desea transferirlo, por lo costoso de su contrato y su improductividad, pero el correntino prefiere continuar en el club.

En el entrenamiento estuvieron presentes 25 futbolistas, entre ellos el defensor Matías Martínez, quien estuvo a préstamo en el pasado certamen Final en Argentinos Juniors, tras un frustrado paso por el Siena, de Italia.

No obstante, en principio, Martínez no está en los planes de Zubeldía y podría volver a Argentinos Juniors o pasar a Lanús, club que lo pretende y que jugará ante Racing en la primera fase de la Copa Sudamericana.

Con respecto al mediocampista Luciano Aued, se está recuperando de una artroscopía, en tanto que el delantero paraguayo Federico Javier Santander, quien jugó a préstamo en Tigre, no se hizo presente ya que su pase pertenece a un grupo empresario que seguramente intentará colocar al guaraní en otro equipo.

Racing debutará en el certamen Inicial 2013/14 jugando como visitante ante Colón de Santa Fe, y en los próximos días el plantel continuará la pretemporada en un country de la zona norte del Gran Buenos Aires.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Deal with it: Brazil will host the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO -- If you were in Beijing or New York last week, you would have to be sitting down when reading the news. According to a report by Folha de S. Paulo, a leading newspaper in Brazil and Latin America, that was obviously replicated by international outlets, there was a chance that the FIFA Confederations Cup semifinals and final would be hosted by one of those cities. Other reports also revealed plans for next year´s World Cup to be moved to safer pastures after FIFA and international authorities were scared by the scale and intensity of the protests on Brazilians streets during this summer´s test event. Yours truly was even asked to take part in a discussion themed "Brazil should give up the World Cup."

I took another deep breath before writing this piece, and so it´s with a moderate heartbeat that I classify all the views above as patronizing diatribe. In the words of Mike Lee, the English PR guru whose work with winning bids has become almost an amulet for cities and countries interested in hosting sporting events, good old Europe needs to take a good look at itself.

"I find that media reports still have prejudice," Lee said last Wednesday in Belo Horizonte. "People talked about riots as if they didn´t happen in Europe. Parts of London were actually on fire a year before the Olympics and they still turned to be wonderful Games. The country has work to do in terms of image, but the protests shouldn´t invalidate what Brazil has to offer."

That his agency MLA has a direct interest in the discussion -- Lee worked with the Rio 2016 Olympic bid and now represents host city Belo Horizonte -- shouldn´t be totally dismissed as bias. In 2009, when the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games to Brazil´s most famous city, questions about safety and security were raised freely in briefings and even during the presentations. They were never dodged by the authorities, and even if they were, the IOC delegates had several inspections to see things themselves.

In this sense, it is a shame that Brazil ran unopposed to host the 2014 World Cup thanks to FIFA´s ludicrous continent rotation system created after Germany´s photo finish win over South Africa for the 2006 tournament. No other South American country, even Argentina, could handle the task in seven years. Even geopolitical rivalries wouldn´t make it fun. As the most successful footballing nation on the pitch, Brazil deserved to have another go at hosting the tournament.

Leave aside the usual political promises and speeches around such decisions. From the start, it was clear that a drop in standards would be expected from a country whose economic strengthening in the past decade could not possibly address more than a century of strong inequality. Brazil would need a total miracle to deliver everything promised in seven years, and FIFA knew it just like it did when South Africa was picked as 2010 hosts.

In the buildup to the 2010 event, the Rainbow Nation was systematically the target of official warnings by FIFA and critical reports from the international media. Most of it was justified, especially when proper information on how much South Africans would actually get from the deal came to the fore. In its bunker-like HQ in Zurich, FIFA looked greedy, very greedy.

Sure, the 2010 World Cup was a success that perhaps surprised even its hosts. There were no serious incidents and actually more violence on the pitch -- Jackie Chan and Jet Li could have been picked for the Dutch to face Spain instead of Nigel de Jong -- than on the streets. Nothing like the waves of protests that took over the streets of Brazil in June. The volume of the noise took everyone by surprise, especially when the World Cup shot up a few places in the protest agenda.

As it has been widely reported, the marches started in reaction to bus fare raises but intensified after the unnecessarily violent response by the police. It was quite obvious that FIFA´s jamboree would be next. Thus, ugly scenes marred a tournament but did not result in absolute organizational failure, as predicted by some.

It´s true that people should not have had to be caught in the crossfire of protesters and riot police while trying to reach the grounds. FIFA official and guest vehicles should have had better protection before incidents of intimidation reportedly took place. But it´s important to point out that the safety of spectators and athletes was never truly at risk during the Confederations Cup. Breaches of that nature would have been the only way for FIFA to seriously start considering a Plan B in terms of hosting. This is not to say that logistical changes won´t have to be made so that the eventual protests in 2014 don´t create more problems than they should.

What ultimately cannot be doubted is Brazil´s suitability to host big events. With all problems, including social inequality and crime, the country has a stable democracy that has led by example for other developing nations. Just like every country trying to strengthen its brand, Brazil wants big events. Ah, but it is spending a fortune in arenas that could be underused and less than 20 percent of the promised infrastructure hasn´t been delivered yet! So accountability should be a strong point in any protester´s agenda, but it is just naive to think football has all of a sudden caused poverty in Brazil.

No, it cannot host a World Cup with German standards. Because it is not Germany, just like South Africa is not France. Yes, Brazil also has to invest a fortune in the welfare of its population, but please look at the bill before just accusing the authorities. The World Cup will cost $12.5 billion to Brazil. That´s less than the London Olympics´ eventual cost ($13.6 billion) and just 0.5 percent of the Brazilian GDP; put another way, it´s three times less than the expected annual investment in public health.

I´m not here to deny that Brazil is a country of contrasts and with deep issues, but expecting that the World Cup should be a flawless corporate event is to reinforce the vision that hosting megaevents should be the privilege of only a few developed countries. That sounds even more ludicrous when one thinks that Spain, for example, would not be able to afford it thanks to the Euro crisis regardless of how dazzling they are on the pitch.

Brazil will be the 2014 World Cup host. Now deal with it.

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

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Beleaguered ´Chepo´ has few easy choices

It´s only July, but so far, it´s been a cruel summer for Mexico´s national teams. Fans hoped and even expected to be cheering for deep El Tri runs in both the Confederations Cup and the U-20 World Cup. However, Mexico’s top squad went out in embarrassingly swift fashion in Brazil, winning only a single meaningless match after official elimination. The U-20 World Cup exit was final on Tuesday -- and it was almost more painful given that Mexico had a good chance for a stunning upset of Spain. After leading most of the game, the young El Tri squad surrendered two late goals and bowed out of the tournament.

Worse than the results has been the lack of overall quality play throughout. The senior squad didn´t start June off too badly, winning versus Jamaica off a goal for Aldo de Nigris. But the team’s subsequent return to Azteca Stadium to play Costa Rica was far from triumphant. El Tri could only manage a scoreless draw.

Two losses followed in the Confederations Cup, to Italy and Brazil respectively, before Mexico righted the ship a bit with a win against Japan. Yet for many, that single victory was too late and too little to build confidence in Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre’s coaching tenure. The persistent chants of "Fuera Chepo" rained down from the Azteca stands during the draw with Costa Rica.

Twitter was another outlet for fan frustration, with some coping with the frustration of forward Carlos Vela´s continued estrangement from the national team by tweeting the hashtag #PerdónanosVela, which translates roughly into "Forgive us, Vela". The hashtag combined with passionate requests for Vela to return and aid the national team in its time of trouble.

Though he has not yet been asked, another player who could possibly help El Tri is Argentine Lucas Lobos. The newly-minted Mexican citizen and Tigres captain is a versatile and experienced midfielder. Though not a young hopeful at 31, he is a proven performer with creative flair in the attack.

De la Torre has called up a naturalized player before, bringing in Argentine Damian Alvarez for a friendly last year.

However, integrating players who grew up in other countries before obtaining Mexican citizenship always generates controversy for El Tri coaches. There’s a bit of a Catch-22 here for de la Torre -- his position at the head of the team is so precarious that to rock the boat by upsetting those opposed to naturalized players is risky.

On the other hand, to not take advantage of a good player who is eligible for El Tri would be seen as foolish by many who are desperate to change the team’s fortunes.

For the players as well, though, it’s not an easy decision. Many fans may love a player’s contributions to a local club, but some may find it difficult to reconcile their vision of homegrown talent on the country’s squad, with players whose Spanish accents are clearly from nations other than Mexico.

Players universally want to be appreciated, not despised, and few want to be the focus of negative attention. Even dealing with increased expectations to be a savior or to play in a manner that justifies their selection can be difficult.

The structure of Liga MX is partly responsible for providing the naturalized-player option to Mexico. Clubs often sign players from other countries, such as Argentina, that have a surplus of creative attackers. The incentive to become citizens is that after at least five years of residence, they are eligible to become naturalized Mexicans and free up a foreign player spot for their club.

Of course, only players who have never been cap-tied by their own national teams also have the option to join Mexico’s squad. For Lobos, playing for El Tri in any FIFA competition would mean farewell to his dream to play for Argentina. However remote that possibility to play for the albiceleste may be at his age, it probably isn’t an easy one to let go.

Lobos has been careful thus far to indicate his citizenship process wasn’t motivated by inclusion to El Tri, seemingly wary of stirring up the firestorm that sometimes erupts over the topic. But to say that he is not seeking to join El Tri does not mean he wouldn’t come if asked.

It’s clear, though, that he would prefer to avoid the problems and opposition faced by those who have made the decision to do so before. Yet even if Lobos declines, other possibilities will soon exist, such as Christian Gimenez or Martin Bravo, who have both been more positive in their desire to be considered for El Tri once their naturalization is finished.

Despite the difficulties, many naturalized players have contributed to El Tri through the years, from Peru’s Julio Lores in 1935 to Vicente Matías Vuoso. Argentina-born like Lobos, Vuoso scored the winning goal in a World Cup qualification match against Canada to help Mexico advance to 2010 World Cup.

The Gold Cup awaits to close out Mexico’s summer -- the opener is Sunday against Panama at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. -- but then the task of securing a World Cup spot resumes in September. Mexico’s young squad may perform well in the upcoming tournament and assure fans and the coach alike that no assistance from naturalized citizens is needed. But if not, De la Torre will do well to consider all his options.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ

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Roma youngster Lopez stars for Uruguay U20s


Name: Nicolas Federico Lopez Alonso (Nico Lopez)
Age: 19
Club: AS Roma
Position: Striker
Nationality: Uruguay


It has now been two years since the name of Nicolas Lopez burst onto the scene in Uruguay, scoring three goals in his first two appearances for club side Nacional -- including a double against Defensor Sporting. It was the moment that highlighted then 17-year-old Lopez as a star, and his career has continued to build momentum ever since.

Now with Italian giants AS Roma, following a messy divorce from Nacional in October 2011, Lopez is busy scoring goals for his country at the Under-20 World Cup. The Round of 16 may not have been a kind mistress to South American sides, with both Paraguay and Colombia unexpectedly bowing out, but Lopez and the similarly minded Nicolas Castillo for Chile ensured that the continent will have two representatives at the quarter-final stage.

Despite scoring a relatively simple tap-in and a penalty-kick, it is difficult to keep Lopez out of the headlines. Indeed, converting his spot-kick with a panenka ensures that he will claim more than his fair share of the highlights reels that emerge online. However, it is difficult to overstate Lopez´s influence to this Uruguay side -- a team that appears to achieve more than the sum of its parts. If football were decided on sheer talent alone, both Argentina and Brazil would have qualified for this tournament. However, both were abjectly poor in January´s South American championships, and had to watch as others took their places on the planes to Turkey this summer.

Lopez is an unusual candidate for a lone centre-forward role, standing at just 5´9" tall, and has perhaps understandably been shunted out to the left-wing at times in his early career at senior level. He is, though, a striker, and a potentially very good one at that. For what he lacks in stature, he makes up for in determination, skill and innovation, which is where the similarities to the aforementioned Castillo arise. The Uruguayan may have played less than an hour in total since his arrival in Rome 18-months ago, but he has made his mark, scoring a wonderful volleyed effort on debut to secure a last-gasp 2-2 draw with Catania last August. It was a strike that the man he had replaced, Francesco Totti, would have been proud of.

A fine finisher with his stronger left foot, Lopez´s game is based around agility and close control. He has the ability to manufacture space for a shot in tight areas, and while not blessed with express pace, is quick enough to cause defenders problems. Playing as a centre-forward, there are two main facets to his game. He will either drop deeper, into wide positions, where he can help link play and create chances for others, or play off the last shoulder of defenders. His approach is dependent on the team´s tactical setup, but he is perfectly comfortable either as the main forward, or as a second-striker.

In the final match of the group stage, as Uruguay marched past fellow quarter-finalists Uzbekistan 4-0, Lopez gave a fine demonstration of his all round abilities with a goal and two assists. His goal, shortly after half-time, was a demonstration of his composure in front of goal: collecting a through-ball, rounding the goalkeeper and smashing home a finish past the covering defenders.

However, it was his two assists that offered a better indication of his tactical flexibility. For the first, Lopez would run off his marker into a position in the right-hand channel and square for team-mate Giorgan De Arrascaeta to slot home. The second, having dropped deeper following the introduction of striker Ruben Bentancourt, saw Lopez pick up the ball in a left-midfield position, and draw out a defender before lofting a cross to the PSV Eindhoven forward.

Roma clearly rate his abilities highly, and handed the Uruguayan a place on the substitutes bench on 31 occasions in Serie A last season. While he may have only rarely appeared, he will surely be used far more in the coming season as he grows in experience. There is still quite some way to go in his progression, and he must continue to work on his game intelligence in particular. Serie A boasts some of the world´s best technical defenders, and Lopez will not find it easy unless he continues to work on his positioning and off-the-ball movement -- he will have no luck if he is drawn into a physical battle.

He will need playing time, though, to work on those details in his game. Former Nacional team-mate Sebastian Coates is a good example of the stagnation that can occur even to very promising talents if not playing for extended periods of time, and Lopez must ensure that he does not encounter the same issues. Roma, though, are currently in a position where they are handing opportunities to younger players, and that can only be encouraging regarding his future.

Next up, in the quarter-finals, Uruguay will take on the might of tournament favourites Spain, who edged past Mexico 2-1. It is a match that will be seen as an opportunity for La Celeste to take a major scalp at the competition, even if the odds will be stacked against them. Lopez will be the man they will look to for inspiration once more, with the encounter a chance to further boost his burgeoning reputation. It should be a cracking match, and well worth tuning into if you have a couple of hours spare this coming Saturday.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Why Spain vs. Uruguay Will Be the Quarterfinal Match to Watch at U20 World Cup

Having featured several thrilling matches and dramatic results, the FIFA U/20 World Cup will heat up even further this week as the tournament reaches the quarterfinal stage.

Only eight teams remain in the hunt for one of international football´s most prestigious trophies, and with several of the big players already eliminated (such as Portugal, Greece, Colombia), the champion this year could seemingly come from a very unlikely source indeed.

The quarterfinals will therefore be a must-watch part of the tournament this year, and out of those, the one quarterfinal match that you cannot afford to miss is Spain against Uruguay. Both nations have strong international histories (particularly when it comes to the World Cup) and will certainly fancy their chances at moving through to the semifinals after a strong campaign so far.

Why—out of all the quarterfinals—is the one match worth watching?

Read on and find out.

Are Spain Set to Decline in International Football?

Spain have long been the dominant power of international football, with their tiki-taka style leading them to great success at both the full-fledged and junior levels.

However, with Brazil´s recent 3-0 demolition of Spain at the 2013 Confederations Cup—a scoreline that flattered the European champions in many ways—the question must be asked as to whether they are in a rut of sorts. And, if they are about to experience some sort of decline or step back, will it shine through again at the under-20 level, where they have historically been so strong?

Having watched Spain in the group stages so far, you´d have to think that it shouldn´t be a problem. They dominated their opponents in all three matches, and even if that didn´t lead to an abundance of goals at the other end, they were still very clinical going forward.

Their match against Mexico in the round of 16 was somewhat different, though, with La Roja taking until the 90th minute to net the game-winning goal through Jese.

Is that a sign of things to come for Spain, or was it simply a slip up? And if it was a slip up, will it shine through again for the Europeans in their quarterfinal as well?

You´d think not, but it´s definitely worth watching out for.

Or Will Their Abundance of Talent Shine Through Again?

What seems more likely for Spain is that their abundance of attacking talent will shine through—just like it has done throughout the majority of the tournament thus far.

La Roja are equipped with a number of young talents who will most likely be world-class stars in the future, and for that alone, it´s definitely worth keeping an eye on them.

Barcelona striker Gerard Deulofeu and Real Madrid front man Jese Rodriguez are two of the best up-and-coming strikers in World Football. They both possess an incredible ability to beat a man one-on-one and are also excellent finishers. However, both have struggled to get regular minutes at their current clubs due to the depth of talent in both Spanish heavyweights, so tournaments like these are a great chance to show exactly what they can do.

And what a show they have put on so far!

The same also goes for Atletico Madrid midfielder Oliver Torres, who has been one of the tournament´s best players so far. Despite being just 18 years old, Torres possesses a great natural ability on the ball and is quickly becoming an intrinsic part of Spain´s central midfield.

Torres has the passing ability and vision akin to that of Xavi Hernandez, but is perhaps a better dribbler than the Barcelona man. The Spaniard has a brilliant ability to switch play and connect via long balls, and is a great tackler in midfield—winning the ball back time and time again.

He doesn´t have the finishing part of his game just yet, but with the talent he has ahead of him in this Spanish team, that hasn´t been too much of a problem so far.

For the chance to watch Torres—and the rest of Spain´s dominant midfield—it´s definitely worth keeping an eye on their quarterfinal showdown with Uruguay.

Stars to Watch for at the 2014 World Cup

As has been hinted at above, the players who will line up for both teams in this game might not be fully-fledged superstars like Juan Mata or Luis Suarez, but they are still definitely worth keeping an eye on. Most will break out at some point in the near future, and with the 2014 World Cup approaching, all will be looking to try and break into the squad that makes their way to Brazil next year.

The trio of Spanish stars mentioned above all have a great chance to make the final squad that Vicente del Bosque puts together. Liverpool midfielder Suso (19 years old) and Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo (19 years old) are also worth keeping an eye on for the Europeans.

For Uruguay, it´s unlikely that any of their strikers will make the final squad to Brazil, with the South Americans already able to choose from the likes of Diego Forlan, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Gaston Ramirez, Abel Hernandez and Alvaro Gonzalez.

However, many of their defenders and midfielders could get a ticket, with Uruguay´s struggles in qualifying thus far leading to some fresh young talent arriving.

Recently signed Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela is definitely one to watch for, as is Atletico Madrid´s Jose Gimenez. Throw in midfielders Diego Laxalt and Giorgian de Arrascaeta, and Uruguay certainly have some up-and-coming talent worth watching out for this weekend—especially if they continue to impress and potentially earn themselves a call-up for the 2014 World Cup.

And as far as a prediction goes? I say Spain wins 2-1.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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“Friendly” Mexican League Match In Las Vegas Gets Violent And Idiotic


A match between Mexican rivals Club América and Guadalajara held in Las Vegas tonight came marketed as a "friendly," but the fighting started among fans before the game, made its way onto the pitch during it, and eventually got so hectic the match was called off prematurely.

Up to 400 people were involved in a fight outside Sam Boyd Stadium before the match, a brawl that necessitated Las Vegas police to bring in the riot squad. The players themselves entered into a brouhaha in the first half, and after a late Guadalajara goal brought garbage raining down upon the pitch and fights in the stands—as well as several idiots on the field—the match referee called things to a halt before finishing out the final minutes of added time.

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

MENGÃO BI DA AMÈRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ

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