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Det har holdt hårdt, hvis Ecuador går videre kun på målforskellen.

Men vi tager selvf√łlgelig alt med!


Den sydamerikanske VM-Kval har været meget jævnbyrdig - Ecuador har et ganske solidt hold - en fantastisk hjemmebane 7 sejre og en enkelt uafgjort (Argentina) - derudover har man hentet point i Montevideo, Venezuela og La Paz så det er fortjent nok.

De havde en downperiode f√łr Uruguaykampen efter "Chucho" Benitez d√łde, med ham p√• holdet havde de sandsynligvis v√¶ret kvalificeret for l√¶ngst. I√łvrigt interessant at se den udvikling Ecuador har v√¶ret igen efter de har "tappet" ind i den sorte befolknings fodboldm√¶ssige kvaliteter...det er n√¶sten fransk standard...

Ecuador´s national team transforms through inclusion in face of racism

Christian "Chucho" Benitez, the forward from Ecuador, finished Liga MX as the top goal-scorer and picked up the Clausura tournament trophy with current club America this season. Earlier in the month he had been featured prominently in the media for quite different reasons. It was during a match against Pumas when the Ecuadorian was subjected to monkey chants every time he touched the ball.

What might have been written off as an isolated incident, or a Mexican issue, was picked up by media further afield, perhaps because it coincided with an incident the previous week in Italy´s Serie A when Mario Balotelli was the target of racial abuse.

In Mexico, journalist Martin Alves published a summary of the most high-profile incidents of racism in recent years. In Ecuador, the sports pages reprinted and aired in outrage.

On the pitch, Chucho embodies Ecuador´s hope of reaching the World Cup. His prowess in Liga MX is followed with devotion, although many feel he has yet to show what he can do when wearing the national strip. The national squad meets Argentina in a qualifying match Tuesday.

This is Benitez´s third tournament in a row as the top goal-scorer in Mexico, where he has tallied more than 100 goals. The 27-year-old, who won the 2010 league title with Santos Laguna, is the only America player to be both top goal-scorer and trichampion since 1973. He is currently the second highest-paid player in Mexico.

So it stands to reason that the spectacle of crowds hoarding monkey chants at him should both shock and repel. In Ecuador, where soccer -- or futbol -- is much loved with a history and tradition that has yet to yield rewards in the international arena, Benitez and his teammates are heroes in waiting.

The country reached a long-awaited dream of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in 2001, under venerated Colombian manager Francisco Maturana. But it is widely acknowledged that this step was the result of the work carried out by a previous national manager, a man from Montenegro who revolutionized Ecuador´s approach to the national squad.

Dusan Draskovic was known to highlight the fact that 19 of Ecuador´s 22 players in the 2002 World Cup emerged from his youth training program. "I spent six years driving around the 22 provinces of Ecuador in a small battered car I drove myself, with the aim of discovering new talents in every corner of the country; kids without clubs, playing on the streets, who had never stepped on a proper pitch with goalposts and referees," Draskovik said.

Over time, he organized matches among the best from each province, "and from those trials around 25 high-performing professional players emerged" he added.

That first generation of international-calibre players included Ivan Hurtado, Agustin Delgado and Ulises De La Cruz, "youngsters eager to learn and for the most part motivated by the need to leave behind their conditions of extreme poverty. They understood football was an opportunity and knew how to make the most of it."

Specifically, Draskovic´s revolution opened the gates to players from more remote provinces. Until his time, players tended to be recruited from the main cities, whether the hills or the coast (the country´s "serranos versus costenos" rivalry runs deep, and football is no exception), but the Montenegran coach laughed off this regional distinction, claiming he came from a land where true regionalism is deeply rooted (he was a Yugoslavian at the time) and thus managed to groom a generation of players who excelled, including several from the predominantly African Valle del Chota.

For some years, the presence of these Afro-Ecuadorians, as they´re referred to locally, made it´s impact on the national squad -- although often discussed in terms of their physical attributes in ways that perhaps modern Europe or North America might deem politically incorrect.

It is a matter of record that the work Draskovic conducted with the youth divisions between 1988 and 1993 is his biggest pride.

The Valle del Chota inclusion was a phenomenon. "It is a handful of villages which one can only call villages at a stretch" a local explained to me. "They are mainly groups of houses, often lacking infrastructure which we consider basic."

Not many generations ago, people who grew up nearby recall learning African words before Spanish, and as Ecuador´s football united the nation in joy, the players who succeeded abroad took every opportunity to bring back the rewards they reaped and make sure their communities benefited.

Veronica Ortiz Villalba from Simon Bolivar University observed in her thesis on social inclusion and the Valle del Chota: "Football has been bestowed with various social values and senses: game, sport, ritual, opium, show, business, etc. (...) In this sense we can say football also means socioeconomic mobility, real and symbolic inclusion, recognition and visibility, at least for the Valle del Chota. Known as the seeding source of the best footballers in the country, it is an afroecuadorian population who has invested all expectations in football. For this region, historically underserved by the State and with scarce social mobility, football is projected as the best, or even the only, real possibility of protagonic insertion in the social process. Football, one of the greatest cultural industries circulating in the market, has managed to integrate the best exponents of ecuatorian football, the ´afrochoteno´ players, into the social system. These footballers are proposed as a new social model (...) exemplary during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. This fact permitted other factors to come into play, such as identity, discourse and representation. In each of these areas the afrochote√Īo players and the Valle del Chota were placed, transitorily, at the centre of the nation and our society."

The international press took an interest in Chota generally, and some of the characters specifically. Delgado is a case in point. Having successfully collected wages in Europe´s high-paying leagues, he returned to Chota to invest in the infrastructure of the place, creating first a little football school, and now directing a fully fledged club. He is so revered in his local community that when he was suspended some years ago for spitting at someone during a match, pickets closed off the main access on the motorways blocking trade trasnport as a protest until "Tin" was reinstated.

Although Delgado has acquired a prominence which turns him into a controversial character locally (recently the club of Chota which he presides has received a five-year ban, and many believe this is especially harsh because of who he is), he embodies a transformation in the fabric of Ecuador´s football elite, which has not gone unnoticed.

Football writer Esteban Michelena, author of the book "Pase al Vacio," wrote for Reuters in 2006: "When the international press asks why Ecuador is present in two consecutive World Cups it is just and necessary to acknowledge the merit is due to the systematic and heroic growth of the hundreds of afroecuatorians who -- since the mid 80s -- overcame the recent history of failures in order to consolidate themselves as professionals able of great performances in changing, extreme, and hostile environments".

Michelena referes to the notion of a "tropical black power," erected on top of the madness and the pain of the pioneers.

It is not only Chota that has provided the national squad with athletes of African descent. Esmeralda, a province with the highest concentration of black people in Ecuador, also played it´s part. Whatever the past circumstances of how these Africans came to settle in the region, the reality today is that the 10 percent or so of Ecuador´s population of African origin reflects the hardships of blacks in many places around the world.

Some years after completing an acclaimed documentary looking at Delgado and race issues in the Valle del Chota, "Red Card," filmmaker Rodolfo Munoz, who had concluded that in Ecuador "there remain racist practices in spite of the contribution afroecuatorians have made to the national identity," gave a lecture in which he highlighted with anecdotal evidence aberrations such as the black player who was arrested when entering an elegant restaurant, as the other diners feared he might be a thief.

Munoz had set out to see whether "Ecuador having qualified for two World Cups with a majority participation of black players, we believed these performances might have helped towards this ethnic minority being better valued by society at large," but alas, he concluded "the euphoria produced by football, we all vibrated joyful for what was going on, we thought there would fewer chances of rejection. We discovered it was merely a short-lived honeymoon."

Today, the make-up of Ecuador´s national team spans the width an breadth of the entire country, as the linked map published when they clashed with Paraguay illustrates.

Ecuador hopes to retain its undefeated run on home ground against visiting Argentina in the 2014 qualifying rounds. The home team have a distinct advantage playing in Quito, at over 2,800 metres above sea level, but although their away track record recently has not been so good -- they lost 1-0 to Peru and did poorly in a friendly against Germany last week, losing 4-2 -- they can and often do impress. As BBC South America football correspondent Tim Vickery pointed out recently: "It is much more than an altitude specialist. The team has now started picking up points on its travels, and last month it even won away to Portugal -- Cristiano Ronaldo and all."

Benitez will be sorely missed, as he has to sit the game because of suspension. But Ecuador has plenty of talent to plough away at the chance of a place in the 2014 World Cup, and should they achieve this, it will no doubt be in spite of the "heavy heritage of racism that in Ecuador, as in all the Americas, continues mutilating reality and memory," as Eduardo Galeano stated: "They belong to the whole country, and the entire world, these voices from the past that help us guess another possible future."


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

MENG√ÉO BI DA AM√ąRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Chile makes World Cup finals with victory over Ecuador

‚ÄėLa Roja‚Äô books a berth in Brazil 2014, winning 2-1 at Estadio Nacional while Ecuador also secures safe passage despite loss.

Two years, 16 matches and two managers later, Chile has realized its World Cup qualifying dream. ‚ÄúLa Roja‚ÄĚ will compete in its home continent next year for that elite trophy on the biggest stage in international soccer after securing a victory against Ecuador in front of an ecstatic crowd in Santiago.

Chile’s 2-1 victory Tuesday night saw the side finish in third place in South America’s qualifiers, behind Argentina and Colombia. Uruguay’s win over Argentina was too narrow for the team surpass fourth placed Ecuador on goal difference, and when the final whistle rang around Estadio Nacional the yellow side of the stadium erupted along with the red.

Manager Jorge Sampaoli embraced all those around him ‚ÄĒ his coaching staff and reserve players, as well as several members of the Ecuadorian squad. Having been handed a dysfunctional and out of form side following the departure of Claudio Borghi, Sampaoli restored the slick attacking play of the Marcelo Bielsa era, and now holds a better managerial record than his fellow Argentine as well as every other Chile manager in history.

‚ÄúToward the end of the [qualification] process the team found a style that made it superior to every opponent it faced,‚ÄĚ Sampaoli said to press after the match. ‚ÄúNow we aspire to continue improving, without placing limits on ourselves.‚ÄĚ

Star forward Alexis S√°nchez ‚ÄĒ who bagged a goal and an assist on the night ‚ÄĒ went one further than his coach.

‚ÄúIt does not stop here,‚ÄĚ the Barcelona striker said. ‚ÄúWe want to be champion in Brazil.‚ÄĚ

Knowing a point would suffice, Sampaoli fielded his most conservative Chile side in some time. He opted for a four-man defense over the usual trio, having wingbacks Mauricio Isla and Eugenio Mena play in more receded roles flanking Gary Medel and Marcos Gonz√°lez.

The players had their work cut out for them ‚ÄĒ Ecuador‚Äôs imposing front pair Felipe Caicedo and Enner Valencia bullied and bashed their way around the box, and the garish Jefferson Montero troubled Chile on the left wing. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was among the busiest of players in the first half, pulling off a number of highlight-reel saves.

Chile held its traditional high line though, and the goals soon came. Eugenio Mena lofted a center in from the left, and S√°nchez pivoted away from his marker Frickson Erazo to flick a deft header into the net.

Fans had barely finished celebrating when Sánchez acted as provider for Gary Medel’s headed finish just two minutes later.

At half time, the scoreline did little to quell the noise of the away support ‚ÄĒ it was 2-2 in Montevideo, and a Uruguayan miracle was not materializing.

The fissures that had opened in Chile’s back line in the first half became gaping cracks at times in the second. This was the team that threw away a 3-0 lead in Colombia just days before, and Ecuador looked spirited enough for a similar comeback.

Just after the hour mark, Ecuador’s midfielders bombed up field with the ball uncontested, and Antonio Valencia found Caicedo all too easily in the box, where he finished coolly beyond Bravo.

With seconds left in the match, the striker threw away a gilt-edged opportunity to tie the game. Now is a time for celebration for Sampaoli and his men, but the manager will surely review the many defensive deficiencies that have had him cursing on the touchline.

A win is a win, though, and a jam-packed Estadio Nacional rejoiced as the full-time show got underway. After some preparation, the stadium lights shut off as a giant inflatable 360 degree projector played highlights of ‚ÄúLa Roja‚Äôs‚ÄĚ campaign to a thrilled audience. Greeted as a band of heros, ‚ÄúLa Selecci√≥n‚ÄĚ took to the pitch accompanied by a flurry of fireworks. As fans spilled out onto the street, they were met by a high-speed procession of cars racing by ‚ÄĒ radios blared, horns honked, and men and women hung out of windows flying flags, spraying beer and screaming in manic jubilance.

Sánchez’s words may have seemed a stretch, though perhaps Mauricio Isla summed it up best after the game.

‚ÄúIf you go to the World Cup without a dream, it‚Äôs best not to go.‚ÄĚ
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENG√ÉO BI DA AM√ąRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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The U.S. defeats Panama -- and keeps Mexico´s World Cup hopes alive

PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The United States ended its World Cup qualification on an adrenaline-filled high note against Panama after two stoppage-time goals gave Jurgen Klinsmann´s men the 3-2 win -- and in so doing, kept Mexico´s hopes of reaching Brazil alive.

This is a nation that has given the world many greats - Roberto Duran, Mariano Rivera, and Jordana Brewster from "The Fast and The Furious," but tonight was almost its Miracle on Ice with Klinsmann´s experimental Americans in the role of the Soviets. Panama was bropelled by an exhilarated fanbase in the rainy sweatbox that is Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Luis Tejada´s 84th minute goal seemed set to send Panama to the World Cup Finals for the first time, at the expense of El Tri, before Graham Zusi´s injury-time stunner and Aron Johannsson´s smash-and-grab winner silenced the crowd and shocked the nation.

Here are three quick points from a beer-soaked, sweaty, delirious, unbelievable evening:

Best Hex Ever?

This was the night CONCACAF proved it was no longer the red-headed stepchild of football confederations. Not just because of the theater; in this stadium, it felt as if every Panamanian fan had bought either percussion or brass to create one enormous free-form jazz youth orchestra. Not just because of the surreal drama -- whether the goals were struck here in Panama or in Costa Rica, Los Canaleros´ fans reacted as if they had witnessed them with their very eyes, and Mexican fans cheered for the United States just as every Panamanian urged the Ticos on. No, what ultimately made this night was the quality of the football.

Under Jorge and Julio Dely Valdes -- the most interesting pair of twins since Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito -- Panama, which had no choice but to play for victory, went about its task with abandon. The front page of Panama America on game day declared "A Dios Rogando ..." God Helps Those Who Help Themselves. And the Panamanians came so close to doing so from the first whistle, helping themselves to the left flank, countering with pace and daring that ripped the unfamiliar U.S. backline at will. While the Panamanians are still a work in progress, the menace they conjured tonight is the best sign of an improving Hex tournament for World Cup qualifying. This is a city that loves its soccer. The Panamanians will rue the five draws that prevented them from earning their first World Cup qualification the nation craves.

Open Casting

With World Cup qualification assured for the U.S., tonight was always going to mean more for the home team than for Klinsmann´s side. Yet the makeshift nature of the squad meant this game was like a high-stakes glee club audition for many of the starters, for whom unfamiliarity and a slick pitch may have been the greatest challenges. Mix Diskerud and Johannsson showed flashes of game-changing flair that could make them squad players, Kyle Beckerman dug in unperturbed, Brad Evans grafted stylishly, but Michael Orozco´s 64th-minute goal masked a mixed display. Among those who may feel they failed to make the most of their opportunities: Sacha Kljestan didn´t impose himself, and the enigmatic Edgar Castillo played as if hell-bent on ensuring Mexico´s qualification one minute, then pulled off a goalline clearance the next.

Bookends to the Hex

The Hex began in February in the sweltering San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It ended in the October showers of a percussion-propelled Panama City. Much has been made of the lessons learned by both players and coach, but now that Klinsmann´s team leaves the parallel universe of CONCACAF behind and heads for the clear open waters of World Cup play, the question changes. How good is this U.S. squad, and how big is the gap between it and the European and South American powers it will meet in Brazil? And after today´s performance, Ghana?

I spoke to Klinsmann in Panama City and asked him that question. ‚ÄúWe are still going through growing pains,‚ÄĚ was his response. He delighted in comparing American soccer to the growth of the Bundesliga over the past 15 years, concluding with his signature mix of candor and enthusiasm. ‚ÄúU.S. Soccer is a start-up in comparison,‚ÄĚ he says, ‚Äúbut wow, is it an exciting one!‚ÄĚ After watching this squad grow game in, game out through the course of the Hex, I admire the way he is managing expectation, but believe the USMNT will be a team no seed will want in its group.

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

MENG√ÉO BI DA AM√ąRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Graham Zusi, Aron Johannsson spark remarkable U.S. win

PANAMA CITY -- Mexico should send the U.S national team a $600 million gift basket. (Nice jab...)

Dramatic stoppage goals from Graham Zusi and Aron Johansson gave the U.S. a 3-2 victory over Panama, snuffing out the Canaleros´ World Cup hopes, and keeping the qualification dream alive for their southern neighbors despite El Tri losing to Costa Rica 2-1.

It was a defeat that couldn´t have been more crushing for the hosts. Luis Tejada´s 83rd-minute goal had appeared to give them the margin necessary to claim fourth place ahead of Mexico, and with it a playoff date with New Zealand. But Zusi´s header from a Brad Davis cross in the second minute of stoppage time drew the Americans level, and when Johansson fired home from the top of the box a minute later, the U.S. was left with an unlikely victory, while Panama was left in despair. Now it is Mexico -- which stood to lose $600 million in lost TV, merchandise, sponsorship and other revenue if it failed to qualify -- that can book a date with the Kiwis.

Gabriel Torres had opened the scoring in the 18th minute, finishing off a lightning-quick transition play following a U.S. turnover. But Michael Orozco steered home a corner kick from substitute Davis in the 64th minute to equalize for the Americans. That served as mere prelude to an unbelievable last 10 minutes that broke the Panamanians’ hearts.

The U.S. started the match with some sharp interplay between Mix Diskerud and Jozy Altidore, but Panama soon seized the momentum and broke on top in the 18th minute. A loose ball from U.S. defender Edgar Castillo was pounced on by Alberto Quintero, who quickly played Marcos Sanchez into the box. His square pass found Gabriel Torres, who fired home past Brad Guzan.

Blas Perez nearly doubled the home side’s advantage a minute later, but Blas Perez could only shoot straight at Guzan.

The U.S. gradually worked its way back into the match, with some clever approach play, but a lack of precision in the final third prevented the Americans from threatening Panama’s goal with any regularity.

Alejandro Bedoya broke free for a fierce drive just before halftime, but his shot was hit straight at Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.

Panama nearly doubled its advantage in the 54th minute when Quintero broke into the clear down the left wing. His center feed was steered toward goal by Perez, but Castillo was on hand to clear off the line.

Manager Jurgen Klinsmann brought on Davis and Johansson for Brad Evans and Diskerud, respectively in a bid to spark the U.S. attack. The switch had the desired effect, as Davis swung in one of his trademark corner kicks and Orozco muscled his way past Carlos Rodriguez to redirect the ball past Penedo.

The aforementioned substitutions had the effect of moving Bedoya to right back. Panama began to work that side extensively, and were unlucky not to earn a penalty in the 62nd minute when Bedoya appeared to bowl over Quintero. Five minutes later more good work from Quintero saw him set up Torres, but Guzan was on hand to deliver a left-handed save from close range.

Just when it seemed the U.S would hang on for a draw, Tejada popped up to put the home side in front. Roberto Chen’s cross was parried right into the path of Tejada by Guzan, and the Panama forward stabbed the ball into the empty net, sending the home crowd into delirium.

It proved short-lived. Zusi nodded home Davis’ cross from the left wing, and the U.S. appeared ready to see out a draw. But with just seconds remaining, substitute Terrence Boyd corralled Guzan’s long punt up field, picked out Johansson, then he fired home to give the Americans the win.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENG√ÉO BI DA AM√ąRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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Mexico can thank its lucky stars... and stripes

Mexico‚Äôs near-elimination in World Cup qualifying has no doubt left millions of supporters feeling as if they have been saved from destruction, but the manner of the team´s salvation has to feel like a gut-punch of its own. El Tri lost 2-1 versus a quality Costa Rican side, but was saved by the 3-2 result Team USA earned late against Panama.

Mexico remains alive in fourth place, scheduled for a playoff versus New Zealand, but the squad has arrived there not by its own merit. Twice over, Mexico´s World Cup hopes were dead in the rainy National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica. The first time, Mexico clawed back by scoring an equalizer, but the second time, only the American goals in injury time versus Panama decided El Tri´s destiny.

From the start, Mexico seemed a bit surprised as the match began and Costa Rica displayed no signs of being content with having secured qualification. El Tri struggled to contain the Tico attacks and to generate their own. The weather conditions made it even more difficult.

However, Victor Manuel Vucetich´s players started to generate a few chances. A golden one arrived for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez in the 18th minute when Oribe Peralta slipped him the ball in the box. Hernandez, jinxed or otherwise, completely devoid of confidence at this point, missed the ball on his kick attempt.

Almost as if in cosmic punishment for the miss by Hernandez, it seemed, Panama took the lead versus the U.S. off a goal by Gabriel Torres.

Then Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz twisted the knife against El Tri in the 25th minute, scoring a rocket past Guillermo "Memo" Ochoa to put the Ticos ahead. The scores of both matches at that time combined would, if they remained, eliminate Mexico from World Cup contention.

Mexico refused to die and was able to react relatively quickly. In the 28th minute, as Hernandez lost the ball in the goal area, it popped out to Peralta, who fired a hard shot to equalize the match.

The scores of both matches held into the second half. Mexico had half-chances, but couldn’t find the final pass to really threaten Costa Rica. Then in the 63rd minute, veteran Tico striker Alvaro Saborio nailed a header into the goal to again sentence Mexico to lose out on the World Cup.

Salvation was a mere few seconds away, however, as American Miguel Orozco scored against Panama to level that match. Once again, but this time not on their own merit, Mexico was saved again.

Try as it might, Mexico ultimately remained helpless to decide its own fate. It could not manage another goal, and in fact, throughout the remainder of the game, Costa Rica looked closer to amplifying its advantage. The efforts of Ochoa and even the goalpost at one point prevented that, but it was very close.

The destiny of El Tri was in the balance based on the result of the U.S.-Panama match, and that one still had goals left.

Panama struck in the 83rd minute, with Luis Tejada scoring the goal that again seemed to kill Mexico’s World Cup chances. The cheer that went up in Costa Rica’s stadium made it clear that the Ticos approved of their neighbors’ chance to make their first World Cup tournament in history.

The Americans refused to back down, though. Graham Zusi knocked in the tying goal in the final minute of regulation and Aron Johannsson added another for good measure to secure the U.S. victory.

As much as Mexico and its fans must be relieved and grateful at the final result, it has to be a bitter pill to swallow for a proud country with a World Cup tradition to depend so much on a rival to earn passage to the World Cup playoff.

After the match, Rafael Marquez could only shake his head when asked by ESPN’s John Sutcliffe if any message to the U.S. team was forthcoming. Marquez, who was red-carded out of a contentious 2002 World Cup elimination game against the U.S., wasn’t about to thank that same squad, even 11 years later.

For some, the turn of events has to be a feeling similar to almost drowning, then realizing that one’s worst enemy is manning the rescuing lifeboat.

Refusing to acknowledge Mexico’s saviors doesn’t change the fact of how and by whom El Tri was saved, however. The squad has to shake off any shame associated with that, though. There are still two games to be played versus New Zealand. Mexico will have to win that playoff without any help from anyone else.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

MENG√ÉO BI DA AM√ąRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RlVt8zJhXQ
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S√• skal vi liiiiiiiiiige huske der er Clasico Rosarino - Hvor Kayokay, El Loco og co. tager imod Maxi Rodriguez, "El gringo" Heinze og resten af de spedalske fra Newell´s.


Paulo Ferrari anticipa el cl√°sico

BUENOS AIRES -- El capit√°n de Rosario Central Paulo Ferrari vislumbr√≥ que de ganarle el cl√°sico a Newell´s Old Boys tendr√°n "una cuota importante de motivaci√≥n y confianza" para lo que resta del campeonato.

"Creo que puede ser un partido dinámico de ida y vuelta, buscando el arco rival por parte de los dos equipos, ojalá que se de un buen espectáculo. Sabemos lo que significa ganar un clásico, nos puede dar una cuota de motivación y confianza importante", expresó el lateral en conferencia de prensa, desde Arroyo Seco.

Aseguró que Central no cambiará su estilo de juego y que se siente un "privilegiado" por poder jugar el clásico rosarino.

"Ellos tienen buenos jugadores y atacan muy bien. Pero, la idea nuestra es que cuando no tengamos la pelota, nos juntemos y defendamos bien. Y cuando la tenemos, ser agresivos y atacar para que ellos también se preocupen por nosotros. De local estamos jugando de una manera que es atacar y presionar al rival y no la vamos a cambiar", explicó el exjugador de River Plate.

Ante la consulta de cu√°les cl√°sicos tiene guardados en su memoria, rescat√≥ dos: "Obviamente el de la Sudamericana con el gol de Pirulo (Germ√°n Rivarola), sin lugar a dudas. Fue el m√°s emocionante, el m√°s dif√≠cil que me toc√≥ jugar, una presi√≥n enorme, porque era por eliminaci√≥n, lo recuerdo siempre. Despu√©s, tambi√©n me toc√≥ jugar cuando cortamos la racha en cancha de Newell´s de los 22 a√Īos sin ganar".

LAGOS: "LLEGAMOS DE BUENA MANERA"

Por su parte, Diego Lagos afirmó que llegan "de buena manera" al cotejo del domingo, de local, ante el líder Newell`s Old Boys, por la 12ª fecha del Torneo Inicial, en la reedición del clásico rosarino después de tres temporadas.

"Por el momento anímico, llegamos de buena manera. Quizás en las primeras fechas no hicimos las cosas del todo bien, nos costó encontrarnos como equipo, pero hoy estamos mucho más sólidos y con confianza", expresó Lagos en rueda de prensa luego de la práctica matutina.

Lagos, exvolante de Instituto de C√≥rdoba, opin√≥ que la igualdad 1-1 sobre la hora ante Boca, en La Bombonera, en la jornada pasada, le dio m√°s "confianza" al equipo en sus aspiraciones de cara al partido ante Newell´s.

"Sabíamos que estábamos en la semana previa a un partido muy importante y teníamos que llegar de la mejor manera", manifestó.

A su vez, Lagos consider√≥ que se siente "un privilegiado" por jugar el cl√°sico rosarino tras tres a√Īos debido al descenso de Rosario Central en la temporada 2009/2010 a la segunda divisi√≥n del f√ļtbol argentino.

El plantel de Rosario Central retornó este martes al trabajo en el predio de Arroyo Seco, donde efectuó ejercicios en el gimnasio y luego tareas regenerativas en la cancha uno.

Los futbolistas que no fueron parte del empate 1-1 ante Boca, de visitante, llevaron a cabo f√ļtbol en espacios reducidos.

Los dirigidos por Miguel Angel Russo, quien podrá contar con el volante Nery Domínguez, ya que cumplió una fecha de suspensión, volverán el miércoles a los entrenamientos, en horario matutino, en Arroyo Seco.

Para el clásico solamente habrá venta de plateas para los socios de Central, a los que se le agregará un bono de 50 pesos, ya que celebrará el "Día del Club".

De esta manera, la dirigencia busca recaudar dinero extra para solventar los problemas financieros que padecen las arcas del club. Sumado al costo del operativo que será de unos 300 mil pesos y que contará con más de 1.200 efectivos policiales en el estadio y en las inmediaciones del Gigante de Arroyito. También habrá otros 800 agentes en lugares estratégicos de la ciudad (Parque Independencia, tiendas oficiales y bares emblemáticos).

Rosario Central, que acumula 12 puntos, recibirá el próximo domingo al líder Newell`s Old Boys (26), por la 12ma. fecha del torneo Inicial, en la clásico de la ciudad de Rosario.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

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Merlo no podr√° ir al banco de Racing

BUENOS AIRES -- El entrenador Reinaldo Carlos Merlo no podrá ingresar a la cancha para dirigir a Racing Club, en el tercer paso por el club, hasta que rescinda el contrato que había firmado con Aldosivi de Mar del Plata, de la B Nacional, hace dos semanas.

Julio Humberto Grondona, presidente de la AFA y los titulares de los clubes involucrados en la situación del técnico, Víctor Blanco (Racing) y José Moscusa (Aldosivi) se reunieron en la noche del martes y no llegaron a un acuerdo para destrabar el tema.

La entidad marplatense, en la que Mostaza Merlo no llegó a debutar y sólo dirigió dos entrenamientos cuando renunció por supuestos problemas personales, quiere un resarcimiento económico por incumplimiento del vínculo.

El inconveniente es que Aldosivi pretende que Merlo o Racing le abonen la clásula de rescisión de 300 mil dólares, cifra que los dirigentes del club de Avellaneda no están dispuestos a abonar.

De esta manera, en el partido ante V√©lez Sarsfield, en Avellaneda, del viernes por duod√©cima fecha del torneo Inicial, el equipo de Racing, √ļltimo con dos puntos, saldr√° a la cancha con el ayudante de campo Ren√© Daulte como t√©cnico.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

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Francis ser√° candidato en San Lorenzo

BUENOS AIRES -- El dirigente C√©sar Francis, quien encabeza la agrupaci√≥n "Volver a San Lorenzo", present√≥ el martes su candidatura a presidente del club para competir con la f√≥rmula oficialista Mat√≠as Lammens-Marcelo Tinelli, con el objetivo de evitar "el pensamiento √ļnico que merodea al club".

En di√°logo con T√©lam, Francis se√Īal√≥ que "el salto de calidad que hicieron Lammens y Tinelli" oblig√≥ a su agrupaci√≥n a acompa√Īar esa acci√≥n para reivindicar "el di√°logo pac√≠fico y civilizado desde la honestidad intelectual como eficaz receta para que la intolerancia no posea margen de acci√≥n".

El abogado remarcó que San Lorenzo une a los candidatos para participar en una elección: "no significa construir murallas sino puentes de diálogo, coincidencias y tolerancia en el disenso".

El titular de "Volver a San Lorenzo" confirmó a Télam que después de la presentación de las listas le propondrá a Lammens y Tinelli compartir espacio y tiempo el miércoles en Catamarca, cuando el club de Boedo juegue por la final de la Copa Argentina ante Arsenal de Sarandí.

"Esa acci√≥n representar√° una inequ√≠voca se√Īal de convivencia entre quienes conformamos la mayor√≠a y minor√≠a", expres√≥ Francis.

En cuanto a su presentaci√≥n, Francis revel√≥ que muchas personas calificaron de "locura" su intenci√≥n de pelear frente al binomio Lammens-Tinelli: "Estoy convencido de que la locura ser√≠a dejar instalada la sensaci√≥n que 105 a√Īos de historia dependen de una sola persona".

Los socios del Club Atl√©tico San Lorenzo votar√°n el 14 de diciembre de este a√Īo para decidir al nuevo presidente del club y esta noche finalizar√° el plazo para la presentaci√≥n de las listas.

Adem√°s de `San Lorenzo Siglo XXI`, con Mat√≠as Lammens y Marcelo Tinelli, quienes asumieron en agosto del a√Īo pasado la presidencia tras la renuncia de Carlos Abdo, y la confirmaci√≥n de C√©sar Francis por `Volver a San Lorenzo`, la tercera lista ser√° `Cruzada por San Lorenzo` con Adolfo Res y Claudio De Simone.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

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Ramírez puede reaparecer en Colón

SANTA FE -- El DT de Col√≥n de Santa Fe, Mario Sciacqua, tendr√° a disposici√≥n al delantero Rub√©n Ram√≠rez para el pr√≥ximo cotejo ante Lan√ļs, por la 12ma. fecha del torneo Inicial.

Ramírez cumplió dos fechas de suspensión por expulsión en la 10ma. jornada, en la derrota 1-0 ante Tigre, y sería incluído en el equipo titular.

El plantel de Colón de Santa Fe se entrenó el martes en doble turno con la visita del presidente Germán Lerche, quien finalizó su licencia por problemas de salud.

Sciacqua aguardar√° por el regreso del defensor boliviano Ronald Raldes, quien fue citado por el seleccionado de f√ļtbol de su pa√≠s para la doble y √ļltima jornada de Eliminatorias Sudamericanas.

Con el retorno de Raldes, el defensa Lucas Landa, quien jugó en el empate 0-0 ante All Boys, en Floresta, por el artículo 225, deberá cumplir una fecha de suspensión por la expulsión ante Tigre.

Col√≥n de Santa Fe, que re√ļne 11 puntos y viene de cortar una racha de cinco ca√≠das consecutivas, recibir√° en la pr√≥xima fecha a Lan√ļs (13), en el partido v√°lido por la 12ma. fecha del torneo Inicial.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo

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Martínez, Musto y Rosales, tocados

BAH√ćA BLANCA -- El defensor Adri√°n Mart√≠nez y los volantes Dami√°n Musto y Paulo Rosales se entrenaron el martes de manera diferenciada en la vuelta al trabajo de Olimpo tras el triunfo 2-1 del domingo ante V√©lez, de visitante, por la 11ma. fecha de torneo Inicial.

Martínez, quien padece una molestia en el isquiotibial de la pierna derecha, Musto y Rosales, que sufren fatiga muscular, trabajaron aparte en el predio del club Teléfonos.

De todas maneras, los tres futbolistas llegarán en óptimas condiciones físicas para el partido del sábado ante Gimnasia La Plata, de visitante, por la 12ma. jornada del torneo Inicial.

Los jugadores que participaron del triunfo en la cancha de Vélez realizaron trabajos con pelota en espacios reducidos, mientras que el resto del plantel jugó ante la reserva.

Olimpo de Bah√≠a Blanca, que el martes celebr√≥ 103 a√Īos de vida, re√ļne 10 unidades en el torneo Inicial y en la pr√≥xima fecha visitar√° a Gimnasia La Plata, desde las 16, en el partido v√°lido por la 12ma. fecha.

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

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