Two games into the Copa America and things aren’t looking rosy for Sergio Batista and Argentina. Two points from two games see’s La Albiceleste teetering on the brink of elimination should they lose to Costa Rica next Monday.
‘ ‘We will resist the critics. We will reformulate the club from now on.‘ These were the words uttered by River Plate president Daniel Passarella once the dust had settled on the relegation of his beloved club. An intriguing if somewhat redundant statement regarding River’s future. The harrowing reality is that ‘reformulation’ is […]
By Mina Rzouki In a game dominated by predications and statistics, the rare anomaly offers a unique thrill to the audience. My favourite moment of the Copa America lies in a match reminiscent of the one between David and Goliath otherwise known as the 2001 quarter-final match between Honduras and Brazil.
By Thomas Watt I’m not sure whether it’s my nationality that means I have a natural predilection for giant killings, but sometimes I cannot help but root for the little guy. Football has built its popularity over the decades on small teams overcoming the odds to topple their more illustrious opponents. In almost all […]
By Gordon Fleetwood I am a rookie in terms of my Copa America experience. My lone experience of the competition was the 2007 edition in Venezuela. However, that one tournament produced an experience that I have not forgotten since. In fact, it is one of my most vivid football memories. It was a goal scored […]
By Mohamed Moallim 1997 was a wonderful year if you were a Brazilian forward named Ronaldo a.k.a. O Fenômeno, a debut season at FC Barcelona ended with a Cup Winners’ Cup winner’s medal and 47 goals scored – the world was his oyster. And that summer he set off for his second Copa América in […]
By Joseph Sexton Some call him ‘El Loco’; other prefers ‘El Titán’. Born in La Plata in 1973, he started his pro career banging goals in for his local club- Estudiantes- and he’s barely let up ever since. In a career that’s taken him to Spain via the Federal Capital- and back again- he signed […]
By Chris Ledger When reminiscing about past football tournaments, few people will remember the 1997 Copa America fondly. After all, most of the competing teams had the 1998 World Cup in mind and rested several key players. Only five players from Argentina’s 22-men squad in 1997, for example, were in the squad for France ’98 […]
The past decade has bared witness to an unprecedented ascendancy in Mexican football, in terms of domestic, and national football through the constant emergence of world class footballers who have gone on to ply their trade with the best that Europe can offer. Has Mexico finally caught on, or is this simply a nation from […]