Argentina and the Elephant in the room

October 6, 2017

  As Argentina keeps struggling to score in the qualifiers, last night was the best showcase as to why Argentina are having issues:  The obsession with optimizing Messi and not the others.     Last night vs Peru, Argentina failed to score, with a few chances wasted.  Messi was dispossessed a staggering 14 times.  Him losing possession has become a regular occurrence, and it is making his defenders/fans blame it…

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The Clasico. Refs play a part; Ramos breaks opposition hearts, again

December 3, 2016

Let’s get right into it; just about the biggest sporting event on planet earth, the first Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid has just ended today with a 1-1 tie.  We had Luis Suarez scoring an early second half header off of a set piece for Barca, and Sergio Ramos being the clutch man he is, scoring a header as well in the 90th minute to tie…

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Afghan boy receives Messi kit, could meet superstar

March 7, 2016

The father of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from Lionel Messi says they are eager to travel to Spain to meet the soccer great. Mohammad Arif Ahmadi, the father of the boy who was pictured wearing a homemade Argentina shirt with No. 10 on the back, said Friday they want to thank Messi, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, in person. Afghan soccer federation spokesman Ali Kazimi says they…

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