Maracanazo: Uruguay secretly receives the World Cup

first_imgThere is no word in the world of soccer as similar to ‘surprise’ as ‘Maracanazo’.In the history of football, teams much worse than that 1950 Uruguay have beaten others with more experience than Brazil that same year, however, the circumstances and the environment that surrounded that last match of the 1950 Brazil World Cup made the term a concept for posterity.Far from what many believe, that was not a final as such. The last phase of that World Cup was considered as a league between the four best teams in the tournament (Brazil, Uruguay, Spain and Sweden) but fate wanted the title to be decided in that last match at the Maracanã stadium, the heart of Brazilian soccer, between the Canarinha, great favorite and host, and Uruguay. Brazil was worth the tie to become champion.Brazil’s favoritism was so overwhelming that even FIFA underestimated a Uruguayan team full of stars like Schiaffino, Míguez and Ghiggia and that in its record of winning had a World Cup and eight Copa América. Jules Rimet, president of the highest organization in football, went down to the Brazilian locker room when the game was 1-1 to prepare the congratulatory speech for the hosts and until the match ended, he did not know what the result had been. “As I walked through the halls, the infernal shouting was interrupted. At the exit of the tunnel, a desolate silence dominated the stadium. Neither honor guard, nor national anthem, nor speech, nor solemn surrender. I found myself alone, with the glass in my arms and not knowing what to do. In the tumult I ended up discovering the Uruguayan captain, Obdulio Varela, and almost secretly I handed him the golden statuette “, Rimet relates in his memoirs. Brazil, which at the time usually dressed in white, had a selection full of stars of the time with Ademir and Zizinho at the helm, but in the months before the World Cup, it was clear that the difference between Canarinha and Uruguay was not so abysmal. They faced each other three times and the Charrúa won once. In the Maracanazo, Brazil went ahead in minute 2 thanks to Friaça and the stadium became a party. Schiaffino’s goal silenced the shouting a bit but the draw was worth to Brazil so the joy continued to reign in the stands. It was with Ghiggia’s goal (1-2) that everyone fell silent. “Only three people silence Maracana: the Pope, Frank Sinatra and me,” Ghiggia joked in more than one occasion over the years. And is not for less. Without a doubt, that was one of the most important goals in football history. Such was the impact that Brazil changed the white shirt for the verdeamarelha.last_img read more

SBP willing to help Indonesia seal World Cup berth

first_imgFrom L-R: SBP president Al Panlilio, GIlas head coach Chot Reyes and vice chair Robbie Puno. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not all the countries in the three-nation consortium that won the hosting rights for the 2023 Fiba World Cup will get automatic slots to the tournament.Fiba recently said yes, but hoisted a caveat on Indonesia: That slot hinges on the drastic improvement of its national team.ADVERTISEMENT “Indonesia is not guaranteed yet,” SBP president Al Panlilio told “Of course, Fiba would want a competitive World Cup so Indonesia has to show marked improvement with its national team.”READ: PH wins 2023 Fiba World Cup hostingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Philippines, the lead country of the consortium, and Japan will each get one of the 32 berths in the World Cup, which has stringent qualifying tournaments for country’s hoping to earn a spot in the event.And the SBP is willing to help Indonesia cement an appearance in the World Cup. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We can extend as much help as we can to help their national team improve,” Panlilio said. “ We have coaches that we can spare who can come in as consultants and we can arrange friendlies with our teams here.”READ: MVP Christmas gift: 2023 World CupThe Philippines isn’t that much of a wild card for the 32-team tournament. The country is currently ranked 31st in the world. Japan, at 52nd, certainly needs the outright berth granted to hosts. But Indonesia, ranked 108th, may be too much of an accommodation if it doesn’t show marked improvement, considering how cutthroat the competition is for World Cup berths.“Maybe we can have them train here, too,” said Panlilio.The SBP still hasn’t met with its counterparts from Japan and Indonesia to synchronize preparations for the World Cup, but Panlilio said that will be set as soon as things are settled here.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The SBP could extend its offer to help Indonesia in that meeting. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Healed Escoto ready to prove worth for Kia Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Art Center developing quake plan

first_img“In a catastrophic event, people tend to have `9-1-1 syndrome,’ where they think they can pick up a phone and help is on the way,” Amatullo said. “One of the main objectives for the communication strategy of this is to really hammer the point that personal preparedness is key.” (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – If an earthquake were to hit Southern California, would you be prepared? For too many, the answer is no, but a multiyear venture under way at the Art Center College of Design aims to change that. Inspired by a student project that sought to bring good design principles to the rebuilding of New Orleans, “The L.A. Earthquake: Get Ready,” goes even further to bring the school’s design expertise out of the classroom and into the community. “We thought it would be interesting to take an additional step: How could we act instead of reacting, and how could we anticipate solutions to a major disaster closer to home?” said Mariana Amatullo, the school’s director of international initiatives and Designmatters. With the new generation of public service announcements about earthquake preparedness those involved in the project are creating, Amatullo said, “we can bridge the knowledge gap between the scientific community and how the general public perceives the threat of a major earthquake.” The project will include three parts. In January, the school plans to release a “visual sourcebook,” a collection of essays and information about earthquakes, with an introduction by program partner and former FEMA chief James Lee Witt. In the summer of 2008, it will launch a related multimedia public service campaign, aimed at reaching out to 18- to 25-year-olds, who Amatullo said “are going to be the decision makers coming up.” Paired with a “public spectacle” – the details of which are still being planned, perhaps to include a ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall – the organizers hope the information campaign will bring the community together and spur Southern Californians to start talking about earthquake preparedness. More than just good design, the project also includes a large research component. Art Center teamed with groups ranging from the United States Geological Survey to the USC Annenberg School for Communication to learn how to deliver the most up-to-date scientific information to the public. last_img

Snowfall warning issued for the South Peace

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C. South Peace. Dawson Creek and Chetwynd could see up to 15 cm of snow today.The forecast for the North Peace still calls for only up to 4 cm of snow. See the full text of the warning below for the South Peace.Issued at 2015-11-15 16:25 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:B.C. South Peace River, B.C. (087310)- Advertisement -Current details:Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected. A low pressure system moving across the BC interior will spread snow to BC South Peace River region today. Total snowfall amounts of 10 cm are expected. The snow is expected to taper off this evening.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Snowfall Warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #BCStorm.last_img read more

Enyimba lose to dash hopes of CAF CL glory for Nigeria

first_img0Shares0000South African club Mamelodi Sundowns scored 11 goals against Cote d’Or of the Seychelles to create two CAF Champions League records © AFP / RODGER BOSCHJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 30 – Enyimba were eliminated from the CAF Champions League Sunday, leaving Nigeria without a club in the upcoming group phase of the elite African club competition.A goal just after half-time from Mohamed Musa gave Al Hilal of Sudan a 1-0 victory over Enyimba in Omdurman and the east Africans won by the same score overall after a goalless first leg. It was a shock outcome to the last-32 tie as five-goal Enyimba had impressive in the preliminary round while Hilal needed the away goal rule to scrape past modest opponents.Kano Pillars, the other Nigerian contenders for the Champions League this season, were defeated by Asante Kotoko of Ghana in the previous round.The only consolation for two-time African champions Enyimba is that they will get another shot at winning a CAF competition this season by competing in the second-tier Confederation Cup.All 16 first round losers drop to the Confederation Cup and will play last-32 winners in that competition in two-leg play-offs during October with group places at stake.However, the CAF Champions League is a far more lucrative and prestigious competition and Nigerian football supporters will be bitterly disappointed by the failure of Enyimba.Kotoko will also be competing in the Confederation Cup after they crashed 3-0 away to Etoile Sahel of Tunisia in Monastir after building a two-goal first leg advantage.Algerian Karim Aribi took his goal tally to a chart-topping seven in the Champions League this season by scoring twice in the second half after Mortadha Ben Ouanes put the Tunisians ahead.– Red-carded –Etoile had Saddam Ben Aziza red-carded on 79 minutes with the tie deadlocked at 2-2 on aggregate and Aribi scored the crucial goal five minutes later.Tunisia will have two contenders in the group phase as trophy-holders Esperance survived a scare Friday to defeat minnows Elect-Sport of Chad 2-1 near Tunis and qualify 3-2 overall.Hassan Ibrahim rattled the four-time champions by scoring for the Chadian electricity company club before half-time.Ivorian Ibrahim Ouattara levelled on 62 minutes and Algerian Abdelraouf Benguit struck the goal that won the second leg and the tie with seven minutes remaining.Also on Friday, former champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa hammered Cote d’Or of the Seychelles 11-1 near Pretoria to create two Champions League records and equal another.The 16-1 aggregate victory was the biggest in the 55 years of the competition, bettering the 13-goal successes of Al Ahly and Zamalek of Egypt and Young Africans of Tanzania.Sundowns also became the first club to score 11 goals in a single match, overtaking the 10 goals netted by Difaa el Jadida of Morocco two seasons ago.The 10-goal winning margin in a single game matched that of El Jadida with Sundowns’ goal spree spearheaded by Sibusiso Vilakazi with a hat-trick.Sundowns led 6-0 at half-time and among the scorers were two Uruguayans, Gaston Sirino and recent signing Mauricio Affonso.A group phase draw to split the 16 qualifiers into four groups will be made on October 9 in Cairo with the first matches scheduled for November 29 and 30.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rodgers signs new Leicester deal, ending Arsenal link

first_img0Shares0000Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 6 – Brendan Rodgers has committed his long-term future to Leicester City, ending speculation linking him with the vacant Arsenal manager’s job.The Northern Irishman moved to Leicester from Celtic in February after winning seven trophies in just under three years in charge in Scotland. The 46-year-old has taken Leicester to second in the Premier League behind Liverpool, with 11 wins from 15 matches this season.Leicester, the 2015/16 Premier League champions, have won their past seven league games to equal their top-flight record for consecutive victories.Rodgers’ success at the King Power Stadium saw him linked heavily with the Arsenal manager’s job after the sacking last week of Unai Emery.“When I made the decision to come to Leicester City, it was because I was excited about the direction the club was taking and how I could apply my experience to the journey,” said Rodgers, who went close to winning the Premier League with Liverpool in 2014.“I came here with a purpose to add something to that and to help the club build for the future,” added Rodgers in a statement issued by the club.Rodgers said talks about the contract had been going on before Emery was sacked.“We’ve been talking for a few weeks,” he said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s game at Aston Villa. “It’s a great club. We just want to keep progressing.“We’re looking to continue on the legacy. We don’t have the wealth of the top six, but perhaps we can do this in a different way.”Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “Brendan’s qualities as a coach are well-known and evident in the way he has sought to unlock the potential in every member of our exciting young squad.“But just as important to us is the suitability of Brendan’s wider philosophy to the club’s established culture and values.”0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgManus Kelly (right) with co-driver Donal Barrett after winning last year’s National event.Glenswilly rally driver, Manus Kelly, will compete in his first event of the year this weekend when he travels to the Carlow Stages Rally.Manus, who won the national event in last year’s Donegal International Rally, will make the move up into the big league on Saturday when he will goes in a Subaru S12B WRC from Melvyn Evans Motorsport based in Wales.Looking ahead to the event, Manus said he is relishing the chance to compete again. “It’s a big step and I’m just glad we have managed to secure the car for Carlow,” commented Manus, who will have his regular co-driver, Donal Barrett, on the notes.“We have secured a top quality car and it will come with a full service crew for the one-day event. It’s a really exciting time for us and we are looking forward to testing the car on Friday before Saturday. Our last event was Donegal last year and winning the national championship in the Mk 2 Ford Escort has been the highlight of my career. That was certainly a dream come true,” the Letterkenny-based businessman said.“This weekend is a big step up and we have to be realistic about our expectations. A top ten finish would be a great result. This is a pre-run for the Donegal International in June and a tidy, hitch-free run in Carlow is what we are looking for. After the weekend, which hopefully goes well, we can reassess things and plan accordingly for Donegal,” Manus added.The Carlow Stages Rally is sponsored by the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow and is a counting round of the Triton and South East Stages Rally Championship and MK2 Challenge. The rally will consist of a 3 x 3 loop stages over 110km, with the centralised serviced area based at Carlow IT.MANUS GETS BACK BEHIND THE WHEEL FOR THE CARLOW RALLY was last modified: May 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalManus Kellyrallylast_img read more

What World Cup games are on talkSPORT today? All you need to know

first_imgThursday’s World Cup action threw up plenty of drama.Argentina were humiliated by Croatia to leave them on the brink of a group stage exit, VAR again took centre stage as Denmark and Australia played out a 1-1 draw, while Kylian Mbappe became France’s youngster ever scorer at a World Cup with the winner against Peru. The day’s action ends with Serbia v Switzerland in Group E at 7pm. Serbia can book their place in the last 16 with a win. Mladen Krstajic’s side secured a crucial 1-0 victory against Costa Rica in their first game and are currently top of the table in a group which also has Brazil in it. Full match preview here.How can I follow the matches?Easy. Stick it on talkSPORT here, as the team will bring you all the action LIVE from Russia.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2. We’re hoping for more great action today with another three crunch games, all live on talkSPORT.Here’s all the details of what’s on at the World Cup on Friday, June 22.What times are the World Cup kick-offs today?First up is Brazil v Costa Rica in Group E at 1pm. Both sides are hoping to pick up their first win of the tournament. Brazil were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland last week, while Costa Rica were defeated by Serbia to sit bottom of the group. Full match preview here. Lionel Messi’s Argentina lost 3-0 to Croatia Nigeria prepare for their showdown with Iceland Next up is Nigeria v Iceland in Group D at 4pm. Iceland secured an excellent draw against Argentina in their first ever World Cup finals match, while Nigeria were defeated by Croatia. With Argentina losing to Croatia on Thursday night, a win for Iceland would put them in the driving seat for a last 16 spot. Full match preview here. center_img 3 3 3 Neymar is fit despite an injury scare last_img read more

Man United sources insist Jose Mourinho will not be sacked this weekend

first_imgBut senior sources at the club are insistent that Mourinho retains the backing of his bosses – for now – and he will be given time to turn things around.United have made their worst start to a season in 29 years having collected just ten points from their opening seven Premier League games.They have also suffered a humiliating Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Championship side Derby County.The Mirror’s sensational report says Mourinho has now reached the point of no return and is resigned to his fate.In a three-and-a-half minute press conference on Friday morning, Mourinho cut a forlorn figure as he conceded results and performances had not been good enough this season.However, United are privately insisting that there is no immediate threat to the 55-year-old’s position. Jose Mourinho is enduring one of the worst runs of his managerial career Mourinho is one of the most successful managers of all-time and there is hope he will still be the manager United have been desperately searching for since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.United have won the Europa League and Carabao Cup since the Portuguese’s arrival at the club, but have been unable to mount a serious title challenge.They finished sixth in Mourinho’s first campaign and, though they ended last season in second, they were a massive 19 points adrift of champions Manchester City.This term, United are sitting tenth after seven games, already nine points off the top, and there have been numerous reports of discontent behind the scenes, with his apparently strained relationship with Paul Pogba the subject of much speculation.You can listen to live and exclusive national radio commentary of Manchester United v Newcastle United on talkSPORT this Saturday, kick-off 17:30 2 Manchester United have denied they are planning to sack Jose Mourinho as manager this weekend.The Daily Mirror’s back page splash on Saturday claims that the United hierarchy have made the decision to axe Mourinho and he will be shown the door irrespective of how the team get on against Newcastle United at Old Trafford this evening. Ed Woodward plans to give Jose Mourinho more time 2last_img read more

Raiders mailbag: Hard Knocks, potential trades and much more

first_imgIt’s that time of year again, folks.The combine is only a week away and before you know it, the Raiders will be on the clock at No. 4.You guys came strong with the questions this week. We’re talking potential trades, first-round mocks, free agency and more. Lets get right to it.1. @JPERO_15: Landon Collins for Derek Carr? I didn’t know it was comedy hour, Jake.2. @JCups45: Hard Knocks if the Raiders stay in Oakland for the 2019 season?I certainly hope so. If you have Jon Gruden, …last_img