Barcelona come to town

On Sunday it was back to the Atahaulpa Stadium to watch the current champions : Deportivo Quito against the champions elect: Barcelona. Although i arrived with my friend at the stadium 15 mins before the game it took at least half an hour to get into the Atahaulpa. Long lines were snaked around the ground […]

2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or Shortlist

2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or Shortlist: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid C.F.) Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid) Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)Leo Messi (FC Barcelona) Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) Xavi (Barcelona) Gerard Pique (Barcelona)Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Robin van Persie (Manchester United) Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) Mario Balotelli (Manchester […]

Copa Sudamericana moves into the last 8

GREMIO (BRAZIL)  VS MILLIONARIOS (COLOMBIA) INDEPENDIENTE (ARGENTINA) VS UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA (CHILE) SAO PAULO (BRAZIL)  VS  UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE  (CHILE) CERRO PORTENO (PARAGUAY) VS TIGRE (ARGENTINA) They say the cream always comes to the top and this seems to be the case in this years Copa Sudamericana. Brazil, Argentina and Chile each have 2 representatives while […]

A different view of racism in Ecuador

The topic of racism is dominating English football just now. It has rumbled on since Luis Suarez’s altercation with Patrice Evra two seasons ago and last week came to a head with Rio Ferdinand’s refusal to wear a “Kick it Out Campaign” t-shirt. Ferdinand obviously feels aggrieved with the 4 match ban that former England captain, John Terry received last […]

Argentina top the table

Argentina continue to top the CONMEBOL table after their 2-1 away win against Chile last night. Chile fell asleep for 4 minutes in the first half and allowed Messi and Higuain to claim a quick brace in 28 and 31 minutes. Argentina then needed only to hang on to claim 3 points but they did […]

CONMEBOL team of week 9 (12/10/2012)

Week 9 saw Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia win and move away from the pack. The qualifying group has now split into 3 parts with Chile and Uruguay losing form in the last 3 games. Messi was at his imperial best against Uruguay. It has often been touted that little Leo does not perform for his […]

Ecuadorian teams hopeful in the Sudamericana

The Ecuadorian teams had a mixed bag in the first leg ties of last weeks Copa Sudamericana but with a little luck they could all progress. Liga de Loja had the toughest task against Brazilian giants Gremio and although they secured a credible home draw they will have their work cut out in Porto Alegre. […]