Tag Archives: Confederations Cup

Confederations Cup – 2017 Edition with a 2013 Mini Throwback

16 Jun

Has it really been three years since Brazil?! I’m trying not to think about it, because it means only one year from WC2018 and that is just too much. Too much. But before that, there’s the Confederations Cup to get through. Time for Russia and its football fans to show us all how welcoming and accepting they are, despite the negative press. Continue reading

Updated: Suarez Apologizes…Until The Next Time

30 Jun

Yeah, I’d like to believe it won’t happen again but after 3 biting incidents in 4 years… Continue reading

Confederations Cup Final: Brazil vs Spain

3 Jul

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Nando’s face says it all, doesn’t it? *Sigh* This game, this game, this game. There’s really not a whole lot to talk about since it was so obvious that Spain was outplayed. As a La Roja fan, it’s disappointing, but Brazil deserved the win completely. I do think that this loss will only help La Roja though. It brings them down a notch and now they have to really look at the way they play, get to reset & regroup as they continue to work towards being successful in qualifying for the 2014 WC and adding another star to their jerseys. Better they have their Brazilian wake up call now, rather than later, that’s for sure.

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Confederations Cup: Spain vs Italy

3 Jul

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This is one of two last Confed Cup game recaps…..let’s categorize it as the only one where you’ll see Spain smiling, shall we? I have a love/hate relationship with penalty shootouts, maybe everyone does. It’s a little exciting when teams you don’t support have to go through them, but when it’s your team….nuh uh. Eyes get squeezed shut, hands to my face (fingernail-less hands I should add), and lots and lots of holding my breath whilst praying. But I’m getting ahead of myself, there was a whole 120 minutes of disappointment before that, it definitely wasn’t the Euro final redo I was expecting. Italy had all the attacking power, but lacked the luck to get any goals in and Spain had Iker & Italy’s inability to score going for them. In the end, it was the little bird that had us saying “Thank you, Jesus!”

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Tuesday Bits & Bobs: More Enzo, Isco Arrives, Guti Drives & More Vacation Goodies

2 Jul

tumblr_mp9bu2nBIB1qf0sfyo1_500More Enzo! Always welome news. Here’s some more recent shots from our favorite boy and his family as they spend time in Brazil over the past month. Continue reading

Monday Bits & Bobs

1 Jul

tumblr_mp96s9pZz81r6ibubo1_500Work again has kept me from updating until quite late. Bah humbug! Pretty much all anyone was talking about today was the Confederations Cup. How about that goal line clearance from David Luiz? EPIC. Here he is carting Enzo around. Too much adorable for one picture.  Continue reading

A Quiet Day for the Finalists

29 Jun

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Hmmm…maybe quiet wasn’t the best adjective to use, since there are a lot of interviews in this post. 😉 Still riding the high of their semifinal win, the boys traveled to Rio, where they will play the Confeds Final tomorrow. Eeek! I’m excited and nervous, especially after barely making it through those nerve wracking penalties.

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Thursday Night (Now Early Friday Morning) Bits & Bobs

28 Jun

2539b724df3411e2acc922000ae81df1_7Excuse my lazy ass mood. I got home after 9 PM again tonight and I was just chillin’  and giggling over Sergio calling Jesus Navas “my little bird” on Twitter. WTF, Sese? Don’t ever change.

Here is a quick sweep of bits & bobs with more tomorrow. So, this is one ‘baller’s elementary school photo. Who might it be? Hint: Shigs is running in the other direction. Continue reading

Ready for Italia

26 Jun

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The boys look like they’re ready to go, go, git ’em, git ’em, in their semifinal tomorrow! I wanna know who’s going to start, who’s going to score, and who’s going to win. You won’t find any answers to those questions within this post, but you will see lots of Sergio’s sweaty thighs & a couple boys struggling to recover from the sight…

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Confederations Cup: Nigeria vs Spain

26 Jun

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I tell ya, with all the Sernando action this match brought, I almost wouldn’t have minded if La Roja didn’t make it to the Semifinals. They did make it though, beating Nigeria 3-0. I was actually surprised Spain didn’t concede a goal or two, not only because it was Valdes it goal (I keed, I keed) but because Nigeria was showing some major spunk. They broke through Spain’s defense quite a few times and their shots were just off, not enough finish to make it happen. La Roja just keep chugging along, moving through the tournament, having no problem finishing off their goals. Yay for Nando, his scoring continues! His goal and Jordi Alba’s brace were enough to send Spain through to the Semifinals, where they’ll face Italy. The Italian NT say it won’t be a repeat of the Euro final…..I’m excited to see how the match turns out and we don’t have to much longer to wait, just 24 hours or so. 😉

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