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ESPN’s First Brazil 2014 Commercial Shows World Cup Legends, Passion for Beautiful Game

Now that the calendar has turned from 2013 to 2014, we can proclaim the arrival of a “World Cup year.” ESPN holds the exclusive, English-language rights to air the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the United States. The broadcast giant marked the new year with its first World Cup commercial. The one-minute, 45-second spot features scenes of World Cup legends — such as Pele, Johann Cruyff and...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Southampton Goalkeeper Artur Boruc Tries ‘Cruyff Turn,’ Gives Easy Goal to Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud (GIF)

Olivier Giroud should be thankful for Artur Boruc. Southampton goalkeeper Boruc tried to use a classic piece of skill to trick the Arsenal striker during Saturday’s Premier League game but got his footwork all wrong, allowing Giroud to take the ball and score the simplest of goals. The goal was Giroud’s first in nearly a month. He converted a penalty kick later in the game, as...
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Problems loom for Barca despite win

It seems an odd thing to say, but in spite of beating Ajax 4-0 in Wednesday's Champions League group G opener at the Camp Nou, Barcelona still look like a team unsure of its identity. The Catalan side is rebuilding its game this season under new coach Gerardo Martino, but it was more old magic from Lionel Messi which stood out as the Argentine bagged yet another sublime hat...
Via Fox Soccer
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wheelchair Tennis Star Esther Vergeer Celebrates 10 Years Unbeaten

Esther Vergeer (January 30, 2013) Dutch wheelchair tennis star Esther Vergeer is celebrating ten years without a defeat on the international wheelchair tennis circuit today. Vergeer, 31 years old from Woerden, has won 470 consecutive matches since she was defeated by Australian Daniele di Toro in Sydney on 30 January 2003.   Vergeer is currently taking part in a Johann Cruyff Foundation...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Catalonia Draw Nigeria 1-1 In Friendly

Many of Barcelona’s biggest stars took the field for the Catalonian national team in a 1-1 draw against Nigeria at Espanyol’s Estadi Cornellà-El Prat on Wednesday. Dutch legend Johann Cruyff saw his three years in charge of Catalonia come to an end after the friendly, which was billed as a tune-up for Nigeria before the African Cup [...]The post Catalonia Draw Nigeria 1-1...
Via The Soccer Daily
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Sergio Perez to Chivas

  Source: Flickr- Esparta The club Chivas of Guadalajara ended the Apertura 2012 season in negative terms: poor quality soccer, poor results, and angry fans.  Since then, there have been various attempts at improving the club like firing the Johann Cruyff project, attempting to sign player Angel Reyna, and firing long-term field doctor Narciso Lopez.  However, fans want a real...
Via FutnSoccer
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Chivas fire Cruyff – Vergara ends the Dutch experiment

Vergara decided that the Dutch experiment in Chivas should end, and chose to release the news as the Liga MX final match between Toluca and Xolos was starting (Vergara can’t stand to not have the media talk about his team). After just 6 months, the Dutch experiment in Mexico’s most popular team ends with Cruyff getting fired. Who would have thought, right? Well, ok, we all saw...
Via FutnSoccer
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Johann Cryuff Says Rumors Linking Him With Liverpool FC Are 'Just Talk'

Johann Cruyff disavowed any rumors linking him with a move to Liverpool FC. The Dutch soccer legend has not been contacted by LFC about its vacant director of football position, and he has no plans to uproot his family from Barcelona, according to the Evening Standard. "I see my name is being mentioned in connection with Liverpool," Cruyff wrote in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf...
April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Johan Cruyff and Fellow Ajax Board Members Resign en Masse Ahead of Manchester United Clash

Johann Cruyff and his fellow Ajax supervisory board members resigned en masse last week. The move leaves the legendary Dutch club with a gaping leadership void ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash with Manchester United, according to the Guardian. The Dutch legend claims the board went behind his back to install Louis Van Gaal as club CEO in November. Van Gaal had a falling...
February 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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