Category: South America

South American players and competitions


Tenth Straight Home Shut-Out Sees Malmö Through Past Celtic

MFF made it to the group stage!   …OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! Just in case you weren’t aware of which tournament they were in, or somehow missed the title.   MFF (and everyone else) finds out their group tomorrow (Europa League draw is Friday), and I start a new job tonight, so unfortunately this won’t be the longest recap. I will however get a...


UCL Qualification: MFF v Celtic 2nd Leg Preview

One thing I neglected to mention in my opening preview, and purposely left out of my game recap is that Rosenberg was suspended for the first leg. I hope MFF is not over-confident about his return, but he is one of the remaining starters from last year’s run, and at 32, will bring some experience to the team to make sure they don’t throw...


Racing Match Report: Racing Club 2 Arsenal 1 Round 21 APD

Racing Club de Avellaneda 2 (Milito, Pavone) Arsenal de Sarandi 1 (Trellez) 22nd August 2015 Ref: Diego Ceballos In a game of few chances, Racing did just enough to take the three points away from a spirited Arsenal, to keep in touch with the top two. Racing were coming in to today’s game with wins in their last two fixtures looking to continue their improving form...


Racing Match Report: Union de Santa Fe 1 Racing Club de Avellaneda 2 APD Round 20

Union de Santa Fe 1 Racing Club de Avellaneda 2 16th August 2015 Saul Laverni   Racing, fresh off the back of last Friday’s Copa Argentina victory against Tigre have won away from home for the first time since the Copa America break. Cocca went for an exciting formation of a 3-4-1-2 against Union’s more standard 4-4-2, in an attempt to combat the lack...


Free Culture Sports Show (FCSS): Season 4, Episode 1 – Pulling a Vickery

Support us at For those that don’t know, Tim Vickery likes to make predictions after the event. It’s a joke, of course, but we get our league predictions in after the first game of the season. Of course, transfer window isn’t closed and some players haven’t had time to bed-in. It’s not like 1/38 means it is game over on prediction season. Cup...


Racing Match Report: Racing Club 2 Tigre 1 Copa Argentina Round 2

Racing Club de Avalleneda 2 Club Atletico Tigre 1 7th August 2015 Patricio Loustau Racing have progressed into the Third Round of the fourth edition of the Copa Argentina following their strongest performance since the return to action following the Copa America. Racing fielded a full strength eleven once more, as they faced top flight opposition for the first time in the Copa Argentina 2014-15,...


Racing Match Report: Racing Club 0 Belgrano 0 Round 19 APD

Racing Club de Avalleneda 0 Belgrane de Cordoba 0 2nd August 2015 Ref: Nestor Pitana   By no means a classic game tonight, Racing Club were held at home to the side level on points with them, Belgrano despite the visitors playing the final 25 minutes with only 10 men. Diego Cocca’s Racing came in to tonight’s game looking to improve their form which has...


Quarter Final Preview: Brazil v. Colombia

By the end of the day, there will be one team from CONMEBOL in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals. This game is slightly easier for me to decide.  Even though Colombia has looked outstanding so far, maybe even the best team in the tournament, they are up against the 2014 World Cup host and South American king, Brazil. Colombia will give Brazil fits in...