Category Archives: Europe

Yugoslavia’s ‘What If’ Moment Lives On

In 1992, the Yugoslav national team finished first in their qualifying group for EURO92 and was one of the favorites to win the tournament.  Many were left in shock when a tearful Ivica Osim (Yugoslavia’s manager) resigned from his post during a press conference in Belgrade.  As the country descended into war and chaos, the… Read More »

El Milagro en Merseyside

En mi primer blog post, hablé de la temporada milagrosa de Leicester City, destacando el golazo de Jaime Vardy contra Liverpool como un momento que representa la magia del equipo y del fútbol. En ese día, Liverpool simplemente fue un actor secundario en el cuento de Leicester, un papel recurrente para ellos en los últimos… Read More »

[Europa League] The amazing comeback of Liverpool

Gooooooooaaaalllllllll!!! Liverpool scored at the 90 +1 minute as Milner crossed the ball from the right wing to the far post headed in by Dejan Lovren. This goal has led Liverpool to the semi-final of the Europa League. The king of comeback has done it again! Both Liverpool and Dortmund has scored 1 goal in the first quarterfinal… Read More »

What If? An Exploration of Kobe Bryant’s Soccer Roots

    Despite a lackluster 17-65 farewell season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant capped off a stunning NBA career with authority on Wednesday April 14th. In front of a sold-out Staple Center crowd against the Utah Jazz, the Black Mamba ended the 1,346th and final game of his 20 year career (1) with 60 points… Read More »

Euro 2004: The Greek shock

As we prepare our final projects on a variety of topics relating to the upcoming international competitions and as I work on a piece regarding the 2016 Euro Cup I am reminded of the last Euro Cup I ever paid attention too, the 2004 tournament in Portugal. As someone who isn’t an avid soccer fan… Read More »

England Up Top

Rooney: “My lad asked me to get an England kit with Vardy on the back!” For the first time in many years England have a bit of a striker dilemma. Wayne Rooney, England’s record goal scorer and captain, has been struggling with injury and has missed both of England’s friendlies during this international break. During… Read More »

El Racismo en el Futbol Europeo

El racismo en el deporte del fútbol, en los escenarios nacionales e internacionales, ha sido frecuente desde el comienzo de este deporte. Como se discutió previamente, en este blog y en el clase, deportes reflejan las características de la sociedad en que se están jugando, incluyendo la política, las calles y todos los sentimientos sociales.… Read More »