Category Archives: Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo Suspension

  Le football a toujours était un jeu émotionnelle remplis de passion et de compétiteurs près a tous pour gagner, parfois même trop avec des impulses de frustrations violentes qui peuvent apparaitre. La suspension mise en marche après le match de Real Madrid contre Cordoba la semaine dernière va mètre au banc le meilleur buteur… Read More »

Barcelona, Real Madrid; The politics in the play

Every time these two soccer heavyweights square up we all love it. This rivalry has been home to the biggest names in soccer and produced some of the most memorable moments in the history of the beautiful game. However, watching the style of play for both teams closely, something stands out. Just to give you… Read More »

Champions on Strike

The headline in El País said it all: “The strike of champions.” As of Friday, August 12, the AFE (Spanish Footballers’ Association) union resolved to strike for at least the first two matchdays of the Spanish professional football season. Their reason is  a crisis in Spanish football related to the credit bust that, thus far,… Read More »

“El Clasico” in Haiti

Laura Wagner, a UNC Anthropology graduate student who was in Haiti during the earthquake (and wrote a searing account of her experience at, has recently returned to continue her research there. On Saturday, she took this photograph in Port-au-Prince, in the neighborhood of Delmas 32. The chalk board in front of this damaged building… Read More »

Johan Cruyff, tiki-taka, & total football

When Spain won Euro 2008, “tiki’taka” became a popular buzz word in the Spanish sports press. They were referring to the selección‘s style of quick, short, incisive passes–a possession game based on high-pressure in the midfield and near the opposing area, a defense playing far forward, a style based on control and calculated effort. In… Read More »