Category Archives: European Cup

El coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) y el fútbol

El síndrome respiratorio agudo grave (SARS, por sus siglas en inglés) es una enfermedad respiratoria viral causada por un coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Originalmente, un brote de SARS-CoV-2 surgió en la ciudad de Wuhan en China y actualmente está afectando a todo el mundo – existe una pandemia. Hasta hoy, el 22 de marzo del 2020, se… Read More »

UEFA Nations League – The Model for Future Friendlies?

Many of the club team competitions played throughout the year garner more attention than today’s international friendlies. As a matter of fact, there is heated debate regarding how players should balance their time between both sets of matches. For some club managers, international friendlies seem like an unnecessary and dangerous distraction, putting their players at… 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 »

The Danish Fairy Tale

A friend of mine is a fan of F.C. København, the most successful Danish league side of the last 10 years. København have won 7 of the last 10 Danish Superliga titles, but are more famous for being a Cinderella team that beat Manchester United and drew Barcelona and Manchester City in the Champions League.… Read More »

Mario Balotelli and the New Europe

During international football competitions like the European Cup, eleven players briefly become their country, for a time, on the pitch. A nation is a difficult thing to grasp: unpalpable, mythic, flighty. Historians might labor away to define the precise contours of a country’s culture and institutions, and even sometimes attempt to delineate its soul, while… Read More »