Meet the YG World Cup Bloggers: Raul Espinoza Estrada

by Raul Espinoza Estrada Photo courtesy Raul Espinoza In one month the 2014 World Cup will begin in Brazil.  To celebrate, we've invited bloggers from around the world to talk about their experiences during the Cup.  Today we'd like to introduce one of those bloggers, a soccer fanatic who lives in Heredia, Costa [...]


One thing is certain: This year at least one team will have its revenge against the proverbial bad luck. Many teams have this, but Spain, Holland and Germany most represent the classic teams that play “the beautiful game”, that merit the title, but yet don’t win it. But don’t forget - there is [...]

By | July 6th, 2010|Football World Cup 2010, General, Sports in Germany|Comments Off on THE REVENGE?

A very sad tango

This was somewhat expected. In Buenos Aires, days before the match there were comments with an undertone like, “mmm…now we've reached one with Germany”. The Argentines celebrated all the victories of Diego Maradona’s national team: the first one in the match against Nigeria, then the one with South Korea, with Greece and then [...]

By | July 5th, 2010|Football World Cup 2010, General, Sports in Germany|Comments Off on A very sad tango

The End of the World Cup for Africa

Friday, July 2 is a day many African football fans would love to forget. Holding onto hope for 90 minutes and then for another 30 minutes, everything faded into a sense of hopelessness. After Asamoah Gyan squandered a last-minute penalty kick by hitting it wide to the crossbar, and a further sheepish kick [...]

Twinkle Twinkle Black Stars

It was a weekend like no other in Nairobi. With only one African team left in the round of 16, the match between Ghana and the United States was a must see. Everyone in town was talking about the clash. After the final whistle, the US saw stars, black in colour I guess. [...]

A roundup and looking ahead

I like the Asian teams this year; they are real racers in this World Cup, always ready to bring their opponents to task, sometimes just by running for their own lives. Although North Korea’s role in the loosing column looked to possibly end with their promising start and their relatively small defeat by [...]

Without a hitch I tell you…

A World Cup experience is unique, regardless of its host nation. South Africa is putting its best foot forward and here are some of my thoughts after being lucky enough to attend two of the group matches in Cape Town. The first game I attended was the very first game to be hosted [...]