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Name Arte na Cidade
Location São Paulo
Art in the City is a living gallery of public art of all kinds found throughout São Paulo and its outskirts. Kat Draugelis, a part-time English teacher and artist, explores the city every weekend to document new finds.
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A note from where finances are somewhat superfluous, but the passion for fútbol is unequivocal…
Hey, Eric here. Euro 2012 fever is reaching temperatures usually found only on a scalding summer day in Sevilla, but I’m thousands of miles away from the sickness. In fact, I’m writing from a place where summer departed months ago. If you’re following me on Twitter, then you would have to be Emile Heskey to miss that I’m currently in Buenos Aires. I’ve been working on a few Southern Hemisphere-centric projects that will be announced later, but for the most part I’ve been trying to make the most out of my two month stay in BA.
From playing with the Buenos Aires Fútbol Amigos a few times a week to watching matches at a stadium or at Gibraltar in San Telmo with the experts (Dan Colasimone, Sam Kelly, and Tom Beck), the city and its football culture have become illuminated. Argentina’s Selección is full of confidence ahead of 2014, especially with “El Messi de La Gente” leading them forward. Inflation is a prevalent and unavoidable subject, given the uncertainty surrounding the Argentine peso, not to mention the sense of distrust in the government. A club’s ultras take the meaning of passion into questionable territory. Yet the positives vastly outweigh the negatives.
I’ve never experienced anything quite like the Argentine Clásico between Racing and Boca Juniors, and the same can be said for a Dan Colasimone-endorsed steak. There is nothing like watching a nation see its team play to its potential in a World Cup qualifier, only to see the glow on the faces of its citizens for the rest of the night. This summer shines its light on Eastern Europe, and we have some amazing things lined up for the European Championship. However, I’ll continue to supplement Ronaldo with Riquelme, and watch Trezeguet try to save
FranceRiver Plate from embarrassment. Amongst all the football fever, I’ll do my best to continue sharing my experiences in this foreign land obsessed with blue and white.
Chelsea win the FA Cup, are on to something special…
A few months ago, Chelsea winning the FA Cup seemed absurd. And the Champions League? Well, if you were even thinking about that then you were either entirely out of your mind or some kind of evil genius. But somehow, Roberto Di Matteo has inspired Chelsea’s old guard to do the unthinkable. After watching this match, Bayern Munich will know that they have no easy test awaiting them.
By Dominic Vieira, writing from Lisbon There’s no denying that the two best teams on the planet are about to go head to head in another exhilaratingly exciting El Clásico, managed by revolutionary men, armed with an elite selection of Spanish world champions, sponsored by the two leading sports brands with varying “sports betting vs. Qatar foundation” kit sponsors, featuring two electrifying forwards, the two best players in the world. 90 minutes of speechless, yet dramatic football will be played at the majestic Camp Nou, which could virtually conclude the 2011/12 La Liga season - this match is monumental!
The Ronaldo vs Messi rivalry is a constant feature in any newspaper published today. It’s an unforgettable discussion, stumble into any local café in Madrid or Barcelona and you’ll be entertained with an endless argument; nobody cares about the crisis or alarming unemployment figures in Spain today, or tomorrow. But the answer which neither side will agree on, is, who is better?
The beauty revolving around the rivalry is that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo compete and desire to be number one, both individually and with their clubs. Both players are hard workers and this rivalry is strictly competitive, where they’ve praised each other on numerous occasions, contrasting with the fiery Keane vs Vieira or a bitter Pele vs Maradona. Now the fact that they play for eternal rivals, simply intensifies a battle which has been endless since the day Ronaldo was presented in front of 80,000 roaring fans inside the Bernabeu.
And since transferring for a record to ‘Los Blancos’, he’s seen Messi consectively crowned king of the world by FIFA. Zlatan Ibrahimovic compared the two superstars perfectly during his interview, “Leo Messi is all talent, while Cristiano Ronaldo is the product of much training.” The Swede makes a point which many agree to and in order to be the best ‘o melhor’, a players needs talent and must work hard. So why isn’t Ronaldo the best?[[MORE]] He’s consistent, scores goals at an incredible frequency and is a complete player; dangerous in the air, lighting fast and skill full with both feet. This question was eloquently answer by former Portugal and Brazil national manager Scolari, “The only bad thing in Cristiano Ronaldo’s life is Messi”.
Perhaps he is right. Ronaldo appears to handle pressure easily but in major games he fails to shine in the limelight. This was the case at Manchester United and for Portugal where he inherited the number 7 jersey which belonged to the legendary Luis Figo, but their performances can’t be compared. The other night he played a disappointing game against Bayern Munich, where he missed an unbelievable chance in front of a goal where Özil scored moments later. This is the most recent example, but against Barcelona he disappears, with the exception being that extra time header to win last year’s Copa del Rey, his only trophy won at the club, but what else did he do that match?
If Ronaldo is the best, he must play and win like the best, because in football, the collective is always greater than the inidividual accomplishment. I’d swap those two golden boots for an outstanding performance tonight, wouldn’t you?