Posts Tagged ‘World Cup Qualifying

04
Aug
09

Whisky Can Prevent Swine Flu?

calvintrade$313175741In order to protect her citizens, Russian authorities have issued a warning to soccer fans who might travel to Wales for the Russian team’s next World Cup qualifying match. Worried about the spread of swine flu, the Russian Health Ministry has recommended that any fans who travel to the game imbibe plenty of Welsh whisky as a disinfectant. “That should cure all symptoms of the disease,” said Alexander Shprygin, the head of the country’s soccer fan association.

“Health officials say this virus is very dangerous but being a fan myself I can tell you that for a real fan nothing is more important than the well-being of the team,” said Shprygin. “Russian fans don’t fear anything or anybody so this virus will not stand in our way of supporting our team.”

Is there anything whisky CAN’T do?

[Reuters]

15
Jun
09

I Keep Feeling Like We Forgot Something…

rengifoThe Peruvian soccer team traveled to Columbia over the weekend to play another game in the South American World Cup qualifying group. They lost 1-0 to the Columbians but that wasn’t all that they lost in Columbia. When the team arrived back in Lima they realized that they had left behind one of their players, Hernan Rengifo!

The team it turns out left Medellin and their hotel early, somehow forgetting to let Rengifo know. Oops!

“What happened with the team and the journey will remain on the consciences of the directors. They know their responsibilities,” Rengifo said. “The directors know what they did, they’re responsible for everyone in the team. Many things have happened in Peruvian football that it’s not surprising that unusual situations keep happening.”

Peru remains in last place for qualifying for the Cup.

[Sports Rubbish]

14
Oct
08

He’s Wide Open, He Shoots…HE MISSES!

Have you ever been the object of hatred for an entire nation? Me either, yet. Although I’m working on it. Scottish soccer player Chris Iwelumo probably can’t say the same thing though. That’s because, in a national team match between the Scots and the Norwegians in a World Cup qualifier he managed one of the worst possible misses in soccer history.

With nearly 30 minutes remaining in a tie game and after a nice little move on the outside by one of his teammates, Iwelumo received a perfectly crossed pass right to him about 2 yards away from the goal. Despite being so close, with the goalie completely out of position and an easy goal awaiting him, Iwelumo hit the ball far left. Ooops!

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