Browsing All posts tagged under »soccer«

Sepp Blatter

June 3, 2015


Getting ready for the magazine’s cover.

Diego Maradona, the Hand of God

July 26, 2010


Diego Maradona is one of the most exciting and disconcerting characters of our time, not just in sports. Truly the greatest soccer player of his generation in a time when the game went to full globalization, he chose to contend the bureaucrats at the international management board (FIFA) for the sake of the players and […]

Mandela, you can’t eat the ball

July 16, 2010


While the eyes of soccer fans throughout the world focused on the emotion and the glitter coming from South Africa, few  were aware of the grim realities of poverty and xenophobia behind. Mainly against immigrants from other African countries crammed in buildings abandoned by its white owners, lacking water and services of any kind. By […]

Of myths, heroes and sports

May 28, 2010


Note: This translated version of the originally published in Spanish by the “Rio Negro” daily of Argentina was slightly adapted for non Argentinean readers. The last paragraph became edited for “space needs” and added here. The Media turned the athletes into the mythical heroes of our time, displacing the Great Men with which the secular […]