If you are a soccer buff like me, you gotta love the history of the game. The image below shows the evolution of the World Cup Soccer Ball. It is amazing to see where the game started and where we are at today. The beautiful game is certanly exquisite and fascinating no matter how you look at it.
The drama of River Plate, one of the most victorious and traditional teams in Argentina is a debacle to say the least. Some how the great River Plate literally “stepped on top of the ball” and fell all the way down to the second division. This unfortunate achievement was made possible ONLY by multiple years of terrible play leading up to a “promoción.” The promoción is a game against the second division champions to see who goes to the first division and who goes to the second division. The outcome could be no other, witnessed by Tano Pasman
(Fanatic video tirade by River Plate fan.) and by tens of thousands of supports, River Plate, one of Argentina’s greatest soccer teams lost the promoción to Soccer Club Belgrano. With a solem gloom I am teary eyed to announce, River Plate will now play in the second division next year.
The verbal tirade consisting of about 100 curse words per minute, this fanatic elder River Plate fan is on the verge of an all out heart attack. During the first game of the “promoción” against Belgrano, fanatical fan, Tano Pasman, displayed all his love, passion and torment during RIver Plate’s 2-0 loss and relegation to the second division.
We find ourselves in the midst of Copa America 2011 and all the favorite teams have displayed the most miserable soccer I have ever witnessed. In the first game of the cup, Argentina’s style, formation and overall game play was terrible. For this reason I have to review a player who could easily be part of this unrecognizable Argentine team, Walter Montillo.