Tag: "Uruguay"

2,063 goals, but this was the first | Readings for 17 November 2006

Articles about the first goal scored in a FIFA World Cup and barn swallows at risk from construction on an airport South Africa wishes to add before the 2010 event.

The culture cup | Copping awards for purple prose, Icelandic chic and fish graphics

FIFA may have its Golden Boot, but notable performances at the 2006 World Cup finals were not confined to the pitch. We present our awards in musical, advertising and website categories, including an homage to our favorite tonsured French footballer.

Peñarol v. Nacional | The superclásico north of the border

Montevideo, Uruguay | The superclásico between C.A. Peí±arol and Nacional Montevideo finished in a goalless draw Sunday, but viewers watching live across Latin and North America could share vicariously in pre-game confetti storms and a first-half red-card imbroglio at Estadio Centenario, the site of the first FIFA World Cup final in 1930. Peí±arol, or “El Manya,” […]

Witch-doctoring | Bathing in chicken blood for the good of the side

Sydney | Now that Australia has ended a 32-year absence from the World Cup finals, comedian and spiritual dabbler John Safran has been extolled for his sacrificial efforts in revoking a Mozambican witch doctor’s curse dating to 1969. The footage of Safran being bathed in chicken blood on the grounds of a Mozambique stadium at which […]

Restless natives | Australian football hears soccer’s ‘wooh, ooh, ooh’

Sydney | Qantas Airlines had a backstage role in Australia’s ultimate victory over Uruguay, in penalty kicks, at Telstra Stadium in the Wednesday World Cup qualifier. A charter with amenities such as massage and “relaxing videos” allowed the Socceroos to travel from Montevideo in relative comfort. Uruguay, lacking Football Federation Australia’s resources, had to take a […]

‘Wizards of Oz’ | Pulling the strings behind a multicultural tapestry

Sydney | Australia’s 30 (plus one) years of hurt? Their sentence has been served, with a pulsating triumph over Uruguay in penalty kicks early this morning ending a long absence from the World Cup. In the Olympic Stadium in Homebush Bay—where aboriginal runner Cathy Freeman thrilled crowds in the 2000 Olympics—the “Wizards of Oz” brought Australian […]

Day for bi-codals | Aussies savor possibilities in return leg with Uruguay

Johnny Warren had a “love affair with all things Brazilian” and harnessed a “fierce enthusiasm to drag football out from the shadows into the light,” writes the Sydney Morning Herald. (Robert Pearce | The Age) Sydney | Australia has marked a year since the death on 6 November 2004 of football advocate and reformer Johnny Warren (see […]