Archive for the ‘diego forlan’ Category

juventus interested in diego forlán

Monday, July 19th, 2010

italy’s juventus has expressed interest in diego forlan–the man whose name rhymes with flan and elan, and who presently plays in madrid.

update: we wrote this 3 days ago and forgot to post it. now forlan, according to goal.com is saying that he’s happy in madrid with aletico

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forlan animation tribute

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

spain wins world cup in extra time, thomas mueller wins golden boot

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

the game seemingly went on forever. 8 players on the netherland side picked up 9 yellow cards and 1 got sent off with a red card during extra time. in the end spain prevailed. thomas mueller, the 20 year old from germany who only started playing with the germany national team in march, scored the golden boot for the tournament. diego forlan got the ‘man of the tournament/best player of the tournament‘ award and nelson mandela made an appearance at the game.

germany versus uruguay

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

does anyone really care that germany beat uruguay 3:2 to win yet another 3rd place word cup metal. well, the upside is that the players actually get to keep their awards. while if they had actually won the tournament come july 2011, they’d have to return their solid gold stature.

this time around, trainer jogi loew did not get caught on camera picking his nose and eatting the contents. miloslav klose had to sit out the game because according to one site, he had a back injury, but according to another website, he was sick. so unless loew wheels the old guy out in 2014 to score one last goal, klose will have to make do with having been the co-second most scorer in world cup history, behind brazil’s ronaldo.

after germany defeated uruguay, diego forlan‘s name started trending on twitter. the striker for uruguay had been asked to return to england to play in the premiere league. during his time with manchester united, it took him something like 27 games to score a goal and has had a stunning reversal of fortune since he was sold off to a spain-based team.

floran is one of many players who has embraced social networking. he currenly has almost 250K followers on twitter. and has spent the past 5 weeks uploading his video diary to his official youtube page (youtube.com/diegoforlan7oficial. well, we doubt he is phyiscally doing it himself considering most people over the age of 30 are essentially technologically challenged. even men. but then again, youtube is pretty idiot proof.

here’s a video of uruguay’s hotel staff congratulating uruguay on advancing in the tournament:

here’s a video of the uruguay team celebrating their quarter-final win.

uruguay the underdogs

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

since the start of the 2010 world cup, uruguay has been ritually ignored and forced to play many-a-game at the ungodly hour of 13:30 CET (12:30 GMT). so tonight when they play in the evening hours for the second time in 4 weeks, will the netherlands team be up for playing a bit of handball?

uruguay is a football nation, despite the fact that puma (the team sponsor) failed to attach 2 stars to the team jersy to signify uruguay having won in 1930 and 1950. it’s been 60 years since their last world cup. might be time for a second. the little engine that could just keeps rolling. but will have a difficult time beating holland this evening given that luis suarez (no relation to betty suarez) won’t be around to play a bit of basketball during the game. diego forlan, whose name rhymes with flan, is adept at making difficult goals and free kicks outside far outside the penalty area, so holland and perhaps later germany, should beware.

paris hilton busted for drugs at world cup

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

according to the sun (that ever reliable publication) apparently paris hilton has been nabbed after the brazil-netherlands game outside the stadium after hanging out with her pal leonardo dicaprio. the equally reliable daily mail reports that a police officer says she was in possession of ‘dagga’ and that she had smoked pot during the game. we bet she doesn’t even like football but only thinks kaka is hot and is sad she missed seing diego forlan score a beckham-esque goal during the uruguay versus ghana game. here’s some of her tweets prior to being nabbed. although one was updated 1 hour ago so maybe she’s not in the slammer.

paris hilton, caught with dagga in south africa, tweets from world cup