Higuera Blanca will welcome between 250 and 300 cyclists on May 31st for this sports event that also celebrates the 4th year of the country’s Lijacim marathon series.
The second round of the World Cup begins on Saturday, and the rules of the game change a little. The next stage is often referred to as “knockout round” because every match is lose-and-go-home.
Games that end in a tie go to overtime, which consists of two 15-minute periods with a short break in between. If a game is still tied at the end of overtime, the winner is determined by a penalty kick shootout—in which each team gets five penalty kicks and the one that converts the most wins. (In case of a tie in penalty kicks, each side kicks one more until the tie is broken.)
In any event, a number of teams have already qualified for the Round of 16, and a fairly clear picture of who will play whom can be drawn. Those that are through are: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Greece, Mexico, The Netherlands and Uruguay.
Sat. June 28:
Brazil vs. Chile, 12 p.m., Belo Horizonte
Colombia vs. Uruguay, 4 p.m., Rio de Janeiro
Sun. June 29:
The Netherlands vs. Mexico, 12 p.m., Fortaleza
Costa Rica vs. Greece, 4 p.m., Recife
Mon. June 30:
France# vs. Nigeria#, 12 p.m., Brasilia
Germany# vs. Algeria#, 4 pm., Porto Alegre
Tue. July 1:
Argentina* vs. Ecuador or Switzerland, 12 p.m., São Paulo
Belgium* vs. USA#, 4 p.m., Salvador
*Already qualified, most likely position
# Most likely qualifier
Last Saturday right after the boxing match, the Nevada Athletic Commission conducted a doping test after Manny Pacquiao recovered from the devastating knockout by Marquez, where he pulled of a victory with only two seconds left on the clock of the sixth round.
For the Pacquiao fans who were claiming that Marquez may have been using illegal substances to increase his physical endurance and strength, the doping test results that came back negative for both boxers cleared any of those doubts right away.
Due to the knockout that Pacquiao suffered in the fight, he has now been suspended for four months where he will not be allowed to schedule any matches within this time period, and must stay away from doing any type of physical activity that is related to boxing.
His suspension is for medical reasons, and will undergo several brain examinations to make sure he did not suffer any long term damage.
Pacquiao will not be able to fight anytime soon, and the earliest that the Filipino fighter is expected to be back in the ring is until September 2013.
Soccer is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players each and a referee, the object is to move the ball across the field to try to locate it within the opposing goal and put the ball into the goal by a goal , which is important for a professional football game 90 minutes, a player, depending on their position, runs between 6 and 11 kilometers. Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide, both popular and professional levels. But the history of football, far from always linked to the greatness of a popular sport, has been subject to the vicissitudes of history and adapting to each culture up to become what we know today as football
The history of football could start in ancient Egypt, since during the third century BC was made a ball game as part of fertility rite, which was practiced something similar to handball. However in China had already invented the leather ball a century earlier, when Fu-Hi, inventor and one of the five great rulers of ancient China, created a spherical mass gathering several hard roots shaped bristles to that rawhide coated; born with this leather ball, with which he played just to pass from hand to hand. Continue football history in ancient Greece, where Homer became even alluding also to a ball game, which they called "esfaira" or "esferomagia".
In the early nineteenth century began to undergo the "dribble-game" in public schools and went on to major universities (Oxford, Cambridge) where he wrote the first rules (the first regulation of Cambridge appeared in 1848) and in 1863 he founded the football Association, born called "modern game", or "Association Football" and separating the current rugby game. The separation between the rugby and football or soccer emerged in British Rugby University, where he began to play sport that allowed catch the ball with your hands and run with it.
The name "soccer" comes from the English word "football", which means "foot" and "ball."
The game consists of two teams playing a game, everyone can have a maximum of 11 players in the field, and not less than 7, although the latter number may vary depending on the competition. One of the players must be the goalkeeper. In official competitions may be made up to 3 changes in one game per team, and the bank may take 3 to 7 alternates, depending on the rules of the competition. For international team matches "A", you may have up to six substitutes on the bench.
The referee is the one who has full authority to enforce the rules of the game in the match to which he has been appointed. Besides the referee two assistant referees, who are responsible for helping the referee in making individual decisions by its location in the field.
Each match is played over two periods of 45 minutes each, unless mutually agreed between the referee and the two participating teams otherwise agreed. Prior to the start of the game, the captains of both teams meet with the referee in the midfield. One chooses one side of a coin to be launched by the referee. The player who guesses which side the coin fell towards that goal must choose his team attack, while the other party starts moving in midfield.
FIFA Official Rules 2010-2011
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LONDON — On one side of the field the Brazilian soccer prodigy Neymar fell in despair. On the other, the Mexican defender Diego Reyes dropped to the ground with glee. One was despondent that he could not be part of making history; the other was floored that he had.
Mexico, a decided underdog, won the country’s first Olympic gold medal at the London Games — and first significant international soccer trophy of any kind — with a lively 2-1 victory over Brazil at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Oribe Peralta scored the first goal of the game just 28 seconds in, then added a second 15 minutes from full time to set off a wild and raucous celebration from the Mexican fans, who have craved global success for so long.
The victory is likely to be hailed by many Mexicans as the greatest ever for the national team, and it will also serve as another reminder of the gap in quality between Mexico and the United States at the younger level: The United States failed to qualify for the men’s Olympic tournament while Mexico overcame an injury to its best player to stun one of soccer’s world powers in the gold medal match.
Combined with several other recent accomplishments in major age-restricted international tournaments, the future appears exceptionally promising for Mexico, the Americans’ major rival.
“We want the people in Mexico to believe in this young generation of players,” forward Giovani dos Santos said. “This gold medal goes to all of those in Mexico who always believed in us. For those who didn’t believe in us? Well, let them celebrate, too.”
For Brazil, there was only anguish and no small measure of shock. The Brazilian team was loaded with stars. Many of the players are already playing club soccer for top European teams like A.C. Milan, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. Others who still play in Brazil, like Neymar, are coveted by teams worldwide.
By comparison, Mexico had only one player who does not play in the Mexican league, and that player — dos Santos, who plays for England’s Tottenham Hotspur — was hurt in the semifinal and did not play Saturday.
It did not matter. Mexico, which has suffered difficult defeats in previous forays deep into international tournaments, was the better team throughout. This victory will not erase painful memories of matches like the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal loss to Germany on home soil, but it will certainly be celebrated, surpassing even the victory in the 1999 Confederations Cup, an eight-team tournament featuring the champions of each of FIFA’s geographic regions.
“We just entered the history books of Mexican sport,” Marco Fabian said. “We have given our people an immense joy. This is unforgettable.”
There is no reason to think there will not be more days like this for Mexico. Last week, Sunil Gulati, the president of the United States Soccer Federation, told reporters that he had taken note in recent years of Mexico’s dedication to player development.
Gulati specifically mentioned some rules implemented in the Mexican leagues that required each team to allot a certain number of minutes per match to young players. Fruits of that commitment, Gulati said, could already be seen: In 2011, Mexico finished in third place at the Under-20 World Cup and won the title at the Under-17 World Cup.
So it was not surprising to see Mexico thrive as well at the Olympics, which is essentially an under-23 tournament (save for three exceptions per team).
For Brazil, the disappointment was obvious. Neymar lay on the field for several minutes after the final whistle. At the medal ceremony, many of the Brazilian players did not even look at their silver medals. Former Brazilian stars like Romário and Ronaldo never won gold, but this group was confident. Brazil last reached the final at the 1988 Games, losing to the Soviet Union, and to deliver the country’s first Olympic gold in men’s soccer, Neymar said at one point, “would be a great honor.”
He was left instead with disappointment. “I feel very sad right now,” he said.
Brazilian Coach Mano Menezes said Mexico was the superior team Saturday, a stunning concession. While most countries used a youth national team coach at the Olympics, Menezes is Brazil’s senior national team coach, and the roster he brought could be similar to the one Brazil will use in 2014 when it hosts the World Cup.
Mexico was clearly not intimidated by the Brazilians’ collective pedigree. Just half a minute into the game, Mexican midfielder Javier Aquino pressured Rafael, who tried to slide a pass backward to escape. Peralta quickly read the play, jumped in front of the pass and smashed a shot past the Brazilian goalkeeper, Gabriel.
Mexico continued to press the game, and the Brazilians — who had scored three goals in each of their five previous games — squandered their chances in front of goal. When Peralta scored again in the 75th minute, firmly heading home a free kick cross from the wing, Brazil’s hopes were essentially squashed.
There was a moment or two of tension from Mexico as Hulk managed to pull a goal back in the first minute of added time, but two minutes later — after one more miss from Oscar — the referee Mark Clattenburg blew the final whistle. The Mexican players wrapped their arms around one another at midfield, dancing and singing as the Brazilians could do nothing but stare.
“This is incredible,” Mexico defender Carlos Salcido said. “I have already bitten the medal and I can tell you it is real.”
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The prospects of the national team member look dimmer each time, given that if he can't be fitted in the Draft of national team members or in a foreign country, the midfielder could end up not playing.
Luis Miguel Salvador, Sport President of the blue-light team, made it clear once more that the soccer player doesn't have a place in the institution, for which his manager José Manuel Sanz, continues in the search for an opportunity in a foreign country, after Pachuca didn't offer to buy him.
"No, he will not remain in the club, the manager told us. We were all clear and he told us that his intention was to search, I think that there was a possibility with Ángel Reyna in Europe, and he was going to exhaust that option", said the manager.
-And what if it didn't materialize?- "He will end up not playing", answered Salvador unequivocally on his way out from the club office.
To continue in the Premier League of Mexican soccer, Reyna and his manager have up to next July 12th, end date to register a player into the Mexican team, otherwise he will have to go exclusively to a foreign league or definitely stop for 6 months.
WITHOUTH A FORMAL PROPOSAL BY CORONA
Even though there is talk about a supposed interest from Italian clubs for the young Jesús Manuel Corona, Salvador assured that up to now they continue without a formal offer from behalf of any group from Europe.
"We have not had any information" We are going to keep waiting, the only information we have is through the manager, officially we don't have information of an interested club, if at some moment a proposal was formally made then we would analyze it. In the mean time they are mere suppositions.
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A first time for everything for hero Prince
Hosts Canada looked to be on the way out of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 at half-time of their Group A match against Finland on Friday. Trailing 2-0, Andrew Olivieri’s side needed a special second-half performance if they were to stay in the competition and cheer the 16,000 fans who had come to support them at the National Soccer Stadium in Toronto.
The Young Canucks duly delivered one, doing what no side has ever done before in the competition by overturning the two-goal deficit to win 3-2. Canada’s saviour was Nichelle Prince, who served up an assist for her side’s opening goal and then scored the winner, helping to put them back on track for the quarter-finals.
To mark this tournament first, FIFA.com grabbed an exclusive and unique interview with Canada’s hero of the hour.
FIFA.com: Who was the first person to speak in the dressing room at half-time?
Nichelle Prince: Lindsay Agnew (one of Canada’s substitute defenders). She came in and told us that everyone in the room had been 2-0 down in a match before, that it was nothing new and that we could come back. What she said inspired and motivated all the players. I really admire her for that. She’s a fantastic team-mate and she helped all of us at half-time.
What is the first thing that went through your mind when you scored the winning goal?
Woo-hoo, I’ve done it! I was so excited. I said to myself: ‘We’re in the lead now’. And we stayed there too.
What is your first football memory?
I was four. My first memory was me crying my eyes out when my parents took me to soccer because I didn’t want to play. I ended up loving it, of course. There, that’s my first memory (laughs).
What is the first football shirt you ever bought?
That’s easy. An Argentina shirt, a Lionel Messi one. And I’ve still got it, obviously.
What is the first interview you ever gave?
It was probably for athletics, the other sport I used to do. I remember giving my first interview and thinking how strange it was to see myself in the paper a few days later.
What was your first big sporting disappointment?
I feel very disappointed after every defeat, though the one that’s affected me the most came with the U-17s, in the quarter-finals of the 2012 World Cup in Azerbaijan. We were very down and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so disappointed since I started playing football.
Who is the first person you’ll call after today’s win over Finland?
My parents, just to thank them again and again for supporting me and for always being there for me, and for forcing me to play football when I was four (laughs).
What will be your first post on Facebook or Twitter after tonight’s match?
I haven’t put one up yet, but it will probably be to congratulate and thank Toronto for the incredible support we’ve had in these two games, especially tonight.
Who is the first coach you can remember and what you learned from them?
The first things I was told were when I was at Ajax (her home town in Ontario), and my coach taught me how to dribble with the ball.
What is the first thing you do when you get home after a match?
Sleep or maybe read a book, though I’m more inclined to do that after a win and less so after a defeat. And recover for the next game.
What is the first thing you’d take to a deserted island?
That’s hard. Probably my mobile phone. Hopefully there’d be a Wi-Fi connection (laughs).
What is the first thing you’ll do if you win the World Cup?
Just go out and celebrate with my team-mates.
Honolua Surf Co.’s Ultimate SUP Showdown has certainly been generating some buzz lately, so much so that the it’s become one of the most highly anticipated events of 2014.
We already knew there’d be big names and a big prize purse, however things really went next level when we revealed that Showdown 2014 will be broadcast across the USA in prime time, thanks to a major deal with CBS Sports Network.
And now, according to the giant countdown clock I just spotted on Instagram, the Showdown is only 16 days away.
So in just over two weeks’ time we’re gonna see a whole stack of the world’s best go at it on the shores of Waikiki Beach. But who exactly is going to be in that stack?
The event teased us with Showdown: Draft Day, a very interesting concept in which the athletes got a personal call from Showdown head honcho Boyd Jeffery (remember: Showdown is invite only). However that invite list was a closely guarded secret.
Because now we’ve got our hands on the full list. And it’s mighty impressive…
Almost every big name you can think of has signed on for the Ultimate SUP Showdown. From Kai Lenny and Connor Baxter to Travis Grant and Danny Ching to Annabel Anderson and Candice Appleby. This event is suddenly on par with the Battle of the Paddle in terms of level-of-competition.
Check out all the names down below.
This list isn’t just who was invited to compete either; this is who IS competing. This list is confirmed. Perhaps there’ll be one or two changes over the next two weeks, but I’ve been assured this is pretty much set.
The “Big Five” guys from my Top 13 of 2013 are all there: Connor, Travis, Danny, Kai and Georges Cronsteadt. This is the first time they’ll all be in the same race since… Actually I can’t even remember: Travis was injured in last year’s BOP Elite Race while Georges missed the Distance Race, so this could be the first time they’ve battled each other in years.
Likewise the top three women from last year’s Top 13 list are going to be on show: Annabel, Jenny and Candice. I believe this is the first time they’ve been seen together since the 2012 BOP.
And they’re joined by a virtual who’s who of the paddling world, plus a couple of dark horses that I’m confident will cause some major upsets. Which all means one thing: Showdown 2014 is going to be a hell of a lotta fun to watch. In the words of Justin Holland: I’m frothing to see this clash go down.
We’ve got Connor/Kai/Danny/Travis/Georges and probably another dozen guys who are a legitimate chance to win, especially given the randomness of the Showdown course. Zane Schweitzer? Jake Jensen? Kelly Margetts? Those guys are all lightning fast and love the waves.
Then on the women’s side we’re going to see the top names battle it out for the first time in a long time. Annabel and Candice haven’t faced of for almost two years. Jenny is in great shape. Throw in some dark horses such as Shakira Westdorp (could be my tip – definitely one to watch), Sonni Hönscheid (who can hardly be called a dark horse after winning Molokai on the weekend…) and this may just be one of the most entertaining women’s SUP events we’ve ever seen.
Anyway go through the list below and see what you reckon. If you’re a hardcore racing-only fan like me, you might not recognise a few of these names: The Showdown combines surfing and racing, so naturally many of these paddlers are surf specialists. There’s also an “Alternates” list, i.e. if someone pulls out and a spot opens up, which we’re waiting to get our hands on. A few names are missing; Some paddlers had conflicting events while a couple chose not to fly out to Hawaii. But overall this is a pretty darn stellar lineup.
So yeah… Good luck winning this one.
It’s hard not to be excited about the Showdown. Race fans like myself always wanna see the “big names” go head-to-head but very rarely does that happen. So my hats off to the Showdown crew for assembling one of the most-elite groups of paddlers ever seen. This event didn’t even exist 12 months ago, yet in that short time the organisers have managed to convince almost the entire elite community to get behind them and support a bold but very different kind of stand up paddle event.
It’s certainly going to be a fun couple of days in Waikiki on August 17 & 18 and we’ll be right there bringing you live updates.
It’s true that many supercar fans share their taste with some sports such as football, but for those that don’t feel quite attracted to it there are always some other things to do during the weekend like, say taking your car out for a morning cruise.
Some members of the Audi R8 and Porsche clubs reunited this time in Puebla, Mexico to do just that and we got a ride to capture these wonderful images for you. Two Audi R8 V10s arrived, one of those being a V10 Plus, as well as a supercharged 996 Carrera 4S, a 996 Turbo, and a 997 and 991 Carrera S Porsches. Being a small group made thing easier since the improvised route presented little traffic and they could stay close to each other for a better highway speeding experience. That’s of course illegal, don’t try it at home.
Going back and forth to Cuautla proved to be quite fascinating because of the lack of other drivers since the Mexico vs Netherlands game was on, and great times went by when pushing both VAG cousins to their limits trying to find which was better at attacking corners at high speed. Averaging 250 km/h, the route didn’t last more than twenty minutes on each side so the drivers decided to repeat the whole trail one more time.
It is a great thing to share a passion for something, some enjoy football games but these mad man love racing with their friends in amazing cars. The way a 996 Carrera 4S could stick right at an R8s tail was true testimony of how many hours has the owner spent perfecting his technique at the track, and how well those cars were designed and built back then.
When flooring it on a long straight, the R8 V10 Plus stayed a couple cars space ahead the normal V10, but once getting to the corners their performance was similar. The 991 Carrera S showed the magic of the latest chassis and all the tune that has been put together to create a magnificent daily driver that can put those V10s at serious trouble when it hits the rev limiter.
We’re glad there’s always a supercar fan enjoying his or her car and sharing it with us, and this time is no exception. By the way, which of those would you have chosen if given the chance to race against the others? Feel free to comment, leave your thoughts and share with your friends this exclusive gallery.
Audi VS Porsche no football
The World Cup will start from 12th June and will continue to till 13th July. The final match will be held on July 13 at the historic Maracana stadium.
Thirty two countries will participate in this World cup. Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created three different sand sculptures on FIFA World Cup with a message “Good Luck” at Puri beach of Odisha. Pattnaik has created a 9ft high sand sculpture of World Cup trophy and he also created a mini stadium with a football. He also created a sculpture on tomorrow’s opening match which will be between Brazil and Croatia.
There is everywhere World Cup fever around the World. In puri beach there also people exited to watch the matches. Though India is not playing in this World cup still people are anxious to see the matches. Lots of tourist and local people gathered at Puri beach to see the sculpture.
Pattnaik used about 15 tons of sand with some colour sand and took seven hours to complete this sculpture.
Before also Sudarsan created many sand sculptures on FIFA World Cup at Puri beach. The World Cup will start from 12th June and will continue to till 13th July.
The final match will be held at the historic Maracana stadium. The opening ceremony will attend more than 600 artists
There are over 20 surf spots in this region; most are beach breaks and rocky points. Here you’ll find waves that run for as long as a kilometer with a maximum height of six meters.
Mother Nature has been very generous with the coastline of the Riviera Nayarit: from San Blas to Bucerías surfers will find more than 20 surf spots, guaranteeing waves year round.
According to Manuel Cano Guerrero, national surf champion in every category who’s been on a board since he was five years old, most of Nayarit’s beaches are beach breaks with great waves for 365 days a year.
“The difference is we have all kinds of waves here both in the summer and in the winter,” he said. “In San Blas the waves start running from April through October thanks to the southern currents; in winter we get the northern currents running from San Pancho to Punta de Mita.”
The area’s waves are generally medium-sized, with a maximum height between four and six meters, depending on the tides, the zone and the season.
“We have several first class waves in Matanchen and Las Islitas, places that were all the rage in the 70s,” said Cano Guerrero. “Here you’ll find long waves that run for up to a kilometer. These are catalogued as some of the prettiest on the planet.”
El Anclote, Stoner, Sayulita, San Pancho, Punta de Mita, La Lancha, Punta Burros, La Caleta, Las Rocas, Los Veneros all have their own unique twist, offering waves that attract surfers from around the world.
José Manuel has been surfing for 35 years and enjoys sharing his experience, asserting the Riviera Nayarit is made for every kind of surfer, as there are beaches that offer waves for everyone from amateurs and intermediate surfers to professionals.
There are ideal spots for beginners and intermediates from Borrego to Platanitos—including Punta de Mita.
San Pancho is best for intermediate-advanced surfers, since it’s more complicated and not considered an easy wave. Sayulita is great for all levels, same as many other places.
From San Blas to Platanitos surfers will find beach breaks; Chacala is a rocky point. Lo de Marcos y La Peñita have a few variables, because you need good tidal action for good wave breaks.
Others such as Aticama, Santa Cruz de Miramar, Los Cocos, Chacala, Punta El Custodio and Bucerías are also known to have good waves.
Whether you prefer the short or long board or even a stand up paddleboard, the Riviera Nayarit is the place to be for surfers.