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Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« Last post by asylumseeker on Today at 01:06:41 PM »

Rubén Galván, a teammate of Houseman's on the 1978 WC squad, died last week.

Galván and Houseman were two of 43 Argentine national players who hold WC winning medals.

Although Galván retired at the age of 27, he won four Copa Libertadores titles with Club Atlético Independiente (plus two domestic league titles in addition to the 1978 World Cup title).
Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« Last post by asylumseeker on Today at 12:48:22 PM »
Para muchos, fue el último wing genuino del fútbol argentino.
Considered by many the last true winger produced by Argentina.

There's also another article worth reading. The quote from that article that resonates is:
Flaquito, pequeño y melenudo, pocos podían imaginar que ese tipo con pintas de rey de la bohemia podría transformarse en un genio sobre la cancha. Era un extremo astuto, habilidoso, imprevisible. El heredero natural de Corbattta, Garrincha y Best. Es curioso que a todos ellos se les haya denominado locos.
... The natural heir of Corbatta, Garrincha and Best. It's curious that all of them have been called crazy.

See here.

Football / Re: The In Memory Of Thread
« Last post by asylumseeker on Today at 12:37:55 PM »

Argentine soccer great Rene Houseman dies
Al Día

Rene "el Loco" Houseman, a member of the Argentina squad that won the 1978 World Cup, died Thursday in Buenos Aires of tongue cancer. He was 64.

Domestically, Houseman led Huracan for most of the 1970s, scoring 108 goals in 266 matches for the Buenos Aires club.

Born in the northern province of Santiago del Estero, he grew up supporting Club Atletico Excursionistas, based in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano, and played in the Excursionistas youth divisions before turning pro with Defensores de Belgrano.

His 1973-1980 tenure with Huracan was followed by stints with River Plate, Chile's Colo Colo and Independiente.

Houseman retired while playing for his beloved Excursionistas.

"It is with great sadness that we report the death of Rene Orlando Houseman," Excursionistas said on its Twitter account. "Words fall short. We join family and friends in this sorrowful time."

Independiente, on its Twitter account, said: "We profoundly regret the death of Rene Houseman, a member of our championship team in the 1984 Libertadores Cup, and a legend of Argentine sports. Soccer will miss you, Loco. Forever."

The Argentine Soccer Association (AFA) said last October that Houseman, who had been diagnosed with tongue cancer, was "going through bad times," and that the institution would ensure he had "all the necessary means to receive treatment."

Houseman was capped 55 times for the national team and scored 13 goals.

Argentina World Cup winner Houseman dies
Business Standard

Rene Houseman, a member of Argentina's 1978 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 64, the Argentine Football Association said.

The former Huracan, River Plate and Colo-Colo player was diagnosed with tongue cancer last year, reports Xinhua news agency.

Known as El Loco, Spanish for 'The Madman', Houseman was revered for his dribbling ability, speed and extroverted personality.

"With a lot of pain, we say goodbye to the champion Rene Houseman," Huracan said on Twitter on Thursday.

"Thank you, Loco, for so much joy. We will miss you."

Houseman's former national teammate Osvaldo Ardiles, also paid tribute to his friend on the social media platform.

"Extraordinary player," Ardiles said.

"Unique. All the skill in the world. Brave. Fast. Off and on the field. Humble. Privilege to have played so many games alongside him."

Houseman was capped 55 times for Argentina and was a part of their 1974 and 1978 World Cup squads.

Footballers playing under the influence
The Guardian

An excerpt extracted from an article originally published on August 25, 2010.

... Meanwhile Martin Laplace writes in from Argentina, with a tale of how a pre-match drinking session can actually be performance-enhancing. "There's a really famous story about René Houseman, 1978 World Cup champion and Huracán player, nicknamed El Loco," he writes, adding yet another South American footballer nicknamed El Loco to the Knowledge's vast collection. "He was a huge drunkard and himself tells the tale (apologies, my translation ain't perfect): 'In 1974 I turned up once completely drunk to play Huracán v River Plate. The night before I had a birthday. My team-mates gave me like 20 showers and a lot of coffee, but it was of no use. I couldn't start the game and went in during the second half with the game tied 0-0. I got the ball, dribbled past three defenders, the goalkeeper and kicked the ball in. My team-mates tell me that I fell on the floor and started laughing. I then proceeded to fake an injury, got subbed and went home to sleep. I don't remember nothing of that.'"

Not to worry, René. Luckily somebody was on hand to record the goal for you to admire when you came round. If the man was that good drunk as a monkey, what must he have been like sober?

Muere René Houseman, campeón mundial con Argentina

El puesto de ‘wing’ está de luto luego de conocerse este martes 22 de marzo el fallecimiento de René Orlando Houseman, una de las figuras de la selección argentina que ganó la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 1978. Tenía 64 años.

Apodado Loco por su carácter extrovertido, sobresalió gracias a su velocidad y sus gambetas desfachatadas sobre la banda derecha, a punto tal de ser considerado uno de los mejores en su puesto . Para muchos, fue el último wing genuino del fútbol argentino.

Nacido en Santiago del Estero, Houseman se desarrolló en clubes del ascenso de Buenos Aries, aunque saltó a la fama como integrante de aquel gran equipo del Club Atlético Huracán que ganó el Campeonato Metropolitano de 1973.

También jugó en Independiente, River Plate y Colo Colo de Chile. Hasta hace pocos días se lo podía ver todavía yendo al estadio de Huracán o el de su otro gran amor, Excursionistas -hoy en la cuarta categoría del fútbol argentino-.

En aquel 1973 llegó a la selección argentina, con la que primero disputó el Mundial de Alemania 1974. Allí participó en los seis partidos de su equipo y marcó tres goles.

Cuatro años más tarde, fue una de las piezas importantes de la Argentina de César Luis Menotti que ganó el Mundial en su país: el Loco jugó en seis de los siete encuentros de la Albiceleste, tres de ellos como titular, y aportó un tanto.

En total, vistió la camiseta de su país 55 veces y marcó 13 dianas.

Houseman gambeteó casi todo lo que el destino le puso enfrente -incluyendo un problema con el alcohol-, menos el cáncer de lengua que le quitó la vida. Su recuerdo, sin embargo, permanecerá por siempre en las canchas argentinas.

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Football / Re: FIFA News Thread.
« Last post by asylumseeker on Today at 11:59:34 AM »
India loses bid to host 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup, Poland to host event
Business Standard

India's bid to host the next U-20 FIFA World Cup ended in disappointment as world football governing body FIFA accorded the status to Poland.

The European nation will host the next edition of the tournament in 2019. This was decided at the FIFA council meeting in Bogota, Colombia.

Amid much fanfare, India had submitted its bid for hosting the mega event after successfully organising the U-17 World Cup last October.

The success of the U-17 event emboldened the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to submit a bid for hosting another FIFA tournament in two year's time.

Both India and Poland fulfilled the most important criteria - of having ready stadia.

With the tournament scheduled to be held around May to June, Poland emerged as the preferred choice as it will be difficult for the players to play in the scorching Indian summer. It is believed that is what prompted FIFA to opt for Poland.

The U-20 World Cup has featured players such Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi - who would go on to becomes legends of the game.

While the legendary Maradona played in the 1979 edition in Japan, Messi featured in the 2005 tournament in the Netherlands.

The last edition of the tournament was held in South Korea last year.

Argentina have won the tournament most number of times (six), followed by their South American rivals Brazil, who triumphed on five occasions.
Football / Re: FIFA News Thread.
« Last post by asylumseeker on Today at 11:42:32 AM »
FIFA, LOC mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

FIFA, the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Federal Centre in Tolerance joined forces yesterday to take part in a series of activities to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination across Russia and to promote the message of anti-discrimination and diversity.

With just under 85 days until the start of 2018 FIFA World Cup, dedicated lessons were taught in schools across Russia, winners of a nationwide art competition were unveiled at a special ceremony hosted at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, and FIFA’s Head of Sustainability and Diversity, Federico Addiechi, joined a panel discussion in Paris hosted by the European Football for Development Network.

“The FIFA statutes are absolutely clear: racism and any other form of discrimination have no place in football,” said Addiechi.” In recent years, we have expanded our strategy and made great strides to fight it in football globally and ensure that our events are free of discrimination and inclusive for all.”

The lessons were prepared in collaboration with the Federal Research and Methodological Centre of Psychology and Education in Tolerance and implemented by the LOC in schools across Russia. The activities aimed to excite and engage children and young people across three age groups and also educate them about using football as a platform to build tolerance and combat discrimination in society. In line with previous activities that took place in Russia last year to mark the International Day for Tolerance, the lessons featured a short film, as well as a series of individual and group tasks and discussions.

The nationwide art contest, ran by the Federal Centre in Tolerance, came to an end at the Jewish Museum with a special ceremony announcing the winners and was attended by Zabivaka and a host of stars from Russia and the football community, such as Russia women’s national team players Lina Yakupova and Yulia Grichenko, as well as former footballer and a TV pundit Evgeniy Savin. The competition - which involved students and young artists from arts universities, vocational establishments, educational organisations across Russia - sought to engage young people aged 15-30 and Russian society to help build a discrimination-free environment and spread humanitarian values through the power of football.

“In football everyone are equal, regardless of the ethnical group you belong to”, said Zoya Mitusova, a 29-year old artist from Voronezh, whose work was chosen the best in Football against stereotypes nomination. “This is why I depicted legs of people of different races stretching to the ball. I wanted to show that football unites everyone with the one goal and contrived antagonism”.

FIFA builds further on diversity and anti-discrimination work in football

Today’s activities build on FIFA’s ongoing work and commitment to promoting diversity and tolerance in football, as well as recent activities and initiatives it is carrying out with the Russia 2018 LOC, FIFA partners, NGOs and other stakeholders in this area.

Some of the key activities that FIFA has introduced to combat discrimination in football include:

*The introduction of an anti-discrimination monitoring system, which was carried out during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers and will be in place for the final competition

*The introduction of a three-step procedure for referees in case of discriminatory incidents at FIFA tournaments, which was in place for the first time at the FIFA Confederations Cup and will be implemented during the FIFA World Cup

*The publication of a Good Practice Guide for member associations

*The creation of the FIFA Diversity Award

Ongoing measures also include proactively distributing information to fans, introducing enhanced security and monitoring procedures inside the stadium and delivering diversity training and education for all staff, volunteers and stewards – the latter also done in collaboration with Federal Research and Methodological Centre of Psychology and Education in Tolerance.

For more information on FIFA’s work in the field of anti-discrimination, please click here.
General Discussion / Re: A question
« Last post by Quags on Today at 11:38:01 AM »
Will somebody did it because am on Facebook right now ,only way I can get on also .
Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Guadeloupe Game (23-Mar-2018)
« Last post by Thomo on Today at 11:37:14 AM »
Hart called up Ranjitsingh and didn't play him. Lawrence called him up too and played Foncette instead. I simply can't piece together the logic and reason why he hasn't been capped yet.
Kaila Charles makes her voice heard as Maryland's next women's basketball star

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Guadeloupe Game (23-Mar-2018)
« Last post by Tallman on Today at 09:33:56 AM »
any TV..Streams ??..kick off time plz ???

Kick-off time is 8pm. Streams if there are any, will be posted later.
Football / Re: Republic Cup National Youth Football League Thread.
« Last post by Flex on Today at 09:28:37 AM »
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