Football: I am South American and why I didn’t support Brazil (and vandalism in Buenos Aires)

To sadness to every Brazilian that hoped to a humiliating Argentine defeat… Well, that didn’t happen. Argentina played well, they fought till the end and they could have won.

 I love the old jogo bonito from Brazil, I really want to see the old magic in the great Brazilian players, but I’ve no much love to people that have childish behaviour and just prove that they doesn’t mind to see good football, just want an excuse to destroy or to insult. I am sorry to write it about Brazilians but they have demonstrated to be selfish laughing about the previous Argentine sport defeats, they even write in Spanish chat forums, I haven’t seen any other country here that do something like that, the football archrival of Perú is Chile but save some few guys that have a disgusting behaviour this don’t get the Brazilian levels, I haven’t seen this behaviour in the Argentine side with the public Brazilian scale. I know, or I wish, they aren’t majority but I don’t find another country in South America with a more unfair attitude. The disturbs before the World Cup and after the fall of the Brazilian team (when the Brazilian team needed more from their “supporters”) is something that doesn’t speaks very well from a country with so many contributions to the culture in several fields as music, or architecture for just mention two, and that it’s near to be a great power if they do the proper things. But I hope that if they get to be a regional power at the level they aspire it gets achieved with the idea of fraternity and not supremacy.

I feel they did the same against Uruguay and a little also with Colombia, that irrational side to not applaud the game but ends applauding to cheat and to pretend fouls instead to win playing.

Now, in the moments I write these lines, I read about vandalism in Buenos Aires. I know that probably there is social discontent, but this is not about football, it’s about people in search of any excuse to just be violent. My classmates in school were poor, and we (although I wasn’t rich definitively I wasn’t poor as my friends) never wouldn’t allowed that bad behaviour. It’s the dark side of people that actually doesn’t love football because, as Borges said, they doesn’t care about a nice game of football, just if the team that they “defends” are the winner, they are the ones that think that hurt the rival and fake the fouls are the way to get the goal. I still believe in the beauty of play and see football.

World Cup 2014 Champion: Germany!



Today was the final match. I would had love that the champion would be the Argentine team. But Germany won and they are great champions. They deserve it and they got to give us one of the best World Cups since I remember. To say the truth the first World Cup I remember is the Final between Germany and Argentina in Italy 90. That time Germany won but it was a match intense, or at least I felt thus in an age where I didn’t even know where were those two countries in the maps. This happened again today, and although it wasn’t the same today I felt the same emotion. At least a great final! These last world cups the finals had been so boring, perhaps because players are deadly tired, but today was different.


The ninety minutes began with a game locked by the tactic scheme of both teams. But that couldn’t last: it’s the end of an entire and intense month and the body couldn’t endure so much to maintain the order. The game went to simply attack and defense. The first time Argentina was closer to win but they didn’t score the goal. In total Argentina had three clear chances to score and, it’s almost a football law, the goal you don’t score is the goal the rival score on you. Germany had two clear too, but they couldn’t. Not in the two halves. The first time ended with a potent Argentina and a solid Germany, Lavezzi has a great time.

The second time Sabella changed Lavezzi and el Kun entered but he wasn’t still with the body to play well in the match. Messi needed someone who could serve him the ball to score but he was needed back in the lines and that is not his natural function in my opinion. In Germany case I think the scheme that could give them the goal before was that Klose would enter in second time, in my opinion the German game needed first to score the goal and Klose wasn’t fit to the first minutes. Götze entered to the grass and almost quickly (in a game that ended fast) scored in the extra time at the 113 minute.

Germany 1 – Argentina 0.

Argentina tried but it seemed that the team wasn’t positive about the goal. They could win but they didn’t score and that’s what matters in football.

We have a new CHAMPION.

To Germany thanks to play so well, to show to the world that magic happens. That the team is important but also is the love to the sport, the love to win, and the love to the rich history of the country.

The statistics said that they couldn’t win upon Brazil, not even get a goal: they scored 7 in just one match; the statics said that a European team couldn’t win here in America and Germany won, and with a nice team that now has taken the Germany name to the Football History, again. Great merit to the team of Löw, the goalkeeper Neuer, to Lahm, Hummels, Boateng, Höwedes, Kramer, Schweinsteiger, Müller, Kroos, Özil, to Klose, Schürrle, Mertesacker, and to the German hero Götze. His goal motivated that the last minutes Argentina wanted more, and also avoided that the match ended with penalties, always is better to win playing.

In the future Germany is going to win again and is going to lose. But the Championship of today is to the eternity.