Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Today’s Video: Red Card of God

The ongoing diplomatic tug-of-war between Argentina and Britain over the Falklands/Malvinas recently spread into the world of sport. Several weeks ago the Argentine government aired an ad featuring hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg secretly training on the disputed islands.

"To me to be training in any other province or to do it over the islands is the same," said Zylberberg in response to the commercial though his views were not shared by the British government or the International Olympic Committee.

A lighter, more humorous ad in the U.K. in order to promote ITV's coverage of June's Euro 2012 soccer tournament. The clip pokes fun at England's failures on the pitch and wonders what would've happened if the infamous "Hand of God" goal in the 1986 World Cup by Diego Maradona had been disallowed:

Defending Euro champions Spain are the odds-on favorites to win the tournament while one betting firm placed England's odds at 11 to 1.

Meanwhile, Lio Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain were among those named to the Argentina squad that will play Ecuador in a June 2nd World Cup qualifier.

Video Sources - YouTube via pupianews, ITV

Online Sources - CNN, Fox Sports, The Independent

1 comment:

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I candidly find it unbelievable that with the world on the brink of another global there is still time for these two countries to argue about these little spits of land in the South Atlantic. Why could they not agree on some kind of joint sovereignty, with oil revenues split equally between the two countries?