Showing posts with label Radamel Falcao. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Radamel Falcao. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Daily Headlines: September 2, 2014

* Europe: Mexican soccer star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez left Manchester United to Real Madrid on a season-long loan hours before Colombian striker Radamel Falcao joined the famed Mancunian team via his own season-long loan.

* Peru: Police in Lima displayed a record 7.7 tons of cocaine seized last week that were reportedly destined for Spain and Belgium.

* Uruguay: A senior Uruguayan official claimed that the process of transferring six Guantanamo detainees to the South American country would likely occur after presidential elections next month.

* Cuba: Cuban expats traveling to the island are none too pleased with new government restrictions on items including “hard-to-obtain” consumer goods.

Video Source – Liga BBVA via YouTube

Online Sources – Los Angeles Times; TVNZ; Uruguay; CBS Miami

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Colombian Soccer Star to Miss World Cup

Radamel Falcao, the top player for Colombia’s men’s national soccer team, will not play in the World Cup that begins on June 12th.

In a decision described by José Pekerman as “the saddest day I’ve had since becoming Colombia coach”, “El Tigre” was among the three players cut off the final list of twenty-three players heading to Brazil for soccer’s top tournament.

“The doctors have been very clear: now is not the time for Falcao to return to competition,” said the Argentine-born coach in a press conference alongside the striker on Monday evening.

“Today I am in good physical condition, but I would not want to take away a teammate’s chance to play, nor do anything against my health. I believe that this is the most sensible thing I can do,” Falcao mentioned.
The 28-year-old who triumphed with clubs like River Plate of Buenos Aires and Spain’s Atletico Madrid has not played a game since he suffered an injury in January while playing for Monaco in the French Cup.

Despite the damage he received to his anterior cruciate ligament, Falcao quickly went through surgery and put himself through a demanding rehabilitation in the hopes of recovering in time for the World Cup.  Alas, it was not to be though his exclusion from the final squad did not dampen his spirits according to a tweet he published yesterday:

(Translation: “Today I can only smile for having tried until the very end.”)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Daily Headlines: January 23, 2014

* Colombia: Star striker Radamel Falcao will likely miss this summer’s World Cup after he tore an anterior cruciate ligament during a soccer match in France on Wednesday.

* South America: The value of the Argentine peso declined to its weakest level in twelve years today while the Venezuelan government unveiled a new dual-rate foreign exchange system.

* Puerto Rico: A spokeswoman for the White House claimed that the Obama administration is not considering a financial bailout to an economically weak Puerto Rico.

* Latin America: A U.N. report published this week found that gender inequality persists throughout Latin America despite more women being employed throughout the region.

Video Source – YouTube user Pasión Futbolista

Online Sources- ESPN FC; Reuters; Bloomberg; Xinhua; La Prensa

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Daily Headlines: January 8, 2013

* South America: For the fourth straight year Argentine striker Lionel Messi received the Ballon d’Or as the world’s best soccer player and he also joined fellow South Americans Marcelo, Dani Alves and Radamel Falcao to the World XI All-Star team.

* Bolivia: Bolivian officials claimed to have “irrefutable evidence” proving that the U.S. embassy in La Paz is plotting to “damage the image and prestige” of President Evo Morales.

* Venezuela: Rescuers continue to search for a plane that disappeared off the Venezuelan coast carrying Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missoni and five other people.
* Argentina: The Argentine foreign ministry blasted British Prime Minister David Cameron over alleged “military threats” made regarding the disputed Falklands.
Video Source – YouTube via user HeilRJ03 (Lionel Messi scored 91 goals in all competitions in 2012, which is reportedly a world record).

Online Sources- ESPN Soccernet, AFP, The Telegraph, Euronews