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    Intercontinental Clubs Cup

    by andal13 Updated Dec 14, 2003

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    This Championship confronts the South American Champion Club and the European Champion Club (we keep on talking about football). Since 1960, there have been 41 championships (it was not contested in 1975 and 1978), and South American Clubs won this Cup 21 times.
    Who will be the next Champion?

    Well... South America has another Cup! December 14, 2003: Boca Jrs. from Argentina won the chmpionship.

    Este Campeonato enfrenta al Club Campe?n de Sudarm?rica con el Club Campe?n de Europa (seguimos hablando de f?tbol). Desde 1960, ha habido 41 ediciones (no se disput? en 1975 y 1978), y los Clubes Sudamericanos ganaron esta Copa 21 veces.
    ?Qui?n ser? el pr?ximo Campe?n?

    Bueno... Sudamérica tiene una Copa más! El 14 de diciembre de 2003, Boca Jrs. de Argentina ganó el Campeonato.

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    O Rei Pelé

    by andal13 Written Nov 27, 2003

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    Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born in Minas Gerais (Brazil) in 1940; when he was 16 years old, he began to play football at the Santos (Santos Futebol Clube), and then it began the legend of O Rei Pelé (King Pelé). He was World Champion with the Brazilian team in 1958, 1962, and 1970, but until now, he keeps on "playing" at the political and social fields.
    Pelé is considered one of the two best football players of the history; who is the other one? See next tip.

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento nació en Minas Gerais (Brasil) en 1940; cuando tenía 16 años, comenzó a jugar en el Santos (Santos Futebol Clube), y allí comenzó la leyenda de "O Rei Pelé". Fue Campeón Mundial con la selección brasileña en 1958, 1962 y 1970, pero hasta ahora él sigue destacaándose en los campos político y social.
    Pelé es considerado uno de los dos mejores jugadores de fútbol de todos los tiempos; ¿quién es el otro? Vean el siguiente tip.


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    World Cup

    by andal13 Updated Nov 28, 2003

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    Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in almost every South American country, and many football stars have been born in this continent. The first World Cup was contested in Uruguay, in 1930, and since then, South American countries won this Cup nine times:

    *Uruguay: 2 times (1930 - 1950)
    *Argentina: 2 times (1978 - 1986)
    *Brazil: 5 times (1958 - 1962 - 1970 - 1994 - 2002)

    El fútbol es el deporte más popular en casi todos los países sudamericanos, y muchas estrellas del fútbol han nacido en este continente. La primera Copa Mundial se disputó en Uruguay en 1930, y desde entonces, países sudamericanos ganaron la Copa en nueve oportunidades:

    *Uruguay: 2 times (1930 - 1950)
    *Argentina: 2 times (1978 - 1986)
    *Brasil: 5 times (1958 - 1962 - 1970 - 1994 - 2002)

    Equipment: A TV, some beers, peanuts, olives, a flag, a cap and a T-shirt with your National Team colours.

    Un televisor, algunas cervezas, maníes, aceitunas, una bandera, un gorro y una camiseta con los colores de tu Selección.

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    God's hand

    by andal13 Written Nov 27, 2003

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    Who is the other football idol? Diego Armando Maradona, also known as "la mano de Dios" (God's hand). This controversial but genial player was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1960; he played in his country and in Europe (he is a hero in Naples!), and he was World Champion with the Argentinian team.

    ¿Quién es el otro ídolo del fútbol? Diego Armando Maradona, también conocido como "la mano de Dios". Este polémico pero genial jugador nació en Buenos Aires (Argentina) en 1960; jugó en su país y en Euroapa (es un héroe en Nápoles!) y fue Campeón Mundial con la Selección Argenitna.


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    by DAO Written Aug 11, 2015

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    In the history of the World Championship of soccer – Uruguay is by far the most successful – in terms of population. In fact they have appeared more times in the final four than ANY other country except Germany, Italy and Brazil – all of which have won more as well. Little Uruguay has won this international championship twice since it was created in 1930. They only have 3.5 million people, yet they are always a very competitive team internationally.

    Uruguay not only hosted the first championship – they won. They actually beat their much larger neighbours – Argentina. They built the Estadio Centenario in 1930 to host the first World Cup. It’s named in commemoration of the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution.

    If that wasn’t good enough - Uruguay have won the Copa América (SouthAmerican Championship) a record 15 times.

    They have also won 2 Olympic Gold Medals in 1924 and 1928. This was before the World Cup was created in 1930, so actually they have been world champions 4 times. They also have the great distinction of Uruguay being the least populous country to win Olympic gold medals in a team sport.

    Well done little guys!

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