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Against the Tide: Swim from US to Mexico raises awareness of immigration woes

 05/08/2017 - 05:47
View of the swimmers taking part in the Pan-American Colibri Swim, at Imperial Beach in Southern California, United States on May 5, 2017. EFE/ALEXANDRA MENDOZA

Taking part int the Pan-American Colibri Swim, twelve athletes dived into the Pacific Ocean at Imperial Beach in Southern California and swam across the border to the Mexican city of Tijuana to raise awareness about the sensitive subject of immigration and to raise funds for people who have lost a family member who was trying to reach the US.

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[OP-ED]: Paulo Dybala: La Emergente Joya Argentina

 05/05/2017 - 15:09
El jugador de Juventus Paulo Dybala (i) disputa el balón con Tiemoue Bakayoko (d), del Mónaco, durante un el partido por una de las semifinales de la Liga de Campeones de la UEFA entre el Mónaco y Juventus, en el estadio Luis II de Mónaco (Mónaco). EFE

No cabe duda que, en Argentina, el solo contemplar la tabla de los partidos clasificatorios sudamericanos para el Mundial de Rusia 2018 genera cierto nerviosismo. Y no es para menos, la albiceleste se encuentra en la quinta posición, con 22 puntos, por detrás de Brasil, Colombia, Uruguay y Chile. 

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Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: Finally FIFA succeeds with instant video review

 03/31/2017 - 15:46
German referee Felix Zwayer (r) during an international friendly match against Spain at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris (France). EFE

Geoff Hurst’ goal in the championship game of the 1966 World Cup or Diego Maradona’s hand score in the 1986 World Cup. Without going that far in time everybody remembers Sergio Ramos’ goal in an offside position in the last Champions League final contest or, less than a month ago the penalty kick awarded to Barcelona for a non-existing foul on Luis Suárez by a Paris Saint-Germain defender…

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Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: Por fin, la FIFA triunfa con las revisiones de jugadas polémicas

 03/31/2017 - 15:43
El árbitro alemán Felix Zwayer (d) durante un partido amistoso internacional contra España en el Estadio de Francia en Saint-Denis, cerca a París (Francia). EFE

El gol de Geoff Hurst en la final del Mundial de 1966 o la mano de Diego Maradona en los cuartos de final del Campeonato del Mundo de 1986. Sin ir tan lejos, el gol de Sergio Ramos en fuera de juego en la final de la Champions League del año pasado o, hace menos de un mes, el penal a Luis Suárez en el Camp Nou que dio el pase en la misma competición al Barcelona sobre el Paris Saint-Germain…

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Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: An epic comeback

 03/10/2017 - 00:57

The players of FC Barcelona, (id) Frenchman Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Piqué, Portuguese André Gomes and Sergi Roberto, celebrate the sixth goal of the Barça team during the match corresponding to the return of the last 16 of the Champions League, Who played tonight against Paris Saint Germain at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona. EFE

The Champions League had never experienced a round of 16 week as the one we just witnessed. There were plenty of emotions started by the two goals headed by Sergio Ramos that qualified Real Madrid for the quarterfinals. Anyway, nothing can be compared with FC Barcelona’s amazing comeback against Paris Saint-Germain, the largest in European soccer history as no team had made it to the following round after losing 4-0 the first-leg game.  

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Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: Remontada épica

 03/10/2017 - 00:40
Los jugadores del FC Barcelona, (i-d) el francés Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Piqué, el portugués André Gomes y Sergi Roberto, celebran el sexto gol del equipo blaugrana durante el encuentro correspondiente a la vuelta de los octavos de final de la Liga de Campeones, que han disputado esta noche frente al Paris Saint Germain en el estadio del Nou Camp, en Barcelona. EFE

La Champions League jamás había experimentado una ronda de octavos de final como la protagonizada esta semana. Hubo muchas emociones, iniciando por los dos nuevos goles de cabeza de Sergio Ramos que dieron otro billete al Real Madrid para la siguiente eliminatoria. Sin embargo, nada es comparable a la apoteósica remontada protagonizada por el FC Barcelona frente al Paris Saint-Germain, la más grande en la historia del soccer europeo, ya que un equipo jamás había superado un duelo a dos partidos tras perder el primero por 4-0.

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Rafael Cervera

She Believes Cup - Team USA vs. Germany (Photo Gallery)

 03/02/2017 - 13:37

The SheBelieves Cup started its first leg of the tournament with the United States playing against Germany at Talon Energy Stadium. SheBelieves is a campaign to inspire young girls and women and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams.

Launched in 2015, it has evolved and grown into a special connection between the fans and the team showing that empowerment and believing in yourself can do in respective communities across the country.

AL DIA News was able to get on the pitch and be a part of this great capmaign.


Brazil soccer player who survived plane crash looks ahead to Paralympics

 02/22/2017 - 09:16

The former goalkeeper of the ill-fated Chapecoense soccer squad, one of six survivors of a plane crash in Colombia as they were flying to their championship final, these days celebrates the "God-given miracle" that saved his life, while on the horizon he imagines himself playing in the Paralympic Games.

[OP-ED]: Requiem for FC Barcelona’s midfield

 02/17/2017 - 02:40

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (l) during a match between Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona, at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris (France). EFE

Despite being over 50, I can say I have never seen a team play a more beautiful soccer style than FC Barcelona in the 2010-2011 season. Managed by Pep Guardiola, that squad took to perfection a horizontal passing game that was named by the late sports announcer Andrés Montes as “tiki-taka”. As an ice hockey team, Barça put its opponents in their defensive zone, incorporating men little by little, passing and passing and passing again the ball.

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Rafael Cervera