After having had some fierce battles between teams Rest of the World against Latinos and Japanese teams, this past Saturday we returned to el clásico: Mexicans vs. Internationals.
It was a traditional game. Traditionally, because some of the Mexican players came 10 minutes late to the game. Traditionally, because Wen organized the team from the defense and the Mexicans went for counterattacks. Traditionally, because Manni shouted from the back of the international team and Deyban organized the game from the midfield. With Venezuelan Raymond, he had a very good team player next to him. The complete lineup of both teams:
1:1 2:2 3:3 – Third tie in the third game between Latinos & Rest of the World
What a great game the visitors at Benito Juarez Stadium saw this Saturday between Latinos and players from the rest of the world.
In the third encounter between both teams it was clear that the teams wanted to show who the real and final winner is. The proud Latinos were not gonna give away the victory to the players from India, Germany, England, Japan, Portugal, USA, and France.
First game between Latinos and players from the Rest of the World
Here we are back again with a very interesting clash, this time we played Latinos vs Rest of the World. The weekends are getting warmer each week and this adds to more charged people for the games.
Team Latinos started the game in a 4-4-2 formation, with captain Wen starting alongside Hector. José de Venezuela, Andre de Brazil y Hector de El Salvador were the three only non-mexican players for the Latinos. Team Rest of the World (ROW), with four players from the US!!!, and other players from Japan, France, Germany, India, Portugal and India, was back with their favorite 4-4-2 formation, with captain Manni lining up with Kim in defence. You usually don’t see defenders captaining the games but here at sport-12 you can be anything because here you are the star!!!
Mexicanitos loose to Internacionalitos for the first time
So here we are with again an interesting encounter between Mexicans and internationals, the never ending rivalry. Team international always in the pressure to make up for lost games in 2018, and Mexicans always pushing up to keep their winning pride intact.
Last saturday was little bit warmer and an ideal condition to put in the best on the pitch. Both teams were punctual and met everybody with warm handshakes.
Mexicans keep being invincible – 4th victory in the 5th game for the Mexicans
It was another attempt of the international Team captained by Indian defender Manni to win against the Mexican team on last Saturday’s 11-a-side game. With 3 french players (Pablo, Selim and Gregory) and 3 US players (Ryan, Mark and newcomer Jose), the international team relied on their 4-4-2 system. The Mexicans started in a similar system, switched successfully in the second half to a more offensive 3-5-2 system:
With the new year 2019 the 11-a-side soccer games at Benito Juarez stadium started again. The international group plays competitive games against companies like Uber or KPMG and between themselves, dividing the teams based on their nationality.
Whenever Team International played against the Mexican team in 2018, the internationals had no luck in winning a single game. The Mexicans organized by captain Hazael always had a better team spirit than the “internacionalitos”. This is something that ought to be changed in 2019.
Today Team International might have gathered the two best teams in the history of Taxqueña Arena games. With Mohammed the group got to know its first star player from Qatar. He just arrived to Mexico, so he is still struggling with the altitude. Something most of us can realte to.
Arturo and Kim picked the teams in the beginning. Soon it was clear that it would be a special day at Taxqueña Arena. Special, because female midfielder Majo returned after her injury about two months ago. She was managing the game from outside. Special also, because both teams had top class players that allowed a very fast game. Well, two games.
Sunday soccer at Taxqueña Arena. The place where soccer players meet up on Sundays to have fun playing soccer like Messi, Ronaldinho and Chicharito.
Yesterday’s game was special because Amaury and a small part of his group showed up after having had the first 11 a side game of Team International against them about half a year ago (see photo below). It seems like soon they will be ready to have a revenge game.
Passion – Energy and Friendship at Thursday Games in CDMX
A lot of passion and energy could be felt at the Thursday game last week between the international crew of captain Carlos and Team International’s Mannichester FC. All players gathered together to have fun playing 1:30 hours in the north of Mexico City.
While Mannichester had a tremendous start of the day scoring 8:2 goals by strikers Edward and Joshua, Carlos’ crew came back strong into the game in the second part of the game.