While many players were traveling all around the country for Semana Santa, 24 soccer players from 9 different countries gathered together to play at the traditional Saturday 11 a side game. We were happy to welcome several new guys to the games at Benito Juarez Stadium. Argentinian Niku, Venezuelan Bruno and Mexican goalkeeper Gerry complemented the Latinos. On the other side, Mexican Dani and Maye and Irish Troy supported the Rest of the World team. In general, it was a highly latino-influenced game. Only Josh (England), Theo (France), Troy (Irland), Jens (Germany) and mighty Mike (USA) represented the non-latino part. The new players were integrated very quickly into the teams. Both teams decided to play in a traditional 4-4-2 formation:
Subs: Niku (ARG)
Gerry (GK) (MX)
Angel (MX) – Manu (MX) – Wen (MX) – Jorge (MX)
Christian (MX) – Oscar (VEN) – Hazael (MX) – Alberto (MX)
Ferro (VEN) – Bruno (VEN)
Josh (ENG) – Maye (MX)
Dani (MX) – Theo (FR) – Bob (MX) – Raymond (VEN)
Troy (IR) – Danilo (BRA) – Jens (GER) – Andre (BRA)
Mike (GK) (US)
Subs: Manni (IN)
Rest of the World
Last week they lost 2:1 to the Venezuelans, this Saturday team Rest of the World won with the same result against team Latinos. ROW was highly US and French influenced with 5 players from both countries. Additionally, Tomo from Japan, Jan from Germany and Cristian complemented the 13 player squad. For team Latinos the non-Mexican players were striker Daniel and Ferro from Argentina and Venezuela, right wing Raymond from Venezuela and midfielder Danilo from Brazil.
Fourth game between Latinos and Rest of the World, first winner!
Mexico City, February 25th
This past Saturday the teams of players from Latin America and Rest of the world played for the fourth time, after having tied the games before. This time, one team was able to bring home the victory!
Both teams welcomed two new players to their team. Angel from Mexico and Oscar from Venezuela joined the Latinos for the first time. Mathieu’s French friends Manu and Olivier also supported ROW for the first time. Bienvenidos campeones!
Team ROW had 4 players from France, 3 players from the US, and one player each from Japan, Portugal, Kenya and England.
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.
Ferro and Wen score two late goals to equalise the game
The return game between team Latinos and team Rest of the World took place this past Saturday at Benito Juarez Stadium. After having drawn 1:1 the week before, the teams wanted to show who is the final winner between the culturally diverse teams. Even though both teams played with a slightly changed personnel, the teams remained in their playing system: 3-5-2 for the Mexicans, and 4-4-2 for ROW:
Who will be the final winner?
The first game between a team of soccer players from Latin America and a team of soccer players from all over the world was a great success. The Mexican dominated Latinos (organised by captain Wen) relied on a Mourinho like defensive play, waiting for the “foreigners” to get into their half before attacking them. Team Rest of the World played all or nothing, as usual.
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!!!