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Ricardo brings French team back to reality

Ricardo brings French team back to reality with double pack

Saturday, October 5th: The undisputed French team had their next game against a wildly mixed team of players from Venezuela (Ferdinand & Raymond), France (Edward), Argentina (Niko), Germany (Kim), Brazil (Danilo), United States (Mike) and of course Mexico (Angel, Javier, Daniel & Ricardo). After having won the second Copa de Naciones and having beaten the famous team of Mannichester FC, they might have thought a game against a team of players from all over the world would be a piece of cake. The Internationals showed them otherwise:

France

Ali (gk) (VEN)

Alexandre – Nabil – Antoine – Thomas

 Dimitri – Fumi – Pablo (c) – Pierre – Mathieu

Greg

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Ferdinand (VEN)

Raymond (VEN) – Edward (FR) – Daniel (MX) – Javier (MX)

Miguel (MX)

Niko (ARG) – Kim (GER) – Danilo (c) (BRA) – Angel (MX)

Mike (US)

Subs: Ricardo (MX)

Rest of the World

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ROW beats Latinos with two goals of Josh

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:

Latinos

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

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Duel of the titans: Mannichester vs France

The success of the new team of Mannichester FC got noticed in the soccer scene in Mexico City. The competitive team of players from Mexico, Kenya, France, India, Germany, Brazil, England and Venezuela remain unbeaten to the date. Therefore, Mannichester FC got challenged by a French selection, let by Pablo Moctezuma and Matthieu. There is no doubt that the French selection will come up with a supreme team, having chosen the 13 best players of the 20.000 French people that live in Mexico City.

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Return game Rest of the World vs Mannichester

High speed soccer at Benito Juarez Stadium

Several changes were made on both sides compared to the first game between both teams one week ago. Wen, Hazael, Ruben, Jon and Edward replaced Hector, Arturo, Danny, Greg and Raymond for Mannichester. The French connection Nico, Matthieu, Seb and Pablo replaced Mauricio, Jorge, Manuel and Angel’s friend for Rest of the World. On paper, Rest of the World improved their squad tremendously. Mannichester had to feel that in the first half:

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Danny, Kim and Raymond assure victory for Mannichester

It was the first encounter between team Rest of the World and Mannichester FC this past Saturday at the beautiful Benito Juarez Stadium in the heart of Mexico City. Team Mannichester arrived with a team of players from 8 different nationalities. Team Rest of the World had a strong Mexican influence with 7 players, next to their 2 Japanese players and Ferro and Andre from Venezuela and Brazil. Both teams had one Brazilian player. Continue reading

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Return game between Venezuela and Rest of the World

The great return game between Venezuelans and a team of players from all over the world took place last Saturday. The Venezuelans won the first game 2:1 two weeks ago. That was enough for team Rest of the World (ROW) to enter the game highly motivated.

Both teams were on time to discuss the strategy and tactics for this crucial encounter to determine the better team out of ROW and Venezuelans. This also marked the return of captain Manni after 3 weeks of absence. Thanks to Max, who brought a white board, the lineup and team strategy was communicated efficiently to team ROW.

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Captain Wen gives speech about team values

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.

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Team Venezuela – First Game, first Victory

First game between team Rest of the World against a Venezuelan selection coached by Frenchman Gregori Letort.

Several players of the Venezuelan team have already played at the 11 a side games for the Latin team, such as midfielder Emil, striker Ferro and defender Oscar. Gregori himself has participated in several games as well. For many of the Venezuelan players it was the first time in a long time playing a 11 a side game. Together they have not played 11 a side before. Team Rest of the World was more experienced but had several important players missing for the game. The newcomer Jan from Germany and Daniel from Argentina however fitted into the team without problems.

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Internacionalitos win battle of 9 goals!

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:

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Ferro and Wen save Latinos from their first loss

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:

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