Category Archives: South America

Futsal: A key tool for youth soccer player development

By Sona Walla Futsal, the quick paced five-a-side game played voraciously by the youth across South America has long been the breeding ground for many of world football's future superstars. With its origins in the streets of Brazil and Uruguay, Futsal has been formalized over the years and is played today on a small hard court no more than 20x40 meters with a slightly heavier ball.  Teams...
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World Cup Watch 2014: Brazil’s big scare in Belo Horizonte

By Sona Walla After a palpitating group stage that already left many fans gasping for air with three former World Cup winning sides Spain, England and Italy all eliminated, the round of 16 matches have brought little relief serving up an exciting Holland-Mexico that was decided in the dying seconds of regular time, a Brazil-Chili and a Costa Rica -Greece that both had to go to...
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Brazil World Cup Watch 2014: Early impressions

By Sona Walla Every four years the planet's football fans travel, gather and congregate wherever they are to be transfixed for a month by the cultural festival of football that is the World Cup. At its conclusion, a World Cup champion will be crowned but most importantly this rich and diverse football party will shed light on the game's new trends, unique cultural expressions and future...
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