Thursday, November 21, 2013

Action Shots

Argentina v Bosnia 5

I don't know much about soccer, or football if you prefer. I've only been to two professional matches. Both of them were in Buenos Aires, one with the north side team, River Plate, and their south side rivals, Boca Juniors. (That Boca game was a wild experience.) So, if I had any soccer sentiments they might be Argentine.

Unfortunately, Argentina's great star, Lionel Messi, didn't play. They said he had a leg injury. Maybe he was adverse to playing on a cold Midwestern night before tens of thousands of screaming Bosnian fans. Who knows. It was a great game nonetheless, with intense play and many scoring opportunities by both sides. As you can see in the third picture, the Bosnians were pretty tough.

On the same subject, congratulations to J.M. and condolences to Steffe on Portugal's victory over Sweden in Stockholm this week. Portugal moves on to the World Cup.

Oh, by the way, Argentina won 2 - nil. That's soccer talk for 2 to nothing. Baseball starts again in just over four months.               

Argentina v Bosnia 8

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Argentina v Bosnia 7

4 comments: said...

I have been to a RIver Plate game in Buenos Aires. Amazing passion. My son lives not far from the stadium. (One day he was puzzled by the crowds of teenage girls on the streets in his neighborhood, and it turned out there was a Justin Bieber concert at the stadium.)

Boca has now surpassed River Plate by a wide margin. In fact, River Plate was knocked out of the top tier of teams. It would be like a bad team in Major League Baseball becoming a Triple-A team and a Triple-A team moving up the Majors to take their place.

Lionel Messi is indeed injured. He is out for 8 weeks and is not expected to rejoin Barcelona until January.

cieldequimper said...

Your action shots are excellent!

William Kendall said...

Very dynamic action shots, Bob!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic bit of action here Bob..goodness me they do leap really high when they're going for the ball, quite amazing!