The two big stories in last week’s football revolved around the el Clasico clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid and FIFA deciding on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host countries and these stories feature in the Good the Bad and Ugly review section of the show. We also try to predict who will come out on top in some of the big games in our weekly predictions – three from Europe and three from South America. We also have a main report on Club World Cup which takes place in the United Arab Emirates and starts next week. For more football news come to our site, read the posts, listen to our main reports and check out our links section.
Also, we were recently asked by CNN what we thought about the proposal from Japan’s 2022 World Cup bid to offer travelling supporters a device that would translate ‘football language’. You can read Damian’s response to this intriguing question here.
This week’s featured match sees Godoy Cruz take on Vélez Sarsfield in the Argentinian League. Below is Damon and Damian’s predictions – what do you think?
This week’s English for football phrase is to turn a corner which means to improve a bad situation. It is not truly a football phrase but is commonly used in the game, particularly when a team starts to play well or to gain positive results after going through a bad patch. West Ham have had a very bad start to the season but after last week’s win over Wigan in the Premier League and Wednesday’s Carling Cup thrashing of Manchester United it seems that West Ham may have finally turned the corner. To turn a corner.
This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:
Which countries have hosted the FIFA World Cup more than once ? Hint – there are five.
Answer next week.
The answer to last week’s question, which team won the 2009 Brazilian League was a. Flamengo
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