Cristiano Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit

Although this isn’t a new video, it’s a great series of experiments to watch if you’ve got 45 min to spare. I may not be CR7’s number one fan, but I am a fitness enthusiast and a former cross-country runner, and this definitely reminded me about the power of the human body, and moreover how it’s in our hands to change and improve. The series of experiments are sponsored by Castrol, and Cristiano is put to the test in terms of strength, skill, and mental ability (they even turn off the lights and try to get him to score a goal in the dark). I recommend it for any football and Cristiano Ronaldo fans, but also for people interested in fitness and looking to get a bit of motivation.

German National Team Donates Fabulous Villa

imageimageWhen Joachim Loew and the German squad arrived in Bahia for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, they weren’t satisfied with the accommodation installments provided by the Brazilian city, so they decided to build their own.

Thanks to the German Soccer association, (Deutscher Fussball Bund) the recently constructed Campo Bahia covers 161,000 sq feet, 14 two story villas, a total of 64 residential units, a spa, dining area and restaurant, outdoor swimming pools, gyms, physiotherapy clinic, a fitness center, and a FIFA regulated pitch.

The German secret refuge seems to have worked in their favour as they were crowned world champions last Sunday, after a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana, a stunner from Mario Goetze in extra time.

Now that the tournament is over and the squad has packed its bags for The celebrations in Germany, the biggest winners seem to be the local people of Bahia.
After employing locals to run Campo Bahia, the squad has now donated the camp and all of its amenities to the city, converting it into a school for underprivileged children. The health center is also set to be used as a clinic to serve the residents of Bahia.

Argentina fans break out in song at Brazilian mall

Three Brazilian fans began to poke fun at Argentina fans at a shopping center in Porto Alegre, Brazil. After instigating trouble, this is what ensued. The Argentina supporters are chanting, “Brazil, tell me how it feels” (referring to their recent humiliation, perhaps?). The Albiceleste, headed by captain Lionel Messi, will play powerhouse Germany this Sunday for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stakes are high, and Argentina, being a fierce rival of the Brazilian selecção, would be rubbing salt in the host nation’s already open wounds if they managed to win the title in the infamous Maracana stadium.

David Luiz gives tearful interview after 7-1 loss to Germany

 

David Luiz: I just want make my people happy, my people who suffer for lot of reasons, unfortunately we couldn’t do it. Sorry to all of the Brazilian people. I just want to see my people smile, everyone knows how important it was for me to see Brazil happy, at least for futebol (soccer). They (Germany) were better, better prepared. We conceded 4 goals in 6 minutes. It is a day of sadness but also a day to learn.”

Interviewer: It was within 10 minutes that Germany scored those goals, did you find an explanation for Brazil losing in that way?

David Luiz: I don’t know, we were lost, and Germany saw this and scored. It’s hard to explain that. It’s a dream that comes to a end, not in the way that we wanted. I learned to be a man in every moment of my life, not to run away, I will take responsibility for everything, I will never give up, and one day I will make these people happy in someway.