|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Sports (Click here for more)

South Africans Pack Stadium for Barcelona Friendly

JOHANNESBURG – FC Barcelona beat South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 on Wednesday at the Mandela Centennial Cup in the same stadium where Spain won the 2010 World Cup final on a goal by Barça’s Andres Iniesta.

“We have been remembering Andres’s goal in the World Cup,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said during a post-match press conference.

Iniesta was one of the most acclaimed stars, although the most awaited player was clearly Lionel Messi, who only played for a few minutes at the end of the match.

The atmosphere at FNB Stadium was festive, with spectators “cheering on both teams,” including with vuvuzelas, which brought back memories of the 2010 World Cup, Valverde said.

“We all know what the atmosphere was like here during the World Cup, which was extraordinary,” he added.

Barcelona was invited to South Africa as part of the celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, whom Valverde characterized as “one of history’s greatest men, not only for this country but for all of humanity.”

Although Barcelona easily won the match, Valverde said he was surprised by Mamelodi Sundowns’ speed and enthusiasm.

“The truth is that we didn’t know our opponents very well, who played a great match,” he added.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved