Juan Mata – El País 2014 World Cup Q&A

Today, we have the always articulate and eloquent PF Juan Mata doing the Q&A.  According to Luis Martín, Juanín prepared himself well – he found out the answer to the first question (and apparently to some of the others as well) beforehand by doing a search on Google.

Who scored the first goal of the World Cup competition?  Laurent, a French player.  I know that from memory.

Which player has scored the most goals in the history of the World Cup?  Ronaldo.  Will you invite me to dinner if I know all the answers?

Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

Pepe Reina – El País 2014 World Cup Q&A

The always hilarious Pepe Reina was the next player subjected to the Q&A.

Who scored the first goal of the World Cup competition?  I don’t know.

Which player has scored the most goals in the history of the World Cup?  Ronaldo.

Why is the cat sad and blue?  Because it’s sleepy.

Why did Del Bosque decide to grow a moustache?  I don’t know.

Sushi or sashimi?  Sashimi.

Do you know who Peppa Pig is?  How am I not going to know!

What does maracanã mean?  I didn’t know it had a meaning.

Who scored the goal of the Maracanazo?  A Uruguayan with big balls.

Who painted Sunflowers?  Van Gogh.

Read the rest of this entry

Javi Martínez – El País 2014 World Cup Q&A

If you need a nice distraction from Friday’s result, here is Javi Martínez’s El País Q&A!  If you’ve read his previous ones (here and here), then you should know that you are in for a real treat.

The test took eight minutes, because there were a lot of laughter and second answers, as some were unprintable.  [I really want to see the uncensored version!]

Who scored the first goal of the World Cup competition?  And we’re starting!  I have no idea.

Which player has scored the most goals in the history of the World Cup?  Klose is second and in first place is… first is Ronaldo!

Read the rest of this entry

remaining optimistic

Well, we didn’t get off to the best start in the World Cup, did we?  Then again, we started off the 2010 edition with a loss, and went on to win the whole thing.  What I’m saying is that there’s no need to give up on La Roja yet.  It’s easy to be pessimistic; in fact that would be the easy way out and the tendency for those fans who remember clearly the years before 2008.  But there are two more games to go, and who knows what will happen.  Crazier things have occurred in a World Cup.  This team has heart, the ability to move past this and the determination to make their country and fans happy, and that can go a long way.

And we still have the possibility of moving onto the next round.  The odds might not be as high as we would like it to be, but it remains possible nevertheless.

Read the rest of this entry

Santi Cazorla – El País 2014 World Cup Q&A

And next up was Santi Cazorla!  Here are his answers to the El País Q&A!

Who scored the first goal of the World Cup competition?  No idea.

Which player has scored the most goals in the history of the World Cup?  Ronaldo.

Read the rest of this entry

Koke Resurrección – El País 2014 World Cup Q&A

I’m still finding myself incredibly short of time, meaning I haven’t had time to put anything together before Spain’s World Cup debut today.  However, I did want to get started on the El País Q&As, which are back for this World Cup!  As expected, the questions are as obscure and bizarre as ever!  The first victim player to face the Q&A was Koke Resurrección.

Who scored the first goal of the World Cup competition?  I have no idea.

Which player has scored the most goals in the history of the World Cup?  Ronaldo.

Read the rest of this entry

Juan Mata, César Azpilicueta and David de Gea at XL Semanal

And I also have some PF Juan Mata, César “Dave” Azpilicueta and David (not Dave) de Gea for you, from their appearance in today’s XL Semanal.  They’re looking good, no?

Read the rest of this entry

Iker Casillas at GQ España

Apologies for the lack of posts as Spain starts its defense of the World Cup, but I’ve been super busy with other things (including cheering on (along with Gerard Piqué) my (San Francisco) Spurs – Go Spurs Go!).  I hope to post more often shortly, but in the meantime, here is Iker Casillas talking about the national team in the June issue of GQ España.

Spain is facing Australia, Chile and the Netherlands in the group stage.  What do you think about the group?  Is it doable?

It’s a difficult group.  In addition, the first two games are against rivals that in theory are going to compete with Spain to get to the next round.  And if we needed more, we’re debuting against the Netherlands, which should be the other favorite.  In any case, I believe that starting off strong will be a stimulant, it made the team begin preparing mentally from the day of the draw.  If we manage to get positive results in the first two games, it will be very important for our morale to continue growing in the competition.

Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: