UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 kicking off in 45 minutes (2:45pmET). The better set of fixtures go to Wednesday this time around (the reverse of last matchday’s Tuesday fixtures: Dortmund-Arsenal, Barcelona-Milan, Chelsea-Schalke all on tap tomorrow).
The good one today is Juve-Real Madrid (which Fox has shunted to Fox Deportes and FS2). It’s a must-win for the bianconeri, given that they only got a measly two points from the first 3 matches (draws at Kobenhavn and at home against Galatasaray, followed by a loss at the Bernabeu a couple weeks ago).
Real Sociedad-ManUtd (FS1) could also be interesting, given that Sociedad are belatedly coming into form this fall.
“Racism in Soccer: A Discussion with Lilian Thuram" - hosted by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs:
Lilian Thuram, one of the most-capped players in the history of the French National Team, winner of World Cup Champion in 1998 and European champion in 2000)
In conversation with Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated – Senior Writer
& Fox Sports Television
Introduction by Jeffrey Sammons, Professor of History, NYU, author of Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society
Friday, November 8th / 6:30 pm
New York University School of Law
Tishman Auditorium , Vanderbilt Hall (first floor)
40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
With co-sponsors Institute for Public Knowledge and
La Maison Française
RSVP at 212-998-IAAA (4222)
ABOUT LILIAN THURAM
Born in Guadeloupe in 1972, Lilian Thuram has had a distinguished career as a famous professional soccer player and world-class French athlete: FIFA World Champion in 1998, European champion in 2000, Vice-Champion in 2006, as well as numerous club titles. He held the record of the most-selected player of the French National Team until 2008. That same year, he created the Lilian Thuram Foundation, Education Against Racism using the idea of “there is only one race: the human race” as one of its most important cornerstones. The foundation jointly works with an extensive network of structures, associations and NGOs that continue to fight xenophobia and racism on a daily basis. It sponsors and monitors many educational antiracism projects in the arts, sciences, culture and sports.
A rising star, both for his club (Juventus) & country (Ghana)
via Panenka: “53 años ya, felicidades Diego!”
Diego Maradona was born on 30 October 1960, at the Policlínico (Polyclinic) Evita Hospital in Lanús, Buenos Aires Province, but raised in Villa Fiorito, a shantytownon the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires, to a poor family that had moved from Corrientes Province. He was the first son after three daughters. He has two younger brothers, Hugo (el Turco) and Raúl (Lalo), both of whom were also professional football players. Maradona has Italian, and indigenous ancestry.
In the world of Cristiano Ronaldo today….
Cover of upcoming Issue One of new American footy mag Eight by Eight.
• Arsenal: Its history, its newest superstar and its long-suffering fans
• Analyzing the season’s most intriguing transfers
• Juan Mata, the forgotten man by Philippe Auclair
• The coolest club on the planet by Andy Brassell
• The World Cup 1986, 2014, 2022
• Mario Balotelli’s sainthood
• The changing role of the playmaker by Jonathan Wilson
• Can Pep Guardiola succeed in Munich? by Raphael Honigstein
• The managers’ musical chairs by Will Frears
Plus Marouane Fellaini, Fernando Torres, Lionel Messi, Francesco Totti, and the last word on Gareth Bale!