Friday, April 21, 2017

July 5, 1994 - World Cup 2nd round - Italy vs Nigeria

July 5, 1994 - World Cup 2nd Round
Nigeria 1 Italy 1 (Italy won on penlties)
Att - 54,367

I do not remember too much about this match as it was 23 years ago, but one thing I remember there was a huge amount of Italians at Foxborough (a town of 16,000 near Boston).  There was a small pocket of Nigerian supporters, but their voices weren't heard that much.  I really do wish I could remember more about the day and the match.

Nigeria scored first in the 25th minute, and Roberto Baggio scored a late goal in the 88th minute to send the match into extra-time.  Baggio scored on a penalty in the 102nd minute to help send Italy through to the next round.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 1st, 2017 - Přemyslovice 1 Haná Prostějov 1

April 1st, 2017
Okresní Přebor Prostějov - 8th tier
Přemyslovice 1 Haná Prostějov 1 (Haná Prostějov won 4-2 on penalties)
Attendance - 55

Přemylsovice is a village of 1300 people located only 14km from Prostějov.  As a result, it is quite easy to reach by car but not so easy by public transportation on the weekends.  Instead of a 15 minute car ride it took me almost 2 hours to reach after a train ride, and a 4km hike from Stražisko to Přemylsovice.

The game was free, or at least no one was walking around with a little bucket for money.  Beer was almost non existent, but at the last moment a few volunteers walked in with a keg.  Usually, Přemyslovice has a little room which serves as a pub, but this appears to be now closed.  At least the beer wa cold.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 11, 2017 - Kralice na Hané 1 Želatovice 2 (after penalties)

March 11th, 2017
Olomucký Krajský Přebor - 5th tier
Kralice na Hané 1 Želatovice 2 (after penalties)
Attendance - 125
Admission - 25kc

Kralice is a village not far from Prostějov, but it is a problem to reach by public transport.  I thought I would solve this problem by taking a Prostějov city bus to the closest bus stop to Kralice and walk from there.  It should have been only a 2km walk, but I ended up taking a wrong turn and had to walk through a field to find my way again.

I have been to Kralice a few times before. I was not really looking forward to visiting it again, but it was my best option for the day.  The last time I visited was in October 2014 and nothing has changed since then.  The most interesting part of the ground is that it is located around a few grass slopes so you can get a great view of the match.

Unfortunately, I had to leave 10 minutes before the end so I missed two red cards, one goal and the penalties.

Friday, January 20, 2017

World Women's U18 Hockey Championships - Zlin - Jan 8, 2017 - Canada 4 Russia 2

The match was played at the second and smaller stadium (PSG Arena) in Zlin.  The attendance was about 250, with around 50-70 fans coming from Canada.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nov 27, 2017 - SK Prostejov U17 2 Vitkovice U17 7

Nov 27, 2017
SK Prostejov U17 2 Vitkovice U17 7
Att 50

The game was played at the SK training facility. My keyboard is not working properly so i must keep this shot.