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.