The AUF backed nacional futboless club has won it’s first clasico in 4 long years thanks to the assistance of the AUF (Associacion Uruguaya de nacional de Futbol). Due to the amount of fans leaving the club in droves, the national authority needed them to win a clasico and go on to win the league. The AUF has assisted nacional by taking 3 points off Peñarol for crowd violence then stopping the league for 2 weeks for crowd violence between Danubio and nacional. Peñarol was on form and gaining momentum when the league was stopped and no points penalty were awarded to either Danubio nor nacional.
Referee Liber Prudente suspended the game between Villa Espanola and nacional due to nacional not showing up on time for kick off. The game was initially awarded to Villa Espanola and the 3 points. In a turn around from the AUF some couple of months later they decide to play the game again. The game was won by nacional and they received the 3 points.
The AUF will be awarding nacional the Apertura title for 2008 which will be a trophy that will be celebrated by the few fans left at nacional. Below are some lowlights from the game which will highlight the referee’s biast towards nacional from the onset where 2 yellow cards are awarded against Peñarol, while medina (bolso) smashed into Caballero (Manya) and nothing is awarded. The tournament has been a complete waste of time as the winner was already decided by the AUF due to fact that nacional memberships were slowly disappearing and that nacional were disapperaing into oblivion. The AUF needs two big teams in such a small country so it’s imperative that nacional win a clasico to keep the fans interested.
Well once again the AUF (Association Uruguayan Futbol) in their wisdom have decided on a number of initiatives. The first being the ridiculous decision to play the nacional and Villa Española game. nacional originally did not show up on time and the game was suspended and the points awarded to Villa Española. The game has been played again with the result being a win to nacional and they receive the 3 points.
Peñarol due to some violent altercations received a 3 point penalty from this current tournament. In the game between Danubio and nacional there were serious incidents when both set of fans met on the field around half way and with steel bars, corner flags and anything they could get their hands on proceeded to bash each other up. No points were deducted and in a detrimental decision, futbol was suspended for 2 weeks just when Peñarol were in form.
The AUF has also decided not to sell tickets to some games at the stadium but instead people would need to go to there own clubs or the AUF to buy tickets. This has produced small crowds and a sense of stupidity by the governing force.
It’s time to resign Mr El presidente Luis Corbo!!!!!
Now Peñarol have drawn their game against River Plate and their title hopes will depend next week when Peñarol play their greatest rival nacional in the clasico.
Here are some highlights from the game against River Plate of Uruguay.
Fenix are Champions of the Apertura (Opening) Tournament in the Second Division of Uruguayan Futbol. Fenix is my local futbol team from Capurro in Uruguay. In the past Fenix have qualified for La Copa Libertadores on two historic occasions while in the First Division.
By winning the Apertura Tournament it places Fenix in a great position to return back to Division 1. They have become champions with one game left in the tournament after coming from behind to win the game 3-1 against Deportivo Maldonado.
The club were founded on July 7, 1916 by a group of young men, they named the club fenix (Phoenix) after the mythological bird. They wear a violet and white kit, they chose the colour violet to represent eternity and white to represent purity.
In 2002 the club qualified to play in Copa Libertadores for the first time, a feat they repeated in 2003, but the club were relegated from the Primera División at the end of the 2005/2006 season.