Our boys, Paraguay, had an off night in their friendly with Ireland, beaten 2-0 with Sunderland’s signing Cristian Riveros showing few encouraging signs but lots of misplaced passes according to Salut! Sunderland scouts. It can only get better. But in the meantime, maybe you will need cheering up …
Nike is behind Write the Future, a film – click here if there is a problem with the clip above – assembling some of the world’s top players “on a journey that dramatically captures that one moment when headlines are written – from a single pass or one strike that brings a nation eternal happiness, while bringing others to their knees”.
The Hollywood director and producer Alejandro G Iñarritu’s short film features Cristiano Ronaldo, Darren Williams, Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney, Fabio Cannavaro, Franck Ribery, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Patrice Evra, Gerard Pique, Ronaldinho, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Thiago Silva. Late news: Darren couldn’t make it after all.
I am posting it unseen while on the road near the French-Italian border, because I’ve heard good reports about it from other sources. Let me know if they were right.