Posted: 6/20/2014
Title: SEVEN PISSED OFF TICOS

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He should know about taking the piss. Diego Armando Maradona was banned during FIFA World Cup 1994 after a post match urine sample showed positive. I was at the press conference at the FIFA Hotel in Irving Texas when the sensational decision was announced to the world. He slammed FIFA in the Argentinian press today.

After shock wins over Uruguay3-1 and then Italy 1-0 San Jose newspaper EL DIA named the SEVEN Costa Rican TICOS players that had to piss for Sepp after the second match; Bryan Ruiz, Michael Barrantes, Keylon Navas, Celso Borges, Christian Bolanos, Marco Urena, Diego Calvo. Very unusual when only two players are normally selected from each team. Only two Italians were selected. As Brazil doesn't have a good enough testing lab, all samples are flown overnight to Switzerland for testing, at a cost of over $1 million for the tournament.

In my opinion ALL FIFA Exco's and office staff should be tested for drugs twice a year. I believe that MLS has that policy for front office staff.

For England it is their worse World Cup showing ever so far. Never in their history have they lost the first two matches and are eliminated after only SIX DAYS, with one more match to go against Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte. The coach Roy Hodgson will not be resigning-it would cost the F.A. 6 million to sack him early.He earns 3.5 million annually.

I think that he has been a more stable influence than his two foreign predecessors Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello, who earned 7 million annually, who had ridiculous training camps in Germany and South Africa. Hodgson should have been appointed a quarter of a century earlier after Bobby Robson was let go in 1990, and we would have been in a better shape today.

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