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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Translated Quotes of the Week in World Football

Former Argentina's national soccer team coach Diego Maradona prepares to kick the ball during a charity match for ex-soccer player Fernando Caceres in Buenos Aires October 16, 2010. Caceres was attacked in his car by a youth during a robbery attempt on November 1, 2009, leaving him in a coma. He lost an eye and the bullet is still lodged in his head. Doctors said it was a miracle he survived. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Arrigo Sacchi,
former manager of AC Milan and the Azzurri:

«Maradona il più grande. Il Milan voleva prenderlo». Corriere dello Sport.

"Diego Maradona is the best. Milan wanted to sign him."

Happy 50th Birthday to Diego! Felicidades!

July 10, 2010 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - epa02244134 Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring the 1-1 equalizer during the FIFA World Cup 2010 3rd place match between Uruguay and Germany at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 10 July 2010.

"Se io voglio segnare al Milan, ma Cristo dice che non sono pronto, io rispetterò la sua volontà." La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"If I want to score against Milan, but Christ says that I'm not ready, I'll respect his wishes." Edinson Cavani of Napoli and Uruguay.

NEW YORK - AUGUST 01: Soccer Legend Pele announces the return of the New York Cosmos at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 1, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for the New York Cosmos)

Pele' was asked during an interview with Univision/Telefutura:

"Could you, Di Stefano, Beckenbauer, Cruyff and Maradona play in today's football?"

"Claro, mas facil." He laughed. "Yes, much easier." "We didn't have yellow or red cards then to protect strikers."

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Marcello Lippi, former Azzurri boss:

«Tornerò ad allenare, non sono ancora un ex».
Corriere dello Sport, 27 Oct.

"I'll return to manage. I'm not yet an ex."

Brazilian outside right Garrincha and Welsh player Hopkins fight for possession of the ball during the World Cup quarter final at Gothenburg in Sweden. Brazil won by 1 goal to nil, thus assuring their place in the semi-finals.   (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

"Garrincha e Pelé, juntos, jamais perderam pela Seleção. Em 40 jogos, 36 vitórias e 4 empates com a dupla em campo." CBF/Brazilian FA website.

"Garrincha and Pelé, together, never lost for the Brazilian national team. In 40 games, 36 wins and four draws."

May 14, 2010 - Zurich, SCHWEIZ SUISSE SVIZZERA SWITZERLAND - epa02156690 Kohzo Tashima (L), Japan's FA General Secretary CEO, Motoaki Inukai (C), Japan's FA President, and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter (R), with Japan's bid to host the FIFA soccer World Cup 2018/2022 in Zurich, Switzerland, 14 May 2010.

Aoi Konishi, bid manager of Japan's 2022 World Cup bid discussed the proposed use of holograms for television broadcasts should Japan/Korea win the bid for 2022:

“Il progetto è top secret, chiaramente non possiamo rivelarlo però la Fifa ha visto qualcosa durante l’ispezione di luglio."Se io voglio segnare al Milan, ma Cristo dice che non sono pronto, io rispetterò la sua volontà." La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"The project is top secret. Clearly, we can't reveal it but FIFA saw something during its July inspection."

To view more of my translations, please click on Senhor Mourinho:

Image courtesy of Picapp.com.
Mourinho was an interpreter
and translator for Sir Bobby Robson
at Porto and Barcelona.

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