Inter Embassy Tournament or "Campeonato Internacional
Mundialito Relaciones Exteriores" kicked off Saturday
afternoon with three games on tap. A total of six teams
are in this Divisional "A" championship, representing
the Embassies of Argentina, Italy, Spain and the United
States, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Uruguay), and the
Latin American Integration Association (Aladi).
U.S. Embassy team. Top,
L to R: Gabriel Visconti, Gabriel Lardizabal,
Eduardo López, Mike Dhunjishah, Mariano Navajas,
Willy Ramirez, Leo Nuñez, Ivan Pereira (Coach). Bottom,
L to R: Fernando Griffith, Marcelo López,
Marcio Nuñez, Claudio Trajtenberg, Fabian Bautes,
Juan Larre (with Larre Jr).
The opening match featured Uruguay vs. United
States. It was an even-paced game with outstanding goalkeeping
on both sides that thwarted several good chances for goal.
G. Vazquez scored for Uruguay well into the second half,
a result that the U.S. team was unable to change.
The other games played were Spain vs. Aladi
and Argentina vs. Italy. Spain had its way with Aladi, beating
them 6-1 and Italy overpowered Argentina 4-2.
On Wednesday, United States will play Aladi
at the Carrasco Polo Club, a game that is scheduled to start
at 6:45 pm., and on Saturday at 6 pm. it will be against
Italy at the "El Futuro" complex on Km.22½
of the Interbalnearia.
Larre trying to intercept attacking
M. Lopez maneuvers the ball in
Conlazo is chased and later fouled.
Danger in front of the U.S. goal
as the ball is fisted away
by Willy Ramirez.
Lardizabal is yellow carded. E. Lopez (5) talks to
referee as M. Lopez aproaches.
Dhunjishah and Bautes at half-time.
U.S. Team planning its strategy
for the second half.