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Inter-Embassies Soccer Tournament Under Way

U.S. Embassy team lost their first match to Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Posted: November 29, 2004  

[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
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 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).

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.

[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
Larre trying to intercept attacking opponent.
[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
M. Lopez maneuvers the ball in midfield.

[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi] [U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
Conlazo is chased and later fouled.

[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
Danger in front of the U.S. goal as the ball is fisted away
by Willy Ramirez.
[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
Lardizabal is yellow carded. E. Lopez (5) talks to
referee as M. Lopez aproaches.

[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
Dhunjishah and Bautes at half-time.
[U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi]
U.S. Team planning its strategy for the second half.


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