The riddle of Zarra’s goal: pure interior, shin or ankle?

first_imgThe third party of the group was disputed. Spain came from beating the United States (3-1) and Chile (2-0). England had lost against all odds against the Americans and defeated the ‘Red’ in South America. Guillermo Eizaguirre and his men in red were satisfied with the draw to be first in the group and go to the second phase and fight for the title.The English’s obligation to win was reflected from the beginning with a brilliant and aggressive start, also promoted by a wet and very fast grass. It was evident that they had a great team with established players such as Stanley Matthews, who was then 35 years old and who would win the first Ballon d’Or in 1956, along with Ramsey, Bentley, Finney … Piru GainzaGainza disputed 33 parties with the Selection in which it marked 10 goals. It was a very fast left winger and he always looked at the opposite goal. He formed alongside Iriondo (far right), Venancio (right inside), Zarra (center forward) and Panizo (left inside) a mythical Athletic forward. Among the five they scored 848 goals in the League and Cup. Only Venancio was out of the call for the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. Spain was returning to a World Cup 16 years after Italy 34. It had not been present in France 38 due to the Civil War and then came the hiatus of the Second World War. For the English it was their debut. Antoni Ramallets, in goal, without gloves and with knee pads, confirming with his stops and, above all, with his starts, the confidence that the coach had given him. The Barca goalkeeper had not been a starter in the first game of the World Cup, Ignacio Eizaguirre played, but the other Eizaguirre, Guillermo, the coach, gave him his favor in the second match against Chile and repeated against the English. The reaction of the English who were out of the World Cup is described as furious and the last quarter of an hour of the National Team with total control of the match is defined as spectacular. Panizo is charged with a shot to the crossbar and Zarra another to the post, but the game ends with that solitary goal by the Basque striker, on whom so many liters of ink have been dedicated.Since 1929, Spain had not been able to win back to England. By It is impossible to have a minimal notion of football and not to have heard, heard, read or dreamed about Telmo Zarraonaindia’s goal for England in the 1950 World Cup. It was at the legendary and legendary Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Both assured the Spanish team to be among the first four, as it was finally, after tying with Uruguay and losing the last two games against Brazil and Sweden.That fourth place turned out to be the best achieved by Spain in a World Championship until 60 years later he achieved the star in the World Cup in South Africa with another goal for history, that of Iniesta in Johannesburg.The 1950 World Cup in Brazil will be remembered especially for two goals. The most important was the Uruguayan Gigghia in the final against Brazil that made the unforgettable Maracanazo possible, but el ours ’, that of Zarra to England, meant beating the team that was one of the best teams of the moment. Or at least that’s how they considered themselves. Three p.m. Maracana was not full, Brazil was not playing, but it was packed. Spain, red shirt and blue pants. England, in black and white. Piru Gainza, who was in doubt, was the Spanish captain. Choose the opponent field, put the ball into play Zarra. The two teams under the same tactical pattern, the 1-3-2-5 of the time, which in terms of occupying the spaces had a better staggering of men between the lines.Gonzalvo III, a flying theorist, was embedded in the defense to avoid inferiority. Alonso and Gonzalvo II were in charge of the English extreme theorists, Finney and Mathews. Puchades linked with Panizo and Igoa. Zarra was the offensive reference with Basora and Gainza working the entire band. Zarra’s goal seen from another angle. What is not so clear is with what part of his limb the striker hit the ball. In interviews given after the event, he himself leaves different versions. The blurred and black-and-white images, as they correspond to the time, hint that he touched the ball with the inside of his foot, but it could have been with the upper part of the ankle or the pimple itself, which Zarra called cane.Always witty in one of the thousand opportunities in which he was asked about the goal for the rest of his life, he joked about whether the goal had been half scored between Matías Prats, official narrator, and him. “It seems to me that we marked it between the two. With the verbiage he has, he must have misled Williams, who jumped to his left so that I could shoot the other way. ” The second head of Europe after ChurchillTelmo Zarra, who would be 100 years old on January 20, 2021, must be treated as a lord, used and voiced as soon as the conversation is about scorers. The highest historical scorer in the League with 251 goals in 277 games, 0.91 on average, only Leo Messi, in November 2014, was able to break the record reaching 253 in 289 games, 0.87 on average.In the National Team, he played 20 matches between March 11, 1945 (Portugal-Spain, 2-2 at the Jamor National Stadium) and June 17, 1951 (Sweden-Spain, 0-0, Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm ) and garnered 20 goals, with a tally of four goals (6-3 against Switzerland) and five doublets. He scored four goals in the six games of the World Cup in Brazil, three in the two matches of the qualifying phase and 13 in the 12 friendlies he played. The starting eleven who beat England poses before the start of the match: standing, Ramallets, Gonzalvo III, Alonso, Gonzalvo II and Puchades. Crouched, Basra, Igoa, Zarra, Panizo, Gaínza and Parra. Precisely in his last international match, posters announcing the match with the photo of Zarra and a legend: “Admire the best head in Europe after Churchill” could be found on the streets of Stockholm. To the amusement of the interested party, his reputation as a header had crossed borders and reached the Nordic countries where, as good lovers of British football, they especially valued the aerial game. Over time, Telmo confessed that when he began to play he was afraid to finish with that part of the body and that he did not learn to pitch until he arrived at Athletic and Iriondo and Gainza bombarded centers in training sessions.In fact, he was so afraid of the collisions with the rival defenders that he based his entire game on the anticipation and the unmarking and thus arrive with an advantage to the auction area and with the defenses as far as possible from contact. Also on the elaboration of both there are several versions. The longest narrates that after the service with the hand of Ramallets on Gonzalvo III, the ball passed through Gainza, Panizo, Puchades, again Gainza, a cut by the English Wright happens and the ball ends at the feet of Gabriel Alonso. From here there are images and the short version.The lateral runs his band and when he reaches the vertex of the large area, he centers past the furthest post, where Gainza appears, following the play that leaves the ball dead, Igoa does not reach the auction in the first instance, but Zarra does. The world turned upside down, Gainza turning Zarra upside down, when it would have been normal for the winger to center with his left foot and the battering ram finished off with a head. Matías Prats CañeteThe legendary journalist was one of the best-known voices on Spanish radio between the 40s and 70s. He was a narrator of the NO-DO and his particular way of broadcasting soccer games and bullfights created school in Spanish journalism. He not only relayed Zarra’s goal, but also Marcelino’s to the USSR that gave Spain its first Eurocup. RamalletsHe was baptized ‘El Gato de Maracaná’ after his magnificent performance against the English team. Throughout his career, he was the least goal-scoring goalkeeper in the League five times wearing the Barcelona shirt. He played 35 games with Spain in which he conceded 51 goals. ‘Uncle’ BenitoGuillermo Eizaguirre was officially the national coach, but the figure of Benito Díaz as a field coach was always highly valued by the internationals who played in that World Cup, to the point that they considered him the true ‘brain’ of the technical team.The tactics section was on his side and he was always considered a scholar of the matter and especially of the WM being one of his great defenders in Spanish football. He trained Real Sociedad at the same time as he was in charge of the National Team and at the end of his career he could not shake off the reputation of a defensive coach. The obituary of Daily HeraldThe defeat of the ‘pross’ was so traumatic that the following day the Labor newspaper “Daily Herald” published the following note: “Our affectionate memory of English football, who died in Rio de Janeiro on July 2, 1950. A large circle friends regrets his painful loss. R.I.P. Note: The body will be cremated and its ashes transferred to Spain ». Ramallets stops a shot by the English during the first part of the match. The party went to rest with a goalless draw. Spain was worth it. Not the English. As soon as the second part began, the thousand versions arrived. Even, it was gotten to comment, due to the fame of headboard that Zarra had, that the goal had been with the head. No, it was with his right leg, to boat soon, that is indisputable.last_img read more

Centara named as best hotel chain in Asia

first_imgSource = Centara Hotels & Resorts The summit, which brings together the leading hotel investors and operators and which is part of the Asia Hotel Forum, was held in Beijing in 2011. Attending the summit were hotel investors, owners and operators, investment and financing agencies, law firms, travel institutions, developers, and government representatives. The awards are selected by a panel of judges with the Best Chain Hotels Group being the top accolade. “The award represents not only the achievements of Centara Hotels & Resorts as a brand, but also the dedicated efforts of everyone who works for the company.” “We are especially proud to receive this award, as it reflects the opinion of our peers in the industry,” says Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board, Centara Hotels and Resorts.   Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 38 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom.  A further 17 resorts in the Maldives, Philippines, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 55 properties.  Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs.  Centara operates 25 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, and the company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and one in Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand.last_img read more