In a few hours the Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil will officially kick off. It won’t be the first time for the World Cup to take place there however, a fact that without doubt brings many bitter memories to Brazilian fans. Last time the World Cup took place in their homeland, the brasileira led by Jair, Ademir and Chico, was unexpectedly defeated by Uruguay in the famous Maracanazo.
With his victory over Novak Djokovic, who had defeated him in four matches previous to the Roland Garros 2014, Nadal, tennis player born in Manacor, managed accumulated the prestigious number of 14 ‘grand titles’, which up until now only the American Pete Sampras had achieved. With his 9th trophy in the Parisian tournament, he is three Grand Slam titles behind the Swiss player Roger Federer.
The Valencian company Mariner, specialised in handcrafted luxury furniture and lighting, has been selected as winning company in the fourth round of a pioneer project, sponsored by the Valencia CF. Aim of the project is to give international visibility to distinct SMEs of the Valencian Community. Winning this competition means a great deal of support for Mariner, giving its international profile an important boost.
The future of the Valencia CF, the most important sporting institution of the Valencian Community, and without a doubt, one of the most renowned all around Spain, owing to the large number of fans it has come by over the years, will be written from Singapore, starting June 2014. Reason being no other than the arrival of multimillionaire Peter Lim in Valencia. Lim is the new owner of the club, after an agreement with the Fundación Valencia CF, trust of the club, and Bankia, the entity with which the Valencia CF still has a huge debt.
From 23 to 25 May, the Festival del Mar (Sea festival) will take place for the third time at the port of Javea, Alicante. It is organised by the Asociación de Comerciantes y Empresarios de Aduanas del Mar (ACEAM) (Teulada-Moraira Association of Businessmen and Traders), in collaboration with the Yacht Club of Javea and the town council of this city on the Costa Blanca.
The motorcycle racer Nico Terol, born in Alcoy, will once again represent the Costa Blanca at Grand Prix’s taking place around Spain. This way, and thanks to the renewal of the ‘Nico Terol Race by Costa Blanca’ campaign, the Provincial Council of Tourism will have an information stand at all the circuits of the different races on the national championship calendar, in order to give people more information about the municipalities that make up the coastal area of the Valencian Community.
Want to improve your swing but unsure where? Tired of planning a day’s golf only for it to be ruined by the weather? Bored of going to the same club, experiencing the same holes? Looking for some variety? All of these questions can be answered in one foul swoop. Visit Galicia, and more specifically the A Coruña province, to enjoy some of the most lush, green courses in Europe.
The 1999 Final of La Copa del ReyThe 80s were undoubtedly a decade of disappointment for Valencia CF fans. Although during the first half of the decade the team was on top of European football, earning the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title and the UEFA Super Cup (the first Spanish team to win), finally in 1986, after a brush with disaster, they were pushed down to the Second Division.
Valencia CF is celebrating an important birthday this year as one of Spain’s, and even Europe’s most important football clubs for 95 years. The football club’s historical trajectory began in March 1919 in the now long-gone Bar Torino, when a group of friends and football aficionados decided to establish a team in Valencia, under the name Valencia Foot-ball Club.
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