been conducive to great play by the consolidated national team. Spain has never won a World Cup, and never even been in the four. For his part, President Laporta is blunt in his desire for an independent Catalonia, complete with its own soccer team. is not only a he says. are working to get a national Catalan team that could compete in the World Cup, because Catalonia is a nation that needs its own This summer, Laporta is stepping down as president to pursue a career in politics. Perhaps due to the still-obvious postwar bitterness, but seems compelled to expand than a to mean more than standing for football and Catalonian independence, but also for global social justice. not just an advertising Laporta says. In 2006, signed a deal to put a sponsor on its jerseys for the time in the but not a corporate sponsor. Unlike Real Madrid, which has the logo of largest gaming site, on its jerseys, passed up million fom a bank or a printing company to pay million per year for the privilege of wearing UNICEF across its chests. To run its in-house foundation, the team hired Marta an orthopedic surgeon with a in public health fom Boston University and a long resume that includes working with AIDS patients in Calcutta, New York and Senegal. never thought work for a soccer team, but I think the success of this project is because Segui says. knows To be a part of is like, my God, a poor child who lives six hours fom Dakar, in a neighborhood that nobody cares about, and is coming to help Ultimately, style is more than a soccer or a way to develop also a unique synthesis of a gentle cosmopolitanism and a local pride. Toward the end of my stay in Barcelona, I was granted the opportunity to ask two questions of
Coach Guardiola, a notorious control feak who refuses to do pregame or postgame interviews. I asked him about two Catalan terms famous for using in motivational speeches: seny and rauxa. Loosely translated, seny means and rauxa means Guardiola denied that anything particularly Catalan about them: the people around the world have seny and rauxa.
He went on to make a broader philosophical observation: believe that the people fom here are special or fom the people in the other parts of the world. I think we are more similar. The human beings fom here, they want to believe and they want to have relationships with each So you just play prettier soccer here, coach? that is //
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deltaskymag.com June 2010