Five facts to remember Latin American soccer in November

Five of the biggest events in Latin American soccer that took place in November .

Soccer match between Peru and New Zealand in 2017

These are some of the events in football that happened in November. / Photo: YT / Futbol Peru

LatinAmerican Post | Thomas Handley

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Racing Club achieves its intercontinental title - November 4, 1967

After the global tie in a round-trip confrontation that crossed the champion of the Copa Libertadores de América with the winner of the European Cup of that same year, Club Atlético Racing Club met in a tie-breaker with Scottish Celtic on November 4 to define the 1967 intercontinental champion. The match ended with a favorable result for the Argentine team by the smallest difference. The goal was scored by Cárdenas 10 minutes into the second half. It was the first and only Intercontinental Cup that the Avellaneda club won to this day.


Ecuador qualifies for its first World Cup - November 7, 2001

On November 7, 2001, for the last date of the South American Qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup to be held in Korea and Japan, Ecuador tied for one with the Uruguayan team. This result gave the classification for the first time in its history to this contest, assuring it a place among the first four. Although in the first World Cup of 1930 (Uruguay) the Ecuadorian team had been invited to participate, the government of that then refused for economic reasons.


Peru's national team qualifies for a World Cup - November 15, 2017

It took 36 years for the Peruvian team to once again qualify for a Soccer World Cup. With the Argentine Ricardo Gareca as technical director, the Peruvian team reached fifth place in the South American Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. Qualifying was not easy at all, since that place forced them to cross with New Zealand in a round trip match. back to define who of the two would participate in the world contest. The global result was 2 to 0 in favor of the South American team, with which it would reach the much longed-for classification.


Tragedy in Colombian Soccer - November 17, 1982

In a match classified as "The final that everyone wants" because it is the classic between Deportivo Cali and América, there was a tragedy in the stands. An overcrowding in one of the ramps caused it to collapse, leaving 22 dead and many injured among the spectators. The reason was even more incredible. Faced with the partial result of 3 to 1 in favor of the team known as the "Mecha", many fans decided to leave the playing field, understanding that the match was settled. From the upper stands, the fans of the opposing team began to urinate downwards, causing the rush of those looking for the exit. Faced with an unexpected discount and America's next draw, the wave of people began to regret it and wanted to return to their seats. The clash of outgoing and incoming people ended in an event that is remembered today.


Boca Juniors Intercontinental Champion - November 28, 2000

After winning the 2000 Copa Libertadores, Boca Juniors had to face the UEFA Champions League champion, Real Madrid, to define the Intercontinental Cup champion. The one-game match was held in Tokyo, Japan. The merengue team, with a team full of figures such as Iker Casillas, Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo and Raúl, among others, was a clear favorite to win the match. However, two goals from Martín Palermo at 3 and 6 minutes of play would give the intercontinental title to the Argentine team for the second time. The Madrid discount would come from the hand of Roberto Carlos at minute 12. Despite not having scored goals, Juan Román Riquelme's fantastic performance during the game gave something to talk about, and many considered him to be a leading figure in the match.

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