28 November 2000 – Boca’s Five-Minute Flurry

On 28 November 2000, Boca Juniors won their second Intercontinental Cup, upsetting Real Madrid 2-1.Madrid, winners of the previous season's Champions League, had lifted the Intercontinental Cup in 1960 and 1998 and were looking for their third trophy. Led by the attacking trio of Raúl, Guti, and Luís Figo, they were heavily favored over Copa Libertadores ...

28 November 2000 – Boca’s Five-Minute Flurry

On 28 November 2000, Boca Juniors won their second Intercontinental Cup, upsetting Real Madrid 2-1.Madrid, winners of the previous season's Champions League, had lifted the Intercontinental Cup in 1960 and 1998 and were looking for their third trophy. Led by the attacking trio of Raúl, Guti, and Luís Figo, they were heavily favored over Copa Libertadores ...

1 July 2006 – Brazil’s Dynamic Duo Bids Farewell

On 1 July 2006, two football legends played their last match for Brazil, finishing as the national team's first and second most-capped players.The occasion was Brazil's game against France in the World Cup quarterfinals. The Seleção line-up that day included right back--and captain--Cafu and left back Roberto Carlos. Roberto Carlos earned ...

3 June 1997 – That Movie Should Have Been Called “Bend It Like Roberto Carlos”

On 3 June 1997, Brazil managed a 1-1 draw with France in the opening match of the Tournoi de France thanks to one of the most celebrated goals in football history.Organized by the French Football Federation as a friendly in anticipation of the 1998 World Cup, the Tournoi de France featured France, Brazil, England, and Italy. The first two kicked the ...

15 May 2002 – Bayer Gets Another Real Headache

On 15 May 2002, Real Madrid won their ninth European Cup/Champions League trophy, beating Bayer Leverkusen in the Final.The Final--Bayer's first and Real Madrid's twelfth--was a rematch of the two team's quarterfinal meeting in 1998, which the Spaniards won 1-4 on aggregate en route to their seventh tournament title. Like that previous match, Real Madrid ...

26 February 1992 – Roberto Carlos Gets The Call-Up

On 26 February 1992, defender Roberto Carlos made his first appearance for Brazil in a 3-0 win over the United States in a friendly. He went on to play for them a total of 125 times to take second place on Brazil's list of most-capped players.Only 18 years old at the time, he had just begun his professional career two years earlier with Brazilian Série ...

Umbro x Roberto Carlos On His Golaço

As Umbro celebrate the Golaço and offer you the chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to Brazil, here's the first part of their interview between Guillem Balague and the legendary Roberto Carlos. In this video, Roberto talks about his most famous goal - the free kick he scored for Brazil against France at Le Tournoi in 1997. Did he mean it? Take ...