Sonja Missio

Sonja Missio

Condemned as an Udinese supporter since birth, my love-hate relationship with the Little Zebras has turned me into a masochist. Or a megalomaniac, depending on the day. As a half-Friulano, quarter-Swiss, quarter-Filipina, living in Toronto, my soccer enthusiasm has been (for the most part) doomed and (at best) confusing. In my spare time, I am running a (un)successful campaign to become the next FIFA President. You can follow me on twitter: @sonjamissio

Giaretta - Udinese
By Sonja Missio On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Giaretta: Udinese are looking for a midfielder

Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta recently held his first press conference at the Stadio Friuli, where he discussed strategy and tactics for the 2014/2015 season. The former Udinese player reflected on More...

Louis-van-Gaal
By Sonja Missio On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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The Gall of van Gaal

When the Netherlands beat current title holders Spain 5 – 1 in their opening group match, the Dutch were immediately considered to be a likely contender to hoist up the World Cup for their first time on July 13th.  Less More...

Neymar - Brazil
By Sonja Missio On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Brazil turn to sports psychologist ahead of big match with Germany

Brazil have enlisted the help of Regina Brandao, a sport psychologist, to help the team deal with expectations prior to Tuesday’s semi-final match against Germany. Brandao, who holds a graduate degree in More...

Di Natale - Udinese
By Sonja Missio On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Di Natale: I want to equal Roberto Baggio’s Serie A goal record

Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale has spoken of his desire to equal the Serie A goalscoring record of Roberto Baggio, while also revealing why he didn’t retire as planned at the end of last season. The 36 More...

Marc Wilmots
By Sonja Missio On Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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Wilmots: Belgium could not find a way to score

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots could not hide his disappointment after his side were eliminated 1-0 by Argentina in the Quarter-Finals of the World Cup. Wilmots admitted that his team struggled after opening goal scored More...

Alejandro Sabella
By Sonja Missio On Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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Sabella: Argentina’s best performance of the World Cup

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella’s has stated that his side’s 1-0 victory over Belgium was their best performance of the World Cup as they now prepare for a semi-final matchup against Netherlands or More...

luis suarez world cup uruguay
By Sonja Missio On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Luis Suarez: From Liverpool Striker to Sex Toy

Corporations across the globe frequently use World Cup-themed products as a marking ploy; from McDonald’s to Coca-Cola, companies jump at the chance to cash in on the world’s largest sports tournament. Therefore, More...

2014 World Cup
By Sonja Missio On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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World Cup 2014 – Day 18 – Algeria look for Germany revenge

The Round of 16 continues as two European teams meet two African teams on Monday’s match day. France take on Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasília and then Germany meet Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio More...

Shaqiri
By Sonja Missio On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Xherdan Shaqiri: the Alpine Messi

Switzerland is through to the Round of 16, thanks to a hat trick scored by Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri. The 22 year old midfielder and Swiss media darling had been largely absent from the tournament thus More...

hitzfeld switzerland
By Sonja Missio On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Hitzfeld: Switzerland earned a moral victory

Ottmar Hitzfeld, head coach of Switzerland, had nothing but praise for his team, despite acknowledging altitude problems that plagued his team earlier in their 2-1 win over Ecuador. The South American side scored thanks More...

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