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Ass-ume the position

20 June 2013

A little fútbol vocabulary.

Delantro: forward
Centocampista: midfielder
Defensa: backfielder

“Defensa” is also a car bumper… and specifically a rear bumper, and by extension… the rear in general.

Which made for some interesting commentary  during the otherwise forgettable Brazil v Mexico game in the Confederation Cup on (2-0 Brazil).

“Hulk”, aka Givanildo Vieira de Souza (he plays professionally for the St. Petersburg (Russia) Zenit) is a Brazilian delantro, but Mexicans watching the game (and not just the straight female and gay male fans) were much more appreciative of his highly-developed defensa.  It’s a cultural thing.



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