09 July 2010

990px Repost part 1/5: African heart to the ball

By Dr3

The WC recap begins.

"I hate the 'effin' World Cup". "I won't blog during the World Cup"..again self-righteously because I hate it; while diligently missing work to watch New Zealand - Slovakia. 

Anyway, for the next couple posts I will advertise for a Polish photography website (that's right, get a translator). While ranging from Salt Collectors to Civil WarsPeter Macura also does a really fantastic job of letting pictures, for once, be the grandiose reporters of football. I love every one of these sets, and thought I would share them. Of course I will hyper-link for all eternity to avoid any miscommunication of credit; you know, language barrier and all. I am not posting them sequentially as they were on his website. I was tempted to simply repost his posts as they were, but Google's English is putrid at best, when he translates polish. Seriously, subscribe, and check him out, whenever you get tired of the narcissism that is internet blogging (why couldn't I just post the pics, or a link?).  

Did I mention that this is the source website?

The site actually has a translator widget, so here is the original post.IN POLISH. 

1st KENYA, Nairobi, February 8, 2008: A boy from the slums of Mathare during training before the competitions of local football leagues. AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA
2nd ANGOLA, Lobito, 14 January 2010: The ground in the suburbs near the stadium, where the matches were played African Nations Cup. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
3rd South Africa, Erasmia, 23 June 2009: The boys play football on the pitch in Erasmia. (Photo: Vladimir Fig / Bongarts / Getty Images)
4th South Africa, Bloemfontein, 16 June 2009: The Street near the stadium Ramabodu Seis. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)
5th ANGOLA, Luanda, 9 January 2010: The ground adjacent to the stadium, where matches are played Angola. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR
6th GHANA, Tamale, January 24, 2008: The boys play football on an object belonging to the local teams - Real Tamale United. AFP PHOTO / Gianluigi GUERCIA
7th GHANA, Tamale, January 24, 2008: The boys are rested on the field after a football game. AFP PHOTO / Gianluigi GUERCIA
8th South Africa, Johannesburg, 12 June 2009: Children playing football near the stadium in Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI Chiba
9th South Africa, Johannesburg, 12 June 2009: The boys are playing on the bar gates on the field in Soweto. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI Chiba
10th South Africa, Alexander, 7 May 2010: Deaf player drought local club shoes in the sun. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE
11th South Africa, Rustenburg, 17 June 2009: The boy is playing football in the street near the stadium. (Photo: Christof Koepsel / Bongarts / Getty Images)
12th Angola, Cabinda, January 20, 2010: Poster of the African Nations Cup mascot - Palaquinha - hung on the block. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF Sanogo
13th South Africa, Soweto, 25 June 2009: Fans watching the match between telebeam representations of Brazil and South Africa. AFP PHOTO / JOE Alexander
14th ANGOLA, Luanda, 31 January 2010: A fan of Ghana in the final match this year's African Nations Cup. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF Sanogo
15th Kenya, Dadaab, August 20, 2009: Abdullahi Mahamud Tarey good grid in goal on the pitch in the biggest refugee camp in Kenya. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
16th Sudan, Nyala, 14 November 2009: Children from a small village in Sudan, do yourself a ball with scraps of material. AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT
17th Sudan, Nyala, 14 November 2009: The boy done before the time of holding the ball. AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT
18th ANGOLA, Lubango, January 14, 2010: Children playing football inside the abandoned house. AFP PHOTO / Gianluigi GUERCIA
19th South Africa, Bloemfontein, 20 June 2009: Match in the suburbs of Bloemfontein. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI Chiba
20th GHANA, Tamale, January 26, 2008: The match can also be viewed through a hole in the wall surrounding the pitch. AFP PHOTO / Gianluigi GUERCIA
21st South Africa, Natal, July 3, 2009: Pitches in a Zulu village near Rorke's Drift. (Photo: Alex Livesey / Getty Images)
22nd ANGOLA, Lubango, January 15, 2010: The boys play football on the street in Lubango. AFP PHOTO / Gianluigi GUERCIA
23rd South Africa, Bloemfontein, 16 June 2009: Courtyard adjacent to the stadium Ramabodu Seis. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
24th South Africa, Johannesburg, 12 June 2009: The ground in Johannesburg, with murals depicting the face of Walter Sisulu - one of the greatest leaders of the liberation movement in Africa. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI Chiba
25th South Africa, Bloemfontein, 20 June 2009: altercation during a match. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI Chiba
26th Angola, Benguela, 20 January 2010: A boy playing football on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
27th South Africa, Clarens, July 26, 2009: A boy trains shots on goal on the outskirts of Clarens. (Photo: David Rogers / Getty Images)
28th South Africa, Soweto, 28 March 2010: A football match on the makeshift pitch, where the goal posts are trash bins. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE
29th South Africa, Pretoria, 22 June 2009: The Joy of goals scored in the match. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI Chiba
30th South Africa, Marlboro, 9 May 2010: The boys play football on the pitch near the expressway. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE
31st SUDAN, Bentiu, 8 November 2009: A football match on the outskirts of Benitu. AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT
32nd ANGOLA, Luanda, 28 January 2010: Ghana fans are proud of the victory in the match against Nigeria. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

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