A plane crash once wiped out many of their best players, and Surinam have always struggled internationally, despite the fact many of the world's greats have been of Surinamese descent. Yet they still stand closer to qualifying for the World Cup than ever before.
On July 25, Rot-Weiss Erfurt will host Dynamo Dresden under the floodlights. In seasons past, this match, pitting two down-on-their-luck third-division clubs against one another, would have gone largely unnoticed even in soccer-mad Germany. Things are different this year. The clubs will be playing the first match in the history of the 3. Liga, the newly fashioned, fully professional, nationwide German third division.
The transfer news to report today is obviously Eto'o's on going flirtation with playing in Uzbekistan. Cue the Borat jokes. Or was that Kazakhstan? Otherwise, a Friday in mid-summer is a slow day, so we bring a little classic video for you to enjoy.