Connect with us

GSPN

RAIF: EXCITEMENT OF A WORLD CUP STADIUM

Part III of Raif’s World Cup Adventure

(11-year-old Raif Sablan is the GSPN correspondence to Russia, covering his first ever World Cup experience. This is Part III.)

Greg and Raif Sablan have their travel buddies Lloyd and Gavin Baker to take in the whole World Cup experience. Their first game was Argentina vs. Iceland.

There is a lot of art and culture in Moscow. This morning we went to the Izmailovo Flea Market and found many cool Russian products and antiques like a old 1946 cameras, matryoshka dolls and stone carved necklaces. My dad bought me some Russian cherries that were really tasty.

We rode the metro train to the Spartak Stadium and the real fun started with the first game we had on our schedule, Argentina vs. Iceland.

When we got there it was crazy.

There was a lot of singing and dancing. When we got in the stadium we heard the roar of the crowd and ran to find out seats. The Iceland fans were chanting and doing the Thunder Clap and Argentina answered with a chant about Messi before the game. There was roughly around 45,000 people there.

Zanetti the Argentina legend was interviewed and we saw him when the game started. The pressure was on Argentina to win and Sergio Aguero’s shot found the back of the net and the crowd went wild. Quickly after Iceland got revenge by taking one back and the score was now 1 to 1. Messi could have made it 2-1, but missed several shots and free kicks. The game ended in a draw. The man of the match was Iceland’s goalkeeper Hannes Halldersson who had many great blocks.

It was hard to leave the stadium because the metro station was closed at Spartak. So we had to walk about two miles to the next station. Finally, we enjoyed a great meal at Zinger Grill in the art district Arbat. What an awesome day!

Taking in some culture and shopping, Raif is wearing the traditional “ushanka” or fur cap

Since it was Father’s Day on Guam, I want to thank my dad for making this trip possible. I am really grateful. To all the dads who encourage their kids in their sports or whatever they love to do, Happy Father’s Day!

Part I: Raif Heads to Russia

Part II: Sights and Sounds of Moscow

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

November

December 2021

January
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for December

31st

No Events
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

No Events
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

No Events
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

No Events
Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

No Events
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for January

22nd

No Events
Events for January

23rd

No Events
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

No Events
Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

No Events
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for January

29th

No Events
Events for January

30th

No Events

National Guard Athletes

National Weightlifter Jacinta Sumagaysay

Sergeant Jacinta Sumagasay has had all kinds of weight on her shoulders and the Guam Army National Guard has been there through every step. The Guard has given Sumagaysay plenty of opportunities in life while also allowing her to do what she does best – lifting her way to Guam’s best in her weight class of 59kg.

Polls

Do you like the change of having ISA boys and girls sports being played at the same time? (example: boys & girls basketball going on at the same time)

View Results

COMING SOON …

3rd Quarter Sports

  • ISA/IIAAG Boys & Girls Basketball
  • ISA Boys Soccer
  • ISA Boys/Girls Tennis
  • ISA Wrestling
  • ISA Paddling
  • ISA Girls Softball

QUICK HITS

5-year-old Guam Sports Network boss Ezra Lujan presents Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta with a Free Library made by Team GSPN.
It includes kids books, supplies and backpacks in hopes of promoting children’s reading in Mangilao.

——————————————–

In GRC’s first race of the year, Derek Mandell and Sharon Hawley were the first male and female finishers of the Cross Island 10-mile run Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More in GSPN