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I Played Villareal, Lost 27-0, and All I Got Was This Stupid T-Shirt

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Imagine my surprise when my rec league team soccer team showed up to our vaguely grassy, sprinkler-head-infested half-size field to play seven-on-seven and saw Giuseppe Rossi, Jozy Altidore and the rest of CF Villareal had flown in to play us. How did it go? ↵

↵Not well. ↵

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↵After the 21st goal, we thought surely they'd buy Eddie Johnson and put him in just to staunch the bleeding, but apparently not. Villareal: not very nice, actually. ↵

↵The team in question here—not actually my rec team despite appearances—is CF Navata, which immediately brings to mind the following questions: ↵

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↵-- What the heck is CF Navata? ↵

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↵-- Why are they playing Villareal? ↵

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↵-- Why are they playing Villareal in their home stadium, which appears to hold literally dozens of spectators? ↵

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↵I could find no explanations for any of these questions outside of Navata, which The Offside discovered is a club in the ninth tier of Spanish soccer, the "Tercera Territorial de Catalunya". The club doesn't have a Wikipedia page in English, Spanish or Catalan, and may just be some friends having a laugh. Or the winners of a fabulous contest. Second prize was a kick in the nuts. ↵

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