Futbol

And Then There Was The Time Two Barcelona Players Got In A Fight Atop A Party Bus

05/18/2013
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And Then There Was The Time Two Barcelona Players Got In A Fight Atop A Party Bus

FC Barcelona celebrated their La Liga title with a open-top party bus that drove around the Catalan city. From the looks of things, they got hammered. In addition, pictures and video from said event indicate that defenders Gerard Pique and Alex Song had a bit of a dust-up during the celebration. Tale of the tape:…

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David Beckham Realized It Was Time To Retire When ‘Messi Was Running Past Me’

05/18/2013
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David Beckham Realized It Was Time To Retire When ‘Messi Was Running Past Me’

Sure, the English standout tried to walk it back a little with a laugh, scratch behind the ear and “no,” but when David Beckham was asked to pinpoint the moment that he decided the time was right for retirement, he said “probably when Messi was running past me.” (Tune in around 1:09) Got a ton…

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Check Out This 35+ Yard Goal In An Argentine Bottom-Feeder Soccer Match

05/05/2013
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Check Out This 35+ Yard Goal In An Argentine Bottom-Feeder Soccer Match

Independiente defeated Tigre 2-0 in their Argentine Primera A league match today. But you already knew that, considering it was a matchup between the 18th and 19th place teams in their 20-team league. But lo and behold, Adrian Fernandez one-timed a turned-over deflection about, oh, 35 yards past the Tigre goalkeeper. That was the first…

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I So Want To Party With Jozo Gaspar

04/28/2013
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I So Want To Party With Jozo Gaspar

No idea how this one got past the Hickey-attention sentries, what with their dedication to stories about futbol AND Jager. But it did. And for that, I feel terrible. Meet Jozo Gaspar. He coaches Croatian side NK Precko Zagreb. Well, coached. Until this happened: A Croatian football coach was given the sack for allegedly stealing…

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This Is The Philadelphia Union Promotional Event You Are Looking For

04/19/2013
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This Is The Philadelphia Union Promotional Event You Are Looking For

I like futbol. I like Star Wars. So I really like the cut of the Philadelphia Union’s jib when it comes to “Star Wars Day” on May 4, when the Chester side hosts the Seattle Sounders. Union fans attending the match will have the opportunity to watch pre-game training from field level, as the first…

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Here’s What Pedro’s Goal Vs. PSG Looked Like From The Camp Nou Stands

04/11/2013
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Here’s What Pedro’s Goal Vs. PSG Looked Like From The Camp Nou Stands

Barca advanced to the UEFA Champions League semifinals thanks to road-goal advantage in their 3-3 aggregate final over Paris Saint Germain. That was made possible by this splendid strike by Pedro, off assists from David Villa and Lionel Messi who, while still battling a bum hamstring, came off the bench after PSG took a second-half…

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Jordi Alba Predicts Barcelona Will Win The Champions League

03/15/2013
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Jordi Alba Predicts Barcelona Will Win The Champions League

Was watching this “Barcelona satisfied with Beckham’s PSG in Champions League draw – video” story on The Guardian’s website. Subtitled the interview with Jordi Alba. He said a lot of complimentary things about Paris Saint-Germain. Talked about how everybody thought it’d be Barcelona and Real Madrid in last year’s finals and neither got there. But…

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Now You Can See What David Villa’s Goal Vs. A.C. Milan Looked Like From The Camp Nou Stands

03/13/2013
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Now You Can See What David Villa’s Goal Vs. A.C. Milan Looked Like From The Camp Nou Stands

Posted by @ikramittafabreg, and discovered via @barcastuff, this video shot from the stands at the Camp Nou yesterday during David Villa’s ultimately decisive goal versus A.C. Milan. (Great seats, too). These in-the-stands futbol clips tend to be downright awesome. This one’s no different.

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Watch South African Futbol’s Version Of A Three-Quarter-Court Buzzer Beater

03/11/2013
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Watch South African Futbol’s Version Of A Three-Quarter-Court Buzzer Beater

Granted, I don’t keep up with futbol in South Africa all that much. Even the big Tshwane Derby between SuperSport United and the Mamelodi Sundowns can’t sneak past some years. But when SuperSport’s Mor Diouf scores on a rocket of a shot from his side’s half of the pitch to win the match in its…

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Here’s What I Think Of The Anti-Soccer Column In Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer

03/03/2013
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Here’s What I Think Of The Anti-Soccer Column In Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer

As if stomaching another Barcelona loss to Real Madrid, a Clasico event topped off by a season-opening collapse by the Philadelphia Union, wasn’t enough, along comes the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer with a “Soccer needs to rev up the action” column. It was written by noted futbol mind Matt Zencey, a former Inquirer editor listed as…

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