Posts Tagged ‘ Futbol ’

Check Out Falcao’s Game-Winning Free Kick for Atletico vs. Real Sociedad

10/21/2012
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Check Out Falcao’s Game-Winning Free Kick for Atletico vs. Real Sociedad

“Falcao pleaded to take the free kick,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “He has been practicing to improve his free kicks and today we saw the payoff. It was an exquisite strike.” Real Sociedad 0-1 Atletico Madrid by fasthighlights-2013

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Fan Assaults Goalkeeper During English Championship League Match (Updated)

10/20/2012
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Fan Assaults Goalkeeper During English Championship League Match (Updated)

During Friday’s Leeds/Sheffield Wednesday match, a Leeds fan ran onto the pitch and drilled Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland in the face. Per Andrew (who emailed a link in to DS) … So these are Leeds fans, not football fans (and I was born in Leeds!) I am not sure there is a US equivalent,…

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Watch A Brazilian Youth Soccer Match Turn Into A Kick-Brawl

10/17/2012
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Watch A Brazilian Youth Soccer Match Turn Into A Kick-Brawl

“A U-13 derby match between Bahia and Vitoria in the Independence Cup final resulted in the kind of violence we’re more accustomed to seeing from adult footballers. It started when a Vitoria striker was having a bit of banter with Bahia defenders. The goalkeeper apparently heard something he didn’t appreciate and delivered a chop punch…

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These Juve Stabia/Bari Highlights Are Pretty Wild

10/13/2012
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These Juve Stabia/Bari Highlights Are Pretty Wild

This is how the headline reads when you google translate this Italian article about the Juve Stabia vs. Bari match, Italian Serie B: Juve Stabia 2-1 Bari | Bari wasteful and careless: the ‘wasp’ sting wing Pretty spot-on.

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Check Out These Nature Shots from the Superclásico de las Américas Match

10/04/2012
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Check Out These Nature Shots from the Superclásico de las Américas Match

Ended up watching a replay from the first leg of the Superclásico de las Américas tonight since the second leg got cancelled on account of an inability to light the field properly inside Estadio Centenario, Parque Batlle, Montevideo, Uruguay. At Cowboys Stadium, gigantic roaches. At Estádio Serra Dourada in Goiás, Brazil, this guy (or gal).…

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Jozy Altidore Scores a Beautiful Goal, Fails to Perform an Adequate Celebratory Knee-Slide

09/30/2012
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Jozy Altidore Scores a Beautiful Goal, Fails to Perform an Adequate Celebratory Knee-Slide

Long held up as the hope of boosting the #USMNT on the international futbol stage, Jozy Altidore scored the type of goal that — replicated come World Cup time — would go a long way toward doing so. Granted, it was for AZ Alkmaar in today’s match vs. RKC Waalwijk, and he totally flubbed the…

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Here, Watch a One-Legged Soccer Player Score A Damn-Good Goal

09/21/2012
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Here, Watch a One-Legged Soccer Player Score A Damn-Good Goal

What you’re about to watch is Nico Calabria, a senior striker for Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in Concord, Mass. and member of the US Amputee National Team, score on a corner kick. What you’re about to watch is Calabria place a ball better than many two-legged futbolers can.

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Some Sort of Explosive was Thrown onto the Pitch at an Asian Soccer Match

09/20/2012
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Some Sort of Explosive was Thrown onto the Pitch at an Asian Soccer Match

“We’re not sure exactly what it was. A firework? A smoke grenade? Whatever it was, that explosion, especially in slow motion, was clearly enough to do some serious damage. What was the (home) fan who threw it thinking? Please don’t throw grenades at athletes.” [Deadspin]

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Oscar Scored a Magnificent Goal for Chelsea vs. Juventus in Champions League Play

09/19/2012
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Oscar Scored a Magnificent Goal for Chelsea vs. Juventus in Champions League Play

This was the Brazilian’s second goal of the match. It gave the defending champs a 2-0 lead. They would go on to give up a pair of goals and end up with a draw. But whatever. This is stellar. Video: Oscar beats Buffon with stunner

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You Should Read This Story About Andres Iniesta

06/26/2012
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You Should Read This Story About Andres Iniesta

Jere Longman, who I met at Joe Frazier’s funeral in Philly, has a wonderful piece in the NY Times about Andres Iniesta. He is 5 feet 7 inches, humble, pale and balding at 28, but Iniesta’s natural reticence is balanced by a chimney sweep’s comfort in tight spaces. It is evident in his vision and…

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