All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Soccer’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Disses US Soccer Team, Says They’re “A Big Joke”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may not be taking part in the World Cup, but that doesn’t mean that he’ll stay quiet during the whole tournament. Ibrahimovic, a Paris Saint-Germain striker, is taking a short vacation in Los Angeles, and someone from gossip website TMZ spotted him getting out of Boa Steakhouse and conducted a short interview with him. He was not happy …

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John Anthony Brooks’ Game-Winner Made Twitter Absolutely Explode

Sure, there are plenty of great reaction videos showing crazed U.S. soccer fans losing their collective mind in the 87th minute of Monday’s World Cup game against Ghana. But I just love this simple timelapse of Twitter activity before and after Brooks’ game-winning goal, courtesy SBNation’s Michael Katz. Late in the game, minutes after Ghana had equalized with a soul-crushing …

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Andrés Iniesta Says The Netherlands Was Simply Better Than Spain

Netherlands win on Friday may have ended Spain’s six-year reign as the best football team in the world. Andres Iniesta, Spain’s central midfielder who struck the winning goal in the final four years ago against the Netherlands, was humbled by his team’s loss on Friday. Despite losing, Iniesta said that they will try to learn from their experience. “We have …

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Fanny Neguesha Says Yes to Mario Balotelli

With the FIFA World Cup being played only once every four years, one can only imagine the pressure soccer’s greatest superstars are under to perform at their peak level for their respective nations. While Brazil is obviously under the most pressure to succeed this year (being the host country and whatnot), there are certain countries which are expected to win …

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Mario Balotelli May Not Be A Starter For Italy In World Cup

Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 23, is no longer a sure starter in the upcoming World Cup. In a few days, Italy will be playing against England, and a warm-up match was held on Sunday. During the warm-up match between Italy and Brazilian club Fluminense, the star players were Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile who combined for five goals for Italy. …

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Nguyen Duc Kien Jailed for 30 Years Due to Fraud

On Monday, a Vietnamese court sentenced Nguyen Duc Kien to 30 years in a state prison for his role in a series of financial scams which robbed people and corporations of more than $1.1 billion – an act which was condemned for “badly affecting the monetary and fiscal policies within the country.” In 1993, Kien founded the Asia Commercial Bank, …

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Chromecast Users Get More To Watch

Earlier this year, Google took its Chromecast SDK out of beta, paving the way for developers to go wild adding support to their apps, which in turn means that users of the $35 streaming device get access to more and more content. Google announced a few new supported experiences today. These include the WatchESPN app and MLS Matchday app (in …

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Malcolm Glazer, Owner Of Buccaneers And Manchester United, Dies

Malcolm Glazer, owner and president of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, died on Wednesday morning. He was 85. The announcement came from the team. “Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization. His dedication to the community was evident in all he did, including his leadership in bringing Super Bowls to Tampa Bay,” Roger Goodell, …

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Mario Balotelli Praised For Keeping Calm During Racist Taunts

Mario Balotelli was the target of racial slurs once again on Wednesday, this time during training in Florence. But the young forward–who reportedly has a hot temper–kept calm and continued with practice when a man hurled the insults at him. Police escorted the man away, and Balotelli never lost focus. After practice was over he stopped to sign autographs for …

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Banana-Thrower Arrested for Racial Insult

We recently told you about the racial insult involving Brazilian footballer Dani Alves. During a match in Spain, someone threw a banana onto the pitch in front of Alves. The implication was that the darker-skinned Alves was a monkey. In an act of defiance, Alves picked up the banana, broke off a piece, and ate it. Fans cheered, sports commentators …

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Soccer Cleats: Nike Unveils Mercurial Superfly Shoe Ahead Of World Cup

Soccer cleats are easily the most intimidating footwear in sports. Not only do the spikes on the bottom remind me never to get drop kicked by a professional footballer, but the overall design is slick to a dangerous degree. Nike has just made the soccer cleat even more intimidating with its latest product. This week, Nike introduced the world to …

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Banana Insult Leads to Hashtag Assault

When Brazilian footballer Dani Alves was made the victim of a Spanish racist insult, he took matters into his own hands. At an away game on Sunday, a fan in the stands threw a banana onto the pitch in front of Alves. The implication was that darker-skinned Alves was a monkey. “There is racism against foreigners,” Alves said of Spain. …

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