Nigeria upset France in a friendly; Super Mario hits four in UAE rout

France 0 – Nigeria 1 (International Friendly, June 2, 2009) The noose tightened around Raymond Domenech after Les Bleus fell to a disappointing home defeat, Joseph Akpala scored the only goal of the game after 32 minutes cutting in from the right and firing into the near post. UAE 2 – Germany 7 (International Friendly, […]

Maddest Goal of the Week: Arve Walde (LovHam) vs Skeid Oslo

A huge thanks to Christian Jacobsen for alerting us to this brilliant footage. The Norwegian second division match between Skeid Oslo and LovHam produced one of those crazy footballing moments when everything beings to unravel in slow motion, yet somehow nobody seems to do anything to stop the inevitable. Heading into the final 30 minutes […]

Bus Over! 29 footballers are injured in Brazil

This is how not to celebrate a promotion winning season. Brazilian side Sertaozinho experienced a horrific accident on Sunday when their open-top bus celebrations turned into a nightmare as their bus toppled over with the players on-board. The incident occurred when the rickety vehicle, carrying too many people than was reasonable, fell into a dip […]

Blindside Attack: Stijn Stijnen (Belgium) takes out Yoshito Okubo (Japan)

A funny clip from last Saturday’s match at the Kirin Cup between hosts Japan and Belgium. With the Asian World Cup qualifiers just around the corner, Japan sent out a strong side against Belgium, romping to a 4-nil victory to leave their guests slightly red-faced. The fourth goal, a lovely 77th minute Kisho Yano strike […]

The 101 Greatest Goals of 2008/2009

First and foremost, it gives us great pleasure to present to you our official 101 Greatest Goals of the 2008-09 season, and we hope you enjoy reliving the list almost as much as we had fun putting it together. The past three years have been one hell of a roller-coaster. What started as a back-handed […]

The film Pep Guardiola showed to the Barcelona players before they beat Manchester United

In the hours following the Champions League final last Wednesday, it was revealed that Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola had showed his players an inspirational video ten minutes before kick-off to get them in the mood for their subsequent performance. The film mixes images from the film Gladiator and the soundtrack includes the opera Turandot performed by […]

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