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  • Russia’s ‘psychic’ cat Achilles predicts the winner of the opening World Cup game

    06/14/2018 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | 14 June 2018 • 10:37am | Staff
    A Russian cat reputed to have psychic powers has predicted the result of the first game of the World Cup. Achilles, whose day job is catching mice at the St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum, plumped for his home nation of Russia, who play Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament today. The feline garnered a reputation as a psychic last summer by predicting a number of results correctly in the Confederations Cup, which was also held in Russia. Yesterday Achilles, who is deaf, was presented to the world’s media for his first prediction of the tournament. The cat was...
  • 2026 World Cup coming to U.S., Mexico, Canada as joint bid wins vote

    06/13/2018 4:58:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 13, 2018 | Sam Borden
    The United States might not be participating in the World Cup, but it pulled off a historic victory in Russia all the same: The globe's biggest sporting event is returning to the U.S. In a long-anticipated vote on Wednesday, the joint bid of the U.S., Mexico and Canada defeated Morocco, its only challenger, as 200 national soccer federations cast their ballots to cap FIFA's annual Congress.
  • Christian Soccer Player: I Was Being ‘Obedient’ to God by Refusing Rainbow LGBT Jersey

    06/11/2018 5:42:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/5/18 | Claire Chretien
    June 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Christian soccer player who bowed out of the U.S. women’s national soccer team last year has confirmed it was because her faith conflicted with wearing a jersey celebrating gay “pride.” “I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn't my job to wear this jersey,” the player, Jaelene Hinkle, said in a new interview with the 700 Club. “I gave myself three days to just seek and pray and determine what [God] was asking me to do in this situation.” Hinkle told the 700 Club that she wrestled with her Christian faith...
  • Soccer Fans Brawl In The Streets In Lodi Outside Grape Bowl

    06/11/2018 2:32:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies ^ | 6/11/18 | Marc Thompson
    LODI (CBS13) – Several people were injured outside the Grape Bowl in Lodi on Saturday after a brawl broke out between fans of rival soccer teams. Lodi police say more than 100 people spilled out into the streets surrounding the stadium, around 2:45 p.m., with several dozen directly involved in the fighting. Ernie Silva lives just behind the stadium and saw it all unfold from his block, starting with a shirtless man with a severe head injury. “Blood pouring out everywhere,” he said, describing the man’s head and face. “Not even a second later I hear sirens.” The event was...
  • Football Lads March in Manchester Show Support for Tommy Robinson

    06/04/2018 1:23:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | NeoUnrealist
    The Democratic Football Lads (DFLA) marched and demonstrated in Manchester on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Though the march was not billed as a #FreeTommy march they showed him their support. Also the story of Sharon Binks, a woman who was arrested by the UK police state just for standing near marchers....
  • Irish Soccer team to wear rainbow Jersey in match with US (virtue signal piece)

    06/02/2018 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 45 replies
    Sport s Joe ^ | June 2nd 2018 | MATTHEW GAULT
    The FAI gets a lot of slack – and maybe rightly so – but they deserve a lot of credit for making a statement in their latest move. On Friday, the Irish soccer's governing body announced that the Republic of Ireland players will wear jerseys sporting the LGBT rainbow flag when they face the United States at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night. The numbers on the back of each Ireland player's top will feature rainbow colours as opposed to the traditional white. The FAI posted an image on Twitter showing the number 4 jersey of John O'Shea, Ireland's defensive...
  • Hinkle's refusal to play for USWNT over Pride Month jersey

    06/01/2018 4:08:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies ^ | 6/1/2018 | Eric Adelson
    It’s the kind of headline that can lead to more ugliness than understanding. “Women’s Soccer Star Turns Down USWNT Invite Over Pride Month Jersey.” The decision by Jaelene Hinkle last year didn’t come with an explanation at the time. The 25-year-old defender for the North Carolina Courage told Christian talk show The 700 Club this week that she turned down a 2017 call-up to the U.S. national team because of the jersey the team wore for two friendlies to honor the LGBTQ community. Hinkle said she “felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this...
  • Jaelene Hinkle turned down U.S. women’s national team over LGBTQ pride jerseys

    06/01/2018 1:57:19 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2018 | Cindy Boren
    Jaelene Hinkle’s decision not to play for the U.S. women’s national soccer team last summer was, she said, a simple one. Because of her religious beliefs, and a decision by U.S. Soccer to highlight LGBTQ pride month with special jerseys during their June 2017 friendlies, Hinkle declined a call-up from the team, something she said she had dreamed about her entire life. “I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this jersey,” Hinkle said in an interview with “The 700 Club,” a Christian talk show, that was published this week.
  • France bans 'big screen' zones for World Cup over terror fears

    05/30/2018 11:16:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 30 May 2018 17:25 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    The threat of terrorist attacks in France has put paid to fans’ hopes of watching the World Cup on big screens in public spaces, France’s ministry for the interior announced. “I remind all publicly-elected officials of the fact that ‘big screen’ zones are completely forbidden in public spaces,” said a statement from the ministry. France has been subject to several terrorist attacks in recent years, leading to an increased security presence all round.“In the current climate of terrorist threats, the security procedures used at the last European Championship must be deployed again, with the same degree of efficiency.” …
  • Russian hooligans in World Cup crackdown after 2016 rampage

    05/29/2018 6:42:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 7 replies ^ | May 29, 2018 | JAMES ELLINGWORTH
    "For a long time the English were considered the strongest," he said, but they were no match for Russians with martial-arts training. "There were guys sitting there with a Birmingham banner and we went up to them. 'Either we're taking your banner or you stand up and fight for it.' The Birmingham guys decided they didn't need the banner that much." The violence on Marseille's streets and in the stadium was greeted with jokes and even praise from some Russian lawmakers and officials. President Vladimir Putin called the fighting "sad," then questioned "how 200 Russian fans could beat up several...
  • Russian thugs who launched sickening attack on Liverpool fans in Ukraine warn England [tr]

    05/28/2018 6:21:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2018 | Alex Green
    Violent Russian thugs who attacked Liverpool fans in Ukraine have issued a stark warning to England supporters planning to attend the World Cup. Trouble Company, a notorious hooligan group, said fans traveling abroad will face 'hell' during the 2018 competition. The group's followers have released a string of messages on social media claiming responsibility for the violence in Kiev, which saw Brits hospitalised.
  • UK Police Order England Football Fans to Ditch ‘Imperialistic’ Flag at World Cup

    05/16/2018 6:01:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 16, 2018 | Liam Deacon
    British Police have told English football fans going to the World Cup in Russia to not wave or display the St George flag, claiming it could be seen as “imperialistic” and “antagonistic”. Up to 10,000 England fans are expected to travel to Russia next month, along with a small force of UK police to help keep them safe.
  • Israeli soccer club renames itself Beitar Trump Jerusalem in honor of US president

    05/13/2018 5:27:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.13.2018 | David Martin
    Israeli top-flight soccer team Beitar Jeruslaem announced on Sunday that it would rename itself after US President Donald Trump. The club said in a statement that the move came as a thank you for Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The US is slated to formally open its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. “For 70 years Jerusalem has been awaiting international recognition, until President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel,” the club said in a statement. “President Trump has...
  • Disguised women sneak into Iranian football [soccer] match

    05/01/2018 6:18:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    lengths they go to to attend a football match. Donning beards and wigs, they disguised themselves as men so they could watch their team, Persepolis, play rivals Sepidrood at the Azadi stadium in Tehran last Friday. Although there's no official ban on women going to sporting events in Iran, it is rare for them to attend as they are often refused entry. Prior to the Islamic revolution of 1979, women were allowed to attend sporting events. Women have been punished for attending games in the past. In 2014, British-Iranian activist Ghoncheh Ghavami was detained after attempting to watch a men's...
  • Craig Levein turns his anger from Lithuania to Liechtenstein

    09/04/2010 2:58:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | September 4 2010 | Ewan Murray
    Scotland's manager launched an outspoken attack both on what he perceived as cynical Lithuania tactics and poor refereeing in the immediate aftermath of Friday's scoreless draw in Kaunas. His words were laced with frustration after the Scots failed to turn territorial dominance into tangible reward. "The magnitude of that game just makes you a little bit more disappointed," he says. Levein's latest target is the management of the Liechtenstein national team, who will visit Hampden Park on Euro 2012 qualifying business on Tuesday. He has been riled by Liechtenstein's refusal, as would normally be regarded a basic courtesy, to supply...
  • Manchester City win Premier League title after Man United loss to West Brom

    04/15/2018 3:08:13 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 26 replies
    Manchester City have won the Premier League title after second-place Manchester United were stunned 1-0 at home by West Bromwich Albion. Pep Guardiola's side are now uncatchable at the top of the table after United's shock defeat to the bottom-of-the-table Baggies, who received a 73rd-minute strike from Jay Rodriguez to seal United's fate.
  • Russian ‘hooli-girls’ train in mass brawls as they prepare to attack England fans at World Cup 2018

    04/10/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Sun ^ | April 10, 2018 | Nick Parker
    VICIOUS Russian “hooli-girl” thugs are warming up for the World Cup with sickening, staged mass brawls - and have set their sights on England fans. Shocking pictures and video obtained by The Sun Online show two teams of female “Ultras” launching into a bloody fist fight in a snowy forest last month. And Russian online viewers of the battle said it would be “fun” to see the women unleashed on English supporters arriving for the World Cup in June.
  • Russian and Argentinian hooligans plotting to attack England fans during World Cup 2018

    04/08/2018 1:27:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Sun ^ | April 8, 2018 | Nick Pisa
    Russian and Argentinian hooligans are plotting to target England fans at this summer’s World Cup. Web football forums claim they have held online “summits” to arrange joining forces. Russian thugs also travelled to Buenos Aires to discuss the plans with Argentinian counterparts. Details of the pact emerged as The Sun on Sunday can reveal a second Russian has been held in connection with a terrifying attack on an England fan at Euro 2016.
  • How Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant goal brought Juventus fans to their feet

    04/04/2018 8:50:48 AM PDT · by dfwgator · 52 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 4, 2018 | Nick Miller ESPN FC
    TURIN, Italy -- It wasn't just a few disgruntled Juventus fans who stood. Sometimes when opposition fans ostentatiously laud an opponent, it can be something of a half-hearted protest against their own underperforming team, less celebrating genius than demanding why their players can't do something like that. But not this time. This time, they all seemed to get up. Around the Allianz Stadium, Juventus fans rose to their feet and applauded, many for at least one minute. It was as if they didn't have a choice and were compelled against their will to recognise what they had just seen.
  • Russian football hooligans boast brawling with England is ‘in their blood’ thanks [tr]

    03/26/2018 1:01:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Sun ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jon Lockett
    THE brutality of Russian hooliganism can be tracked back to a traditional peasant fighting game which has been taking place for hundreds of years. Stenka na Stenku (Wall on Wall) sees hard men from neighbouring towns go toe-to-toe in last man standing fights in fields and forests. The ancient fist fights date from early 13th century and are held to honour the ancient god Perun - who is considered the saint of soldiers. Brawls - rarely held these days- could involve up to 100 fighters and are frighteningly reminiscent of the training fights hooligans hold today. The Sun online has...