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  • 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...
  • Why the US Could Lose Its 2026 World Cup Bid to Morocco

    03/22/2018 7:39:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    B/R ^ | MARCH 22, 2018 | JAMES MONTAGUE
    When Sepp Blatter, now enjoying an enforced retirement in his native Switzerland, looks back on his long and rather controversial career in football administration, he can perhaps point to the moment it all started to go wrong for both him and the organization with which he made his name. To that moment just over seven years ago, when he pulled the names of the winning hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals out of envelopes on stage at FIFA's Zurich HQ. To his announcement in that moment to award the 2022 finals to tiny Qatar over the United...
  • FA's Martin Glenn apologises for Star of David, swastika and Mugabe comments

    03/07/2018 12:26:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Glenn has personally apologised to Jewish Leadership Council Comments came in relation to Pep Guardiola’s yellow ribbon Martin Glenn has apologised for offence he caused when referencing the Star of David as one of the symbols he believes breach laws banning religious and political imagery in football. The FA chief executive mentioned the Star of David in the same breath as the swastika and the former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, angering the Jewish community. FA chief adamant Pep Guardiola’s yellow ribbon is political symbol Read more Glenn was commenting about the yellow ribbon worn by Pep Guardiola in support of...
  • Vietnam beat Qatar to confound the odds and qualify for AFC U23 final

    01/26/2018 5:52:48 AM PST · by cba123 · 16 replies
    Inside World Football ^ | 24th January 2018 | By Samindra Kunti
    January 24 – Vietnam booked a place in the final of the AFC U-23 Championship against Uzbekistan defeating Qatar in the semi-finals on penalties. Akram Afif, who plies his trade at KAS Eupen in Belgium, opened the score for the Qataris from the penalty spot after Almoez Ali had been dragged down inside the penalty box. In the 69th minute Nguyen Quang Hai equalized after a blunder in Qatar’s defence. Bassam Al-Rawi and Ahmad Moein allowed Hai too much space. Qatar seemed to have won the game when Almoez Ali scored late on, but there was to be a twist...
  • Catalonia defeats Madrid

    12/23/2017 8:56:57 AM PST · by tinyowl · 8 replies
    Euro Media ^ | 12/24/2017 | Lionel Messi
    The parallels to the political situation are beautiful, regardless of whether Catalonians are exactly the culture we love. Messi - small and humble, always smiling or concentrating, at one with life. Ronaldo - always whiny, petulant, feminine-metrosexual, narcissistic, rigid. If I ever have kids, may they be like Messi and not Ronaldo. Barcelona won this morning 3 - 0. Sweet!
  • North America’s bid to host 2026 World Cup jeopardized by falling U.S. popularity

    12/19/2017 8:04:25 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-18-2017 | Steven Goff
    The North American bid to stage the 2026 World Cup seems like a sure thing. From stadiums and infrastructure to commercial opportunities and organizational experience, the joint effort by the United States, Mexico and Canada appears to meet all the necessary requirements (and then some) to host soccer’s premier competition. The proposal would mesh more than a half-billion people from three countries that have put on 12 FIFA tournaments (men and women, senior and youth). With European and Asian countries ineligible to bid and South America waiting for 2030, the only challenger is Morocco, a country of similar size and...
  • Gay fans warned holding hands at Russia World Cup will be dangerous

    11/29/2017 9:28:05 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    The Guardian Fayke News ^ | November 29, 2017 | Martha Kelner
    LGBT fans will be warned about holding hands in public and other outward displays of affection when in Russia for the World Cup next summer. A cautionary guide will be produced by Fare – formerly Football Against Racism in Europe and now a pressure group that campaigns for equality in football – and dispersed to fans travelling to the tournament. Being gay is not illegal in Russia but the country has a law banning teaching about homosexuality in schools and there are numerous cases where gay people from foreign countries have been attacked because of their sexuality. Alexei Smertin named...
  • 'The End' - Italy's 2018 World Cup playoff failure slammed by media

    11/14/2017 5:36:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 14, 2017 | Ben Gladwell
    Italy's failure to reach a World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years was described as an "Apocalypse" by the nation's newspapers. Several long-serving players including Gianluigi Buffon, Daniele De Rossi, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli all announced they would retire from international duty after the 0-0 draw in Milan saw Sweden progress to next year's finals with a 1-0 aggregate win.
  • Alex Morgan after Disney World incident: 'I can’t imagine what black people go through'

    10/12/2017 5:33:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    It may be the most magical place on Earth, but sports stars are not exempt from the law of the land at Disney World. Olympic medalist Alex Morgan discovered this the hard way earlier this month, when she and a few of her fellow professional soccer-playing friends were escorted from Epcot Center for being intoxicated and agressive on Oct. 1.
  • US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss

    10/11/2017 6:56:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CNBC/Ass Press ^ | 10/11/17
    Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans' chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion. Needing only a tie and confident of victory against the world's 99th-ranked team, the U.S. was eliminated from World Cup contention Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that ended a run of seven straight American appearances at soccer's showcase.
  • US out of World Cup contention with 2-1 loss at Trinidad

    10/11/2017 3:13:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    AP ^ | October 11, 2017 | Ronald Blum
    Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans' chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion. Needing only a tie and confident of victory against the world's 99th-ranked team, the U.S. was eliminated from World Cup contention Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that ended a run of seven straight American appearances at soccer's showcase.
  • Cops: Belligerent Alex Morgan Causes Scene At Disney World, Namedrops Orlando's SWAT Team

    10/05/2017 1:09:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 238 replies ^ | October 4, 2017 | Lauren Theisen
    A group of American-based soccer players, including the USWNT and Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan, were escorted out of Disney World’s EPCOT last Sunday for being impaired and verbally aggressive, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s incident report.
  • Will Christian Pulisic be the next big name in soccer? (Eff' the NFL)

    10/01/2017 7:21:52 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | Oct 1, 2017 | Sharon Alfonsi
    The biggest soccer stars in the world are known by one name: Pele. Ronaldo. Messi. The United States has never produced that kind of world-class talent, but a 19-year-old from Hershey, Pennsylvania, is poised to change that. Christian Pulisic is not only the youngest player on the U.S. National Team, he may just be the best American to ever play the game. This week, Pulisic will play with Team USA as it tries to qualify for the World Cup. For the last two years, he's been playing professionally with one of the most revered clubs in Europe. We spent time...
  • Soccer players should copy NFL protest against racism, says Thuram

    10/01/2017 2:13:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2017 | Philip O'Connor
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - European soccer players should copy American footballers by “taking a knee” during national anthems to protest against racism, former World Cup winner Lilian Thuram said on Friday. In a gesture initiated last season by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, several NFL players have routinely knelt on one knee during the playing of the American anthem. It is intended to call attention to what the protesting players see as a pattern of racism in the treatment of African-Americans by U.S. police. “I would love it if soccer players did it (took a knee),” Thuram told Reuters. ”I...
  • Trump’s son could be next top footballer coming out of the States after joining MLS side D.C. United

    09/22/2017 12:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | September 22, 2017 | Richard Forrester
    DONALD TRUMP'S son could be following the family tradition by writing his own headlines soon. Youngster Barron has just penned a deal to join MLS side D.C. United's Under-12 team. The 11-year-old is the president's only child with First Lady Melania Trump. And he has surprise ambitions to become the next Christian Pulisic, USA's star player, after joining D.C. United's roster. Paulo Maurer of revealed the news on twitter with a screenshot of the Under-12 side. Alongside the image he wrote: Guys, @travismclark just txted me and this is not a joke: Barron Trump is playing at RFK tomorrow....