Soccer

  • Gruesome Injury: Iranian Soccer Player Breaks Leg in Half (Video)

    Gruesome Injury: Iranian Soccer Player Breaks Leg in Half (Video)

    Don’t you just hate it when you’re playing soccer and your leg breaks in half? I’m sure Ferydoon Zandi does. He experienced just such an annoyance on Saturday. Okay, all jokes aside, this is horrible, horrible stuff. Zandi is a 34-year-old German-born Iranian soccer player. He’s played professionally for a number of teams in four different countries and […]

  • Face-First Slide Tackle is Not a Good Idea (Video)

    Face-First Slide Tackle is Not a Good Idea (Video)

    Good idea: Slide tackling your opponent feet-first. Bad idea: Slide tackling your opponent face-first. Unfortunately for Gaspar Iniguez, he didn’t get that memo, as the Boca Juniors midfielder stumbled head-first into the ball carrier’s path, and came away with three missing teeth. Check it out: Hat Tip – [Dirty Tackle]

  • Danish Soccer Fan Celebrates Every Victory by Taking Her Shirt Off (Video)

    Danish Soccer Fan Celebrates Every Victory by Taking Her Shirt Off (Video)

    Earlier this week, the part of the internet that cares about soccer—which is sizable—went a little nuts over a female fan of Danish club Brøndby IF.  Why? Because she took her top off to celebrate the club’s first win of the season. Pretty neat, right? Here’s the kicker, though. The woman didn’t do it because […]

  • Every Goal Celebration From FIFA 14 in One Cool Video (Video)

    Every Goal Celebration From FIFA 14 in One Cool Video (Video)

    Earlier in the week, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake provided us with a look at “The Evolution of the End Zone Dance,” but it should be noted that celebratory dances have evolved in other sports as well over the years.  Soccer would have to be a prime example of this, as goal celebrations have come […]

  • This Madrid Cop Has No Idea Who Gareth Bale Is (Video)

    This Madrid Cop Has No Idea Who Gareth Bale Is (Video)

    Not everyone in Spain’s capital city is a huge Real Madrid fan. Some are Athlético Madrid fans. And apparently there’s at least one dude who, crazy as it seems, doesn’t follow the beautiful game at all. How do we know this? Because the guy had no idea who Gareth Bale is. Now, I realize that you may not know who […]

  • Paraguayan Soccer Player Kicks Referee in the Face (Video)

    Paraguayan Soccer Player Kicks Referee in the Face (Video)

    What is a soccer player to do when the referee has just ejected three of his teammates from the game? Well, in the case of one Paraguayan guy recently, the answer was quite simple: you kick the referee in the face. During a game between Paraguayan clubs Coronel Romero and Porvenir recently, a vicious and […]

  • Just an Old Lady with Crazy Freestyle Soccer Skills. No Big Deal. (Video)

    Just an Old Lady with Crazy Freestyle Soccer Skills. No Big Deal. (Video)

    Down in Australia there’s a pretty cool non-profit organization called Football United that’s trying to use people’s love of “the beautiful game”—i.e., soccer—to raise money for charities benefitting refugees and underprivileged kids. What’s their tactic? Well, Football United has created a kind of pledge drive called “1 Million Keeps Ups.”  The idea is that people […]

  • Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny Gets Kicked in the Face (GIF)

    Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny Gets Kicked in the Face (GIF)

    Arsenal’s 2013-14 Premier League campaign got off to an awfully rough start on Saturday, as they were defeated by Aston Villa at home, by a score of 3-1.  Thankfully, things improved dramatically for them on Wednesday when they defeated Fenerbahçe, 3-0, in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier. However, there was one member […]