Tag Archives: Soccer

  • This Day In Sports History (July 16th) — 1950 World Cup

    This Day In Sports History (July 16th) — 1950 World Cup

    It was on this day in 1950 that the deciding game for the World Cup was played at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  The paid attendance for the match was a staggering 199,854, making it the largest crowd ever to watch a live sporting event in history. The 1950 World Cup […]

  • Lionel Messi Stood Up Fans Who Paid $2500 Just to Meet Him (Video)

    Lionel Messi Stood Up Fans Who Paid $2500 Just to Meet Him (Video)

    When Lionel Messi announced that he’d be spending a good part of the soccer offseason touring America with some of his international soccer pals in order to raise money for charity, that sounded like a brilliant PR move. They could sell regular tickets to people who just wanted to sit in the stands, and they […]

  • Little Dutch Kid Leads PSV Eindhoven Chants Like a Boss (Video)

    Little Dutch Kid Leads PSV Eindhoven Chants Like a Boss (Video)

    When I was a kid, my friends and I would always try to start chants at baseball games, and we were never successful. One time we almost started the wave, but that’s about it. The reason for our failures? We were kids, and thus, we simply were not loud enough or drunk enough to inspire […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    It was on this day in 1982 that the World Cup of Soccer finals were played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain.  Italy would go on to claim their third World Cup title with a 3-1 victory over West Germany. Italy finished the round robin stage with three draws, tying them with Cameroon […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2006 that the finals for the World Cup were held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.  Italy defeated France in penalty kicks to capture their fourth World Cup title. France was awarded a penalty kick just seven minutes into the match and French captain Zinedine Zidane capitalized, giving the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 2nd) — France Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 2nd) — France Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2000 that the finals for the UEFA Euro 2000 tournament took place at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  The defending World Cup champion French squad won the game 2-1 over the Italians to become the first team in history to be crowned European champions after winning the World Cup. […]

  • Neymar Was Diving Like a Brazilian Greg Louganis Yesterday (Video)

    Neymar Was Diving Like a Brazilian Greg Louganis Yesterday (Video)

    Brazilian superstar Neymar has looked pretty good during the 2013 Confederations Cup. He’s scored some goals, done some pretty nice trash-talking, and given the entire soccer-mad nation of Brazil reason to believe they might just win the World Cup next summer on home soil. Unfortunately, while he has proven himself to be a cut above […]

  • 19 Soccer Dancing GIFs

    19 Soccer Dancing GIFs

    You see lots of dancing in the world of sports. Sometimes it’s in an end zone; sometimes it’s in the clubhouse before the game; sometimes it’s on the charter flight after the game, and sometimes it’s up in the stands, courtesy of inebriated fans. However, I’d say that nobody in the world of sports likes to dance like soccer players. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 27th) — France Win 1984 Euro

    This Day In Sports History (June 27th) — France Win 1984 Euro

    It was on this day in 1984 that France won the UEFA European Football Championships.  It was the country’s first major international soccer tournament victory. As the hosts of the tournament, France automatically qualified for the eight-team tournament.  They would cruise through the Group Stage of the tournament, beating Denmark 1-0 in their opener, and […]