Tag Archives: Soccer

  • 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 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 26th) — Denmark Win The Euro

    This Day In Sports History (June 26th) — Denmark Win The Euro

    It was on this day in 1992 that Denmark won the UEFA European Football Championships.  They would beat Germany in the finals by a score of 2-0, en route to the country’s first victory at a major tournament (World Cup or UEFA Euro Cup). Germany entered the tournament as favorites, as they were only two […]

  • Dirk Nowitzki Flops During a Soccer Game (Video)

    Dirk Nowitzki Flops During a Soccer Game (Video)

    There have been a lot of people commenting on how basketball has started to look a lot like soccer these days, what with all of the flopping that takes place during NBA games. So how far along have the NBA players come in evolving their flopping game in comparison to their soccer-playing counterparts?  Well, that […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 20th) — Czechoslovakia Soccer

    This Day In Sports History (June 20th) — Czechoslovakia Soccer

    It was on this day in 1976 that Czechoslovakia won the UEFA European Football Championship.  They would beat West Germany in the finals for their first ever European Championship title. The final tournament began on June 16 and consisted of only four teams: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, Netherlands and Yugoslavia (host).  Czechoslovakia beat the Netherlands 3-1 […]