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USMNT: Young talent makes the future look bright

The US Men’s National team is coming off an impressive performance in this year’s World Cup. Much of the success has to be attributed to the squad that Jurgen Klinsmann picked for this tournament (a squad which came under scrutiny for some ‘high profile’ exclusions). Klinsmann’s side consisted of some seasoned veterans, including 35 year-old Tim Howard, and also some sparkling...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Belgium fan loses modeling contract over hunting photo?

You know that 17-year-old Belgium fan that landed a modeling contract with L’Oreal after she was photographed at the World Cup? Axelle Despiegelaere worked with L’Oreal to create one social media video before her contract was terminated. A hunting photo that she posted on Facebook may explain why her gig was so short-lived. Axelle’s Facebook […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli deletes photo of himself pointing shotgun

Mardio Balotelli pointed a shotgun at the camera in this weird Instagram post.
Via Gamedayr
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez move to Camp Nou

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com Luis Suarez much anticipated move to FC Barcelona from Liverpool has confirmed by both clubs, after a weeks of speculation about the Uruguayan future. The former Liverpool star is scheduled to travel to Barcelona next week to sign a five year contract and to be officially unveil to the media and fans. A statement from the FC Barcelona website reads...
Via Top-soCCer
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pretty Belgium fan lands modeling gig after being spotted at World Cup

All it took was one few keen photographers to capture a beautiful face in the crowd cheering for her home country Belgium at the World Cup. Sorta like Pamela Anderson being spotted at a baseball game. Who knows, maybe some day this gal will be getting an acting job and doing bad things on a boat with a washed-up rocker. The sky’s the limit! Per USA TODAY Sports: ‘The 2014...
Via Low Brow Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luis Suarez Leaving Liverpool As Barcelona Transfer Agreement Reached

The Luis Suarez era in Liverpool officially has come to an end. Liverpool announced Friday that the transfer of Suarez to Barcelona has been completed. According to The Associated Press, Suarez will sign a five-year contract with Barcelona next week. “We would like to thank Luis for his contribution and the role he played in helping bring Champions League football back to Anfield...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Highlights from Germany’s beat down of Brazil with no defense

We have all been ranting about Germany’s epic 7-1 beat down of Brazil in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup for a few days now. Personally I’ve been scrambling for an explanation for how the host country fell apart in such epic fashion. Thanks to some digging, I may have figured out the real reason for A Seleção’s collapse. If you look closely at the video below, you...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

World Cup 2014: 5 things to look forward to in the final

On Sunday, July 13, the 2014 World Cup will come to a close when Argentina and Germany face off in the final.  Arguably one of the best ever World Cups, it will be a test of Germany’s team-strength against Lionel Messi’s individual brilliance.  Both teams will be confident of obtaining victory for their countries, and there are five key factors that will help decide how this...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Argentina’s Javier Mascherano Reportedly Tore His Anus During Yesterday’s Game

Turns out Argentina’s Javier Mascherano had a bit of a rough go during yesterday’s semifinal match against the Netherlands. Not only did Mascherano suffer a head injury, he also apparently tore his anus. Yup, no jokes here. Some unforgettable words from Mascherano: “I spread out my anus in that last tackle, that’s why I felt so much pain” — Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Argentina's Javier Mascherano says he tore his anus on tackle

Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else happened? He […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi drug tested while Argentina celebrated victory

After Argentina’s 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands to advance to the World Cup final on Sunday against Germany, Lionel Messi  wasn’t able to celebrate the win with his teammates. Messi was stuck taking a mandatory drug test. Messi posted this on his Instagram profile: “Me toco el doping y no puedo estar viviendo este momento en el vestuario. Me siento orgulloso de ser...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

World Cup fan scores modeling contract

While Belgium may not win the World Cup this year, one of its fans scored big. Axelle Despiegelare, 17, has landed a modeling contract from L’Oreal Professionnel after photos of herself went viral on social media sights during last Saturday’s game between Belgium and Argentina. Despiegelare posted the following message on her Facebook page that now has over 20,000 followers....
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaer lands modeling deal after photos go viral (photos)

During Belgium’s run to the quarterfinals in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, one fan of Les Diables Rouges attracted a bevy of attention on the Internet. And now, even though her beloved squad came up short, losing 1-0 to Argentina, due to the massive World Cup exposure, the 17-year-old has landed a modeling contract with […] The post Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaer lands modeling deal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 15-year-old Brazil fan commits suicide following team’s World Cup loss

According to a report filed Wednesday by sportskeeda, a sports news website in Asia, a 15-year-old girl in Nepal committed suicide following Brazil’s stunning 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday. Nepalese police reportedly told the site that Pragya Thap, a 10th-grader living in the Sunsari district […] The post Report: 15-year-old Brazil...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Germany-Brazil most discussed sporting event in Twitter history

On Tuesday, Germany obliterated host country Brazil, 7-1, in the World Cup. The win effectively advanced the Germans to the finals while the Brazilians were left in utter shame and humiliation.The defeat wasn't all bad for Brazil though. If it is any consolation, the country's massive collapse helped make the semifinal match the most-discussed single sports gave ever in the...
Via Bush League Chronicle
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: All of Germany's goals get Jim Ross treatment

Today’s semifinal match in the World Cup between Brazil and Germany was turned into an absolute blowout as the Germans crushed the host country 7-1. Germany scored their first goal in the 11th minute, and then the real onslaught came. The European powerhouse added four more goals before the 30th minute of the match, and eventually set a semifinals record with seven goals total...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Swedish league player has great reaction to red card

If there is a better reaction to receiving a red card, I don't know what it is.Seen here is Alhaji Kamara getting hit with a red card during a recent match in a Swedish professional soccer league. It seems Kamara knew it was coming, because he was already running off the pitch screaming uncontrollably as the referee officially pulled out the card. Needless to say, it was quite...
Via Bush League Chronicle
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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