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Messi Must Seize His Date With Destiny, Just As Diego Maradona Did 28 Years Ago

The comparisons between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona can be a little tiresome, but they’re understandably natural. Both supreme masters of their craft, both Argentinean No.10’s, both left-footed, both deistic figures for their compatriots. And on the cusp of the 2014 World Cup final, both potentially winning captains on the biggest stage of all. It was 28 years ago when Argentina...
Via World Soccer Talk
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Messi 90 minutes from true legendary status

Messi 90 minutes from true legendary status - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Up high in the sky, towering above the heavens next to Mount Olympus, lies the Mount Rushmore of football. So far, only two faces have been carved into the mountain, that of Argentina’s Diego Maradona and Brazil’s Pele. In between the two immortals, lies an empty space of rock, ready to be carved...
Via Soccerlens
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan hits out over face Facebook accounts

Asamoah Gyan says he is not on FacebookGhana captain Asamoah Gyan has rubbished the use of Facebook accounts in his name insisting that he doesn’t have any official Facebook account. Several Facebook acounts have been created in the name of the UAE-based superstar and some have been used fraudulently.Some have used the fake Asamoah Gyan Facebook accounts to woo girls while others...
Via Ghanasoccernet
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Netherlands player has head stapled during World Cup match with Brazil (VIDEO)

Who said third place doesn't count?Just before halftime of Saturday’s consolation game against Brazil, the Netherlands' Dirk Kuyt suffered a nasty gash to his head that sent a stream of blood spilling down his neck. Even though the Dutch were leading 2-0 on two early goals, Kuyt was determined to finish out what would be his final international match, as was announced prior...
Via The Other Paper
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLS: Dom Dwyer’s brace buries Montreal Impact

Dom Dwyer can’t stop scoring. Dom Dwyer scored twice as Sporting Kansas City welcomed Graham Zusi and Matt Besler back into the starting lineup by beating Montreal Impact 2-1 at Stade Saputo. Marco Di Vaio scored the home team’s lone goal. Dwyer’s first was scored in the early stages and his second was handed to him in the final minutes. The eccentric forward now has six goals...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brazil ’14: The meaning behind a meaningless game

Was it worth it, Brazil? I found this question – which first surfaced following the host nation’s humbling implosion against Germany – especially captivating, as it measures the underwhelming performance of a group of stars representing a football-crazed nation next to the extraordinary efforts and resources it took to provide that nation with a stage to kick a ball around...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United ‘close to signing Arturo Vidal with £32m plus Patrice Evra bid’

Manchester United are on the cusp of agreeing a deal with Juventus to sign their powerful midfielder Arturo Vidal. United have been holding talks with Vidal’s agent in the last few days and now Chilean outlet La Tercera reports an agreement is very close to sign the player. The newspaper says the deal is worth £32million plus Patrice Evra to Juventus, and will be finalised after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona ´convinced´ of reduction in Suarez ban

Barcelona are “convinced” that Luis Suarez’s four-month ban for biting will be reduced ahead of the new season. The Catalan […]
Via Soccer News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal target Mario Balotelli posts threatening Instagram

What a perfect combination of words “Arsenal” “target” and “shotgun” for the headline regarding this Mario Balotelli Instagram. It’s a controversial photo which Balotelli has now deleted (like I deleted “shotgun” from the headline). The star of the Italy World Cup team received a lot of criticism, most of it harsh and unfair, for the way the Italians crashed out...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Ends Year on High Note

Despite not being able to advance Portugal through the group stage, Cristiano Ronaldo will be happy to know that the individual awards are racking up for the Portuguese forward. In La Liga, Ronaldo scored thirty-one goals in thirty games and topped the league in goals granting him the “player of the season.” Ronaldo also will share the golden boot with Luis Suarez for sharing...
Via Route4Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Liverpool FC player Javier Mascherano has “unusual” injury

The Special One believes that former Liverpool star Javier Mascherano is the man who is most critical to Argentina defeating Germany and lifting the Jules Rimet trophy. Jose Mourinho believes that Mascherano is the key; and that he’s more critical than Lionel Messi when it comes to stopping Germany’s mighty midfield. But Javier Mascherano may not be exactly healthy though. The...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Arsenal target Mario Balotelli pointing shotgun

What a perfect combination of words “Arsenal” “target” and “shotgun” for the headline regarding this Mario Balotelli Instagram. It’s a controversial photo which he has now deleted. The star of the Italy World Cup team received a lot of criticism, most of it harsh and unfair, for the way the Italians crashed out of the World Cup so early. The shotgun is supposed to be...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Liverpool player Javier Mascherano suffers torn anus

The Special One believes that former Liverpool star Javier Mascherano is the man who is most critical to Argentina defeating Germany and lifting the Jules Rimet trophy. Jose Mourinho believes that Mascherano is the key; and that he’s more critical than Lionel Messi when it comes to stopping Germany’s mighty midfield. But Javier Mascherano may not be exactly healthy though. The...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi Leads Argentina Into World Cup Final Vs. Germany (Photos)

Argentina survived 120 scoreless minutes and penalty kicks to beat the Netherlands and advance to Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup final against Germany. Argentina has been heavily reliant on all-world captain Lionel Messi, but its star hasn’t scored a goal since the group stage. Still, Argentina has kept winning, proving in the process that it’s much more than Messi. As we eagerly...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Red Stars faceing Hope Solo, U.S. stars in crucial stretch

The Chicago Red Stars are sitting just outside playoff position with the Portland Thorns, led by international superstar Alex Morgan, just a point behind 4th place Washington, during this crucial month. They held Morgan in check Thursday night, as she didn’t score and the Red Stars drew the Thorns 1-1. “The first half tonight is the best we’ve played all year,” said Red Stars...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United pursuing Edinson Cavani again

Manchester United supposedly dropped out of the race for £50 million rated Uruguay star Edinson Cavani. There were conflicting reports that United were still in, but when the bid increased to £56 million, they supposedly pulled out of the race to sign the Paris Saint-Germain striker. Today, they’re back in. United has made enquiries to the French champions PSG over the availability...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things Luis Suarez can’t do at Barcelona during his FIFA Ban

Five things Luis Suarez can’t do at Barcelona during his FIFA Ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool have confirmed that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club to join Barcelona in the summer after a transfer agreement was reached which is thought to be in the region of £75m, although neither clubs have disclosed the amount. Barcelona are about to sign a world class...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

World Record Transfers: How Luis Suarez compares to the rest of the Top 10

World Record Transfers: How Luis Suarez compares to the rest of the Top 10 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s £75m move to Barcelona will not only surely be the biggest transfer of the summer, but it will also be the most predictable, despite the stunning amount of money involved. The 27-year-old has been seemingly on teetering on the cusp of...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arjen Robben Piñata Spotted in Streets of Mexico

Mexico’s frustration with the controversial dive from the Netherlands’ Arjen Robben will likely carry decades. One of those frustrated Mexican fans took the liberty of crafting a very impressive and perfectly detailed piñata in the mold of the dive heard ’round the world.   Follow Andrew Doughty on Twitter @Adoughty88   [Who Ate All The Pies via Xeu Deportes] Article found...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Suarez says goodbye to Liverpool; You’ll never bite alone

 “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain,” Luis Suarez said in a statement released by Liverpool.   “Me and my family have fallen in love with this club and with the city. We will always be Liverpool supporters. This club did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife’s family live...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amateur soccer team lampoons World Cup arm-folding (GIFs)

By now, soccer fans around the world have become familiar with the arm-folding routine that television broadcasts have featured prior to games in the 2014 World Cup to introduce the players in the starting lineups. Slate recently posted an article breaking it down to see "Who Won the World Cup of Arm-Folding?" Well, the amateur football team at London creative agency Dare...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

OFFICIAL: Barcelona acquires Luis Suarez from Liverpool, 5 years, 75mil

Luis Suarez has reportedly signed a five-year-deal with Barcelona, who have paid Liverpool 75 million pounds (or about $129 million American dollars) for the striker. Both teams have now confirmed the signin. Suarez, the most polarizing and controversial footballer in the entire world, is being offered an escape route from his World Cup bite shame by Barca. Here’s more detail...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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