Jose Mourinho is a man that we imagine enjoys getting one over on an old club, and his new Chelsea side did exactly that in their friendly in the Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis.
Despite Mourinho not having players available who played at the Confederations Cup (David Luiz and Juan Mata to name but two), Chelsea brushed aside their Italian opponents to reach the rather prestigiously named Guinness International Champions Cup semi-final. read more »
Charity games are always worth of being watched. They might not have the seriousness of league football, but with some top players on show you are always likely to see something memorable or spectacular.
That was certainly the case during the match between Lionel Messi and Friends against a Rest of the World team, played in Chicago. read more »
It’s as if Neymar has personally taken it upon himself to answer the naive critics who claimed he was overrated (we’re looking at you Joey Barton, and we’re mouthing the word pr*ck).
In Brazil’s first game of the Confederations Cup he scored a wonder goal after three minutes, waited until nine minutes in their second game against Mexico and then last night scored a golazo as his side beat Italy 4-2. read more »
The Leinster regional league might not appear to be the most evident place to see one of the greatest goals you’ll see, but we should be immensely grateful to whoever decided to first film the game, and then put the footage up onto Youtube.
The game in question is Bohemians vs Leixlip United, and contained a goal so beautiful you’d just want to lie next to it and hold its hand rather than trying any funny business, simply fearful of spoiling its purity. read more »
Using the word ‘minnow’ to describe Tahiti’s participation in FIFA’s Confederation Cup doesn’t even come close to describe their status. This is a country that had one professional player and lost their last fixture to New Caledonia.
And, for large periods of their opening match against Nigeria, that showed. Time and time again they were carved open by their opponents, and in truth Nigeria were guilty of trying to walk the ball in, failing in an attempt to round the goalkeeper on numerous occasions. read more »