“Hope Solo reacted the way any elite athlete would to news she had been suspended for six months and her contract terminated by the US Soccer Federation in the wake of calling the Swedish team “a bunch of cowards” after the US women’s national team was eliminated from the Rio Olympics.
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Manchester United’s final home game of the season was abandoned before it even kicked off after a “bomb” was found in one of the toilet blocks.
This video shows fans’ reactions to the bomb scare, and subsequent evacuation, as they left the stadium not quite sure what was happening.
Almost immediately after the Liverpool versus Everton game had ended, Liverpool Football Club sacked their manager Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers had been manager at the club for more than three years, and yet they let him go, without any hesitation, after his side drew against arch-rivals Everton.
FIFA is finally being investigated, with the United States Justice Department launching a major operation against the organization. And about time too.
However, many journalists and newspapers have known about the problems at every level of FIFA for a long time, and John Oliver clued a lot of the mainstream in with this report last year.
It’s fair to say women’s football comes in for a lot of stick. Mostly by men who feel threatened by females encroaching on their tribalism.
But women’s football is a growing sport, especially in the United States. Which means that men need to get used to the idea of females playing soccer.
Sexy songstress Shakira performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. She sang Dare (La La La), a strange song with an even stranger title.
This is the official music video for Dare (La La La), which was redone for the 2014 World Cup. It features the flags of the countries that competed, as well as some recognizable players.
In case you haven’t heard by no, Brazil beat Germany 7-1 in the first of the two semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup. That wasn’t part of the script, but it happened. Boy, did it happen.
This video shows a couple of Americans trying to get their heads around what they just witnessed.
Watching all of the games at the 2014 World Cup has desensitized me to how good the professional players are.
You see them all pulling off wonderful tricks and scoring fantastic goals and start assuming everyone is that good. They’re not. As this video proves.
Tonight sees Brazil play Germany in the first of the two semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup. No one knows for sure what will happen, but we can all try to predict the outcome.
Or we could go one better than that and play the video game version of the FIFA World Cup. Which is exactly what happens in this video.
The USA is about to play the biggest soccer game in its history when they face off against Belgium in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup.
This video acts as a kind of teaser or preview for the game, with the drama and anticipation building ahead of kick-off.