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PHOTO OF THE DAY.
Slap fight at the Copa America. Red cards for everyone! (REUTERS)
ONE STEP CLOSER TO LOOKING LIKE A WIZARD.
Ryan Giggs is losing the pigment in his facial hair. The horror. Is stress getting to him? Maybe. But it’s probably just the fact that he’s old. // ONTD_Football
OH CAPTAINE MON CAPTAINE.
The France Women’s National Team coach is a true renaissance man. He likes poetry and writing uplifting lyrics he sings to the team the night before games. What’s “kumbaya” in French? // NYT
AT LEAST THE FANS HAVE READY-MADE SONGS FOR HIM.
The Whitecaps’ new signing is a tough sell despite his youth. Twitter was underwhelmed (Twitter is underwhelmed by everything, though so…). // The Third Kit
OH. SO IT’S NOT JUST US THEN. GOOD TO KNOW.
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentis is offering Manchester United a hefty sum to play a friendly. Somewhere, a briefcase is being filled with cash (we hope). // The Original Winger
IF YOU LOOK GOOD, YOU PLAY GOOD. ER, WELL.
Winners and losers of the 2011/12 shirt wars. There are shirt wars, aren’t there? // Avoiding the Drop
I LOOKED UP ‘OBLIGATORY’ IN THE DICTIONARY. THIS FITS.
Do people just run their digital cameras for the entire game now? Just in case? Think of all the energy being wasted… // No Short Corners
I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO PRONOUNCE ‘OENOPHILE.’
The wines of Andres Iniesta are elegant, nimble numbers, with hints of fruit flavors and a sweet edge. I have no idea what I’m talking about. // Kickette
IN BIZARRO WORLD, THIS WOULD BE A SUPER TEAM
The most fragile players you’ve heard of. If you don’t feel bad for these guys, you’re probably a Spurs fan. Or Canadian. // Bleacher Report