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PHOTO: OKAY, NOW A FUN ONE!
I imagine this is just a shot of the Spain team before their match against Venezuela taken before they were all ready. But it sure looks like a wacky posed shot. (REUTERS)
SERIOUSLY, IT’S REALLY HARD TO AVOID USING ‘OH, CANADA’ ALL THE TIME.
While England was almost coming back against Holland, the USA was beating Italy and Spain was doing their thing (oh, and Messi), Canada lost to Armenia. Here’s your caustic match report from north o’ the border. // The Footy Blog
FOOTBALLERS IN ‘WENT OUT IN PUBLIC LOOKING LIKE BOY BAND MEMBERS’ SHOCKER.
QPR went to the movies, someone took pictures. Ess-Ess-Double-Double-Yoo-Yoo-Pee should try to stand next to some people who don’t make him look so short. Oh, wait. // Kickette
HEY, LOOK, KJH SCORED SOME GRASS.
Bad joke, and this is seriously a little scary. Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored, but got his bell run and a mouthful of Wembley turf for his trouble. Concussions are no joke, so let’s hope Klaas is okay. // World Cup Blog
MILAN IS A MACKEM FREE ZONE. MARK IT DOWN.
The mayor of Milan responded to a Newcastle fan (Signore CurlyHair) on the question of there ever being a Sunderland fan in Milan. Apparently he checked. // Off the Post
OKAY, PRETEND THIS THING THAT ISN’T TRUE…WAIT FOR IT…PERSPECTIVE!
Reassessing Freddy Adu, as if he were a young star without any of that troublesome baggage. Or the Pele commercial. // The Offside
…AND NOW YOU KNOW THIS IS A TRADITION. SOMETHING TO REMEMBER, FELLAS.
While on a tour of Wembley ahead of England’s friendly against Holland, a young lady decided she would take advantage of a tradition I’d never heard of to propose to her boyfriend. In the center circle. On camera. // Dirty Tackle
MAYBE HE WAS JUST HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY.
He’s a photo of a young…ish Harry Redknapp that will just make your day. // Awkward Football Photoshoots
IF ANDI THOMAS IS ‘MILDLY ARTICULATE’ THEN I MUST BE BORDERLINE UNINTELLIGIBLE.
Stop banter. Stop it now. Also, stop saying “amazeballs” and “adoracute.” STOP IT NOW. // The FCF
BEWARE AN ANNOYED JOGI LÖW AND HIS SCARF OF DOOM.
Germany lost to France, which is a thing Germany does even when they’re good, and Jogi Löw isn’t thrilled. He’s annoyed. // Futbolita
ENGLAND PREFERS ITS MANAGERS CLEAN-SHAVEN. ITS PIRATES ON THE OTHER HAND…
There’s a curse of the beard in England football management, and Roman Abramovich should have recognized this when he hired AVB. You know who doesn’t have a beard? A different Portuguese guy who promotes an electric razor. // When Saturday Comes
ADD ONE TO THE LIST.
The USMNT win over Italy in Genoa yesterday was somewhat noteworthy in a hey-that’s-never-happened-before kind of way. This calls for a list of the biggest wins in USMNT history, no? // Bleacher Report