Fire Fight: Bosnia & Herzegovina Fans Respond To World Cup Elimination By Setting Estonia’s Pitch Ablaze (Video)

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Heading into the final round of fixtures, Bosnia and Hezegovina retained a fairly slim chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Basically, they needed to beat Estonia themselves and then hope that, by some miracle, teenie-weenie Gibraltar could muster a victory over Greece despite having failed to amass a single point in Group H by that juncture.

Champions League: Spartak Moscow Fan Shoots Flare Gun At Referee During Match Against Maribor (Video)

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Spartak Moscow can probably expect a letter from UEFA waiting on their doormat when they get home tomorrow morning after fans of the Russian club threw themselves a pyro party in the away end of NK Maribor's People's Garden stadium.

Indeed, at one point a flare gun was aimed and fired directly into the middle of the pitch, narrowly missing several players and the referee.

Electric Atmosphere: Algerian Cup Tie Illuminated By Massive Fireworks Display In Building Next To Stadium (Video)

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To say the atmosphere was raucous during the Algerian Cup tie between CR Belouzidad and USM Bel Abbes on Monday night is to do it a major disservice.

Indeed,the two sides played out a thrilling 0-0 draw amid a cacophonous din as fans chanted in unison and an entire barrage of fireworks and pyrotechnics were released from the tower block overlooking the stadium, illuminating the pitch in showers of red and green sparks.

Italian police use tear gas to disperse crowd as Mario Balotelli arrives from Manchester City

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Police had to use tear gas to break-up a crowd that gathered outside a restaurant to see new signing Mario Balotelli. AC Milan fans had assembled as their new signing attempted to dine with vice-president Adriano Galliani. The pair ended up dancing in the street with ultras at one point. They were incited to join [.

Panama fans treat World Cup qualifying opponents Canada to impromptu late night firework display

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Canada's players were given a very warm welcome as they arrived in Panama for a World Cup qualifier. The squad were no doubt hoping to settle in for an early night on Monday evening and relax ahead of today's match. Instead they were treated to a street party outside their hotel. The fiesta got into [.

AIK Fans Gave CSKA Moscow Players The Old ’4am Hotel Wake Up Call’ (Video)

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By Chris Wright

It was 4am on Thursday morning, and nothing was stirring, not even a mouse with the CSKA Moscow players sleeping soundly in their hotel beds, dreaming sweet dreams in lilting, pastel shades about merrily trouncing AIK in the Europa League play-off the next day.

Controversy On and Off the Field for US Women’s National Team

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There were fireworks both on and off the field for the US Women's National Team who defeated Colombia 3-0 on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Abby Wambach has called for the Olympic Committee to review and discipline the Colombian player who "sucker-punched" her during the game. And after the match Hope Solo went pubic on Twitter [.

Flat Robbie meets fat Robbie as the Galaxy host the Union on Independence Day

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Looks uncomfortable doesn't he? Staff Writer Phil Collin takes a brief look at what has become one of Southern California's most enduring July 4 traditions, the annual Galaxy home game and fireworks spectacular in Carson. Here's the Union perspective.

Boca Juniors Entrance To The Copa Libertadores Final Was A Little Overextravagant! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Boca Juniors find a quick and easy way to rack up a £50,000 fireworks bill before so much as kicking a ball at La Bombanera  - emerging (with their kids in tow) onto the pitch ahead of the first leg of the Copa Libertadores Final against Corinthians last week to an ever-so-slightly OTT display as if they'd already won the bloody thing.

Seattle Sounders

Sounders at Colorado Rapids: Three Questions

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In between grilling and fireworks turn on Q13 and get some soccer in your Independence Day.

A few months ago the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids met in the Western Conference Finals. Since then a few things have happened — Seattle won the MLS Cup and both teams are in dire situations in 2017.

Sporting KC Ends Seattle’s Run, Wins U.S. Open Cup On Penalties

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The 99th final of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup had fireworks, excitement and after a long delay to start the game due to a thunderstorm with lightning, heavy rain, and hail, Livestrong Sporting Park finally got underway. After a ...

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Major League Soccer

Germany wins in Russia, the US warms up for the Gold Cup & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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And some local soccer stuff too I guess.

Hi. Hope you got fireworks, are going to a fireworks thing, and keep an eye on your pets and/or kids.

Recaps of D.C. United's 2-0 loss to the Montreal Impact by us and MLS (Goff took the weekend off). D.C. finds themselves 20th in the 22 team MLS.

"Off The Bench" Episode 17

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Luke Lohr is joined by head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps, Martin Rennie to discuss the team's progress under his tenure and what he envisions for the future. Rennie also discusses his team's place in the West and shows respect to several opponents. Major League Soccer's All-Time leading goalscorer Jeff Cunningham lends his time as well to talk about his move back to the states and joining the NASL leading San Antonio Scorpions.

MLS Week 17: San Jose's Game

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The San Jose Earthquakes were the ones making a major statement in Week 17, knocking off the resurgent Los Angeles Galaxy 4-3 in front of a massive crowd at Stanford Stadium. On a night where the promise of fireworks helped swell the gate to 50,391. Steven Lenhart opened the scoring for the Quakes in the 7th minute, with David Beckham equalizing in the 31st.

New England Revolution

Revs 3, Chivas 3: Defense Lets Revs Down Once Again

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In Shalrie Joseph's return to Foxboro Wednesday night, the New England Revolution gave fans far more to talk about than just their former captain in a different jersey. After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first 21 minutes, the Revolution failed to hold on yet again, surrendering three straight goals and settling for a draw with Chivas USA.

Nyassi's strike proves too much as Impact take down Revolution at Gillette

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No team has played more games than the Montreal Impact, and perhaps no team in the Eastern Conference has surpassed expectations more than the expansion club. Head coach Jesse Marsch and company continued their impressive summer form, as they defeated the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium, 1-0, on Sunday night.

Attendance Comparison Through 7 Home Games

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Sporting Kansas City set a new attendance high for the 2012 season with the 20,488 that watched KC win 2-0 over Toronto last night. KC continues to have an over capacity average attendance for this season and is currently on course to break last seasons average attendance record.

New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls Scouting Report - Farewell to the Atlantic

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Cross country trips are never good for MLS teams. At one point last season coastal teams were completely winless playing on the opposite coast through some amazing amount of games and I started referring to it as the Coast To Coast Curse. That eventually ended, but those 3,000 mile trips remain brutal for teams.

Sub Watch: Week 16 Part II

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SUB WATCH Doubles your Fun this Holiday WeekWelcome back! Hope you enjoyed the fireworks. When SUB WATCH signed off on Tuesday, we were looking at total substitution minutes played (smp) by different Red Bulls—particular the current leader, one Victor Palsson.

Surely, Palsson must be a hugely productive player to get so many minutes, right?

Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July to Serie A Talk Readers

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On behalf of Serie A Talk, I'd like to wish you and your family a Happy Fourth Of July!

On this, America's Independence Day, I'll be relaxing, watching some Wimbledon tennis on TV, and spending the day with my family, with food and fireworks in store for later tonight.

Here's to you and your family having a wonderful day, too.

Happy Fourth Of July to La Liga Talk Readers

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On behalf of La Liga Talk, I'd like to wish you and your family a Happy Fourth Of July!

On this, America's Independence Day, I'll be relaxing, watching some Wimbledon tennis on TV, and spending the day with my family, with food and fireworks in store for later tonight.

Here's to you and your family having a wonderful day, too.

Happy Fourth Of July to Champions League Talk Readers

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On behalf of Champions League Talk, I'd like to wish you and your family a Happy Fourth Of July!

On this, America's Independence Day, I'll be relaxing, watching some Wimbledon tennis on TV, and spending the day with my family, with food and fireworks in store for later tonight.

Here's to you and your family having a wonderful day, too.

Happy Fourth of July to Bundesliga Talk Readers

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On behalf of Bundesliga Talk, I'd like to wish you and your family a Happy Fourth Of July!

On this, America's Independence Day, I'll be relaxing, watching some Wimbledon tennis on TV, and spending the day with my family, with food and fireworks in store for later tonight.

Here's to you and your family having a wonderful day, too.

Euro 2012

Bendtner’s punishment sparks new controversy

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When Nicklas Bendtner showed the world his Paddy Power underwear after scoring against Portugal in Denmark's 3-2 loss at Euro 2012, he probably had no idea how much controversy his seemingly innocent actions would stir. But it's not actually Bendtner's action that has caused the newest uproar, it's UEFA's reaction that has fans bewildered.

Euro 2012 Ticker: Croatia fined for fan behavior, Germany faces charge & more

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Croatia fans have cost their national team's federation €80,000.

UEFA fined Croatia that amount "for the setting-off and throwing of fireworks, and the improper conduct of supporters (racist chants, racist symbols) at the UEFA EURO 2012 Group C match against Italy," according to a statement released on Tuesday.

Top 10 Euro 2012 conclusions: Croatia 0-1 Spain

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1. Spain delivered the ultimate 'up yours' to us all. After 87 minutes of sniping about their lack of penetration and subsequent lack of a striker, they literally walked it into the net. 2. The reigning champions did look precarious at one point. Fortunately, they had Jesus (Navas) to be their saviour.

Euro 2012: Danish Disappointment, and Previewing Matchday Seven

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While neither of Wednesday's games quite managed to measure up to the fireworks in Warsaw on Tuesday, what looked to be one of the most interesting days of the group stage heading into the tournament still delivered its share of intrigue and entertainment, and as a result all four nations in Group B still have everything to play for come Sunday.

Russia hit with hefty fine over fan behaviour

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Uefa have hit Russia with a large fine after their fans were found to have caused trouble during their opening Euro 2012 match against the Czech Republic.

Russian supporters set off fireworks and displayed illicit banners during the Group A clash. Any repeat of any trouble and Uefa will impose a six-point deduction in qualifying for the next European Championships.

Euro 2012: UEFA Give Russia A Six-Point Suspended Points Deduction Following Fan Trouble

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By Alan Duffy

Following the ridiculous scenes of Rusisan fans attacking stewards before their team's game with the Czech Republic last Friday, UEFA have decided to come down (relatively) hard on the Russians.

As well as attacking the stewards, Russian fans threw fireworks and display dodgy banners during the game, all of which have earned the Footbal Union Of Russia a six-point suspended points deduction which will run for the entirety of the 2016 Euro Finals qualifying stages.

2012 Euro Bumper Preview – Group B

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The real group of death.

New TSG contributor and co-director of operations for the Pali Blues, Zach Goldman, gives us ONE HELL OF A PREVIEW for group B

There are 'Groups of Death' and then there are Groups of DEATH (thank you, Microsoft Word, for making this moment of eloquence possible).

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Las Fallas: People Of Valencia Burn Unflattering Cristiano Ronaldo Puppet As Part Of Fire Festival Celebrations (Photo)

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Over the weekend, the good people of Valencia took to the streets over to burn an scatological effigy of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Thankfully, it's not quite as grim as it sounds, as the Ronaldo dummy was torched as part of the Spanish city's annual week-long Las Fallas festival.

Every year in March, volleys of fireworks are releasedand a cavalcade of different puppets and dummiesof famous rogues (known colloquially as 'ninots') are set alight to pay homage to Saint Joseph.

WATCH Trabzonspor Fans Throwing Fireworks, Bricks and a Doorknob On to the Pitch to Abandon Game vs Fenerbahce [VIDEO]

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Monday's match between Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce was abandoned after a rain of fireworks, bricks and other objects, including a metal door handle, were thrown on to the pitch by Trabzonspor supporters.

The match had been stopped twice by the referee in the first half before the match official decided to abandon the game late in the first half after the conditions on the pitch prevented the game from continuing.

PAOK and Rapid Vienna fans have flare fight before Europa League match

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Shortly before Thursday's Europa League match between PAOK and Rapid Vienna in Greece, the visiting Rapid fans came out of the stands and launched an attack on the home supporters that made the Toumbas Stadium resemble a warzone. The Rapid fans launched flares and fireworks into a stand filled with PAOK supporters like missiles and the PAOK fans who didn't flee the rain of fire retaliated with by launching flares and fireworks of their own back down at their aggressors.

Europa League Preview: Liverpool vs FC Gomel

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Brendan Rodgers takes charge of his first home game as Liverpool manager on Thursday night as his side defends a 1-0 first leg advantage against FC Gomel in a Europa League qualifier.
Last week's first encounter saw Stewart Downing earn the Reds a deserved victory against last season's Belarusian Super Cup winners, and quite understandably they're 1/5 favourites to win the second leg too.

NASL Week 17 Recap

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Article by Doak Gips

If there was any doubt who is the number one team in the NASL, there is no doubt anymore. Seriously. The Scorpions stamped that and put it away this past week. With a defense that is making Scorpions 'keeper Daryl Sattler look like Iker Casillas, and an offense with the the NASL's leading goal-scorer in Pablo Campos, the Scorpions look like they plan on demolishing everyone the rest of the way through the league.

E.P. Wallops Clube Recordações 10-1

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East Providence's Kyle Teixeira (#17) breaks into the box against the Clube Recordações defense in Sunday's 10-1 rout.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. Kyle Teixeira scored a season-high five goals to lead East Providence Sports to a walloping 10-1 win over Clube Recordações in LUSA League action on Sunday.

Aurora Illinois Fireworks

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Part of the aurora illinois fireworks in the aurora illinois fireworks and credit it with some of that 5.8 percent increase from Illinois social security benefits will increase those foundation funding amounts to $6,058 per pupil in minimum state and local funding. This will increase by 5.

Happy 4th of July

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Hopefully with the potential return of David Ferreira and Ricardo Villar, there will be as many fireworks on the field as off.

Two Storybook Tales End In USOC Round 4

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The fireworks continued for one or two sides, but sadly the magical pixie dust had officially run out on two darlings of this editions tournament of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Great Lakes and Southern California had their ...

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