Free Kicks


Well Worked Liverpool Free-Kick Leads to Lallana Winner

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This well worked free-kick was enough for Liverpool to advance to the FA Cup Quarter-Finals at the expense of Crystal Palace.

Mario Balotelli's free-kick wasn't the best of strikes but with Sturridge and Skrtel breaking the wall or at the very least unsighting Speroni in the Palace goal who's save broke nicely for Adam Lallana to nip in!

Brilliant Cristian Eriksen Free-Kick v Sheffield United

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Tottenham's Cristian Eriksen opens the scoring at Bramall Lane with this brilliant free-kick which the keeper seemed to think was going to be whipped to Eriksen's near post but instead watches it sale into the top corner of the far post putting Tottenham 2-0 up on aggregate!

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Brilliant James Milner Injury-Time Goal v Hull

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James Milner rescues a point for reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City in injury-time with this free-kick against Hull City at the Etihad today.

Super Seb Larsson Free-Kick v Tottenham

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Seb Larsson probably doesn't score enough but when he does there usually worth a look and this 25 yard free-kick is no different as he curls it around the wall and into the top corner for Sunderland's equaliser against Tottenham at White Hart Lane today but it wasn't enough to secure a share of the spoils with Christian Eriksen grabbing the winner two minutes from time to ruin the Black Cats trip to London.

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Powerful Wesley Sneijder Free-Kick v Arsenal

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Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder pulls one back for the homeside against Arsenal tonight with this powerful free-kick which gave Szczesny no chance in the Gunners goal.

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Move Over Beckham Hakan Calhanoglu’s Got This

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Bayern Leverkusen's 20 year old Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is a young guy to look out for in the future as he bends it like Beckham to give Leverkusen a 2-1 lead against Koln. He's also been nominated for the coveted Golden Boy award won in the past by Lionel Messi, Segio Aguero, Wayne Rooney and most recently by Paul Pogba but it must be noted Manchester United flop Anderson won the prestigious award in 2008 and Mario Balotelli in 2010 which hasn't worked out to well for them!

Joe Hart Let’s in Soft Xavi Alonso Free-Kick

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With Bayern Munich a goal and a man down at the Etihad tonight England's number one somehow contrive's to let the visitors back in the game letting in this rather soft Xabi Alonso frree-kick to make it 1-1 luckily for him and City Sergio Aguero got them out of the shite house with a fabulous hat-trick showing how deadly he is in front of goal right now.

Francesco Totti’s Rocket Free-Kick Not Enough to Beat CSKA (Vines)

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Francesco Totti blasted Roma ahead two minutes before the break with this free-kick which Danielle de Rossi made space for in the wall!

However it wasn't enough for a Roma victory with the homeside CSKA grabbing an equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game which you can also see below.

Superb Mile Jedinak Free-Kick Stun’s Liverpool Again (Vine)

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There was to be no revenge mission today as Liverpool visited the real scene of their title collapse last season.

Despite taking the lead after just two minutes through Rickie Lambert Liverpool were out fought again as Palace hit three unanswered goals for a deserved victory with Mile Jedinak's superb 30 yard free-kick worthy to grace any stadium on a day Yannick Bolasie was superb!

Portuguese Starlet Goncalo Guede Scores Stunning Free-kick v Denmark U-19s (Video)

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He's only 17 years old and like so many young Portuguese players showing any promise, is already being compared to Cristiano Ronaldo which can't be good for any youngster who could quite easily end up like so many on the scrapeheap conveyor belt!

Anyway here's Benfica's young attacker Goncalo Guedes whipping in a stunning free-kick against Denmark U-19s on Monday night in Portugal's 2-1 win!

Brilliant Yaya Toure Free-Kick v CSKA (Vine)

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Manchester City and Yaya Toure didn't get off to the best starts tonight at the Etihad as Toure fell asleep to allow a free header from Doumbia fly past Joe Hart after 2 minutes however Yaya made amends for it 6 minutes later with a brilliant free-kick which he curled over the wall and out of reach of Akinfeev in the CSKA goal 1-1.

Video: David Beckham’s slippery free-kick FAIL

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As part of his ambassadorial trip to China, David Beckham illustrated why he recommends taking free-kicks in football boots rather than formal shoes. The PSG player fell over as he attempted to demonstrate his legendary prowess with a dead ball.

United States v Jamaica – Match Preview – WCQ – 11 September 2012

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The United States needs a win in CONCACAF 2014 World Cup Qualifying as they host Jamaica on September 11, 2012. The match will take place at Columbus Crew Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 8 PM USA EST.

USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann

"We gave away cheap free kicks and lost the game based on that.

‘I would like to take free-kicks like Ronaldinho’...

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‘I would like to take free-kicks like Ronaldinho' – Messi, 2008

It is January, 2008. As Ronaldinho waits to be brought on in Barcelona's Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Camp Nou, a penalty is awarded against Villarreal – they are, with Barcelona already 1-0 up, going out of the competition.

Clint Dempsey scores in 36 seconds, U.S. still lose to Jamaica for first time

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Watching a pre-match motivational speaker rip phonebooks in half didn't help the U.S. in their first of two World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica. The U.S. lost 2-1 in Kingston for their first ever loss in 19 matches against Jamaica, even though Clint Dempsey scored just 36 seconds into the match for a new U.

Earthquakes trounce Chivas USA to extend lead atop Western Conference

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The San Jose Earthquakes just keep on winning and Chivas USA just keeps on bleeding goals and squandering chances to get into the Western Conference playoff race.

In a result that should have been inevitable considering the form of the Earthquakes attack and the sad state of the Chivas USA defense, the Earthquakes rolled to a 4-0 victory at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sunday night.

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Fantastic Steven Gerrard Free-Kick v Basel

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Steven Gerrard scored his 100th goal at Anfield tonight with this fantastic free-kick 9 minutes from time, however it wasn't enough to drag Liverpool into the Champions League second round as Basel held on to a 1-1 draw which sends them through and sends Liverpool into the Europa Cup.

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Training ground intruder threatens to kill Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

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A crazed fan scaled the fence at Liverpool's Melwood training ground before hurling abuse and death threats at Steven Gerrard. The Reds skipper initially ignored the man, whose hands were covered in anti-vandal paint from climbing the barrier around the training ground, and continued practising free-kicks with Philippe Coutinho and Simon Mignolet.

Top five conclusions: Moldova 0-5 England

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1. A supposedly easy match against eastern European opposition and the referee awards England a penalty after three minutes. He clearly didn't know how these matches are supposed to go. 2. Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard can play together... so long as Tom Cleverley is playing the Lampard/Gerrard role.

Top five conclusions: Moldova 0-5 England

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1. A supposedly easy match against eastern European opposition and the referee awards England a penalty after three minutes. He clearly didn't know how these matches are supposed to go. 2. Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard can play together... so long as Tom Cleverley is playing the Lampard/Gerrard role.


Cheeky Boreham Wood Free-Kick v Arsenal XI

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While most of Arsenal's first team enjoy their Far East Tour, the one's who remained behind were beaten 3-0 by Conference South side Boreham Wood, who scored this cheeky free-kick which more that likely would have been caulked off in competitive action but 10 out of 10 for imagination.

Arsenal – Chelsea, a tale of free kicks

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By Walter Broeckx

The 6th game was the game it happened. It could have been the name of a thriller. And in a way it was a thriller. But one with a bad ending. Not that there were a lot of chances with both defences mostly on top during the game. But in the 6th [...]

Arsenal be bold: Offer a one year contract to Didier Drogba

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Reports from China indicate Didier Drogba and his former Chelsea team mate, Nicholas Anelka could leave Shanghai Shenhua because the club is unable to meet its wage commitments because of an escalating shareholder row. Both Drogba and Anelka earn a mind boggling £300,000 per week to play for 10th placed Shenhua.

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Johan Cruyff: Barcelona should have sold Messi when they signed Neymar

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Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff says the club should have sold Lionel Messi once they had plans in place to bring Neymar to the club. The Dutchman reckons factors such as set-piece duties and the two marquee players representing rival sports brands could cause friction for the Catalan giants. He said: "With Neymar on board, I [.

FIFA 13 TV Ad – Join The Club: Lio Messi, Harry Redknapp & Karim Benzema

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FIFA 13 TV Ad Join The Club: Lio Messi, Harry Redknapp & Karim Benzema - originally posted on

FIFA 13 is due to be launched on 28th September 2012 in Europe four new game-play features. The 'player impact engine' expands physical play to off-the-ball battles between players.

Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: End of the Season Edition [Poll]

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The Timbers closed practice today after getting off to a late start while the team was still watching film in preparation for tomorrow's game. For the first fifteen minutes of practice, Jose Adolfo Valencia was alone on the field, taking shots, free kicks, and penalty kicks. Valencia showed off a wicked curve on several strikes as he bent the ball into the corner of the net, something he did not have the chance to do this year for the Timbers.

Real Salt Lake converts two free kicks for goals for lead, but Portland Timbers almost pull off the upset behind Bright Dike, lose 2 to 1

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The Portland Timbers were finishing up their final multiple match road trip of the 2012 season hoping to avoid joining the record books by going winless away from home by visiting Real Salt Lake, a venue that saw the Timbers embarrassed during their last visit in July. The Timbers didn't help their cause when RSL scored two goals from free kicks in the first half, but they pressed in the second half and nearly pulled even for a draw behind a Bright Dike goal and near miss off the crossbar.

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Jamaica 2, USA 1: A Look Back

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KINGSTON, Jamaica-- Just three weeks after making history by winning in Mexico for the first time, the U.S. team made history again, only it was the kind they definitely didn't want to make.

Jurgen Klinsmann had to know his U.S. team would be in for a tough night without a handful of key veterans, but he also has to know that his teams chances of leaving Jamaica with a point or three were going to hinge on his roster and lineup selections.

Joseph Only Sporting International to Play Friday

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Three of Sporting Kansas City's four players on international duty had games scheduled last night, but only one of those 3 saw the field. Roger Espinoza's Honduras teammates were in Cuba for a mid-day kick off in their World Cup qualifier. Espinoza had to sit out the game due to his red card against Brazil in the Olympics.

Jamaica rallies from early deficit to earn first win over USMNT

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For a second straight month, Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. men's national team made history, but this time the result was not one they wish to remember.

Weeks after beating Mexico for the first time at Azteca Stadium in a friendly, the United States resumed their World Cup qualifying campaign by suffering a 2-1 loss to Jamaica at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday night.

Major Link Soccer: The Return of Zakuani

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The biggest story of the weekend for the Sounders was clearly the return of Steve Zakuani to the starting lineup exactly five hundred days after his injury. This was a huge step for Zakuani and we all hope that his progress will continue.

Jurgen Klinsmann has announced the USMNT roster for the World Cup Qualifiers against Jamaica.

Liverpool v Arsenal preview

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Anfield - still a fortress or an opportunity for three valuable away points? (Photo: Not forgotten)

Liverpool v Arsenal   Anfield, Sunday, September 2 1:30 p.m.

Liverpool won't be including Clint Dempsey in their side to face Arsenal on Sunday, mainly because they drew the wrath of their fans more than Arsenal did after the debacle that saw him end up at Spurs.


Jamaica 2, USA 1: The States Now Must Spliff The Difference

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Look everyone has a rough day at The Office now and then. (Ouch...)

With Jamaica riding two free kicks to victory Friday night in the Caribbean, it's up to the USA to author their own Redemption Song Tuesday in Columbus. The arrangement tonight was sour for the States to the tune of a 2-1 loss to the Reggae Boyz who celebrated their country's national independence by liberating Jamaica from its winless streak against the visitors.

And Thats All They Wrote, Folks

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The Philadelphia Union fell to the Columbus Crew Wednesday night 2-1. The loss effectively marks the end of the Union's playoff hopes for this season even though they may still be mathematically alive. It is unlikely this situation will turn around given the personnel available. I will spare you the gruesome details; suffice to say that the Union managed to lose a "six point" game at home against another mediocre Eastern conference team fighting for a playoff spot while being up a man.

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Sounders lose to Vancouver Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"We are not happy, I am not happy, the players aren't happy, the organization is not happy. It's a result-oriented business, I know that as well as anybody. At the end of the day we've got to start getting results." -Sigi Schmid

Nineteen shots, eight corner kicks and several dangerous free kicks only resulted in one goal for the Sounders, not enough to overcome the effects of referee Mark Geiger's whistle.

Robbie Brady Free-Kick v USA (Vine)

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I remember another guy who was sweet on free-kicks in his time in an Ireland shirt and that man was Ian Harte and Robbie Brady's brilliant free-kick to give Ireland a 4-1 win against the USA at the Aviva tonight had many similarities!

Some Players Practice Free-Kicks Yaya Toure and Fernandinho Practice Scoring Them

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We all have gone through this little drill at some stage of our life's in football at any level, practicing free-kicks but it seem's Manchester City pair Yaya Toure and Fernandinho have brought it to a different level altogether just practicing scoring them!

Although I'd like to see where their next one ended up?

Brilliant Ronaldinho Free-Kick v Botafogo

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While Ronaldo was making Jose Mourinho eat his words in Miami, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho was doing the same to anyone who thought his career was finished as he scored another one of his brilliant free-kicks this time against Botafogo in their 2-2 draw.

USA Loses to Jamaica 2-1

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No Donovan, No Bradley, No excuses. The United States National Team falls to a resilient and elated Jamaican side after going ahead in less than a minute of play. Two brilliant free kicks and the passion of a nation allowed Jamaica to pull off a victory and take hold of this qualifying round.

Beckham Free-Kick v Vancouver Whitecaps

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David Beckham grabbed his 7th goal of the MLS season with one of his signature free-kicks last night as the Galaxy beat the Whitecaps 2-0.