Diego Maradona Rolls Back Years To Score Impudent 20-Yard Freekick During Al-Fujairah Training Session (Video)

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There's every chance you may have missed the latest update, but Diego Maradona is currently under gainful employ out in the United Arab Emirates where he is head coach at Al-Fujairah SC.

Despite being a couple of months shy of his 57th birthday, Maradona has set about providing an example to his players, tucking away a lovely freekick during Tuesday morning's training session.

Bayern Munich: Franck Ribery Cheekily Unties Referee’s Boot Laces Before Whipping Home 20-Yard Freekick (Video)

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Bayern Munich got their DFB Pokal campaign off to a flying start on Saturday afternoon with a 5-0 rollicking of third-tier Chemnitzer FC.

Franck Ribery scored the fourth goal of the onslaught by tucking away a smart 20-yard free-kick, but not before having a cheeky fiddle with the referee's boot laces.

Ligue 2: Nancy Striker Patrik Eler Marks Debut By Belting The Absolute Living Sh*t Out Of 40-Yard Freekick (Video)

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Having only signed for the club a few days prior, striker Patrik Eler made his debut for AS Nancy-Lorraine in their Ligue 2 season opener against US Orleans on Friday evening.

Nancy ended up losing 3-1, though Eler was responsible for grabbing the consolation goal chiefly by belting the ever-loving sh*t out of a long-range freekick just 19 minutes into his first ever appearance for the club.

Paulo Dybala Scores ‘Impossible’ Freekick Against 18 Defenders And Two Goalkeepers In Hometown Charity Match (Video)

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With proper football on the back-burner for a few more weeks, Paulo Dybala returned home to Argentina on Saturday to take partin a light-hearted charity match in his hometown of Laguna Larga.

Twas during said game that Dybala was challenged with scoring an 'impossible' freekick as the entire opposing team (along with several stowaways from the crowd) filled the goalmouth in an attempt to block the Juventus forward's shot.

Classic Moments: Claudio Bravo Scores Match-Winning Freekick For Real Sociedad, 2010 (Video)

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After becoming something of a punchline for his error-strewn handling at Man City last season, Claudio Bravo gave his flagging reputation a much-needed shot in the arm with a heroic display at the end ofChile's tenseknock-outvictory over Portugal in the Confederations Cup.

Rather Nifty: Watch Everton Midfielder Ross Barkley Take Freekicks In 360° Virtual Reality (Video)

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If you've ever wanted to watch Ross Barkley take a free-kick from every single conceivable angle, then now's your chance muchacho.

Thanks to some superb camera work from virtual reality pioneers Laduma,the following clip of Barkley knocking balls around is fully interactive alongevery axis.

Championship: Nott’m Forest Midfielder Ben Osborn Scores Superb ‘Le Tissier-Style’ Freekick To Sink Bristol City (Official Video)

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Amid a season chock full of dirge and drudgery, Nottingham Forest youngling Ben Osborn produced a rare moment of brilliance in Saturday's narrow win over Bristol City.

Indeed, the game was settled by a single goal, which emanatedfrom a 67th-minute set-piece routine devised and executed superbly by Osborn and fellow midfield prospect Matty Cash.

Did You See Miralem Pjanic’s Freekick vs Atalanta? Nope, Neither Did Anyone Else… (Video)

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Things got a little obscure during the Roma-Atalanta game last night. Snow was a factor...

Great goal... we think.

Mario Balotelli Sticks Away Sumptuous 25-Yard Freekick vs Parma (Video)

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AC Milan beat Parma 2-1 in Serie A last night to go level third in the table with Lazio, with Mario Balotelli scoring their second with a delightful 25-yard freekick...

Though he had a bit of a stinker against Parma by all acounts, that now four goals in three games for Balotelli at Milan now, all in the space of three weeks.

Splat! Sao Paulo’s Rafael Toloi scores 40-yard free-kick clocked at 80mph

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a ferocious free-kick that makes Roberto Carlos strikes look like apologetic scuffs. Playing mid-week against Universidad de Chile, Sao Paolo's Rafael Toloi ran-up to the ball and smacked it as if he had caught it in bed with his wife. The ensuing abuse of physics [.

FC Lorient’s Alain Traore Scores Exceptional Picture Perfect 30-Yard Freekick vs Stade Rennes (Video)

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Despite being reduced to nine men by the end of the afternoon, FC Lorient managed to beat near-neighbours Rennes 2-1 in Ligue 1 at the weekend, thanks largely to a couple of absolute blooters from Alain Traore, with the Burkinabé striker scoring a belting brace from a cumulative distance of about 60 yards the second being this picture perfect freekick.

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TweetFrom Marco Van Basten, to Paul Gascoigne and Davor Suker, In The Stands' Rolly Pelovangu picks out five great goals which have lit up the Euros. Of course there have been many fantastic strikes throughout the history of the Euro from Henrik Larson's unbelievably photogenic diving header against Bulgaria, Zinedine Zidane's superb freekick against Spain [.

Suwon Bluewings’ Eddy Bosnar Leathers Home 75mph Exocet Freekick vs Ulsan Hyundai (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Suwon Bluewings' Aussie centre-half Eddy Bosnar leathers home an absolute monster freekick against Ulsan Hyundai in the South Korean top flight...

F**king Aida! How did the ball not just liquefy on contact? 123km/h (approx 75mph) if you were wondering.

Suwon Bluewings’ Eddy Bosnar Leathers Home 75mph Exocet Freekick vs Ulsan Hyundai (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Suwon Bluewings' Aussie centre-half Eddy Bosnar leathers home an absolute monster freekick against Ulsan Hyundai in the South Korean top flight...

F**king Aida! How did the ball not just liquefy on contact? 123km/h (approx 75mph) if you were wondering.

Manchester United

LvG: We learnt “offside” freekick technique from Midtjylland

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Manchester United were comfortable winners against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup tonight, finishing the game with a deserved 3-0 victory.

There was some controversy surrounding United's second goal though. Juan Mata scored a lovely freekick, with Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial blocking the view of the goalkeeper, from an offside position.

Fergie: We Were Well Beaten

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Manchester United were beaten 3-2 at home at Athletic Bilbao following a brilliant performance from the Spanish side.

Whilst Bilbao's second goal appeared to be offside and their third came in bizarre circumstances after the referee arranged a strange freekick, they were clearly the better team.


Michael Farfan and DC down the Union

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DC United have maintained their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference after a scrappy 1-0 win at the Philadelphia Union in the MLS. It was the hosts though who had the better of the early stages. A fine solo effort from Michael Farfan flew just wide of DC keeper Bill Hamid's left hand post. And Philadelphia continued to press in the first half.

Philadelphia Union Win 2-1, Upset Nearly Full Strength FC Schalke 04

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Chandler Hoffman's first professional goal may go down as one of the most exciting of his young life, as the rookie striker slotted home a 12-yard shot to give the Philadelphia Union a 2-1 win over FC Schalke 04.

Schalke played a strong lineup consisting of many of their starters, including Raul and star striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

HIGHLIGHTS Game #8: Philadelphia Union 0 - 1 Seattle Sounders

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  • 00:25 - Kickoff.
  • 00:36 - Seattle takes a corner at 6:52 into the game. The corner is headed deep into the box toward Fredy Montero, who manages to kick it on target, but Union rookie right back Raymon Gaddis cleared it off of the line.
  • 00:58 - The ball is sent to the right side of the Union 18, then crossed into the six.

HIGHLIGHTS: Philadelphia Union 1 - 0 Chivas USA

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  • 0:33 - Kickoff.
  • 0:54 - Ryan Smith sends a dangerous cross into the Philadelphia Union's box. Gabriel Farfan kicks the ball out to around the 30.
  • 1:04 - Michael Farfan tears apart the Chivas USA defense and places a low ball across the goal mouth toward a waiting Freddy Adu.

Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Russia v Czech Republic – live!

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Full-time: A richly entertaining game ruined only by the wonky shooting of Kerzakhov. Russian were brilliant with the ball, yet strangely prone to lapses of interest, which could cost them against better opposition.

Euro 2012: Poland 1 Greece 1

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Euro 2012 kicked off with a bang as the opening game served up something for everyone. Two goals from comedy goalkeeping errors, a controversial sending off, a cast-iron sending off, a saved penalty and an inspired substitution gave more memorable moments than most opening games put together.


Highlights - Friendly #1: Philadelphia Union 2 - 1 FC Schalke 04

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  • 00:05 - Pregame handshakes.
  • 00:20 - Chase Harrison and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar collide inside of the Philadelphia Union 18. Huntelaar was accidentally hit in the face by Harrison, who was attempting to punch a cross out of his area. The Dutch striker was diagnosed with a concussion and his face had already begun to swell up.

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TweetColombian midfielder Dorlan Pablo sent pulses racing with an amazing 40 yard freekick during Atletico Nacional's Copa Libertadores group stage win against Penarol. Normally in situations like this the man standing over the freekick is expected to feed the ball into the so called 'mixer' where, hopefully, an alert striker will pounce.

Real Madrid

Rumors Of A Rumble Between Franck Ribery & Arjen Robben

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And at the heart of it, of course, is Bild. Bless them.

There are rumblings of some rumbling between Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben at halftime of the Bayern v Real Champions League semifinal earlier in the week, escalating to the point of Franck punching Arjen in the face.

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English Premier League

Two Late Headed Winners Should Give Andy Carroll Confidence Boost

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Andy Carroll started the last two Liverpool games, and they were important games in some respect. Liverpool ended a four game win-less streak with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers. The Reds followed that up with a come-from-behind FA Cup victory over Everton, thus maintaining their hoodoo spell over the blue of Merseyside.

Premiership Title Slipping But City's Mario and Kolarov Have Personal Feud

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"Super" Mario Balotelli is always an accident waiting to happen. I thought that he had matured quite a bit this season. Unfortunately the talented Italian is still a ticking timebomb on the football pitch. Much of his goalscoring genius stems from that right-brain thinking which also courts disaster by the busloads.

Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 0 : Delivering What Was Required

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Only a short time available to use the wifi, hence a different format for this review.

First Goal
Fullback bombing on and supporting the attack, something we've missed the tail-end of last year. Good on Gibbs to get his first Premier League goal.

Second Goal
Another brilliant pass from Song.


Bulls Back in Familiar Form to Start New Season

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Fresh hopes for a new start, coupled with memories of postseason success last year at Dallas, may have inspired confidence with the kickoff to our seventeenth season. But such hopes were quickly dashed as the season starts with a road loss that suggests little has changed since last year.

MLS Preseason Recap: Red Bulls top Galaxy; Revs, 'Caps stay unbeaten & more

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Goals from Kenny Cooper and Thierry Henry lifted the New York Red Bulls over the Los Angeles Galaxy Wednesday night in a 2-1 win, but it wasn't enough to see the team into the final of the Desert Diamond Cup, as the Galaxy marched to the title game by virtue of goal difference.

The Rest

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Spurs fan on signing Rooney, losing to United and AVB

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Nothing is certain but death and taxes... and not losing to Spurs. They may score from the half way line in the last minute, plain for all to see, but it won't be given. They may be 3-0 up at half-time, but we'll score five in the second half. They may believe they have a freekick after one of our players blatantly handballs it, but the ref will play advantage and we will score a goal regardless.

VIDEO: De Gea Scores Freekick In Olympics Training

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WCQ: Guatemala 1 - USA 1

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The USA remain atop their group in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying after drawing 1-1 with Guatemala in Guatemala City. Clint Dempsey opened the scoring for the United States in the 40th minute. Guatemala's Marco Pappa equalized in the 83rd minute from a freekick just outside the arc. The US now leads Jamaica at the top of Group A by goal difference.

Breakers Make It Five Straight

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The Boston Breakers extended their winning streak to five in Friday night's 4-0 thumping of FC Indiana.

Katie Schoepfer scored two goals while Kyah Simon and Bianca D'Agostino each put one through while goalkeeper Alice Binns made six saves to preserve her league-leading third shutout of the season.

Schoepfer’s Hat Trick Lifts Breakers Over Flash

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. When Katie Schoepfer was substituted out of the game in the 70th minute of Saturday night's 3-2 Breakers victory over the Western New York Flash, the sellout crowd at Dilboy Stadium erupted in applause. With the help of Schoepfer and her first career hat trick, the Breakers solidified their place as the top team in WPSL Elite and extended their unbeaten streak to four.

Match of the Weekend 2 – The Scottish Cup Final: Hibernian 1 Heart of Midlothian 5

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Having waited 118 years for a second all-Edinburgh Final, the Scottish Cup final ended up being a disappointment for neutrals, and especially Hibernian fans, as Heart of Midlothian ran out comfortable 5-1 winners, for their eight victory in the competition, their third Cup win in fourteen years. It was a game overshadowed by controversy, especially concerning the decision at the start of the second half, which saw Hearts awarded a penalty and Hibernian reduced to ten men.

Singing For England?

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"Did you cheer, did you cheer, did you cheer when Beckham scored?" we would sing to opposition fans following David Beckham's transformation from villain to hero in the eyes of England fans. After his sending off in the World Cup 1998 he was given an awful time in this country, with effigies of him being hung in London, his face at the centre of cut out dart boards in the tabloids and vile abuse from the stands.

Chichitas, HLAS win national indoor titles

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Wisconsin teams captured two of the three titles at the National Indoor Soccer Championships last weekend at Soccer City in Palatine, Ill.

Madison-based Chichitas won their third Women's Open championship in four years Sunday, slipping past Illinois' Schwaben AC 2-1 in a rematch of the 2011 final, while Milwaukee's HLAS thumped California's FreeKick FC 5-1 to claim the Coed Open crown a year after losing in the final.

Derby hit a new high, and a new low..

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