It's safe to say that Newcastle defender Steven Taylor's amateur dramatics after handling a goal-bound shot against Aston Villa has gone down in football folklore as one of the greatest moments in football history. It's up there with Gordon Banks' save from Pele. And he reprised his routine during last night's Europa League defeat to [.
England's number 3 ranking in the latest FIFA ranking seems to have doneÂ EnglandÂ no harm at all,
as they thrashed a poor Moldova side 5-0 in their firstÂ qualifyingÂ game of the 2014 World Cup.
England got off to a great start in Moldova tonight with a goal in just three minutes, Â when there
was a handball in [.
Fellapen by Samu21213 1. Manchester City seem determined to make the title run-in as dull as possible. It's surely all over after their defeat to Everton. 2. Toffees midfielder Marouane Fellaini benefited from a little known by-law of the game whereby a penalty cannot be awarded for handball if any part of your hair is [.
Women's Olympic Football Tournament - Group FSaturday 28th July 2012@ City of
Coventry Stadium [Ricoh Arena], Coventry
I know a lot of people have been critical of the Olympics being awarded to London, but personally I
am massively in favour of it. This opinion is rather obviously swayed by the fact that I love
watching sport whether it be cycling, rugby or american football, though it you are reading this
association football or soccer is my main passion sports wise.
Copa America champions Uruguay will play a friendly against European and World champions Spain in Qatar and to prepare for their formidable and record-setting opponents, perhaps the world's most famous handball expert, Luis Suarez, put on the goalkeeper gloves to get in a bit of extra training before the match.
Ok, so I'm late to the party - it's about 25 minutes in. But nothing much has happened yet, with
Spain controlling possession, but with only one real chance. Portugal has been tough defending,
with Nani sparking here and there. CRo is lurking, waiting for a chance.
26 - Herrera and Nani team up for a nice run that puts Portugal in a semi-circle around the goal
until Casillas catches a lofted poor cross.
Real Madrid sealed their 32nd league title with a 3-0 win over Athletic in their third to last
match of the season. Athletic's Javi Martinez was sent off in the 72nd minute for his second
handball and after the final whistle blew and Madrid began their celebration at the San Mames,
Martinez re-emerged to have a chat with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Luis Suarez has admitted he dived to try and win a penalty against Stoke in October. The spot-kick was not awarded and the match ended 0-0, but Potters boss Tony Pulis called for retrospective action to be taken against the Liverpool striker. He's now admitted that he did dive. The Uruguayan said: "I don't listen [.
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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was quite rightly disappointed at booing during Uruguay's national
anthem. But he's got completely the wrong end of the stick when it comes to guessing why he was
booed. The Uruguayan anthem was interrupted ahead of last night's Olympic match against Great
Britain when Suarez's image flashed up on the big [.
I thought coming into this week, we would be talking a little more about how the NASL playoff
picture would be a little clearer. Of course, every team did everything possible to not move away
from each other. Well, thats a bit of an over statement, as the bottom of the table became a little
clearer, but that doesn't help many people.
Sporting Kansas City defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-1 (3-2 on penalty kicks) to win the 2012 US
In the first half, it was Sporting who had most of the chances and possession but struggled to
turn convert that into a first half lead. The closest was a shot near the edge of the box by Kei
Kamara that took a deflection and bounced off the crossbar.
Better teams win more games on average. This truism shouldn't need to be stated, but when the
national narrative starts to discuss how great the spunky upstarts from SoCal are and as if their
performance is a referendum on the United States development system, it does need to be stated. It
was stated over (Osvaldo Alonso), and over (Fredy Montero), and over (Andy Rose), and over
(Montero), and over (Alonso).
Add a lack of communication to the growing list of problems that the Revs are having in this
second half of the season. Tonight's match was perhaps most indicative of that, as the Revolution
strayed and mist-timed pass after pass, ultimately leading to their own demise at the hands of the
visiting Montreal Impact.
The first half was largely dominated by Poland who came out inspired by the home crowd. They
created several good chances and it was Robert Lewandowski headed home a cross in the 17th minute.
Lewandowski's goal was assisted by his Borussia Dortmund teammate JakubÂ Blaszczykowski.
In Tumwater, the Sounders U-23 just beat the Timbers U-23, 1-0.
The Timbers had more of the play, especially in the second half. They failed to take numerous
chances, due to a couple nice saves, a couple desperate slide tackles, a few shanks high and wide,
and one clearance off the line that had Timbers calling for a handball.
Following confidence-building wins against Italy and Scotland, the U.S. lost their first match
of 2012 on Wednesday. Though the final score was 4-1, it was a friendly and against Brazil, so if
U.S. fans repeat those two facts over and over for several minutes it should be easy to resume
Midfielder Stacy Terry converted a first-half penalty kick, and striker Anthony
Santaga (Green Bay Notre Dame) and midfielder Jack Keeling scored in a 14-minute span in
the second half as the Madison 56ers beat the Quad City Eagles 3-0 in their National Premier Soccer
League Midwest Region Central Conference home opener Sunday at Breese Stevens Field.
It's the Euro vs. Austerity... not really, but the country suffering through financial difficulties
takes on the country most likely footing a majority of the bill... It wasn't even close. A great
Samaras goal for Greece, but it was all Germany who went up 4-1 before giving up a token penalty by
Boateng on a handball in the box late in the game.
Oh boy, was I wrong yesterday, predicting scoring wouldn't be a problem for Oranje... Ahead of this
tournament all the Dutch people focused on the problems with our back four. The defensive troubles
made headlines in all the papers and was a returning subject on all the sports programmes. With all
this in mind, you can image the Dutch are pretty confused after the 0-1 loss against Denmark.
Ten years ago today a young US National Team opened their 2002 World Cup with a stunning 3-2
defeat of Portugal. The victory helped get the US past the group stage and was one of two
absolutely shocking defeats for the Portuguese, the other one coming at the hands of the hosts,
The win was eventually overshadowed by the USMNT's 2-0 defeat of Mexico in the Round of 16, and
Torsten Frings' uncalled handball in the box in the quarter finals.
In a weekend where most soccer fans were focused on the Champions League final, Major League Soccer
pushed ahead with eight Saturday games and one on Sunday. The highlight of the weekend? How about
the quickly revamped Chivas USA beating the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday night. LA was
reduced to 10-men in the 70th minute when Junior Lopes was sent off for a handball in the box.
There was a moment just the one, mind you where I thought this one might go south. And it was
this: a clear handball on the line to deny United a goal. Should have been a penalty. Should have
been a red card. Given just how fragile TFC must be after their terrible start to 2012, that would
have been a death warrant for them.
Dallas and RSL split the points on Wednesday night in front of 10,069 fans at FC Dallas Stadium.
Dallas opened the scoring from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time, with Tony Beltran
called for a handball in the box and Brek Shea converting the ensuing penalty. Salt Lake's Emiliano
Bonfigli equalized in the 72nd minute.
This has to be one of the most entertaining andunbelievable hissy-fits we have ever witnessed from a football manager. The match in question is a top-tier Bulgarian clash between CSKA Sofia and Botev Vratsa and the madness kicks off when a Botev player concedes a red card for a handball in his own area.
In what has turned into one of the Timbers' longest standing traditions since joining MLS, the
team gave up three goals while visiting Colorado's Dicks Sporting Goods Park. In a lackluster
effort, standout performances were few and far between, with even the best showings tempered by
moments of rashness or lapses in concentration.
Last night's loss made it six games in a row without a win, and four defeats running. The New
England Revolution are having some serious trouble right now, and honestly should have put away a
Montreal Impact side that's not particularly bad, but not as good as the Revs should be, either.
Here are the postgame quotes, with a little extra that didn't show up on the Revolution
Women's Handball Competition - Group B Friday 3rd August 2012 Copper Box Arena
Like previously stated in part 1 it was my intention to get tickets for an event at the Olympic
Park itself, but following the original ballot and secondary sales I was unable to get anything
other than for football.
In Group C it came down to a battle between hearts and minds. Between boxty and paella. Sure,
Ireland isn't going to win this group. But they shouldn't have to suffer alone. And the cider they
drink when they're suffering is uniformly excellent. So I'll have me some of that. Sounder at Heart
has spoken, and Ireland it is.
It was a decent start for the USA as the match was fairly even through about 10 minutes. In the
12th minute, there was some controversy as a penalty kick was given to Brazil for a handball on USA
defender Oguchi Onyewu. Replays show that it wasn't deliberate and probably a bit harsh as Onyewu
didn't even receive a yellow card.