34 year old Andrea Pirlo scored this perfectly struck free-kick to give Italy the lead against Mexico last night, before Manchester United striker Chicarito continued his remarkable International goal spree from the penalty spot before half-time.
However Mario Balotelli grabbed the winner late on before flexing his muscle's and getting his third yellow card in a row something which Italian manager Cesare Prandelli wasn't too impressed with despite the victory.
Manchester United are widely expected to sign Kevin Strootman this morning or tomorrow at the very latest. And it looks like they have found a player with some common sense as he refused to comment on a potential move while representing Holland Under-21s. Betting on the PSV Eindhoven youngster moving to Old Trafford was suspended [.
Clearly Germany felt that being stripped of their Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund players was not enough of a handicap for their match against the USA. They took to measures such as those in the video above in which second-choice keeper Marc Andre ter Stegen scores a ridiculous own goal. Alas, Die Mannschaft gave the [.
USA goalkeeper Tim Howard let out a scream of "What the f**k!" after Everton team-mate Kevin Mirallas scored past him during yesterday's match between USA and Belgium. The Toffees goalie was far from happy with the defensive efforts of those in front of him. His yelled f-bomb was captured loud and clear by the broadcast [.
Arsenal's Lukas Podolski opened the scoring after just six seconds as a second-string Germany side beat Ecuador 4-2. He nipped in to pinch the ball off defender Gabriel Achilier and stroke it into the far corner of the goal to grab one of the fastest goals of the year and the fastest of his career. [.
With the world's best footballer in town for a World Cup qualifier, Bolivia's president Evo Morales took the opportunity to foist the national dress upon him. Morales handed Lionel Messi a poncho to wear when the two met. The Barcelona star duly obliged, although he seemed eager to get out of his poncho again as [.
szólj hozzá: Honduras vs Mexico 2:2 GOALS HIGHLIGHTS
On Friday, Javier Hernandez scored goals for Mexico in their 2-2 draw with Honduras. He has now scored 30 goals in 45 games for his country. Only five players have scored more goals for Mexico than Hernandez.
"VIDEO: Chicharito Scores Two More For Mexico" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.
Wilfried Zaha shows just why Sir Alex Ferguson signed the Crystal Palace youngster in January with this nicely taken goal having taken out to Romanian defenders in the process. Albeit it at U-21 level.
Cristiano Ronaldo may have scored in Portugal's 1-0 win over Croatia in the final match last night ("Yay! Holiday time!") However, all eyes were on 16-year-old Alen Halilovic hailed as the nation's next Messi who made his long-awaited debut for his country in the Portuguese-dominated Swiss capital of Geneva.
England under 21s suffered defeat in their opening European Championship match against Italy. On paper, it looked like the toughest match of the group for Stuart Pearce's side, and they were unable to get anything out of the game. A 79th minute free-kick from Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne was enough to secure victory for the Italians.
Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah is making a daily video diary from the European Under-21 Championships in Israel. The hot topic in his first installment was a table tennis dispute with Manchester United new boy Wilfried Zaha. With the players seemingly a bit unsure about the rules, they both left the table claiming victory.
Mark Chamberlain, dad of England star Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, missed his son's excellent goal against Brazil after falling asleep during the game. The former England international blamed an early morning airport run for his dozing, but we reckon the first-half of the match should also shoulder some of the blame.
England goalscorer Alex Oxlade Chamberlain came in for some minor criticism during the 2-2 draw with Brazil after being spotted staking a claim for Neymar's shirt during the game. The Arsenal midfielder struck up a shirt-swap deal with Brazil's Barca-bound pin-up boy in the middle of the match. ITV pundits Gareth Southgate and, particularly, Roy [.
Brazil 2 2 England Fulltime Highlights by TenMillionSlaves 1. Feed the Ox's insatiable appetite for highly collectible match-worn shirts and he will score. 2. Joe Hart stood up quite well to the little 11 vs one test his team-mates decided to put him through in the first-half. 3. By full-time, Phil Jones' face [.
There was a time when beach sessions involving the England squad were between the players, the young lady in question and perhaps one amateur cameraman. These days it is a full blown media event, with all members of the national team setup performing awkward stretching routines while the FA's director of communications, Adrian Bevington, faces [.
Daniel Sturridge will miss England's match against Brazil after picking up an injury during last night's draw with the Republic of Ireland. The Liverpool striker was stretchered off with an ankle injury after 38 minutes. England manager Roy Hodgson said: "He's not going to Brazil. He had a good start and we were sad to [.
E_I footyroom.com by footyroom England drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland in an underwhelming friendly at Wembley. Giovanni Trapattoni's side took the lead when Shane Long took advantage of some dubious positioning from Glen Johnson to angle an excellent header into the net. Frank Lampard bagged an equaliser when he took advantage of some [.
Sergio Ramos has been feeling upset over the criticism Spain received despite emerging top of their World Cup Qualifying group, but really, there's nothing to cry about. No te sientas triste, o'mbre!! The defender became the youngest player at 26 years and 358 days -to accumulate 100 caps for La Furia Roja last Friday.
1. Crowd trouble at an England match and the English supporters are nothing but bewildered spectators. How times have changed. 2. Nothing signifies an ultimately disappointing draw is on the horizon quite like an early England goal. 3. Given Joe Hart's propensity to find touch with such regularity, he might have been the man to [.
Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy has been threatened with violence by Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni if he cannot shake off his shyness. Trapattoni wants the former Hamilton youngster to come out of his shell and make his presence felt on the international stage. And if he doesn't, his national team manager will punch [.
England under-21s picked up a comfortable 4-0 win over nine-man Austria under-21s at Brighton's Amex Stadium last night. Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey opened the scoring with a low free-kick from the edge of the box. A penalty from Josh McEachran and goals from Marvin Sordell and Connor Wickham completed the scoring.
Montenegro coach, Branko Brnovic, is shaping up to quite a character ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier against England tonight. Among his latest classic quips were on England's snotty attitude towards the state the City Stadium pitch (aka #firstworldproblems) and the fact that it shouldn't impose problems, given the fact that the typical English game is all about long passes.
1. This was the perfect match to lull England into a false sense of security ahead of the Montenegro match. 2. Great to see Joe Hart back to his best after some shaky form. 3. San Marino's best performer was the stadium announcer, who undermined all the England egos by reversing their names as if [..
Following Manchester United putting pressure on Rio Ferdinand to pull out of international duty to ensure that he continues with his fitness regime to ensure that he keeps fit, Ferguson faced some criticism for his role in club over country players. In the international games that followed, four United players started against San Marino.
Manchester United have produced more English talent for the national team than any other club but when looking at the younger players in the England squad you could argue they don't match the ability of the so-called "golden generation". When asked whether he thought there were enough good English players coming through, Michael Carrick sung the praises of our youth players.
Using the word 'minnow' to describe Tahiti's participation in FIFA's Confederation Cup doesn't even come close to describe their status. This is a country that had one professional player and lost their last fixture to New Caledonia. And, for large periods of their opening match against Nigeria, that showed.
Oh dear oh dear. First Mario Balotelli took offence at the presence of a couple of astronauts, and then Christian Benteke attracted a couple of astronaut fans complete with banners. I think we all hoped that that would be the end of the episode, but when Mexico faced USA on Tuesday more fancy dress spacemen [.
New Zealand beat minnows New Caledonia 2-1 last Friday, and attacker Shane Smeltz took a horrendous kick to the face during the final seconds, which unbelievably was not seen as worthy of a penalty. The referee gave a goal kick for a smash into the head which led to the injury, a picture of which [..
Spain are set to face play in a Group I World Cup qualifying rematch against France tonight. Interestingly, both teams are jostling to become leaders of the group and France are the surprising frontrunners after their 3-1 win over Georgia last week.
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Your significant other After the all-encompassing whirlwind of domestic football comes the dreary lull of the international break. There have been tumble weeds spotted rolling across Premier League and Championship pitches and the tabloids have resorted to making up transfer stories in a vain attempt to generate interest.
Following the disgraceful treatment of Rio Ferdinand by Roy Hodgson and the FA, our defender was finally called up to the England squad for the World Cup qualifying games against San Marino and Montenegro. Whilst it was clear the player wanted to represent his country again, the manager hinted that there might be some issues because of Rio's personalised programme to ensure he avoids injury.