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Rock The Cradle: Bebeto’s Son, As Welcomed Into The World At USA ’94, Has Just Signed For Sporting Lisbon (Photo)

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Romario, Mazinho and new father Bebeto "rock the cradle" at the 1994 World Cup (Photo: PA)

In what is certain to come as alarming news for footballs fans of a certain age, the newbornbaby that Bebeto welcomed into the world at the 1994 World Cup is now a mature and fully functioning adult.

Can’t Beat A Little R&R: Leeds United Can Now Boast Having Both Ronaldo And Romario On Their Books

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One little snippet of transfer deadline news that you might have overlooked is that Leeds United managed to end the day with both Ronaldo and Romario on their books.

Alas, before you go getting excited, we're not talking about the legendary Brazilian pair you see above you, for they now share a combined age of 89.

POTD : Brazil Recovering From Silver Medal Football Defeat, Neymar and Dani Alves’ New Look

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THE HORROR! After a ridiculous (we mean it, in every sense of the word) 2-1 defeat to Mexico in the Olympics Football Final on Saturday, Brazil have one last friendly against Switzerland to play in on Wednesday. As written on Neymar's face, they'd prefer to head home now, if you'd kindly please, or at least take a break before the domestic season starts!

Olympics 2012 Football – Brazil, Mexico Each Seek First Gold

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Brazil hasn't been this nigh to the amber medal in men's soccer since Romario was a bright immature adept in the belated 1980s. It's up to Neymar, the future of Brazilian soccer, to extremity tenners of defeat.

Romario Tells Us How He Really Feels About The Selecao

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Big thing for Brazilians, this whole World Cup at home business coming up in a little over two years. Expectations will be a touch on the high side, and number six is certainly on the minds of many.

Romario, one of those past icons whose personality has kept his flames of relevance burning in a number of ways, has other ideas.

Ricardo Teixeira: Another corrupt FIFA overlord bows out

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Ricardo Teixeira, the CBF president for 23 years and the man behind Brazil's 2014 World Cup bid stepped down citing health concerns. It was a great day for football.

Romario, the former footballer and now elected official who campaigned on reforming football reacted: "Today we can celebrate," Romario posted on his Twitter and Facebook pages.

FC Barcelona vs. Brazil in 1999 - The Full Match The beginning...

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FC Barcelona vs. Brazil in 1999 - The Full Match

The beginning of the week is never enjoyable, but let's lessen the dosage of suffering with a glorious find on Youtube. 1999 was FC Barcelona's centenary year and the whole season was quite the celebration of everything FC Barcelona.

Romarinho scores a goal to make us all feel old – video

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Remember USA '94? Remember Brazil scoring goals and then acting out that rock-the-baby celebration? If your answers to the above two questions are yes then the video above is certain to make you feel old. It is currently the season break in Brazil, but football fans have been watching the Sao Paulo Junior Cup, trying [.

Christmas Wrap : Arsenal’s Hospital Visit, Santa Fabregas & 32,000 Tickets For Disabled At World Cup

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WEEKEND WRAP : CHRISTMAS EDITION

Nothing warms our heart (and stockings) more than futbolitos who are committed to charity work and give back to their communities! To be fair, every club in world football makes an attempt do this but special mention must go out to Tottenham, whose efforts are equally impressive (na na, don't be hatin' this Christmas!

Noticias : Iniesta’s Christmas Shopping, Ronaldinho’s ‘Pyjama Party’ & Man City’s Triple Threat

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It's Christmas week... la semana de Navidad! In the Premiership, however, life goes on for Kun Aguero and co', who scored in City's 3-0 victory over Aston Villa last night. Kun scored a brace, and the goal celebrations had everything except Dani Alves' brilliant Santa hat.

FC Barcelona

Barcelona’s best starting XI of all-time

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FC Barcelonahave been truly blessed with some quality, quality players in their history. Rivaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov, Miguel Nadal, Sergio Busquets, Andoni Zubizarreta ... and these are just some of the names who DID NOT make XI!

This side has players from different eras of Barcelona's illustrious history, from the side that dominated La Liga in the post-war years to Johan Cruyff's dream team and Guardiola's all-conquering stars.

Barcelona’s best starting XI of all-time

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FC Barcelonahave been truly blessed with some quality, quality players in their history. Rivaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov, Miguel Nadal, Sergio Busquets, Andoni Zubizarreta ... and these are just some of the names who DID NOT make XI!

This side has players from different eras of Barcelona's illustrious history, from the side that dominated La Liga in the post-war years to Johan Cruyff's dream team and Guardiola's all-conquering stars.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Top 10 Goals in Modern El Clasico History

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FC Barcelona Trip: Day 8 Notes

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Our club president, Paul Walker, with Champions League trophy.

Barca Day 8

Woke up to a pleasant surprise on Sunday morning. A good friend of mine here in Barcelona, Xavier Giralt Baldellou is immersed heavily in FCB through family in high places. He brought the replica of the 2009 Champions League Trophy (the one used on world tours and museum) to our team hotel so the kids and families could have a photo op.

FC Barcelona Trip: Day 2 Notes

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Monday March 26th

Woke up beat to hell but forced myself up and skipped breakfast (no time). Left hotel at 9:30 am to walk to turf field across the street from Camp Nou for coaches course with Jordi Vinyals and Arnau. Coaches ran sessions and they critiqued them to improve. Paul and I went to Barca offices to secure tickets for Stadium Tour, Athletic Bilbao game, and Milan game.

Romarinho shows he's a chip of the old block

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16 year old Romarinho, the son of one of the most prolific goalscorers in history, Romario, scores a vital winning goal for Vasco's youth team in their opener against Sao Francisco.

Romarinho begins his career at Vasco, like his father, before he moved onto PSV and thereafter Barcelona cementing his place as one of the world's most feared poachers.

Philadelphia Union

Readying for NYCFC, US faces Netherlands, more NT and FIFA news

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UNion bits ahead of Saturday's home game against NYCFC. National team and FIFA corruption scandal news.

Playoff scenarios, international callups, Sak focus of criticism, more

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On the Union's slim playoff chances. Mbolhi only Union player with international callup. Sakiewicz focus of criticism in press reports. Much more.

More from Sunday’s big win, Jack’s path, power rankings surge, Casey for Goal of the Week, more news

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Post-win storylines. Jack's path to greatness. Casey for Goal of the Week. Union surge in power rankings. Local teams in US Development Academy playoffs. US U-20 WC hopes stay alive. News from Brazil. More.

Kleberson begins training with Union, Casey’s impact, soccer walk, more

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Kleberson to begin training with the Union today. On what Conor Casey brings to the offense. A soccer walk through Philly. Return of UEFA and CONCACAF Champions League play. More news.

Le Return, le re-entry, more le news

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More on Le Toux's return to the Union. Seba press conference at 10am. Re-Entry process today at 3:30pm. Reading United players 2 of 3 Hermann Trophy finalists. Help Kick Hunger on Saturday. More news.

Ronaldo

Samba tanzt der Fußballgott

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Samba tanzt der Fußballgott

Brasilien! Das ist Sonne, Samba und Karneval. Das ist Copacabana, Leidenschaft und Favelas. Und das ist Fußball! Pele, Ronaldo, Romario, Neymar, Socrates, Garrincha...über Jahrzehnte hinweg hat Brasilien Fussballer im Weltklasseformat hervorgebracht und teilweise auch in die ganze Welt ziehen lassen.

Partido amistoso Amigos de Ronaldo 3-2 Amigos de Zidane todos lo goles

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En un partido amistoso dos ex galácticos decidieron armar sus escuadras con leyendas del fútbol mundial y recaudar fondos para una noble causa, que año con año piensan realizar para ayudar a combatir la pobreza en Brasil y Africa. En esta edición fue en Porto Alegre Brasil.

El atacante francés Zidane a pesar de haber perdido el partido fue el que más clase mostró de todos los jugadores en la cancha; anoto un golazo que nos hizo recordar aquel monstruo de gol que realizo con el Real Madrid en la final de la Champions League.

30 máximos goleadores históricos del mundo.

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20.04.2012 - Después de revisar la ambiciosa y dudosa sumatoria de goles de Pelé, desprendida de la investigación de Martín Estévez (El Gráfico), mostramos la tabla de los 30 máximos goleadores del mundo (actualizada al 25 de marzo de 2012).
Liderada por el "Chapulín" Romario, la lista incluye otros 6 brasileños (Pelé, Tulio, Zico, Dinamita, Friedenreich y Ronaldo), 5 húngaros (Puskas, Deak, Zsengeller, Schlosser y Sarosi) y 2 argentinos (Di Stéfano y Carlos Bianchi).

Wayne Rooney en el Carnaval de Río.

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21.02.2012 - Que el fútbol sea representación de fantasías en el carnaval de Río puede no sorprender. Pero que en una de las alas de União da Ilha (Río de Janeiro), en un sombódromo poblado de verdeamarelhas y admiradas estrellas como Ronaldo, Romario, Zico y Pelé aparezca Wayne Rooney (?

Pele

Thierry Henry Scored, Alert The Internet

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Titi scored his 400th career goal last weekend, which is incredibly impressive to everyone not named Romario. (Pele still seems to have one foot in reality. Sometimes.) The Internet then took hold of his leaning-against-the-goal post celebrations and dashed right to Photoshop. The resulting collection is brilliant.

Los falsos 1283 goles de Pelé

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18.04.2012 - A las 23.11 hs del 19 de noviembre de 1969 la invasión de hinchas, periodistas y fotógrafos al campo de juego del Maracaná provocaba la suspensión del partido Santos 2 Vasco da Gama 1: Pelé, de penal, acababa de convertir su gol número 1000 al arquero argentino Edgardo Andrada.

Videos

Brazilian Goalkeeper Almost Decapitates Striker With Leaping Karate Kick (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, over in the Brazilian second tier on Sunday afternoon, America-RN 'keeper Dida Valdemar  - a graduate of the Harald Schumacher School of Mortal Kombat Goalkeeping almost decapitates Ceara striker Romario with a karate kick to the neck, an offence deemed only worthy of a yellow card and stern stare from the referee.

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.

World Cup

Romario is better than Leo Messi, says Romario

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Romario sets up a vastly inferior Argentinean in a 2011 charity match

Brazilian legend Romario has never been short on self confidence, and with a illustrious 24-year career that saw him win a World Cup and numerous domestic titles, he has every reason to feel good about himself.

Yet the 46-year-old, now a member of Brazilian congress, has anointed himself into the Holy Triumvirate of the best three players of all time, ranking himself above a certain Lionel Messi.

The Only U.S. Win Against Brazil

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In one of the biggest upsets in the history of the U.S. Men's National Team, the USA beat Brazil 1-0 on Feb. 11, 1998, in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. That game was the first U.S. win against the South American side, and today it remains the only time in 16 matches the U.S. has emerged victorious.

Manchester United

Best Football Boots of 2011

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Best Football Boots of 2011 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holiday season is nearby and the season is getting more and more interesting as Real Madrid finally have the upper hand on Barcelona heading into the El Clasico and in the English Premier League, Manchester United is yet again leading the chasing pack but this time behind Manchester City.

Maldini’s Losing Streak, Rivelino’s Disturbing Lack Of Faith: Five Brilliant Football Facts

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By Chris Wright

It's been a few days now since Mike Jones screwed up the vast majority of football betting markets up and down the length and breadth of the internet by awarding Newcastle that dodgy penalty at Old Trafford a penalty many saw as overdue punishment for a team that 'never concede penalties'.

Maldini’s Losing Streak, Rivelino’s Disturbing Lack Of Faith: Five Brilliant Football Facts

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By Chris Wright

It's been a few days now since Mike Jones screwed up the vast majority of football betting markets up and down the length and breadth of the internet by awarding Newcastle that dodgy penalty at Old Trafford a penalty many saw as overdue punishment for a team that 'never concede penalties'.

The Rest

The US and the 1994 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 1994 World Cup, the only time the US hosted the tournament.

Montreal loss sets up big game on Saturday, Le Toux availability “doesn’t look great,” WC seeds, more

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Montreal's loss to LA raises the stakes for Saturday's game against the Union. Le Toux availability in doubt. Underdogging. More press conference news. WC seeds announced. More.

74-Year-Old Sunday League Veteran Scores 1,300th Career Goal

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By Chris Wright

While still a few years younger than Brad Friedel looks, 74-year-old grandfather of five Derek May has hit a career milestone that not many can boast after tucking away his 1,300th career goal only Romario probably has more goals to his name, though he tends to count goals scored in Subbuteo and against his kids in the back garden.

Sapling Snapshot: Rough Opener Edition

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The Portland Timbers U-17/18 squad fell in it's first competitive match on Saturday 5-0 at Chivas USA (the U-15/16 team drew 2-2, but further information is not currently available).

The Chivas ‘Kids' saw goals from Julio Chavez (11'), Michael Gonzalez (66'), Romario Lomell (53') and a brace from Daniel Moreno (19', 32').

DTotD: Brazilian goalkeeper earns yellow for flying kick takedown

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Stopping an opponent in the box can be difficult for some goalkeepers, but Dida Valdemar of Brazilian Serie B side America-RN has developed a fool-proof technique that will not only put opponents on the ground, but make them think twice about trying to score ever again. Assuming, of course, that they still have the capacity to even think once after said technique is implemented against them.

Staged Positional Training Commences

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June 16 marked the beginning of our position-focused training sessions.

Of course most sessions we run have positional play development going on. But this is different with respect to focus, and magnitude.

What I'm talking about here is segregating the players by time.