The internet is a wonderful thing: one day you're sourcing and buying weapons-grade enriched uranium on Ebay, the next you're sat watching footage of a Brazilian World Cup protester in Rio connecting with a sweet volley to a police teargas cannister which someone out there has overdubbed with a classic blast of "manic Brazilian commentary".
With the scores level at 1-1 and having already scored once at the right end, South Africa striker Bernard Parker scored an absolutely world class own-goal to put Ethiopia 2-1 up against Bafana Bafana...
POW! What a connection!
Parker's stupendous bullet header OG eventually saw Ethiopia snaffle victory and therefore qualify for the African World Cup qualifying play-offs at the expense of South Africa, with the 2010 hosts being effectively knocked out as Ethiopia cannot be caught in Group A.
This game may have happened on Tuesday night but I thought it still worth popping up for your perusal.
Edinson Cavani, he of the long flowing locks and powerhouse goal-scoring, is one of the most wanted players in Europe right now, with Premier League big guns Chelsea and Man City after the 24-year-old's signature, although Real Madrid now look to be in pole position to purchase the player.
Sweden vs Faroe Islands 2013 Highlights 2-0 Ibrahimovic Goals Granqvist Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Sweden vs Faroe Islands 2013 Highlights 2-0 Ibrahimovic Goals Granqvist Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Sweden vs Faroe Islands 2013 ( Sweden Faroes VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Sweden vs Faroe Islands 3-0 ( Ibrahimovic*2) Friends Arena, Solna- 11 June, 2013- 18.
USA vs Honduras 2013 Highlights Salt Lake City 1-0 CONCACAF Qualifying Jozy Altidore Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
USA vs Honduras 2013 Highlights Salt Lake City 1-0 CONCACAF Qualifying Jozy Altidore Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter USA vs Honduras 2013 ( United States Honduras VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- United States vs Honduras 1-0 ( Altidore) Rio Tinto Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah- 18 [.
USA vs Panama 2-0 Highlights 2013 Seattle CONCACAF Qualifying Altidore Johnson Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
USA vs Panama 2-0 Highlights 2013 Seattle CONCACAF Qualifying Altidore Johnson Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter United States vs Panama 2013 ( USA Panama Qualifier VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- United States vs Panama 2-0 ( Altidore, Johnson) CenturyLink Field, Seattle- Hexagonal CONCACAF Qualifying- 11 June, [.
I want to share this video. Perhaps a lot of people disagree, surely a lot of people, football fans, would rather ignore it. But there is truth in the fact that a world cup overshadows a lot of things that are, much, much more important. Football is the most important of all unimportant thins, but sadly a lot of powerful and rich people want to make us think that it is the most important to
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of some of Brazil's biggest cities to join rapidly growing protests against a rise in public transportation cost, longstanding government corruption, exorbitant taxes and large amounts of public money spent on the ongoing Confederations Cup, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
"Everything in Brazil is a mess. There is no education, health care — no security. The government doesn't care.We're a rich country with a lot of potential but the money doesn't go to those who need it most.
FIFA made available close to 12-thousand extra tickets for the Confederations Cup, which kicks off this Saturday, according to their official website. Prices will remain the same as when tickets first got distributed, starting from $28 (national market) and $60 (international market) for a group stage match to $209 (national market) and $220 (international market) for the final on June 30.
Confederations Cup preview: Spain, Brazil and Italy favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2013 Confederations Cup kicks off this weekend in Brazil, with a number of the favourites for next year's World Cup taking part. The mini-tournament only features eight teams, but the hosts, Spain and Italy will look to flex their muscles ahead of the real event next summer.
While we're less one than year away from the first match of FIFA World Cup 2014, the FIFA Confederations Cup starts tomorrow. The tournament, which is a dry-run for the World Cup, features eight teams from around the world competing over two weeks. The teams competing are Brazil, Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Uruguay and Tahiti.
The top storyline it seems ahead of the Confederations Cup this summer has been the molasses-like pace that some of the World Cup stadiums in Brazil are being completed at.
The Maracana, Brazil's jewel piece and stadium to host the opener and final, is still undergoing construction on parts of the stadium, though FIFA President Sepp Blatter eased fears that it wouldn't be finished in time for the start of next summer's World Cup.
The tournament was originally organised by and held in Saudi Arabia and called the 'King Fahd Cup', contested by the Saudi national side and some continental champions. In 1997, FIFA took over the organisation of the tournament, named it the FIFA Confederations Cup and staged the competition every two years.
12 June 2013 2014. We're one year away from the best month, the one month that comes around every four years.The World Cup kicks off in 365 days. *Takes a deep breath, falls out of chair from excitement*
Today is a huge date! In exactly one year begins the 20th World Cup in Brazil. It's Brazil second organization of the event after the 1950 tournament episode after which this blog is named after! It's going to be huge, awesome, thrilling, dramatic, and I can't wait to be there!
Although South Africa feels like it was just yesterday, today marks one year until the opening game of World Cup 2014. Brazil is gearing up to host the 20th FIFA World Cup, with the first game in Sao Paulo on 12th June 2014, and qualifiers have been taking place around the world this last week as the road to the finals heats up.
With less than a week to the start of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, many questions pertinent to the participants of the competition are being asked. Is Brazil going to be ready to host the FIFA World Cup next year, considering the persistent issues they've faced so far? Will Spain be the third country after Italy and Brazil to win back-to-back World Cup titles?
A year before the 2014 World Cup: Argentina are favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Wednesday, it will officially be one year before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil gets under way. Despite a number of highly impressive sides around at the moment it is Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, who look favourites to lift the World Cup trophy on 13th July 2014.
Immediately after the United States Men's National Team's 2-1 loss to Honduras back on February 6 in San Pedro Sula, many of us saw a team in crisis. The Yanks not only lost, they were completely outplayed by the Catrachos. Fast forward to today, and those memories are nigh unrecognizable. The USMNT sit top of the table at the midpoint of the Hexagonal, CONCACAF's final round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, and three of their remaining five games will be on American soil.
SEATTLE (June 9, 2013) - Local Seattle artist Art Chantry has designed a game-specific poster for the U.S. Men's National Team's FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Panama on June 11 at CenturyLink Field.
U.S. Soccer Poster by Art Chantry
Chantry is a graphic designer based in the Northwest whose lo-fi, high contrast designs have been used by famous rock bands such as Nirvana, Hole, Gang of Four and several others.
The U.S. Men's National Team, surrounded by doubt as recently as mid-March, arrived riding a string of impressive results and almost casually dismissed Panama to seize first place in CONCACAF's final round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
Australia vs Iraq 2013 Highlights 1-0 Socceroos Kennedy Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Australia vs Iraq 2013 Highlights 1-0 Socceroos Kennedy Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Australia vs Iraq 2013 ( Socceroos Iraq VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Australia vs Iraq 1-0 ( Kennedy) ANZ Stadium, Sydney- AFC World Cup 2014 Qualifying- 18 June, 2013- 18/6/13- 10.
Australia vs Jordan 4-0 Highlights 2013 Socceroos Goals Bresciano Kruse Cahill Neill Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Australia vs Jordan 4-0 Highlights 2013 Socceroos Goals Bresciano Kruse Cahill Neill Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Australia vs Jordan 2013 ( Socceroos Jordan VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Australia vs Jordan 4-0 ( Bresciano, Cahill, Neill, Kruse) Etihad Stadium, Melbourne- 11 June, 2013- Tuesday- 11/6/13- WC [.
With club league games, club domestic cup games, club European games, international friendlies, international qualifiers; a soccer players season can be a little long. Now clubs are looking at taking their teams on tour after the season, how much is too much. Now Rupert Murdoch wants global summer football tournament.
Michael Ballack: 90 minutes of long-awaited, unthreatened triumph for German legend 'Ciao Capitano' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Michael Ballack's testimonial on Wednesday night proved to be a fitting end to a career littered with loose ends.
A proverbial buffet of former and current international stars, with a combined caps total of over 1,600, rolled out in Leipzig, East Germany, on what was a gloriously royal affair; with 45,000 fans and well-wishers filling the impressive, Red Bull Arena to the brim.
The setting? The 1982 World Cup in Spain. Oh, and Poland in 1982, which was a country under martial law. Censorship was flourishing, policemen patrolled every street, and political opposition filled every prison.
Despite such a period of darkness, its citizens found solace as they watched their team triumph and become "the best TV series of martial law Poland.
Italy surprised many when they reached the Euro 2012 finals last summer, can they repeat that feat at the Confederations Cup?
It will be difficult to do so. Italy are in a slump at the moment, winning only two of their last seven international games, against Malta and San Marino. Not exactly the form that you want heading into a big tournament like this.
Qatar's hosting of the World Cup has rightly come in for much criticism, with the country's strict treatment of homosexuality in particular being attacked. However, one thing we were promised were futuristic stadia, and they have at least delivered on that remit. This is the design for the Al Wakrah stadium, which will hold 45,000 [.
Norway's youth revolution continues but a new coach is needed is a post from: Just Football
by Vegard Rinne
In November of 2010 I wrote a piece about the current youth revolution in Norwegian football. Now, we are seeing the first real results of said revolution, with Norway playing in the 2013 U-21 European Championships in Israel.