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  1. Video: Brazilian beach soccer star scores unreal goal

    Chris Wright

    This video dates back to May but has only just started to do the viral rounds. What you are about to witness is the goal scored by bona fide Brazilian beach football superstar Bruno Xavier; the ninth and final goal in Brazil's comprehensive 9-4 vi...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  2. Robbie Savage wears disguise to turn out for old Sunday League te...

    Chris Wright

    As part of a segment on grassroots football for the BBC's "The One Show," Robbie Savage went undercover with the help of a prosthetic latex mask, adhesive facial hair and a wig in order to turn out for his boyhood club, Bradley Park FC, in the Wrexha...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  3. Video: President Obama plays football with Japanese robot

    Chris Wright

    As part of his Asian tour, U.S. President Barack Obama visited students at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, where he took a bit of time out to have a quick kick-around with Asimo, Honda's world-famous humanoid robot, i...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  4. Video: Neymar takes on Ken Block's rally car in football freestyl...

    Chris Wright

    Finding himself at a loose end with an afternoon to spare, Neymar recently decided to take on X Games superstar Ken Block in a football/rally hybrid freestyle duel, with the pair attempting to outdo each other with a series of flashy tricks. With ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. GIF: Normal people attempt to jump as high as Cristiano Ronaldo

    Chris Wright

    Set up at a sports expo, here we see a physical test in which a football is dangled from the ceiling at the kind of height at which Cristiano Ronaldo is able to connect with the more impressive of his headers -- roughly 2.88 metres (9.4 feet!) off th...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  6. Argentinian 'anti-violence' team have two players sent off in fir...

    Chris Wright

    An Argentinian football team specifically founded and named in honour of Pope Francis in order to promote nonviolence in the sport had two of their players sent off in the club's first-ever match on Saturday. Papa Francisco FC were formed last yea...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  7. Luis Suarez plays football with young Liverpool fan

    Chris Wright

    An anecdote appeared on the Liverpool FC Reddit page yesterday (and has since done the various social media rounds) about Luis Suarez which shows the sometimes-controversial Liverpool striker in an altogether more flattering light. Suarez was taki...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Brazucam to capture world football from ball's-eye-view

    Chris Wright

    In a bid to wet your whistle as part of their pre-World Cup tilt, adidas have kitted a special version of their official Brazil 2014 match-ball, the Brazuca, and sent it around the world to film and celebrate the beautiful game being played in all it...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  9. Toe Poke Top 10: Alternative list of football's strangest injurie...

    Chris Wright

    Seeing as how Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker went out of his way earlier this week to enter the pantheon of ridiculous footballing injuries by tripping over a bicycle rack while walking around the city and giving himself a suspected c...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  10. Video: Sky Germany's pitchside host Jessica Kastrop hit by waywar...

    Chris Wright

    Spare a thought for Sky Germany football host Jessica Kastrop who, just four years after suffering the ignominy of having her cranium buffeted by a wayward Khalid Boulahrouz pass while live on air, once again fell foul of the primary danger of pitchs...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  11. Keira Knightley declares her love for Gary Neville and his 'amazi...

    Chris Wright

    It's fair to say that Gary Neville has won many a cynic over since making his post-retirement move into the murky world of football commentary, with fans and players alike lining up to laden him with plaudits for his eloquent, intelligent, insightful...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  12. Video: NBA rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo pulls off laser-guided tr...

    Chris Wright

    Having popped in to watch his local indoor football team, the Milwaukee Wave, 19-year-old Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo was coaxed into attempting a halftime trick shot in a bid to win a Waves fan a new scooter. Now, admittedly, TP'...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. Non-league Tunstall Town finally end 171-game winless streak

    Chris Wright

    The longest winless streak in English football was broken on Saturday afternoon when Tunstall Town finally battled their way to a home victory, ending a jinx that dated back 6 1/2 years. It was an awfully long time in coming. The 2-1 victory Satur...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  14. Wigan's James McArthur refuses to miss Arsenal-Bayern while wife ...

    Chris Wright

    Being hopelessly addicted to football can certainly have its pitfalls, especially when pesky "major life events" crop up at the very same time you're trying to hunker down and watch a big game on television. Just ask James McArthur. Rather inconsi...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  15. Italian lower-league side score eight own-goals in final 10 mins ...

    Chris Wright

    An Italian lower-league side from the Eccellenza Sicilia league (i.e, the regional eighth tier of the Italian football pyramid) are being investigated after it transpired that they managed to score eight own-goals in the closing stages of a recent cu...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  16. Real Madrid's Pepe donates food to families in need

    Chris Wright

    You don't usually have to go very far to find a football fan who both loathes and detests every fibre of Real Madrid centre-half Pepe's being for his fairly regular bouts of cynical, and sometimes violent conduct on the field. This, of course, is ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014