Tag Archive: Soccer


Shocking Scenes As Serbia v Albania Suspended After ‘Drone’ Sparks Brawl

 

 

 

 

 

” It was always set to be an emotive clash, but Serbia’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania in Belgrade descended into chaos after a light aircraft dropped a Greater Albanian flag on to the pitch, leading to the match being abandoned.

  Late in the first half, the aircraft – which appeared to be remote-controlled – provocatively dangled the flag over the pitch, with the offending item hitting the turf soon afterwards.

  Players were pelted by objects from fans and the match was halted by English referee Martin Atkinson. Hilariously, stadium staff then pumped out hits by American singer Cher in order to calm fans.

  The match eventually restarted, but was called off in the second half after flares landed on the pitch with the score at 0-0. “

 

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” FOX Sports made a compilation thing of all the goal celebration dances from FIFA World Cup .”

Saturday Steyn

Boots On The Ground

 

 

 

 

 

” I mentioned this 2002 column of mine last week in connection with the Saudi Ambassador’s idiosyncratic response to it. But it seems appropriate to give it a full-blown rerun today, Thursday, as the US footie team – or “soccer”, as they call it here – prepares for its samba-sultry rendezvous with destiny and a rematch with Germany, the team that did for them 12 years ago.

  I’d been thinking that this time round there was more interest in the World Cup than back then. But then I went on John Oakley’s show yesterday morning and the soccer banter ahead of my appearance reminded me that even Canada has an entirely different level of engagement with the sport. At any rate, that’s what caught my fancy three World Cups ago, when the American team looked at one point in danger of making it to the semi-finals, and maybe beyond, despite total lack of public interest – while in England and Ireland there were millions of fans in search of a team. This essay is anthologized in The Face Of The Tigerpersonally autographed copies of which are exclusively available from the SteynOnline bookstore, and proceeds of which go towards my pushback against “hockey stick” warm-monger Michael E Mann and the Big Climate enforcers:

  And so the dream dies. The boys gave it their best, they played well, but it wasn’t to be. They’re out of the World Cup, to the bitter disappointment of their supporters.

  I refer, of course, to the United States team, the first in World Cup history with more players than fans. Across America yesterday, all nine of them gathered in bars to watch the big match, only to find that the other patrons preferred to see the Golden Girls re-run dubbed into Spanish on Channel 173 or the last half of Plastering Idol on the Sheetrock Channel. Twiddling my own dial in New Hampshire, I couldn’t find the game on anywhere except a French-language station from Quebec.”

 

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Daily Video 6.13.14

Robots Play Soccer In World Cup Of Their Own

 

 

 

 

Canadian Youth Soccer Leagues Stop Keeping Score

” I heard about this on Red Eye Radio about an hour ago and it’s too silly to let go without comment. Some youth soccer leagues in Canada have decided not to keep score of the games or publish the standings of teams, anymore. I guess this is all part of the “helping self-esteem” movement for kids. From the Toronto Star:

Tessa’s league is one of many across the province that will stop keeping score and tabulating standings this season in an attempt to shift the focus of kids’ soccer away from winning and toward skills development.

Some leagues and age groups started last season, others will adopt the approach this year, and by 2014 it will be mandatory across Ontario for all competitive players under 12.

It’s part of a well-established, research-supported and holistic approach to player development, common in soccer-rich countries and endorsed by the sport’s brightest minds.”

From Wizbang

 

Bikini and Fishing , what’s not to like ?