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Toni Kroos Scores Late Stoppage Time Goal Against Sweden to Give Germany a Much-Needed Lifeline

On the brink of a humiliating early exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, currently being held in Russia, defending World Cup champions Germany were given a much-needed lifeline after Real Madrid star Toni Kroos scored an incredible free kick well late into stoppage time. Earlier in the fixture, Kroos made a sloppy pass which […]

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Nike Explores Nigeria’s Football Culture In ‘This is Naiji’

Just a few hours before Nigeria routed Iceland 2-0 courtesy of Musa’s two incredible goals, the team’s sponsor, Nike, premiered the documentary This is Naija: A Nigerian Football Story. The near-19-minute film explores the African nation’s rich football culture with interviews from players past and present, including Segun Odegbami of the 1980 Nigerian Africa Cup team […]

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LaVar Ball’s Basketball League to Stream Exclusively on Facebook

After announcing his Junior Basketball League — and its $100 USD tickets — earlier this year, LaVar Ball has now partnered with Facebook to exclusively show the games. All of the games throughout the league’s debut season will stream via Facebook Watch and the Junior Basketball Association’s official Facebook page. The league will run throughout […]

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Japanese Soccer Fans’ Clean-Up Manners Rubbing off on Other Countries at World Cup

Following a historic win over Colombia, Japanese soccer fans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup amazed the world by cleaning up the stadium in Moscow, Russia where the match took place. The world is once again noting Japan’s impressive display of cleanliness and consideration at the competitive quadrennial international tournament. What’s more incredible is that […]

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Ronaldo Battles Ronaldon’t in Nike’s “Talking to the Ball” Spot

This year’s World Cup has seen its fair share of amazing highlights already. As expected, Cristiano Ronaldo has showcased why he’s considered by many as the greatest of all time with an outstanding hat-trick already in the global tournament. Ronaldo recently shared his lighter comical side by starring in Nike’s new “Talking to the Ball” ad. Take […]

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Ronaldo Sets New Record: Most International Goals By a European Player

Earlier today, in a 1-0 win over Morocco, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 85th international goal to become Europe’s all-time top scorer. His header at the five-minute mark moved him past Hungary’s Ferenc Puskás, who scored 84 goals in 89 appearances between 1945-1956 (it took Ronaldo 152 matches to reach this milestone). The 2018 FIFA World Cup points […]

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South Korea’s Soccer Team Swapped Jerseys to Confuse “Swedish Spies”

Although South Korea lost against Sweden in a high-pressure 2018 FIFA World Cup opening game Monday evening, reports are now noting an interesting tactic employed by the Asian nation during its practice sessions. A direct response to a reported “Swedish spy operation” discovered during South Korea’s pre-World Cup training camp in Austria earlier this month, […]

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Madeira Airport Replaces “Grotesque” Ronaldo Bust After Family Request

Despite several do-over attempts, Portuguese artist Emanuel Santos will always be best known for his original Cristiano Ronaldo bust, seen above. The grotesque sculpture reportedly did not sit well with Ronaldo and his family, who reportedly requested that the Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, which hosted Santos’s bust, swap out the creation for a more […]

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Mexico Fans Cause “Artificial” Earthquake After World Cup Goal

A small earthquake was detected in Mexico City on Sunday after star player Hirving Lozano scored a surprise victory goal against defending champions Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, causing Mexican fans to jump in celebration. The Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Investigations said that earthquake sensors registered tremors at two sites in Mexico […]

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