More famous than our smartest minds, richer than our most corrupt politicians, footballers are the pinnacle of cultural relevance in today’s society, especially in Europe. All the best footballers have, at one time or another, been paid to appear in an advertisement to promote a product. So what is the best soccer commercial of all time? I submit for your viewing pleasure, Peter Schmeichel’s bacon promo.
In this edition of The18 Untold, we examine the USMNT’s performance at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St Louis. The tournament remains the United States’ crowning achievement as the only time it medalled, but the U.S. actually managed to take home both the silver and bronze.
Watch the video above for the story.
Croatian forward Marko Livaja scored a brilliant goal on Sunday during a top-flight Croatian match. The goal was so good that fans are questioning if he really meant to shoot or if it was a cross that was so bad that it turned into a goal.
This Livaja goal vs. Osijek might not be a candidate for goal of the year, but it’s definitely worth a watch.
In what 100% looks like a trailer for the latest Syfy original movie called “Socnado: Red Card, Red Alert”, a dust devil ripped through a match in Bolivia just before kick-off, forcing both teams to flee before its mighty path of destruction.
We’re happy to report that no one was occupying the T-shirt that got yeeted to high heaven. The dust devil did seem bent on getting the referee in the eye of its storm, so maybe we should open up disciplinary proceedings against nature.
A game in Ghana’s Premier League suffered the most blatant match fixing the soccer world has ever seen. If you’re going to cheat, at least be subtle about it. The Ghana match fixing seems to be fixated around one team, Inter Allies.
Inter Allies sits in last place after 34 games, 14 points astray from the next closest team. It appears that the players on Inter Allies have been betting on the final scores for some of their games in an attempt to get more money.