Japan was five minutes and penalty kicks away from reaching the gold medal match against Brazil as the host nation of the 2020 Olympics. Then Marco Asensio did Marco Asensio things.
Asensio, the 25-year-old Real Madrid winger and the oldest player on Spain’s roster, came off the bench to score a beautiful curler in the 115th minute to send Spain past Japan 1-0 in extra time of their Olympic semifinal on Tuesday, setting up a dream final against Brazil on Saturday.
That was one helluva tribute for Zizinho.
Rayan Raveloson hit a spectacular overhead kick to open the scoring in the LA Galaxy’s 4-1 win over Portland on Friday, but even better than his goal was the team’s celebration of it. Raveloson and his teammates immediately ran to the bench to grab a jersey of a player who had never played a game for the club.
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.
Riding a 44-match unbeaten streak, the USWNT arrived in Japan on July 7 to begin its final preparations for Tokyo 2020. We’re now just seven days away from the team’s opening game against Sweden on July 21 (4:30 a.m. ET kick-off), and the squad has been putting in work at its base in Miyazaki.
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on our grind. pic.twitter.com/ATlUwkSxUR— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 13, 2021
The FIFA 22 release date of Friday, October 1, 2021, is quickly approaching. So much so that the FIFA 22 official reveal trailer was released on Monday.
The new video is entirely focused on EA Sports’ new “HyperMotion” gameplay technology, which was adapted from the motion capture of 22 footballers playing together at a high intensity. Hence the direction of the trailer.
This will supposedly create “the most realistic, fluid and responsive football experience” ever, but we’ll be the judge of that when the time comes.
We interrupt your evening to bring you a goal that you absolutely must watch. Luis Díaz unleashed a wicked bicycle kick goal against Brazil during their Copa América match on Wednesday evening in Brazil.
I’m just going to stop talking because you’ve either already watched the highlight or waiting to watch it, and either way nothing I say will do the goal justice.
Luis Díaz Bicycle Kick Goal vs Brazil
¡Goooooool golaaazo de Colombia! ���⚽
After months of speculation, the USWNT Olympic roster is here. Vlatko Andonovski went about as conservative as possible, picking an old, experienced, veteran squad to represent the Stars and Stripes in Japan this summer.