Informational/Did You Know

Reassessing Argentina’s Olympics-Winning Side: 10 Years Later

Exactly 10 years ago Thursday, the Argentina national team won gold in soccer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It remains as Lionel Messi’s greatest triumph at the international level. 

So what's happened to the players since?

The 2008 Argentina Olympics squad was absolutely loaded with talent. Youngsters like Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Ángel Di María, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Éver Banega and Pablo Zabaleta were just starting their careers. They were joined by over-age player Javier Mascherano (then just 24 himself) and led by the serene Juan Román Riquelme. 

Real Madrid Is Finding Really Random Things To Brag About

Real Madrid, the 13-time champion of Europe, is apparently struggling to find new ways to brag about how great the club is. 

As it turns out, a lot of you footie fans are doing the Google to search things related to one club more than any other. The club in question isn’t really a surprise, nor is the fact said club is celebrating its status as the most-searched soccer team in the world.

Can We Talk About The New Champions League Ball?

The Champions League has a long history of using uniquely designed balls for the world’s best annual sporting event. With stars taking the place of pentagons, the spheres are immediately recognizable — no other competition has a similar look. But the Champions League ball 2018-19 is something else entirely, taking the concept to a bold new level.

Cristian Ganea: A Romanian In Bilbao

When, or if, Cristian Ganea makes his debut for Athletic Bilbao in LaLiga, he will also make history.

Indeed, the left back born in Bistrita, Romania, could become one of just a handful of non-Basque players to ever pull on the club’s iconic red-and-white striped kit. That’s because, unofficially anyway, the Bilbao-based side has had a policy of only signing players of Basque origin since the early years of the 20th century.

What Is Injury Time In Soccer?

Injury time in football has quite the absurd definition given its similarity to stoppage time. So what is injury time in soccer?

In stoppage time, non-playing time is summed up more or less and then declared before the end of a half.

How Long Is Extra Time In Soccer?

How long is extra time in soccer? It's a question often asked by the sly neighborhood kid after realizing his or her team is losing. It’s the same kid who owns the ball and threatens to take the ball back inside and end all the fun. Luckily for you, we went the extra mile to explain this seemingly intuitive question, and for anyone who doesn’t know this already: you're not a noob, not at all.

The History Of Soccer In Bitesize Form

The game of soccer brings together people from all over the world. It is a universal language, with a ball being the only word you need. Whether it is just a pick-up game in a park, playing competitively or watching a game with some friends, soccer is so much more than just a sport.

Today, soccer is all about the skill and speed. We are fortunate, to say the least, to live in an era where Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are playing at the same time and treating us all to a masterclass of the sport every time they take to the pitch. 

Do Soccer Players Wear Cups, And Would It Even Help?

Do soccer players wear cups? It’s a simple question with a simple answer, so maybe the query should be rephrased: Why don’t male soccer players wear cups?

A cup is a piece of protective gear worn while playing certain sports to protect a player with male reproductive organs from injury or pain when receiving contact to the groin area. They are typically hard pieces of plastic, but can also be of the softer, more malleable variety. 

Cups are most common in baseball, where the small, hard ball can easily and severely impact one’s family jewels. 

What Is The Meaning Of Soccer?

Do you know the true soccer meaning? It is quite the question. But we have the answer for you.

To give you a bit of context, we throw it back to England in the olden days. Not the days of everyone writing and speaking like that Shakespeare nutter, but the times before you and I were born.

Most British kids back then enjoyed nicknaming just about everything (and still do). Whether it was breakfast (brekker), bonfires (bonners) or rugby (rugger), everything had to have an “-er” on the end of the word. No one really knows why, but that’s the way it was.

How Fast Is Jürgen Damm? The Terrifying Pace Of The Mexican Winger Revealed

How fast is Jürgen Damm? Since joining Tigres from Pachuca in 2015, the flying winger has used his blistering pace to help the club to its most successful era ever. His presence on the right wing has been instrumental in back-to-back-to-back Apertura championships, and although the 25-year-old has always struggled for consistency in the final third, his pace makes him a force to be reckoned with.