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The 18 Greatest World Records In Football History

Every week, footballers do incredible things, and we then say exaggerated things like, “I’ve never seen anything like that before!" Let's face it: It’s fun to talk about soccer and even more fun to exaggerate about soccer. But then there are the records, the things that really have never happened before, and those are just as fun. Here are the 18 world records in soccer you need to know about. (Note: Unless indicated otherwise, these happened in competitive games.)

The Fastest Shots Ever Recorded In Soccer History

There’s obviously no official record for the fastest shot in soccer. It’d be convenient if a man with a radar gun had been sanctioned to sit at every match played since the beginning of time, but that was an oversight on FIFA’s end. 

The 9 Best Soccer-Related Super Bowl Commercials — And The Worst One

The Super Bowl — an annual event where Americans gather to drink beer, eat nachos and watch commercials — is on Sunday. The team with the worst fans in America takes on the team with the most bandwagon fans in America. It’s gonna be lit. Through the years, there have been a number of soccer Super Bowl commercials, mostly utilizing the star power of the sport’s biggest players. We've compiled the best. 

The Best And Worst Sports Network Intro Songs

On Sunday, America’s most-watched sporting event will take place. This year viewers will have to tune in to FOX to watch Super Bowl 54 between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. This means our ears will be graced with the absolute beauty of the NFL on Fox theme song.

The Time When English Teams Could Win The Milk Cup

Aston Villa defeated Leicester City 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to the final of the English Football League competition in hopes of lifting the Carabao Cup. The competition has seen many different sponsorships come and go as Carabao, a Thai energy drink, hasn’t always sponsored the competition. There once was a time teams raised the EFL Milk Cup.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and review some of the fun EFL Cup names.

11 Most Annoying Things About Being An American Soccer Fan

Ahh soccer. Yes, soccer. Not football, but soccer. American soccer. 

Americans who follow the world’s game have it tougher than footie fans just about anywhere else on the planet. In the U.S., soccer isn’t the most popular sport — it’s not even in the top four — providing unique challenges to those who love the beautiful game.

But American soccer fans persist, because our love for the game is greater than any annoyance.

Here are 11 most annoying things about being an American soccer fan:

Someone Out There Legitimately Doesn't Know If Lionel Messi Is Alive

We've already covered the top questions for Cristiano Ronaldo, so now it's time to delve into what people want to know about soccer’s other great, Lionel Messi. The questions range from his jumping abilities to if Messi is still alive. Instead of the top searches, here's a list with five of the oddest Messi searches.

15 Times We Wish We Had VAR In Real Life

Video Assistant Referee is now as much a part of soccer as shin guards and blisters. While many (particularly those Luddites in England) wish VAR didn’t exist, we here at The18 embrace video replay. In fact, we want VAR to be used in more than just soccer.

We Answer Google's Most-Asked Cristiano Ronaldo Questions

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguable the biggest and most well-known athlete on the planet. He dominates on the field, in business and on social media. On Instagram alone, if Ronaldo’s followers were a country it would be the eighth most-populated country. With such fame comes questions. Here are the most-asked Cristiano Ronaldo questions and some of the answers.

Soccer’s Strange Offspring: 10 Games Inspired By The Beautiful One

“Variety is the spice of life,” someone once said before doing something obviously stupid and dangerous. But with danger and stupidity comes ingenuity and joy, and that’s the common thread that connects the majority of these bastardized forms of soccer. Here are 10 variants of the beautiful game that are strangely captivating.  

10 Soccer Variations You Should Try Before Death Comes For You

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