Some of those new adidas boots are awfully hard to get on. Just look at this young Bolivian pup — we’ll call him Barko Etcheverry — trying to lace-up for his local Primera División side.
The shoe wouldn’t fit, so he was forced to quit (after a period of feigning injury and rolling around the pitch).
This misshapen centre circle on a Brazilian soccer pitch was an unexpected surprise for local clubs.
But irregularities at the Jose Garbelini Stadium were not only limited to the centre circle. Clear deviations could also be seen in the halfway line as well.
The match between local clubs Cambe and Paranavai in the third division series in the southern Brazilian state of Parana went on despite the curiously shaped ring with referee Wagner Malveiro Silva noting "defective" line markings and a centre circle that did not fit "standards".
Athletes will go to extremes to excel at their sport. Sometimes their methods are unconventional. Here are some of the craziest training techniques.
In this video, we take a look at a few of the fastest goals ever scored in professional soccer games. Alex Morgan tallied her fastest goal around 10 seconds after the U.S. began playing Costa Rica. Not to be outdone, Saudi Arabian Nawaf Al-Abed scored just 2 seconds into his match.
English singer and 2012 X Factor winner, James Arthur, was banned from soccer gambling apps. Arthur told sources that he had some “massive wins”. The apps banned him after he won on numerous matches.