Europe

Zlatan Who? Sweden Striker Scores With An Outrageous Chip Against The Netherlands

Having lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kim Kallstrom and their manager Erik Hamren after Euro 2016, Sweden still managed to draw with the Netherlands in Stockholm. 

For the Netherlands, their only possible excuse is that they’re now terrible. With nine more qualifying matches still to play, the Dutch have time to improve, it’s just difficult to foresee where that improvement will come from. 

Burger King Tried To Get Zenit St. Petersburg To Change Its Name to Zenit Burger King

Zenit St. Petersburg received a remarkable offer from Burger King to change the team's name to "Zenit Burger King".

Really.

Medi Dresevic Scored A Hat Trick Then Got Sent Off For His Celebration

Medi Dresevic, a defender who plays in the Swedish lower leagues, scored a hat trick earlier this week. After he scored the hat trick, he celebrated. After he celebrated, he got sent off. 

Really! The ref deemed Dresevic's celebration excessive and gave him a second yellow.

Why Has An English Manager Never Won The English Premier League?

Of the last 15 La Liga titles, nine were won by Spanish managers. In Italy, an Italian has managed the Serie A champions in 21 of the last 25 seasons, while 19 of the last 20 Ligue 1 titles have gone to clubs managed by Frenchmen. Even in Germany, where Pep Guardiola led a domineering Bayern Munich to three Bundesliga titles in a row, a German manager has topped the league 15 times in the last two decades. 

The Roller Coaster Story Of Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers are a club who have been through it all in their 139-year history. From the highs of titles and victory to the lows of failure and defeat, fans of the club have been to hell and back and yet they continue to stick by their side through thick and thin. This is the story of how a small Midlands-based club truly went from rags to riches, journeying from the edge of extinction to becoming one of the most famous teams throughout English football. 

Mario Balotelli And His Agent Are Throwing Parting Shots Behind Them During Liverpool Exit

Travellers looking to go to Liverpool in the near futire might find the going more difficult than usual, as Mario Balotelli and his agent Mino Raiola are currently burning every bridge leading to the city.

First, Raiola, who also represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba and also owns Al Capone's old house, hit out at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Here's what Raola told Gazzetta dello Sport:

"In the end, the higher-ups at Liverpool admitted that Klopp was wrong." 

Mario Balotelli's Transfer To Nice Is Good For Everybody

Mario Balotelli's move from Liverpool to Nice has been finalized, which has unleashed a takepocalypse among soccer writers jockying to say the most outlandish things in the world about the 26-year-old Italian like they think whoever comes up with the hottest Balotelli take gets to be king of the press box.

So here's one more, f*** it.

Take: this move is good for all parties.

BOOM.

This move is good for Liverpool because they got an expensive player who wasn't ever going to play off the books.

Cristiano Ronaldo Could've Flopped At Real Madrid

It's been ten years since Cristiano Ronaldo first flirted with the prospect of leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid. We all know he wound up making the switch to the Santiago Bernabeu during the summer of 2009, but Ronaldo’s three extra years at United helped him become the Herculean figure he is today.

Ronaldo's initial itch to leave United stemmed from fear — a fear of backlash from the whole of England after his perceived role in Wayne Rooney's sending off during a 2006 World Cup quarterfinal.

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