Fails

Oh, Boy! When You Try To Nutmeg An Opponent And End Up Nutmegging Yourself

I've nutmegged rivals, I've been nutmegged and I've watched a fair amount of nutmegs through my life. I've seen nutmegs that were only a display of skills, other ones that were the only option available to maintain the control of the ball and a few others that were just by chance. But, until now, I have never seen a self-nutmeg. Until Thursday night.

Thomas Rodríguez's Nutmeg Fail

It happened during a game in the Chilean First Division between Colo Colo, the most popular team in the country, and Unión La Calera.

Soccer’s Biggest Show Will Have Its Biggest Star: Ronaldo And Portugal Qualify For 2022 World Cup

Before Portugal’s World Cup qualifying playoff game vs. North Macedonia Cristiano Ronaldo said, “There is no World Cup without Portugal.” Have no fear soccer fans, there will be a World Cup this year courtesy of Portugal defeating North Macedonia 2-0 on Tuesday to secure a spot in the 2022 World Cup.

Dear Lord, Christian Pulisic Needs To Work On His Celebration Game

Christian Pulisic has the USMNT on the verge of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. With his first career international hat trick, Pulisic helped the Americans thrash Panama 5-1 on Sunday in Orlando, Florida. But that Pulisic celebration after his second goal shows he still has a lot of work to do before he heads to Qatar in November.

Ball Don’t Lie: Turkey Misses Soft Penalty To Help Portugal, Ronaldo Eke Through

Sometimes, the ball knows more than the referee and video replay.

With Portugal nursing a one-goal lead late in its UEFA World Cup qualifying playoff, Turkey was awarded a Charmin-soft penalty. Burak Yılmaz stepped up to the spot, but the ball knew what had to happen.

Yılmaz skied his penalty over the crossbar, Portugal scored a late insurance goal and Cristiano Ronaldo’s side advanced to the qualifying final with a 3-1 victory on Thursday. 

Portugal now will play North Macedonia, which stunned Italy 1-0, on Tuesday for the right to go to the World Cup in November. 

Epic Fail: Copenhagen Fans Try To Disturb PSV Players With Fireworks, Too Bad It Was The Wrong Hotel

Launching fireworks outside a team’s hotel before their big game is a common tactic seen around the world. One of the most iconic instances of this was when Iranian fans threw a party outside the hotel where Portugal’s national team was staying for the 2018 World Cup and Cristiano Ronaldo asked for some sleep.

Watching A Champions League Game With Out Of Sync Audio Is My New Personal Hell, Benfica Defeats Ajax

Benfica pulled off a smash-and-grab victory in Amsterdam on Tuesday defeating a much better-looking Ajax side 1-0 to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals winning 3-2 on aggregate.

If you watched the game on Paramount+ then you also suffered an unbearable 90 minutes where the audio was about one second ahead of the video on screen. One second doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but it becomes very apparent while watching.

NYCFC Firmly Cements Itself As Walking Joke With Worst Championship Banner Reveal Ever

If you’re a fan of New York City FC you’ve had a rough past week trying to avoid being made fun. First, NYCFC held a “home” game in front of 1,000s of opposing fans. Now an embarrassing and flat out awful NYCFC championship banner reveal has all of Major League Soccer laughing at the club again.

Pese Al Empeño, Un Error De Celeste Espino Condenó Al Tri Femenil Ante Estados Unidos

Con el boleto al Mundial de Costa Rica en el bolsillo, la Selección de México Femenil Sub 20 soñaba con dar la sorpresa y batir a Estados Unidos en la final del premundial de la Concacaf. 

El deseo, sin embargo, duró apenas dos minutos con ocho segundos. Un error tremendo en la salida de la arquera Celeste Espino fue aprovechado por Michelle Cooper, la goleadora y mejor jugadora del torneo, para darle ventaja de camerino al USWNT.

Brandon Williams Was One Second Away From Swinging Until He Realized It Was Christian Eriksen

Everyone is rooting for Christian Eriksen to succeed, even his opponents. On Saturday the Dane got into a scuffle with Norwich’s Brandon Williams. The scuffle was instantly halted when Williams realized the guy, he was about to fight was the beloved Eriksen. The Williams Eriksen incident is sure to put a smile on any fan’s face.

Chelsea Survives Luton Town Scare Despite Mason Mount Kicking The Ball On The Roof

Chelsea defeated Championship side Luton Town in the FA Cup fifth round 3-2 on Wednesday. The Blues had quite an interesting four-hour span as the players saw Roman Abramovich announce plans to sell the club, Luton Town give Chelsea a real scare and Mason Mount kick the ball on a roof.

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