FIFA 18 hasn’t even been out for two weeks yet, but some gamers have obviously devoted the past 11 days to nothing but mastering the flicks, the tricks and the downright h4ckz0r things in the latest installment of EA Sports’ beloved soccer franchise.
The USWNT steamrolled New Zealand 5-0 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati last night in front of an announced crowd of 30,596. Goals from Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh, Lynn Williams and a brace for Alex Morgan saw the States claim their second victory over the Kiwis in the space of five days following their 3-1 win in Commerce City, Colorado last Friday.
Ricardo Quaresma, the pioneer of strictly passing with the outside of your boot and facial tattoos in football, has scored one of the finest goals of his illustrious career only eight days before he celebrates his 34th birthday.
Like most Portuguese footballers, Quaresma had an excellent 2016-17 season beginning with his triumph at Euro 2016. Quaresma also helped club side Besiktas win back-to-back Super Lig titles in Turkey, and that fine form has obviously carried over into the new campaign.
Here’s your football fact of the day: the England Blind team is a force to be reckoned with. The IBSA Blind Football European Championships kicked off last week in Berlin and the English side has made it known that they are the team to beat after 6-0 and 7-0 whoopings of Romania and France, respectively.
They’re just as much about quality as they are about quantity as Daniel English proved, however. Against Les Blues on Monday, the England player went on this brilliant solo run to score in just the first minute of the game.
Dogs are good. Soccer dogs are especially good. A soccer team walking on the field with soccer dogs instead of children as mascots is just so incredibly good we can't even contain ourselves.
Chilean side Colo Colo walked out with some soccer dogs looking to be adopted before Colo Colo's match against Antofagasta. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, but my guess is no one noticed because they were entranced by the good dogs.