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Next Ronaldinho? 12-Year-Old Brazilian Recreates 'Triple Sombrero' Before Scoring

It's almost been seven years to the day since Ronaldinho made his final professional appearance for Fluminense in the Brasileirão, meaning his "jogo bonito" spirit could've chosen a vessel for regeneration that's out there joyously working on their craft at this very moment.

Americans Abroad: 3 Players Ready For Qatar And 2 Who Look Lost

Opening week of the 2022-23 season is in the books, and by the time next weekend's action gets under way we'll be less than 100 days from the start of the World Cup in Qatar. Every performance truly matters now.

USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter has built a solid core of players over the qualifying cycle that'll comprise a majority of the 26-player squad, but there are still fierce competitions raging and open places for players who go on a tear through the first couple months of the season.

Play Of The Weekend Isn't A Goal Or Pass, It's This Freakish Bit Of Gymnastics

European football returned this past weekend with the start of the 2022-23 season, and we were treated to some stunning moments across the continent like Lionel Messi's bicycle kick, an insane half-volley from France and a brace for Erling Haaland on

Haaland Calls Debut ‘Shit’ For Not Scoring In Final 25 Minutes. He Came Off In The 78th

And so it begins. On Sunday, Erling Haaland made his Premier League debut for Manchester City and scored two goals during his 78 minutes on the pitch.

History says this is largely what we should expect from the 22-year-old. With Borussia Dortmund, Haaland averaged a goal every 86 minutes (62 in 5,388) while his career average in the Champions League is one every 77 (19 goals in 1,463 minutes).

Guardiola said it best after the match: "He was born to score goals."

5 Extreme Takeaways From EPL Opening Weekend That Might Actually Be True

With 37 matches still to play, it's time to bring the curtain down on the 2022-23 Premier League season. On the limited evidence of Matchday 1, here's how things are going to shake out over the next nine months, guaranteed.

5 Things That Are Certain After EPL Opening Weekend

#1. Manchester City's Going To Win The League

Jordan Pefok Has Now Scored More Bundesliga Goals Than Ricardo Pepi After One Game

Jordan Pefok has made his presence known with his new club Union Berlin. After scoring a bicycle kick in a DFB-Pokal match a week ago he opened his Bundesliga scoring account on Saturday during Union Berlin’s 3-1 victory in the Berlin derby vs. Hertha.

Pefok opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a nicely placed header at the near post. Last season’s Swiss Super League golden boot winner shows no signs of slowing his lust for goals.

New FIFA 23 Trailer Shows How Unrealistic The Game Is With Christian Pulisic Hitting The Griddy Correctly

EA Sports revealed a new FIFA 23 trailer on Friday that explained what is new in this edition of the game in terms of match-day experience. This will be the last time the video game series will be named ‘FIFA’, so EA Sports went all out with the realism.

LaLiga Betting: ‘Winner Without Barcelona And Real Madrid’ Offers You Best Odds, Most Fun

Fans of Spanish soccer rejoice! LaLiga kicks off its 2022-23 season Friday, Aug. 12, meaning we're less than two weeks away from European football resuming in full.

For those of us who enjoy the occasional sports bet, that also means now is the perfect time to place your futures bet. While Barcelona and Real Madrid are once again favorites to take home silverware (despite Barcelona’s financial struggles) these LaLiga bets can cash in regardless of where the Spanish giants finish. 

The18's LaLiga Predictions For 2022-23 Season

The dawn of a new season is upon us. LaLiga 2022-23 is starting next Friday, Aug. 12, and it's time to share with the world what our sharpest minds are predicting for the campaign ahead.

Will Real Madrid be able to retain the title? Did near-bankrupt Barcelona pull enough levers and magical financial tricks to challenge Los Merengues? Is there anyone else around? Questions, questions and more questions.

To go to the point, these are the categories we're predicting:

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