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In the U.S., Pelé’s legacy went far beyond the pitch

Pelé. 

The mere mention of the name conjures grainy, black-and-white footage of a bright-eyed young man announcing his arrival on the world stage in Sweden. Of a triumphant, shirtless star carried off the pitch at the Azteca. Of a smiling veteran bringing the beautiful game to a new audience. Of a septuagenarian snacking on a Subway sandwich with swimming stud Michael Phelps.

Of the greatest footballer to ever walk the earth.

Pelé. 

A strong candidate for the Puskás award: Amputee soccer player scores unreal scissor kick

Polish amputee soccer player Marcin Oleksy surely deserves to be a candidate for the Puskás award thanks to the fantastic overhead goal he scored in the PZU Amp Futbol Ekstraklasa tournament played last weekend. 

Playing for Warta Poznan, Oleksy awed people attending the two-day event with an acrobatic move taken directly from Zlatan Ibrahimovic's book. 

Manager immediately shifts focus to getting wife in 'sexy mood' after big win

Hartlepool United manager Keith Curle led his side to a 2-1 victory over Grimsby Town on Saturday to climb off the bottom of the League Two table, and the 58-year-old wasn't bashful when discussing his feelings during the post-match interview.

Team-by-team guide: 2022 Saudi Arabia World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Here’s the Saudi Arabia World Cup preview, who’ll play in Group C against Argentina, Mexico and Poland.

Saudi Arabia World Cup Preview 2022

World Cup Appearances: 6th

Best Finish: Round of 16 (1994)

Defender Geisson Perea pulls down his pants and shows his private parts in the middle of a game

Weird, weird scenes coming from the Colombian First Division, where Independiente Santa Fe's defender Geisson Perea decided to pull down his pants and show his genitals in the middle of the game of his team vs. Jaguares. 

Yes, you read that right.

Why did he do that? Nobody really knows. 

Finding their bodies: Indonesian fan's desperate search for family after soccer stampede

MALANG, Indonesia - Andi Hariyanto says he will never watch a football match again after his wife, two teenage daughters and a cousin were crushed to death in a stampede at an Indonesian stadium last week.

Watching local team Arema FC play on Saturday was a special outing for soccer fan Andi's family, including his two-year-old son.

Insane Raspadori first touch and shot confirms England’s relegation to UEFA Nations League B

MILAN — England's sorry Nations League run continued on Friday as Giacomo Raspadori's 68th-minute strike gave Italy a deserved 1-0 win that relegated the shot-shy visitors to the second tier League B and kept the Italians in the hunt to top Group 3.

There was little to provide optimism for England’s fans with Qatar only two months away but at least they will be going, unlike Italy, still trying to come to terms with their failure to qualify for the second World Cup in a row either side of winning the European Championship.

University of Nebraska's Reagan Raabe scores outrageous chip after just 40 seconds

The Nebraska women’s soccer team welcomed the #9 Northwestern Wildcats to Barbara Hibner Field Thursday night and opened the scoring in sensational style. Midfielder Reagan Raabe took just 40 seconds to give the Huskers the lead with an audacious, opportunistic chip.

A Soccer Player's Journey Across the Globe

Soccer in New Zealand is physical, competitive and for me it was an important part of my everyday life back home. 

Due to the country being small, New Zealand doesn’t have its own professional league. There is only one professional men’s soccer club in the country. Unlike Europe or other parts of the world, this makes the pathway to a professional contract unorthodox and the lack of systems in place mean that you must pave your own way. 

Barcelona Breaks World Transfer Fee Record For Man City, England Midfielder

England international midfielder Keira Walsh joined Spanish side Barcelona from Manchester City, the Women's Super League club said on Wednesday, with British media reporting the deal was for a world-record fee of around 350,000 pounds ($401,170).

The previous world record women's transfer stood at a fee in excess of 250,000 pounds, which Chelsea had paid in 2020 to sign Denmark's Pernille Harder from VfL Wolfsburg.

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