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Turns Out, Mummies Couldn’t Keep Peru’s Paolo Guerrero From Missing The World Cup

First he was banned for 12 months, then his appeal reduced it to six months and now Paolo Guerrero has once again been suspended for the 2018 World Cup. The latest Paolo Guerrero ban comes after the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed his shortened suspension and the Court of Arbitration for Sport actually increased the original suspension to 14 months on Monday. 

What In The Pogba? Who Knew Deadpool Was Such A Soccer Fan?

“Deadpool 2” comes to theaters on Friday, and 20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds are doing everything in their power to convince you to go see that instead of "Avengers: Infinity War" or staying at home to play Fortnite. But a fun Deadpool soccer connection has been made in a number of the Marvel superhero’s hilarious advertising videos. 

A New Must-Have Feature We Want To See In FIFA 19

Year after year, EA Sports trots out a new edition of its FIFA football franchise. The game is always pretty good, is probably the best soccer video game out there (sorry PES fans) and always includes new tweaks and improvements. But we really want one of the new FIFA 19 features to be something akin to this hilarious feature in Super Mega Baseball 2.

In Birmingham, We Tattoo Faces On Our Bums

Kevin Tomlinson, a seemingly die-hard Bluenose fan, promised he’d tattoo Birmingham City manager Garry Monk’s face on his bum if they beat Fulham to escape relegation out of the English League Championship. Monk paid for the tattoo after the match.

Does Donald Trump Know He’s Harming The U.S. World Cup Bid?

Donald Trump put the joint 2026 World Cup bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada in jeopardy on Thursday with an ill-advised social media post. The Trump soccer tweet was an overt threat to all nations who refuse to support the united bid — and a direct violation of FIFA’s code of ethics (if that still means anything). 

Spirit of Football: The Journey Of The World Cup's Olympic Torch

During a World Cup year, you are going to hear hundreds of amazing stories from across the planet. Like how Gabriel Jesus was painting the streets of Rio during the last World Cup and is now a vital part of the Selecao. Or how Mohamed Salah has captured the hope of an entire nation and helped send Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since before I was born (1990 for those wondering).

Did Neymar Just Mock Stephen Hawking?

Stephen Hawking, perhaps the most famous scientist since Albert Einstein, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 76, a sad day for anyone who appreciates science (or the technologies science has given us, which is to say all technology). But on Wednesday afternoon, a tone-deaf Neymar Stephen Hawking tribute has us wondering if the Brazilian soccer star was mocking the British scientist. 

England Institutes Partial Boycott Of World Cup; Could Other Countries Follow?

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced a sort of England World Cup boycott on Wednesday, confirming no British royal family or government ministers will be in Russia for the 2018 World Cup this summer. 

The partial England World Cup boycott comes after the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned recently in England. British authorities have said the attack was “highly likely” to have been committed by Russia. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, before Donald Trump fired him via tweet, concurred. 

Ronaldo’s Latest Underwear Line Is Sexy AF And Has Me Questioning My Sexuality

This week, the latest line of Cristiano Ronaldo underwear was unveiled to the world. You don’t need me to tell you this, but it’s sexy AF. 

Believe it or not, this is the ninth collection of CR7 Underwear released in the last six years by the Real Madrid star. So how does the Portuguese mahogany god keep selling tight underwear to football fans around the world? Turns out he’s a master salesman. As proof, let’s analyze this latest line of Cristiano Ronaldo underwear and the website hawking his wears. 

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