Brazilian superstar Neymar was knocked out of the 2014 World Cup just before his team advanced to the semifinals, when Colombia’s Juan Zuniga drove his knee into Neymar’s back, causing a fractured vertebra. 265 more words
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Reason no.1: Scolari ~psychology + history
After the 2010 FIFA World Cup disaster (where Brazil lost 2-1 to Holland in a quarter final in which Felipe Melo received a red card and Sneijder, a 5’7” player, scored a header!) and the failure of the 2012 London Olympic games (where Mexico beat the favourites Brazil to gold), Brazil were a very weak side. 624 more words
A Lionel Messi lookalike has found his appearance can bring a bit of trouble.
Reza Parastesh is an Iranian man who looks almost exactly like Messi, especially considering he’s adopted the hairstyle and beard of the Barcelona star. 156 more words
Ian Ayre’s got jokes.
The former Liverpool CEO lifted the lid on some transfer stories during a Merseyside lecture this week.
Of note, Ayre admitted that the club thought Dele Alli demanded too much given what he had produced when the Reds has the chance to sign him as a 16-year-old, and said that Liverpool could’ve landed Alexis Sanchez but the player wanted to live in London (“We couldn’t move the football club to London, unfortunately,” he quipped). 125 more words