R9: Pra Sempre Fenomeno
As the career of one legend sets, the career of another is about to explode. There will never be another quite like O Fenomeno, but even after is playing days are over (no, scoring in a Match Against Poverty does not count as your career living on) the man continues to be a class act. On twitter earlier today, Ronaldo was praising Messi and giving advice to Neymar, who we need to remember is still only 19 years old. Ronaldo’s body has taken a beating, but his mind and his character remain as vibrant as ever.
Paying tribute to the player in June, he was able to make a 15-minute appearance versus Romania as a last chance to capture some of the irreplaceable nationalistic pride and excitement that comes with pulling on the iconic yellow kit, which was captured through a short film that includes the striker’s own thoughts and some appearances from Brazil’s new crop of superstars.
Liverpool FC got in a bit of a tizz over Luis Suarez getting an eight-match ban for racism. It WILL get over it.
A.C. Milan fans.
El Clásico in mind-numbing slow motion
You know how they say football is a game won and lost in the margins? Watch. This illustrates exactly what those fine margins are. (great find by our friends at The Shin Guardian)
Euro 2012 draw
Netherland’s manager Bert Van Marwijk smiles after being drawn in Group B after the draw ceremony of the Euro 2012 football championships. England were drawn in Group D with co-hosts Ukraine, Sweden and two-time winners France. Netherlands ended up in Group B with Germany, Denmark and Portugal. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images
Former Brazil captain Socrates has passed away in a Sao Paulo hospital at the age of 57 after suffering an intestinal infection.