"All we do is take the mick out of each other and mess about and everyone goes: "My God! All you do is rip into each other constantly!" But that’s just the way we are!"
- Alex Gerrard
Nice face but wrong jersey
A small selection from Christopher Pillitz brilliant series. His book Brazil - The Beautiful Game will be published in February 2013
We play the game in all places, at all times of the day. Ahead of the World Cup, The Big Picture gathered a small collection of goalposts from around the world; there is no hierarchy, just the instant recognition of the shape of goal.
hey guys remember when the american soccer team was out of the world cup and the new york post ran this cover
Do you remember? Manuel Neuer about his drug test.
I’ve just gotten to know this (which idk why I’ve not before bc it’s the cutest story) but omg this is so sweet.
So the little boy in the gif was born with cerebral palsy and couldn’t move at all and he had to overcome a lot. He adores football and has ever since he could remember and plays as a goalkeeper, and after he was selected to go in the stadium he said he really wanted to go with Manu, bc he was his fave and he loved him.
He realized most goalkeepers were second in line and asked the lady that selected them to the players to be second, praying he’d get to stand next to Manu. Cutest part? He actually learned some German words so he could be able to talk to him. He said it was the happiest day of his life and he tried to stay serious but he couldn’t stop smiling.
He also said Manu was really sweet, very big and also pretty.
i don’t care i love it » FIFA World CupIt’s not about politics or religion or the economy. It’s not about borders, history, trade, oil, water, gas, mineral rights, human rights, or animal rights. It’s not about global warming, global pandemics, globalization, GDP, NATO, or Kyoto. It’s not about elections or sanctions, proliferations, he said, she said, my land, your land, no man’s land. It’s not about the stock market, black market, orange alerts, green homes, hope, change, fear or loathing. It’s not about Communism, Socialism, or Capitalism, war or peace, love or hate. This is about the one month every four years when we all agree on one thing. 32 nations, one world watching.
We’re Generation 2006.
And we’re not done yet.