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The viral itself is quite nice, almost as though Guus Hiddink is a child dreaming of the life he’ll lead, rather than remembering things in the past.

Quite nice, save for one large bit of confusion: What the hell’s it all about? At first it seemed like it may be an international hotel chain, then dental hygiene, and finally something involving air travel, waiting for Bill Shatner to pop up. But a quick Google search says Together For Great Goals is, or was, the slogan for Betherlands 2018.

Which sort of explains why they didn’t land the World Cup.

[Spotted on 101gg]

As confessions go, this one ranks in the all-time pantheon of greats…and those providing too much information.

Discussing the 1990 World Cup on BBC radio, Gary Lineker let the world in on a little secret as to the state of his back end during the Ireland game, and offers a little insight as to why any grown man would drag his ass across a World Cup pitch. It’s been done figuratively a number of times, but literally? Gary may be a trail blazer.

And “relaxed myself”, I think, is about the most candid admission I’ve ever heard on any media,… Continue reading

The much anticipated BBC documentary detailing the probe into FIFA’s handling of World Cup bids was finally aired, with some unsurprisingly surprising results: they’re quite dirty.

The man running the show is the rather infamous Andrew Jennings, who earned his fame by running afoul of FIFA, writing a book on their dabblings on the wrong side of integrity.

Though informative, unfortunately we can only assume nothing will change, as this is FIFA, and FIFA’s been doing whatever it wants for years.

Still, however, a good watch.

[Via 101 Great Goals]

Every sitter miss seems worse than the last, and every sitter miss is the “worst ever”, and nearly every sitter miss simply isn’t.

However, this one belongs in the pantheon of those at least claiming a legitimate shot for the shortlist, since it’s rather unfathomable that an international player couldn’t slot this bad boy home.

Khalfan Fahad, welcome to YouTube infamy.

[Spotted on 101 Great Goals]

England’s first two matches in South Africa are unlikely to live long in the memories of most supporters. In the past, England sides have played their part in some thrilling World Cup encounters. Here’s a handful of some the most memorable matches, a list which current England players Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney will hope to help add to this time around.

 

’86 England v Poland, 3-0

England got off to a bad start at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986, losing their first match to Portugal followed by their captain Bryan Robson to a tournament-ending injury. They… Continue reading

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