Germany Kill Off Sweden With Sliding Circus Shot Goal

And thus the German machine charges on. Germany dominated Sweden for nearly the entire 90 minutes in the Round of 16, save a brief spell late on when, leading 3-0, Sweden threatened to make a game of it by scoring once and spurning a golden 1 v. 1 with the keeper. Nevertheless, Germany came right back to squelch any… »6/20/15 6:01pm6/20/15 6:01pm

Turns Out Nigeria Really Did Decide To Show Up And Wreck Shit

On one of 1017 Thug’s standout tracks “Nigeria,” Young Thug taunts his enemies, “You nah wet me, I dare ya!” This was apparently the mindset this Nigerian team took to the World Cup, because boy, did they just bust Sweden’s ass in this match. Just look at this goal, and especially that pass! »6/08/15 6:08pm6/08/15 6:08pm

This Is Sweden's Last Best Chance At World Cup Glory

Sweden are good—very good—and have been for some time. They have qualified for each and every World Cup; they rumbled all the way to the final in 2007; in 2011, they made history by being the first and only team to ever beat the United States in a World Cup group stage match en route to a third-place finish. They’re… »6/05/15 3:45pm6/05/15 3:45pm

Sweden Wins Eurovision: Watch The Winning Performance

Måns Zelmerlöw crushed the other 26 finalists in bringing this year’s Eurovision Song Contest trophy to Sweden with his performance of “Heroes.” Eurovision was especially blah this year, as the contest watched worldwide (except for the U.S.) featured plenty of songs that sounded like Celine Dion or Michael W. Smith… »5/23/15 8:59pm5/23/15 8:59pm

Ronaldo Scores Three, Feigns Human Emotion; Portugal On To World Cup

The Portugal-Sweden playoff matchup was seen by most as little more than a matchup of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimović, two of the best players in the world. Portugal won on Friday in Lisbon, 1-0, after a late diving header from Ronaldo. For Sweden to advance, they'd have to win today. That meant that… »11/19/13 5:53pm11/19/13 5:53pm

The Portugal-Sweden World Cup Playoff Will Be A Beautiful Tragedy

Two-legged playoffs to decide the final spots for the 2014 World Cup are being played this week and next. We've already seen Uruguay and Mexico more or less punch their tickets with mollywhoppings of, respectively, Jordan and New Zealand. Friday's European playoff matchups will undoubtedly be much more dramatic. »11/14/13 4:40pm11/14/13 4:40pm