On the 65th anniversary of his goal that gave Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Brazil in the 1950 World Cu

On the 65th anniversary of his goal that gave Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Brazil in the 1950 World Cup Finals, Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia has died. “Only three people have ever silenced 200,000 people at the Maracana with a single gesture: Frank Sinatra, Pope John Paul II, and I,” he once said. [AP] »7/16/15 7:53pm7/16/15 7:53pm


Kosovo Club Offers Luis Suárez Chance To Play During FIFA Ban

Had you heard of K.F. Hajvalia out of Kosovo? Nah? Well, now you have. The Kosovan Superleague club offered Luis Suárez a contract to play for peanuts during the four-month, worldwide ban imposed by FIFA for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. Kosovo, while part of the world, obviously, isn't fully recognized by FIFA… »6/30/14 10:33pm6/30/14 10:33pm

Luis Suarez Apologizes For Biting

Luis Suarez, despite being sent home from the World Cup for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, was hailed as a conquering hero in Uruguay, unjustly done in by a biased FIFA and, somehow, the English media. But now Suarez has sort-of owned up in his first public statement since the incident, apologizing to Chiellini for… »6/30/14 2:07pm6/30/14 2:07pm

People In Rio Are Doing Funny Things With A Luis Suárez Billboard

There's a billboard in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach featuring Luis Suárez screaming at something, and it probably looked really intense until Suárez bit someone (again). After he reverted to his bitey ways, many beachgoers took the opportunity to reenact the bizarre shoulder bite with the ad. »6/26/14 3:03pm6/26/14 3:03pm

Colombia's Four Goals Mean Four Instances Of Amazing Announcing

Colombia put four balls in the net yesterday, which means we have four instances of Javier Fernández Franco going berserk and four instances of the awesome Caracol heavy metal celebration song. Here's everything from Colombia's Caracol TV, and the rest of the goals scored yesterday as heard in the home country. »6/25/14 12:00pm6/25/14 12:00pm

The Many Crimes Of Luis Suárez, Soccer's Notorious Supervillain

The beauty of the World Cup—for Americans, at least—is that it exposes so many viewers to the nuances and enjoyments of an unfamiliar sport. This tournament has awoken the typical American sports fan to jaw-dropping goals, spectacular individual displays, unbridled joy followed by crushing disappointment, and now,… »6/24/14 7:18pm6/24/14 7:18pm

Mario Balotelli Jumps Over A Guy, Knees Him In The Head In The Process

Italy are playing Uruguay today in World Cup Group D's final matchday. The winner of of this game joins Costa Rica (!(?)) in the knockout stages, so as you'd imagine, it's a bit chippy. In the 23rd minute, Balotelli retreated into his own half to win a header, elevated, and jumped right over a Uruguayan player. He … »6/24/14 12:47pm6/24/14 12:47pm